Laundry is one of the most frustrating homemaking tasks because you’re never truly done. Even if you wash all of your laundry, within hours you have more clothes that need washed! I’ve never had a formal system for completing my family’s laundry. We use cloth diapers, so I usually need to wash these every other day. On the days in … [Read more...] about 6 Routines for Doing the Laundry
It’s super frustrating to be in the middle of preparing a recipe and realize that you’re missing some common ingredient needed to complete the dish. This happens to me on occasion and it’s probably happened to you, too. Christine, one of my readers, recently asked if I had ever created a pantry checklist—a tool that could reduce how often … [Read more...] about Printable Kitchen Staples Checklist
Last week I was joined by two other moms—Michele of Living Our Days and Elizabeth of Guilty Chocoholic Mama—as we discussed how we find time to spend with the Lord. Today we are going to examine two related topics: How motherhood impacts a mom’s devotional time and what practical tools are helpful for facilitating time with God. Be … [Read more...] about Can Busy Moms Really Find Time to Spend with God? (Part 2)
Moms are busy. It doesn’t matter how many children they have, if their kids are young or grown, or if they work or stay at home. Given this reality, is it really possible for moms to find time to spend with God? I first considered this question a couple of years ago when I was struggling to find time to spend with the Lord while … [Read more...] about Can Busy Moms Really Find Time to Spend with God? (Part 1)
My husband and I have come to a crossroads. We’ve been debating how to proceed in regards to purchasing books: Should we continue purchasing print books or should we begin purchasing books in an electronic format? In my household, we’re all bibliophiles. Subsequently, we have hundreds of books. After a year and a half in our current … [Read more...] about Should I Start Buying Ebooks Instead of Print Books?
A couple of weeks ago we considered the secret to getting everything done. In short, if we want to complete everything on our to-do lists, then we have to change our schedules so we’re only trying to complete 24 hours’ worth of tasks in each day. Some of us may be able to accomplish this by getting more organized and rearranging when we … [Read more...] about 4 Strategies for Prioritizing Everything You Need To Do
I don’t know that I’ve ever felt completely satisfied when I crossed the last item off of a to-do list. This is because I have another list—whether written down or in my mind—looming. This is the nature of life. If we’re going to eat, then we have to menu plan, grocery shop, and cook. If we’re going to wear clean clothes, then we have … [Read more...] about The Secret to Getting Everything Done
A couple of weeks ago I was visiting with some friends about how busy life seems. We all agreed that when we were single and first married, we thought we were busy (and, to be fair, we did have many important things that occupied our time). However, now that we’re in the trenches of parenthood, we can’t believe that we felt so busy back then! … [Read more...] about Finding Time for Friendship