Reflecting on 2016: my goals & wins


I published the goals I set for 2016 but I only updated once on those goals all year. The first six months of 2016, I was still very much suffering from a sort of PTSD - anxiety and depression after the birth of my 27-weeker preemie.  I went to bed early and slept in. I had no interest in … [Continue reading]

Things enjoyed: November


A few things I enjoyed eating, doing, using and reading in November... This Braiser Cookbook by Wini Moranville. I have her Bonne Femme cookbook and love it too, but recently got my hands on this braising cookbook because ONE POT, people. Every recipe has me salivating. Last week I made the … [Continue reading]

Well yesterday was… interesting


Never a dull moment around here. Studies show that parents of more than 4 children are happier than parents with fewer kids. Researchers speculate … [Continue reading]

Why I won’t feel bad about my house anymore


Every once in a while, I feel bad about my house. I have a lovely house. I am thankful for it. But it's not Pinterest-worthy. It's rarely even … [Continue reading]

Friday flâner


Seen elsewhere: an article I wrote called "5 Ways to Avoid Homeschooling Burnout" appeared at The Canadian Homeschooler. Someday I'll write a book … [Continue reading]


Do you follow me on Instagram? I decided to split up business and pleasure. I now have an Instagram for this blog. I'll update it more frequently … [Continue reading]

Recent frugal accomplishments


I bought a $10 Starbucks gift card for $5. I know that Starbucks isn't a frugal habit, but as I mentioned here, I am basically renting an office for … [Continue reading]

Why I Love BargainHunt: a *video*


Unbelievable, but I shot a video today to tell you why I love BargainHunt. If you've been reading here for any length of time, you know I strongly … [Continue reading]

Simple Bullet Journaling


I wrote my first post about bullet journaling back in February. I had been using my beloved BuJo for a few months at that point. So it's my first … [Continue reading]

Josiah update: 7 months/4 months


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