Do you want me to let you in on a little secret? Your kids want you. They want your time, attention, energy. They want your tickles and giggles and hugs. I know, it feels like you are constantly giving, giving, giving… and yes, you are. But do you[…]

*This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure policy here. A couple months ago, I bought the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. This bundle is no longer available (it’s only sold for about a week every year), but one of the great perks of the bundle is all the bonuses![…]

*This post contains affiliate links. This means if you order through one of my links I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. For more information, see my full disclosure policy. Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I must say I am[…]

*This post may contain affiliate links. For my full disclosure policy, click here. If you saw my post about time blocking, you’ll know I tend to get behind on housework. It’s really interesting, because I actually get stressed out by clutter, and I like things to look neat and everything[…]

Our Oregon Coast and Portland Vacation Last night, we got home from a long, exhausting drive after a wonderful vacation trip. The drive wasn’t actually very long (6 hours), but when both kids were overtired and screaming, each minute felt like an hour! Our trip was full of[…]

I’m writing this listening to the crashing waves- oh, what a wonderful sound. There’s a fire in the fireplace behind me, warming me from the cool ocean air drifting in through the open balcony door. Gracelyn is sleeping in a pack ‘n’ play in the corner. Every so[…]

Imagine this with me: You wake up, do a 20-minute work out, take a shower and get dressed in an outfit that makes you feel great about yourself. On your way to the kitchen, you start a load of laundry and feed the dog. You get to the[…]

Oh, laundry. It’s one of those things that is SO easy to get behind on. The washing part is easy, the drying isn’t too bad, but when it comes to folding and putting away, it seems far easier to leave them in a basket or dump the clothes[…]

  When you hear the word “joy”, what do you think of? What pops into my head is… Christmas. Haha. I love (and I mean LOVE) Christmas, but one of the big reasons I love it is because it is such a JOYFUL season. If you’re grumpy at[…]

It was one of those days where everything seemed to be going wrong. I was largely pregnant, and every time I tried to accomplish something, James (around 19 months old at the time) would get into something he shouldn’t and I’d have to stop him, or he would[…]