Homeschooling · Household Management!

Homeschool and Home Management

One of the challenges of homeschooling the kids is how to manage the rest of the household duties and keep some semblance of order in the home. The reason why this is a unique challenge for a homeschool family is three-fold (but there could be other things I’m not thinking of): first, the house is… Continue reading Homeschool and Home Management

Household Management! · motherhood · Wifehood · women's ministry

Bandwagons Aren’t Bad

I mentioned that I am slower to get on certain bandwagons these days. This isn’t to say that I’m not on any bandwagons. I am. 1. The beauty of biblical femininity 2. The gospel’s relevance to the daily life of a Christian woman 3. Men should never wear skinny jeans. ever. There are women I… Continue reading Bandwagons Aren’t Bad

Household Management! · marriage · MOMentum · motherhood · Spiritual Musings

MOMentum:Back to Life; Back to Reality

MOMentum is a new feature of Ordinary Mother. My hope is to connect the impelling power of the gospel to ordinary motherhood. Tomorrow is the first day of “real life” following a wonderful conference. Even though I came home late Saturday night, life has still been unusually easy. We spent Sunday with the Stewarts and… Continue reading MOMentum:Back to Life; Back to Reality

Anyone Can Do This · Household Management! · kid stuff · motherhood

Anyone Can Do This: Lego Storage

The key to lego storage is keeping the storage bin shallow. Otherwise, the tiny pieces stay at the bottom and it is frustrating (and loud) to rake through the larger pieces to get to them. Also, when we get a new set, like a Star Wars ship, it gets its own storage bin (usually a… Continue reading Anyone Can Do This: Lego Storage

Family · Household Management! · motherhood · Spiritual Musings

Square Peg, Round Hole

*This is the testimony I referred to here about home management not coming naturally. For really outstanding homemaking help please read the girltalkers latest series on the subject starting here. It is excellent. Messies. SHE’s (sidetracked home executives). Type B. I prefer to call it “creative and spontaneous”. We are the ones for whom this… Continue reading Square Peg, Round Hole

Household Management! · motherhood · Spiritual Musings · Wifehood

Case of the Missing Post

A couple of weeks ago I re-posted an article about humility and housework. After I posted it, I received a comment that started me thinking that perhaps in my attempt to be specific regarding examples from my own life, I may have inadvertently placed a stumbling block to those who would read it. I decided… Continue reading Case of the Missing Post

Household Management! · linky loo · motherhood · women's ministry

Linky Loo: Metro Moms

Metro Moms is one of my favorite blogs. They consistently treat relevant women’s topics with wisdom, humility, and often humor. It is always short enough for a busy mom to read in just a few minutes, but packed with enough insight to think on all day. I love the recent series they are doing about… Continue reading Linky Loo: Metro Moms