Organization

Two Mindset Changes to Help You Stay Calm Instead of Losing Your Temper

There are days you feel like you’ve done everything right. And then….. The eight year old melts into a puddle of tears because you won’t let her have a playdate with her favorite friend. Your pre-teen fights with you after a long day of school over a project due tomorrow that he should have begun […] Read more…

How to Conquer Your Clutter in the New Year

Are you tired of wasting precious time shuffling papers and looking for your vanishing purse? Do you wonder why on earth your children’s clothing seems to be multiplying like gremlins in their dresser drawers? Do you feel exhausted (like my son feels in the photo below? Ha!) just trying to keep up with the every day […] Read more…

How to Easily Hang a Mini Gallery Wall

I am not what people would call artistic. And I don’t have an eye for decorating.  If someone would just take my hand, walk me through Hobby Lobby and tell me exactly what I need and where to put it, they will have my eternal gratitude. But I really wanted to add to the large […] Read more…

Should You Pay Your Kids for Doing Chores?

This is a post in the series “Chores and Your Kids”. If you’d like to have all the posts in this series delivered to your email inbox, just enter your name and address after clicking on this secure link! Be sure to confirm your subscription. It seems to be an ongoing conversation among moms as to […] Read more…

When the Word Homemaking Makes You Weary

Some days I look around my house and wonder how things got so crazy. When I was a little girl, I dreamed about my future. Among other things, it involved getting married, becoming a mom, and having a warm, inviting home where everyone could be well-fed, feel loved and nurture their creativity.  I didn’t realize that for my […] Read more…

I won't buy an ebook bundle...unless something really drastic changes my mind. If you feel this way too, read this post!

I Won’t Buy an eBook Bundle

eBook Bundles. Love them or hate them, they’ve been a hot commodity in the online world.  A collection of eBooks, eCourses and printables plus bonuses are combined into a low price limited-time deal that is sure to inspire, change and empower you to be a better homemaker…..or better mom…..or an organized woman. Right? How I Really […] Read more…

Hope for the Disorganized Mom

Welcome to 31 Days of Hope for Moms! To see all the posts in the series, click here! This is what my kitchen looks like on a daily basis.  That’s not so bad, you say. But let me tell you what our house is really like more often than I’d care to admit. This is a plaque that hung […] Read more…

How to Create a Perfect, Grace-Filled Schedule That Works for Your Family

Last night on Facebook, several blog readers got to talking in a thread about our biggest homemaking struggles. Many people shared that they had grown frustrated trying to find a routine that works for their whole family. When you have varying ages of children, irregular schedules and you’re trying in vain to wrap your mind […] Read more…

8 Tips for Getting Kids to Do Chores {Without Complaining}

Anyone whose children LOVE doing chores, raise your hand high!! Not all at once please. ;) Perhaps you have children like mine, who started out as toddlers very excited about helping mom with household chores or dad with outdoor tasks but have somehow morphed into a slumped-shouldered, sighing, elementary-aged individual who believes chores are for […] Read more…

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