The Ugly Truth


I want to be real honest with you today. Sometimes life really sucks. As a woman who is on the other side of complete burn out and has learned to enjoy life again, I can honestly say that at least six years of my life - 2007 to 2013 - were really, really hard. And sometimes I wanted to tell someone how I felt, but saying it out loud sounded horrible. selfish. wrong. [Tweet "The truth is, sometimes life deals us a hand we didn't ask for. Read THE UGLY TRUTH:"] But the truth is, … [Read more...]

10 Meal Planning Resources for Busy Moms

10+ Meal Planning Resources for Busy Moms @

I totally get how busy the dinner hour can be. Really, truly. These days I'm often thankful that we just had something to eat. The older my kids get the harder it is to pull us all together at the same time for a homemade meal. But, it's one of those things that is so. very. worth it. Even if your kids are younger than mine, preparing three meals a day, 7 days a week can be a challenge. Here are some great ideas and resources to help you in your meal planning. 10+ Resources for Meal … [Read more...]

Unit Study Ideas

Unit Study Ideas for Homeschooling @

Hi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that a few weeks ago {toward the end of March} I started a new blog! It's specifically geared toward homeschool moms and the blog's focus is all about Unit Study Ideas. I'm very excited about it!   Some of the Unit Study Ideas I've posted so far: Backyard Birds & Nests Seeds Unit Study Dandelion Seeds Unit Study Earth Day Unit Study The Lorax Unit Study I'd love for you like my Unit Study Ideas page on Facebook! And … [Read more...]

How to Stay Motivated at Home

How to Stay Motivated at Home @

How to Stay Motivated at Home If you and I are called to the ministry of homemaking and homemaking requires us to stay focused 365 days of the year {minus sick days and vacations}, how can we stay motivated without feeling discouraged or burn-out? It's easier to be a good homemaker if you feel happy. At least, I've found that when I'm feeling discouraged or depressed or tired, it's just harder to get going in the morning and it's harder to face the mundane chores day after day. [Tweet … [Read more...]

Painting My Sun Room

Painting the Sun Room @

I can't wait to share the finished results with you. Yesterday morning I went to Wal-Mart and picked up two gallons of paint and got to work on my sun room. It's a long overdue project and I can't wait to see it finished. I didn't think to take a real "before" photo, until my daughter reminded me, so we had already moved furniture and stuff when I took this one. This is a photo I took of my sunroom a few months ago: James came home and went to work scrapping paint on our wall … [Read more...]