One Extra Hour

We turn clocks back tonight. What had been a huge blessing for many years turned into something I dreaded for three or four. That extra hour is great, unless your little children take a few weeks to adjust and you take only a few days. And believe me, it didn’t matter if I kept them… Continue reading One Extra Hour

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Chick Chat

Chick Chat, the blog by the staff wives of Chesapeake Community Church,  has officially begun. We hope to post at least every Friday, but you may want to subscribe with your bloglines account because we could write more frequently.  Just a heads up, we are going to have a Thanksgiving theme for the month of… Continue reading Chick Chat


The Gospel and Housework

Before we get practical about home management for the mommy years, I just want to remind myself and whoever else may need it of one thing. Whether you are a “cleanie” a “messie” or both depending on the day, our peace cannot come from whether or not we did our to-do list, were successful at… Continue reading The Gospel and Housework


The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Since his supposed retirement (we’ll see about that) from fantasy football, my husband has become something of a legend. Men who once were his victims opponents, now call at all hours to get just a little wisdom from “UB” (abb. for “Unbreakables”, an ironic team name for a guy who has had two surgeries in the… Continue reading The Man, The Myth, The Legend


Easy Pumpkin Shaped Cake

This is the cake I made for Briana’s birthday party. It was really easy, and so realistic looking that people didn’t realize it was the cake. I made it with two bundt cakes (use a dense cake like pound or carrot) turned to make the shape of a pumpkin. I dyed the buttercream icing as… Continue reading Easy Pumpkin Shaped Cake

Household Management! · Spiritual Musings

Square Peg, Round Hole

Messies. SHE’s (sidetracked home executives). Type B. I prefer to call it “creative and spontaneous”.  We are the ones for whom this whole area of home management doesn’t come easily. Rather than list the reasons for this, or the ways to change, I decided that it would be best to share with you my own… Continue reading Square Peg, Round Hole

Household Management! · Spiritual Musings

The Idol of the Ideal

The ideal body. The ideal day. The ideal home. The ideal children. The ideal husband. The ideal me. Most of have some image of what our ideals are. I know I have a fantasy me and she is doing it all. Fantasy me is a composite of people whom I admire and respect. Fantasy Laurie… Continue reading The Idol of the Ideal

Household Management! · Spiritual Musings

The Law and Order

Legalism has a way of creeping into every area of life including home management. It often wears different masks, but the heart is still the same: using our outward behavior as a means of righteousness and peace. If legalism has crept into your pursuit of home management you may find yourself using your cleanliness of house and… Continue reading The Law and Order

Household Management! · Spiritual Musings

Housework and His Glory

Why do housework? Why take the area of home management seriously? Truly it could be viewed as the ultimate exercise in futility. Everything you do gets undone. And there is never an end in sight. Regardless of how hard you work, there is always something else that can be cleaned, organized, improved. So what is… Continue reading Housework and His Glory