Making Temporary Housing Feel Like Home

After a somewhat arduous move across the country, my family is finally settling into a temporary residence. We’re blessed that we’ve been able to begin searching for a new house right away because our previous one sold quickly. However, until we complete our search, we’re residing in a small … [Read more...]

Getting Up the First Time Your Alarm Goes Off

I remember being annoyed during my freshman year of college when my roommate would hit the snooze button on her alarm multiple times before she’d get out of bed. My sleep would be interrupted each time her alarm sounded! Years later I got married and my husband did something similar. He would have … [Read more...]

Getting Exercise as a Busy Homemaker

I’ve noticed that exercise occupies a precarious position in the minds of many women I know. Some shun it because they view it as vain, believing it is only a means of losing weight to become more attractive. Others worship it, spending hours each week pushing themselves to extremes to prove they … [Read more...]

10 Fun, Frugal Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary

My husband and I are on a tight budget, but we still want to do something fun to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Thankfully, I’ve thought of a number of fun ways to celebrate without spending a lot of money. Fun and frugal anniversary celebrations Relive your first date. What did you … [Read more...]

Getting to Know a New City to Which You’ve Moved

As many of you know, my family just moved from the DC metro area to the outskirts of Houston, TX. We’re slowly settling into life in our new city. We’re somewhat familiar with this area because I lived in Houston while in nursing school, but that was many years ago and I was in a very … [Read more...]

Which Documents to Keep and Which to Toss

As we prepared for a move earlier this summer, my husband and I sorted through stacks of paper as part of our attempt to purge our home of stuff we didn’t need. Over and over again we found ourselves debating if we should keep various documents. It’s obvious that we should keep records like birth … [Read more...]

20 Easy Ways to Flirt with Your Husband

Because we recently looked at how flirting with our husbands can benefit our marriages, I thought it’d be a good idea to consider some ways to flirt. After all, if we start giggling excessively or winking at our husbands all the time they may think something is wrong! Thankfully, there are a … [Read more...]

How to Have a Genuinely Enjoyable Staycation

A week and a half ago I presented several reasons why staycations aren’t as lame as you might think. Today we’re going to explore some ways to make staycations fun and interesting. I believe that one significant reason staycations have a reputation of being boring is that vacationers often … [Read more...]

Spicy Lemon Chicken

We eat a lot of chicken. Without a little creativity, it doesn’t take long for this to become monotonous and boring. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to create variety when cooking with chicken is to use different marinades and/or to top it with various sauces. Spicy Lemon Chicken, which … [Read more...]

Why You Should Flirt With Your Husband

A lot of people don’t typically associate flirting—affectionate behavior that shows your interest in someone—with marriage. After all, you’re married to your husband already. There’s no need to express interest now…right? From an objective viewpoint, we can see the absurdity of this thought. … [Read more...]