Month: May 2017 Posts

Homekeeping | One Busy Mom's Thoughts On...

Hire some help! My thoughts on what a housekeeper can and can’t do.

May 31, 2017

If you hire help, that’s great. It’s a luxury no doubt. Whether you can afford it or determine to make room in your budget, I think everyone needs help at one point or another. I can think of weeks here and there where a housekeeper saved us. Hello, Postpartum! I haven’t used a housekeeper in […]

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Cooking at Home

Sophia’s Summer Fruit Tart

May 30, 2017

As you have probably seen since I’ve been blasting it all over the Internet, my nine year old daughter, Sophia, took an interest in baking this year. One of the fun things about homeschooling is that you get a lot of free time to pursue their interests. (At least that’s been true for us!)  Here’s […]

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Babysitters | One Busy Mom's Thoughts On...

Am I crazy??? How I trained a babysitter to replace me.

May 30, 2017

If you have small kids and you hire a babysitter (which you should, you need breaks and so do I), you could consider training your sitter to replace you well. They should be trained to impart your values and maximize your systems. Seriously, if your home is a well-oiled machine, someone else can literally step right […]

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One Busy Mom's Thoughts On...

For turning a bad day around…

May 25, 2017

I have bad days, just like you. So, I thought it would be a good idea to have a plan for when (not if but when!). Depending on how rough, I have 3 ideas for turning the day around. I start with the most basic and work up… 1. Pep-talk. Some bad days aren’t bad days, they’re […]

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Homeschooling

For anyone terrified of homeschooling (like I was)…

May 23, 2017

Fear is a liar. And, for me homeschooling fear wasn’t any different than regular fear. It was just that: fear. Have you ever been afraid of something? Take: the first time I went to grocery store with all four kids or first time flying with all four kids or first time swimming with all four kids. […]

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This Thing Called Home (the book)

What if it’s only impossible because you’ve never done it before?

May 23, 2017

The minute you ask how to keep your house clean on Facebook… -“It’s not possible.” (Says your high school best friend’s cousin.)

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