I LOVE meal plans — but I hate writing them up. I usually make them for 4-12 week periods, but this being the year of structure, I made one that would last 365 days. It seems a bit extreme, doesn’t it? The thing is, making a year-long plan didn’t take me all that much longer than […]
These posts are all about our home. It’s a work in progress. I have dreams of clean floors and organized craft supplies, but most of the time I’m just trying to keep up with the laundry.
My grandma made me a ceramic music box with Santa Claus on it when I was little. Every year, my mother put it out on the coffee table on December 1 — and not a day sooner. I so clearly remember the ragged cardboard box that we stored it in, and the way that the old shredded newspaper fell […]
Before we renovated our kitchen, we had one wall painted in chalkboard paint. I loved it — the kids could draw, we could write out lessons, and my husband and I could makes lists. Lots and lots of lists. The chalkboard wall is gone now, and we don’t really have a command centre anymore. My […]
Do you do a “word of the year”? I thought the whole concept was just a fad when it started showing up on blog posts a few years ago, but I’ve come to see the value in choosing a theme word instead of writing out resolutions. After all, it’s much, much hard to break a word. Right? This […]
Some old friends met me for a coffee recently and commented on my perfect life. My perfect what-now? Apparently my blog gives people the impression that it’s nothing but sunshine and roses here, which is kind of hilarious. Life is not perfect. I generally suck at it. There is not a day that goes by […]
I reached a point sometime in June where my house suddenly felt clean. Not as clean as my mother-in-law’s house, of course, but clean by our standards. And then it was still clean the next day. And the day after that. On that third day of cleanliness, I panicked and took the kids camping for […]
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There was a fantastic storm last Thursday night: tons of rain, some lightning, and really loud thunder. Our roof was just replaced the weekend before, so instead of spending the stormy evening worried about shingles flying away and water pouring in, I worked on my blog. That’s right – I was so confident in our invincibility that I didn’t […]
My house is covered in lentils. There was an evening this past week where my one year old son Forest howled with anger every time I put him down on the ground. My eight year old was fighting with my five year old and the noise was driving me crazy. I just wanted some peace […]
Homeschooling mom of three. I'd knit if I could find my yarn.