If your family is anything like mine on Thanksgiving, we really put out a spread. I’m talking 10 to 12 different dishes. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, salad, rolls, dessert… the works! But with so much happening in the kitchen, it quickly gets stressful trying to organize time and space to make sure everything has a spot in the oven or on the stove–not to mention making sure everything is ready for the table at the same time. It takes cunning and skill. Read More →

We all know at the end of a long day or the completion of a big project, it’s important to reward ourselves. But how often do we take the time to enjoy something just because we made it through another day of chores or monotony? This is especially crucial for SAHMs! We so often forget to make time for ourselves (when we can) as we stay busy seeing to the needs of our families. But without taking time to celebrate our accomplishments, our motivation can begin to drop tremendously! We are wired to respond to incentives. Even small rewards can help keep you motivated.Read More →

I’m excited to have a friend flying in for a short stay this week and, having just returned home after evacuating for Hurricane Matthew, I’m having a big catch up day in preparation. I love entertaining, so I was inspired to write a post for the rest of you moms that love it, too! Here is a checklist of preparations for creating an inviting home for your overnight guests–with minimal effort!Read More →

Update: We’ve been spending the bulk of September moving into our new house, leaving me with very little time to dedicate to posts! After a little break, I’m excited to get back on the blog. Recently, Hubby and I have been suffering some serious congestion and, as a result of moving stresses, exhaustion as well. I was inspired to buy a bouquet of eucalyptus for our bathroom because I’d read that it’s good for a host of ailments which I’ve listed below:Read More →

Why do they call it Labor Day?? After enjoying a really lazy weekend already, this morning my family has slept in, sipped our coffee, and had a FaceTime chat with family–no labor here! Okay, so we are actually planning on spending the rest of our day packing up to move in a couple of weeks so our lazy weekend is coming to a close. Looks like we will be spending the holiday working after all!Read More →

I don’t have the messiest family, but we aren’t exactly perfect either. For one thing, Jonas isn’t old enough to make his own messes yet (savoring these last few weeks before he starts to go mobile). And my husband isn’t messy, but he does like to see everything he uses on a daily basis, which means there are little piles here and there–neatly organized piles, but still piles. And since I am always writing and journaling, I constantly have a parade of pens, paper, and books following me from room to room.Read More →