budget · crafts · sewing

Lessons in resourcefulness

Resourcefulness is one of the key character traits my husband and I vowed to bestow upon our little brood. Neither of us grew up being particularly resourceful. And while he’s always been relatively frugal, I went through some serious struggles to get to that point. Seriously, growing up, I always understood that if you wanted… Continue reading Lessons in resourcefulness

decor · home · household organization · marriage · parenting · planning · thoughts

Notes on sharing a room with an infant…

When people tell you every child is different, they’re not lying. Here we are, with baby #4, and I am still learning what to do with this little troop. We are almost to the 6 month mark with our wee man, and much to my chagrin, he’s still sleeping in our room. And, thanks to… Continue reading Notes on sharing a room with an infant…

clean eating · cooking · eating at home · make ahead

Asian burritos!

In case you haven’t noticed, we love anything wrapped in tortillas around here. And…we also love Asian food. So tonight’s dinner is loaded with clean protein and super-foods that are still delicious and kid-friendly. The only downside is the edamame. I HATE shelling edamame. It is seriously the worst. But I digress. I was inspired… Continue reading Asian burritos!

clean eating · cooking · dessert · make ahead

The Queen of Clean

Oh man. Today I am feeling a little pleased with myself. I have officially made a clean-eating birthday cake that is basically the greatest. Now, don’t go getting too excited. I’m not about to put Publix out of business. There’s no lard-infused frosting on this baby, and I’m pretty sure it’s not going anywhere near… Continue reading The Queen of Clean

budget · clean eating · cooking · eating at home · household organization · make ahead

Saturday blitz!

Well friends, I was SUPER excited to be introducing video to the blog today, showing you how I make my homemade baby food. I am just gaga for my Infantino Squeeze Station, and it makes it so incredibly easy to do baby food that I will probably never buy those expensive little pouches again. I… Continue reading Saturday blitz!

Mom time, parenting · planning · Uncategorized

Time and solitude

Holy smokes what a week. The first 5 days of homeschool are officially in the books. When I first withdrew the girls from school in the spring (to be perfectly accurate, it was 3 days after I gave birth in March), I am pretty sure I was cracked out on the last of my pregnancy hormones.… Continue reading Time and solitude

budget · household organization · planning

Keeping it together

Well friends, yesterday you got a little glimpse of the crazy journey that is my life. Seriously. In one post I covered the plight of low-wage workers, the need for humanity in even our most minute interactions, the depths of despair that come with budgetary woes, and wrapped it all in a bow with a… Continue reading Keeping it together