Excellent Homemaking Resource

My friend Nicole from church made this amazing squidoo lens about homemaking which actually won “lens of the day”. Check it out here. (Nicole, I no longer have your blog address to link to, so if  you read this, leave a comment :). )


Another Talented Family Member

My brother-in-law Dan won photo of the day here (scroll down to see the picture). Dan is truly an artist when it comes to photography. He is especially good at photographing children. This is Charli looking out of Grammy’s sliding glass door at her cousins playing outside.


Back to Reality

(left to right: Abby, Me, Mom, Karyn)    There are very distinct differences between breaks I take and breaks I have been given. Taking a break often happens when I decide I don’t want to do my life anymore. This isn’t as dramatic as it sounds. When I take a break, I usually manipulate to… Continue reading Back to Reality


Viva Las Vegas!

While Beth is in Phily, I will spending my day running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting ready to go to Nevada tomorrow to visit my Aunt and my cousins. They happen to live in Vegas. Karyn (my sister) celebrated her 40th birthday this year back in December, and this is… Continue reading Viva Las Vegas!


Our Mutual Friend

I was so happy to read Beth’s movie recommendations. Aren’t you glad to find a worthwhile chick flick once in a while?  Our Mutual Friend is a great movie based on Charles Dickens’ last novel. I am not a huge Dickens fan, but I love the movie adaptations of both Bleak House and Our Mutual… Continue reading Our Mutual Friend

Household Management!

Cleaning Schedule

A long time ago I told you I would post about cleaning schedule options I have used for the mommy years. Before I begin the practical suggestions here, I want you to know that I probably only use a structured house work routine half of the time. The other half of the time I just… Continue reading Cleaning Schedule

motherhood · Spiritual Musings

Oh Me of Little Faith

It wasn’t the date night discussion my husband had planned. On the ride home I proceeded to dump my anxiety on share my concern with Jason about a pattern I was seeing in our boys lately. Don’t get me wrong, I believe Jason values my observations of our boys because I am the one with… Continue reading Oh Me of Little Faith


I Love Being Tagged!

Book Meme For those of you who don’t know…. In the context of web logs / ‘blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it’s some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so… Continue reading I Love Being Tagged!


Another Post of Great Depth and Insight

Just kidding! Sorry there has been so much fluff around here lately. I couldn’t resist passing this on. Faith blogged it originally. O lny srmat poelpe can raed tihs. cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigd e Uinervtisy,… Continue reading Another Post of Great Depth and Insight

Spiritual Musings

Not Much Has Changed

After reading my entry from two years ago, I realize that today is strangely similar. I had a rough night’s sleep last night. I didn’t have much of a quiet time because I woke up when the kids did instead of before them. I felt weak to do life today, just like then. I have… Continue reading Not Much Has Changed