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 →

Before my son was born, I was ultra prepared for postpartum depression. Having always been a person ruled and driven by emotion, it was reasonable for me to expect a drastic spiral into this now well-known condition. But when the time came and I was sitting on my couch with a month old baby, when all the help had evaporated and I was left to fend for myself day in and day out, I felt…fine.Read More →

Every day, at some point, I do my best to break from my motherly duties and sit down to read a few verses from the Bible. I used to have time for a chapter or more a day, but these days I tend to read about 5 verses at a time, doing my best to keep up with the continuing narrative and internalizing its significance. Right now I’m slowly chipping away from Genesis to Revelation as an alternative to reading a devotion or a topical study.Read More →

We all have days when our motivation is shot. Days when it seems like the only things we want to do are watch Netflix and veg. Days like that can be good for our mental health, but sometimes I find that the day after a lazy day can send me into either panic mode trying to catch up or a perpetual state of laziness as I continue to put off getting back to the grind!Read More →

As often as I’m able to get up before the sun, I’ve been practicing the Miracle Morning–but with a twist. If you aren’t familiar with The Miracle Morning, you can visit my post here where I briefly talk about it. I initially tried The Miracle Morning the way Hal Elrod prescribed it–Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, Scribing.Read More →

How many mornings have you found yourself scrambling around, doing ten things at one time, just trying to make it out the door? Me too. I’m sure it’s not as difficult for me as it is for some with multiple children or slightly older children–teeth to brush, breakfasts to make, bags to pack–but even with one it can be a struggle.Read More →

One of my very favorite books as a SAHM was one that I discovered before I ever had a home of my own. I remember being in middle school seeing my Mom reading the bright pink edition of Marla Ciley’s homekeeping handbook Sink Reflections and being reverently inspired to get organized, even at a young age. One day I found her standing over a glistening kitchen sink and decided I wanted to read the book for myself.Read More →

First things first on a Monday: beat the Monday blues by sorting out a new week in my bullet journal. At first I found it difficult to replicate what I was seeing others do in their journals. After a couple of months I realized all I needed was the right tools.Read More →