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Shout-out to the neat freaks!

So…this picture annoys the crap out of me. I get it. The intended message here is something along the lines of “it’s okay, mama, stop freaking out about cleaning up and have fun with your kids.” Totally understandable. But like everything else on the freaking internet right now, it’s completely unfair to one side of… Continue reading Shout-out to the neat freaks!

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Our path to home learning

Life has such a funny way of proving us wrong. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home-mom, until I had children. In fact, I even remember overhearing a conversation in a pediatrician’s waiting room, when one woman told another that she homeschooled, and the other woman responded, “that sounds great, except for the part about… Continue reading Our path to home learning

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Apps and advice. Or not.

Do you ever give bad advice? I swear I do it so often it’s almost a bad joke. I had a moment of clarity today in church, which was led by our youth group of all people. We had four youth speak from the book of Job, which is a bit heavy for anyone, but… Continue reading Apps and advice. Or not.

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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…

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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!

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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

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Homeschool kickoff!

Well today is officially in the books as far as homeschool goes. Wanna know something AMAZING?¬†We were done by 12:00. Okay. Maybe not necessarily amazing. I realized that if all teachers only had to teach ONE student, they’d probably work a short day too. Miss Cora literally breezed through everything I had planned, and I… Continue reading Homeschool kickoff!

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A well-stocked pantry

One of the biggest hinderers of stress-free meals is a disorganized pantry. Or worse, an empty one. This was me before I had my wake-up call to pull myself together in the kitchen. I’d wait until 6:00 to get started on dinner, and then search through a zillion apps and websites to see what I… Continue reading A well-stocked pantry

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Eating clean on a budget

There are a zillion posts on the internet devoted to saving money at the grocery store. A zillion. I honestly have no new coupon tricks or life hacks or other little secrets to save you tons of money while eating clean- I got nothing. But… I do know a thing or two about budgeting and… Continue reading Eating clean on a budget

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Eating at home

You’re going to hear me talk a lot about eating at home. It’s true. I cook 7 nights a week. I pack lunches for my husband 5 days a week. I send 5 lunches to school with Celia. And Cora and I make lunch as part of our homeschool. I even make my own baby… Continue reading Eating at home