Twins – Beginning With Them

By | March 17th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Mom Tips, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Twins|

If you are expecting twins, and especially if you've got intense "nesting" going on *laugh*, then you are likely desiring to be prepared as much as possible for when you get to bring your precious muffins home finally. *smile!* (If you'd like here is my post on how to prepare for twins before they are born.) I've been [...]

School Lunches: Normal, Simple, and Yummy – With a Plan

By | March 13th, 2017|Favorite Recipes, How Do We Do That, Organization, Public School, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

When we were preparing to begin this year with public school, I really wanted a great plan for our children's lunches. As simple as it sounds, I wondered how I could make sure our children have enough nutrition in that little bag? How can I make sure they'll eat it and not give it away or [...]

Preparing for Twins

By | March 7th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Mom Tips, Organization, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Twins|

"We're having twins! ...Oh my gosh...we're having twins..." *smile* If you have been told that you're having twins then this may have been what went through your mind. *laugh* Elation and surprise! And then... reality!" How do people feed two at once? Will I ever sleep again? What do I need two of and what not?" [...]

Mom Tips – For the Kitchen

By | February 26th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Large Family - Small House, Mom Tips, Organization, Time Efficiency|

I so enjoy the little "mom tips" that I've come across in life - those little things that I've learned learned from my mom, or a mom friend, that just make life a little nicer.  Things that make the "daily-daily" just a little easier, or make me smile a little more, or maybe will be [...]

School Breakfasts – Planning Ahead for Healthy, Delicious, Satiating, and Simple

By | February 19th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Public School, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency|

Can a mom really get all of those adjectives into her breakfast menu?! We can if we plan ahead! *smile* It is always important to send kids into the day with a strong start, especially when they are growing so much physically, mentally, and emotionally. And we moms have to think carefully about this especially when the [...]

Striving to Bless with “Yes!”

By | February 15th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Parenting|

A valuable principle I've learned along the way is to strive to bless children by telling them "Yes!" as much as possible.  The answer to pretty much every question can be Yes, if we take a moment to think about how to word it.  Really, most all of what children ask of us are things they [...]

Homeschooling High School, or Supplementing Public School

By | February 12th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Organization, Public School, Time Efficiency|

For many homeschooling parents, teaching high school is a terrifying consideration. Often it is determined long in advance that home education will stop when the children reach high school age. We have been asked many questions along these lines. I learned a great deal about the process - after months of being completely intimidated and [...]

A Public School Stay-at-Home Mom – Time Management, On Purpose

By | January 12th, 2017|How Do We Do That, Organization, Parenting, Schedules and Routines, Surrender and Blessings, Time Efficiency|

In fall 2016 my world was turned upside down. *chuckle* At least it felt that way. It has been my first year as a public school mom after 13 years of homeschooling. Talk about a life change, ho-ly-cow. *laugh* Over the course of the past 18 months I have had a number of circumstances converge [...]

Christmas Uncluttered

By | December 30th, 2016|Family Fun, How Do We Do That, Organization, OUR HOME, Schedules and Routines, Time Efficiency, Toys and Activities|

Decorating- uncluttered Simple delights Simplifying celebration plans Making a list, checking it twice Keeping the calendar uncluttered The Christmas story   We have been slipping out of summer here in Washington and in to the clean, crisp air of the fall season.  *smile*  I love our four seasons here in the United States, and I [...]

WORKSHOP PRESENTATION: “De-cluttering – The First Steps to Organization”

By | December 28th, 2016|Organization, Surrender and Blessings, Videos & Podcasts w/ Erika|

~ Strategies & methods for de-cluttering ~ De-cluttering principles to keep in mind ~ Where to begin ~ How to be careful with others family member's spaces   By de-cluttering well one can literally double the amount of space in a home. Even the smallest of spaces can feel and look spacious if it’s not [...]

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