I’m spending the month of January expanding on my goals for 2018. Today, I’m talking about my goals for my home and how I plan to get rid of clutter this year! You can check out my complete list of 33 goals on my post, New Year’s Goals For 2018. Yes, I realize 33 goals may be overkill, but I say… Goal hard or go home. *Slaps knee at how hilarious I think I am* 1. Organize & implement storage solutions throughout the house. So, I’ve gotten really tired of clutter under the kitchen sink, the top of the nursery dresser staying piled with diapers,Read More →

Dear SAHM, Do you feel alone a lot of the time? Do you have the urge to get out of the house, but opt to stay put because it’s just too difficult to get out with small children? Here’s one for you independent introverts (like myself): Do you feel like a nuisance constantly bugging your small collection of friends with play date proposals–sometimes at their house?? You’re in good company because I feel totally isolated a lot of the time. I tend to stay put when it would be better to get out because it is just so stressful to take a toddler ANYWHERE. I’m stillRead More →

Anyone who has been married longer than a week knows that marriage is hard work. It takes a lot of care and maintenance to keep all the aspects of this complex institution running smoothly. And sometimes, even with tremendous effort, things can be bumpy. Storms come, complacency sets in, temptations rise, and selfishness erodes. That’s why I try to set goals for my marriage every year. This June, my husband and I will have been married for 5 years. For some of you seasoned couples out there, 5 years is chump change! No argument there! Nevertheless, I’m proud to look back on 5 years andRead More →

Being a SAHM is priority number one. I consider mom-ing, cooking, cleaning, and holding down the fort my primary job. And honestly, I don’t have a choice–#momlife takes up almost ALL my time. Can I get a witness? Even though I wouldn’t have it any other way, I still like to have a work-from-home side hustle, a little something to give me goals and a purpose outside the routine of laundry and dishes. For me, this is Huntress At Home! I have other SAHM friends who do things like sell Usborne books, Mary Kay, or, alternatively, work a part time job outside the home. They,Read More →

The week after Christmas is my favorite time of year. I would almost venture to say it’s more exciting for me than Christmas itself. That’s because I spend the entire week making elaborate New Year’s goals and plans of action. In 2017, minimalism was my focus, and this year is only slightly different. You can check out what my minimalist goals were last year here. I didn’t accomplish as many things as I had hoped to in 2017 due to my year long battle with postpartum anxiety and depression, but I’m thankful to say these last few weeks have brought some much-needed relief. I don’t know ifRead More →

So, as a SAHM, I start my day pretty early. And unless I have plenty of activities or outings planned, it can drag on… and on. On a good day, Jonas and I have an outing or a playdate planned, spend some time outside, and nap time takes up at least an hour-and-a-half so I can get a few things done. But many days I’m stuck coming up with ways to keep him entertained. I’m also stuck with trying to find ways to keep myself from feeling isolated and bored with toddler activities. (I can only push cars around and drop blocks in a bucketRead More →

In my last post on this topic, In Defense of the SAHM, Pt. I, I briefly discussed the idea that SAHMs are “privileged” in their ability to stay home. I wanted to take time to explore this a little more in-depth. Whether intentionally or subconsciously, this is a straw man constructed by those with no single-income household experience. I’ve heard it said many times that SAHMs are privileged to have husbands with well-enough paying jobs to allow them their permanent leave from the workforce. Perhaps some do, but many do not. Inability to Afford Vs. Living Above Your Means I know there are some peopleRead More →

Over the summer, smack dab in the middle of morning sickness, I revisited an old conviction and decided I wanted to return to plant-based lifestyle. For about 6 months in college I ate a vegan diet and the benefits were awesome! Unfortunately, it was short-lived because being vegan while living on a college campus proved almost impossible. Plant-Based & Not Totally Vegan Now that I run my own home, it’s infinitely easier to create the menu I want and my family needs–I’m not bound by some campus meal plan. However, living with a man who loves meat makes the strict vegan diet rather challenging (asRead More →

Hello Readers! So, the last time I posted was May 16th of this year. WHERE have I been all this time? Well, 3 months of that I was barely surviving life with a toddler and morning (read: ALL DAY) sickness… Because we are adding another one of these tots to our family! I thought morning sickness was hard when I could just lay around nursing myself with no one else to worry about. Nope. Morning sickness with a toddler: 10x worse. The other 2 months.. I guess I’ve just been trying to figure out how to get my life back together. I’m so happy toRead More →

This morning I realized I had finished my current Bible study and needed to find something new to start. I browsed my shelves for a few minutes and several books struck me as potential candidates. When I came across an old book my husband brought with him when we got married, I pulled it out and my mind was made up. I would read Radical by David Platt. Even as I have been drudging through doubt, anxiety, guilt and emotional evisceration, I am something of a masochist by nature (somehow I derive satisfaction from making everything harder on myself), so, naturally, I had to pick the mostRead More →