Homemaking Hack: MEAL PLANNING!

When Dylan and I were first married, it was really hit or miss what nights we’d have a meal cooked or what nights we’d be having teriyaki or pizza. Over the years, I’ve really come to love cooking and planning out my week.  There are so many parts of homemaking that I still need to work on (a lot… hello mount laundry).  But as a working mama I do have a few systems in place that really help keep life flowing.

By far the biggest time and money saver has been meal planning! Y’all, this post is longer than my others because I give a lot of helpful things I’ve learned along the way, so get ready.  Read More »

That Time We Had a Pet Bunny for 1 Hour and 23 Minutes

There’s never a dull moment here! House cleaning? We could work on it. Patience? We try. Communication? Getting there. Excitement? Always!

Yesterday, I was wiped. It had been a long night Saturday evening and after we’d gotten the boys to church and back, I was spent! I went to lay down and read for a little while (thank you awesome husband!) and awoke to a quiet house. I basked in it, relished in it, soaked it all in. It’s always a little suspicious, but I figured everyone must be outside enjoying the rare sunny spring day.Read More »

New Beginnings

A few weeks ago, we had a snow day and I stopped in to see my former doula/current mama friend and opened up my heart to her. She, probably more joking than not, said “Why don’t you come be a childbirth educator!” You guys, sometimes God picks the oddest of moments to plant a calling on your life.

Hours of Googling ensued, and I’m so excited to register this week for the International Childbirth Educators Association and my childbirth educators course this week! My husband, the wise businessman and negotiator that he is, made only one request before he signed on with my dreams: I had to go observe an actual childbirth class (our budget with our first had only allowed us to get a doula OR take a class, we opted for the doula).Read More »