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When Mistakes Are Made

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.

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Rotating Chore Chart

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.

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Open the Curtains, Let the Sun Shine In

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash Last week I wrote about how lonely I have been feeling in the wake of some big decisions made in our country and subsequently the response to those decisions. The constant bombardment of negative energy pouring from one side and the extravagant boasting with little to no compassion coming… Continue reading Open the Curtains, Let the Sun Shine In

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The Dignity and Sanctity of the Home

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

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Homemaking Monday: My Fall Homemaking Bucket List

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

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Creating a Cleaning Schedule that Works

Cleaning. It's like the adult version of "The Neverending Story" isn't it. You can spend hours cleaning a particular room of your house and then just a few short days (or minutes in my case in a home with three young children) it just has to be done all over again. And then, while you… Continue reading Creating a Cleaning Schedule that Works

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Setting Goals for 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! To be honest I am really shocked at how quickly and yet how slowly 2018 went by. The year as a whole was hard. For my family it started in a valley and it really took until about the middle of the year before we even started to climb back up to… Continue reading Setting Goals for 2019