life

Why I Need a Break from Social Media

That’s an ironic title for a blog post, no? Bear with me, friends. I did something drastic today, at least for me. I deactivated my Facebook account. I know. My cool friends are like,  “I never go on Facebook anymore…I don’t even know what’s on there.” I so wish I could be that way. I have such a… Continue reading Why I Need a Break from Social Media

budget · Giving back · healthy living · home

Baby Steps to Wasting Less

I’ve been sitting on this topic for a while, and given the current headlines, now seems as good a time as ever to break it out. Whether you’re a die-hard environmentalist or just a person looking to spend less at the grocery store every week, chances are you’ve given some thought to ways you or… Continue reading Baby Steps to Wasting Less

family

How I Manage a Weekly Day Off

  Our life is a little crazy. Homeschooling with toddlers in the background is definitely not a recipe for peace and quiet. Right now, as I’m typing in my kitchen, one toddler is trying on my sleep mask and the other one is trying to snatch it off him, and I’m trying to ignore the older girls… Continue reading How I Manage a Weekly Day Off

belief · faith · healthy living

The Case for Rest

Picture it: Saturday. That glorious American day set aside for yard work, housework, and catching up on that never-ending cycle that is laundry. The sun is shining, the kids are playing happily (that is, fighting like cats and dogs over a toy we literally have 7 of ), and I’m schlepping boxes up from the… Continue reading The Case for Rest

faith

Embracing Lent

I’m finding myself going longer and longer in between posts, and friends, I promise it isn’t because I’m losing interest or because the blog phase is passing from my affections. And it’s also not because I’ve been moving our brood cross-country and re-establishing our lives in an entirely new place. Instead, I’ve been spending some… Continue reading Embracing Lent