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

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Avoiding Summer Burnout

It’s almost here. We’ve officially wrapped up homeschool, Miss Celia’s school is on its final stretch, and we’re already getting the emails that slots are filling fast- we have to register for camps now if we want to guarantee a space! Wasn’t it just Christmas? I feel like I was drinking a hot toddy and… Continue reading Avoiding Summer Burnout

belief · budget · faith · family · holidays · home · household organization · kids · life · parenting · planning

Living with Less: Getting Started

Spring is here, it’s Easter weekend, and I don’t know about you guys, but I have been super-involved in spring-cleaning projects. There’s just something so beautiful about new beginnings in the springtime, and nothing says “starting fresh” to me like a clean, distraction-free house. I know I’m not the only one, because this is the… Continue reading Living with Less: Getting Started

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Homeschool Wrap Up: Year 1

If you’re just tuning in, I’m finally winding down a series of posts covering our first year in homeschooling. It’s been such a wild and crazy year, and putting it to words only affirms my belief that this is absolutely the right thing for us. In the last week, I’ve talked about why we homeschool, the method we use,… Continue reading Homeschool Wrap Up: Year 1

budget · clean eating · cooking · eating at home · marriage · Mom time · parenting

Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash

Oh friends. The struggle gets real every Friday/Saturday night, when we want to get out and enjoy the gorgeous weather, or the fun downtown area by our house, have a few beers, enjoy some good food, and have conversation that doesn’t involve someone’s preference for Peppa Pig over Dora, or whether or not a certain… Continue reading Date night in: Bistro Spaghetti Squash

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

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!