Homeschool: What’s Working Now

homeschool morning notes

A couple of things that we're loving in our homeschool right now: Morning notes I can't take credit for this idea, as I read about it on Amongst Lovely Things, who wrote about how spiral notebooks simplify her homeschool. I call it "morning notes". In a nutshell, I have a cheap spiral … [Continue reading]

Reducing Decision Fatigue (or, how to be nicer to your kids on grocery shopping day)

reducing decision fatigue

Since reading the books Willpower and The Paradox of Choice (which I re-read last month), I've become interested in this fact: that too many choices is paralyzing and depletes willpower. And since then I've actively looked for ways to make fewer decisions in my life. Also, now I know why I HATE … [Continue reading]

Pardon My Mess

I've had a recipe site for years. In the past couple of years it's been sadly neglected. I thought of selling it, but decided to move all the content … [Continue reading]

Josiah Update


I've been wanting to update on our little preemie for awhile now, but between nursing him constantly and/or holding him while he sleeps, it's tough to … [Continue reading]

Honest company versus ePantry


You guys know I hate to shop. I know, I must be missing a female chromosome somewhere, but it's true. The thing is, you need stuff sometimes. And when … [Continue reading]

What’s saving my life right now


Modern Mrs. Darcy recently posted about "what’s saving my life right now" during the second half of the long, dreary winter. In her words: "To … [Continue reading]

My Goals: 2015


It's 3 weeks since my premature baby's homecoming, and I'm finally getting a bit of sleep. Josiah has made huge progress this past week in adjusting … [Continue reading]

Read Alouds 2015


There are far too many books on my shelves that my kids have never read. And there are far too many books on my shelves that I have never read to … [Continue reading]



"We need to talk about schedules", he said. Assuming he's referring to his upcoming workweek, I reply: "Ok. Shoot." Him: "We need to figure out … [Continue reading]


2015 Goals

I don't do resolutions, and there's nothing special to me about the start of a new year. When I want to set goals, I do it, no matter the date. But … [Continue reading]