Over the course of my time as a homemaker I have really tried to lean into the idea that I as the mom am the one that more often than not will be the one that sets the tone in my home. That means when things like what happened on Saturday rather than allowing the anger and frustration ruin an opportunity to be loving and understanding I was able to use the situation to help make things calm and resolve the problem peacefully. Here are a few things to think about when things sometimes go wrong.
Growing up I knew that houses needed to be cleaned because I helped with cleaning the house I lived in. I knew laundry needed to be done because by the time I was old enough to reach the nobs on the machines I was doing my own laundry (for the most part). I knew food needed to be purchased, prepared, consumed, and cleaned up after because well...I ate the food and often helped clean up from it. These are all things I KNEW needed to be done because I lived in a well-lived in house.
Photo by STIL on Unsplash Hey! Happy Monday. Sorry I fell off the map at the end of my blogmas journey but when you make a decision to an entirely DIY Christmas on Thanksgiving you tend to spend a lot of time you hadn't planned on spending behind the sewing machine the week leading up… Continue reading Goals and Things for 2021
Merriam-Webster defines "home" as " one's place of residence." Alternatively home can be defined as "the social unit formed by a family living together." While both of these definitions are very generic and stale they get the basic point across. Home is a dwelling place where a family unit (however that may be defined) lives… Continue reading The Dignity and Sanctity of the Home
No matter how you like your ketchup to taste, this recipe is one you will have to try. It's cheaper, healthier, quicker, and probably will save you a ton of stress from going to deal with life at the grocery store!
I think we can all agree that 2020 hasn't been the most splendid year that we have all experienced. The year started off, in my opinion on rocky ground simply due to the fact that it is an election year. We began the year being bombarded with campaign ads and propaganda insisting we consider voting… Continue reading Looking Forward and Planning Ahead
Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!!! I have a confession. I have kinda a love/hate relationship with fall. I absolutely LOVE the colors, smells, and tastes of the season. I am never one to turn down anything pumpkin spice but I'm also not going to say no to a good old fashioned… Continue reading Homemaking Monday: My Fall Homemaking Bucket List
Photo by tata toto on Unsplash One thing I always loved when I was a kid was various types of arts and crafts projects. It probably helps that my mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother were all very into different types of handicrafts. And because of that they made sure to teach all of us the different… Continue reading Monday Memories: Sewing with RaeLynn
Happy Friday! As a full time, homeschooling stay at home mom Fridays are generally business as usually around here and I don't tend to get all that excited about them especially when you consider that as a family in ministry we work all weekend. However, for school this year we have fully implemented a 4… Continue reading My Current Kitchen Hacks
Photo Credit: Unsplash.com Let me tell you a story. Once upon a time there was this girl. She prided herself on being able to remember almost anything she was shown or told to remember. Her mom often would look at her and say things like "Remember this number." or "Hey remember (insert thing here)" and… Continue reading Creating My Command Center