In January I started watching Marie Kondos' show "Tidy Up". It was mainly just something to watch and had no real intentions of applying anything. A few episodes in, I decided to try decluttering my clothes. I of course had a huge amount of clothes but everyday while getting dressed I would fight the battle … Continue reading Decluttering and Simplifying
My house is a lot messier these days, and it's ok. Not that it's been easy to let the mess go but the reality of it being, I can't keep up with it anyways. The trials my family went through these past few months have really taught me about letting go of control. Control of … Continue reading My House is Messy, and it’s OK!
I finally graduated out of the diaper bag stage! I decided last night that I am done with a diaper bag (I've been using a diaper bag for almost 7 years)! Today after the gym I headed to target with all four kids to find the perfect bag. Not going to lie, I had no … Continue reading Moving on up (or out of?)
I had lots of hope that I would keep up with this blog but once again.. life happens! This year has already been one of the toughest years I have had to go through (and we just got into April). We started the year off with a house full of sickness and that lasted about … Continue reading Well Hello 2019
We are about 10 weeks into homeschooling. I feel like things are constantly changing and were constantly making adjustments. Overall things are going pretty well but we are still trying to find a groove. We want our homeschooling to feel more natural but also want to be intentional with what we are doing. I realized … Continue reading October Homeschooling Update
A quick follow up to us eating more at home. It is still going amazing! We ate out a total of 5 times and spent less than $100 total in September. Which is pretty good considering we are feeding two adults and four children. We spent a little more on groceries than I had originally … Continue reading Follow Up (Eating at Home)
"I want you to relax and enjoy this day. It's easy for you to get so focused on your goals that you push yourself too hard--and neglect your need for rest". I read this, this morning in my "Jesus Always" devotional and it smacked me right in the face. I tried to joke and turn … Continue reading Productivity in Rest
At the end of August, I totaled up how much we spent on food (including groceries and going out) and it was outrageous! So September we decided to challenge ourselves and really get our food budget under control. Honestly it was a little embarrassing because I don't remember eating any meals that were amazingly delicious … Continue reading Eating more at Home
In January 2017, we found out we were expecting. I was angry with God that he would allow me to be pregnant. It wasn't my plan. To be honest I didn't know what the next few days held for my marriage. The first couple trimesters were really hard. One evening in the middle of a … Continue reading He is Good even when I don’t see it..
As I said in a previous post, the idea of homeschooling was first planted because my husband was homeschooled until the seventh grade and he loved. Let me start by saying that I don't see myself as the homeschool type. I went to about 10 different elementary school and two high schools (one 4A and … Continue reading Why we decided to homeschool..