With spring weather on the horizon, my days of hanging laundry on the clothesline are near. Line fresh clothes not only smell and feel great, but line drying saves a lot of money too! As a mom of 6 living on a farm, I do a lot of laundry, so affordable laundry products and practices are important to me.
Cold and flu season is no fun for sick children or their Mommas. Stuffy noses, sore throats and fevers are bad, but stomach bugs are especially horrid. Especially when they hit without warning. After too many stomach bugs hitting and finding me unprepared, I’ve created a Stomach Bug Survival Kit to keep on the shelf in our medicine closet.
Often as I walk through different seasons of life, God puts a specific verse in my way. Everywhere I turn I bump into it. My Bible opens to it, I hear it on the radio, eventually I hear it in a whisper all through the day. I’m hard-headed like that; it takes a lot of repetition to really grab my attention! The passage I keep coming back to right now? Psalms
Some days seem never-ending. How often is that a good thing? Usually the tough days drag on while the wonderful ones fly by. Today that was not the case. It seemed as if time slowed down and granted me extra hours in the day. Even with a heavy load planned, school ended in a timely manner with minimal toddler tantrums. I got to sew; adding elastic to two skirts for the
Just yesterday I told friends on Facebook about my reluctance to shop with my crew in a fabric store…and what did I do today, but drag them all to the store to pick out backing fabric for Peyton’s quilt. We just ran over to nearby Hobby Lobby. I thought surely I’d be fine picking up just a few things in a store with small selection. Wrong! The kids really weren’t
Sorry I disappeared (again!) We’ve been busy doing school and having fun. I’m working on the coordinating clothes for the girls’ doll outfits and reading library books. While I love the ability to place books on hold at the library I dislike the new release 2 week time limit and having several holds become available at the same time. I’ve been reading, reading, reading after putting the kids to bed
My one goal for 2013 is spending more quality time with my children. The floors I was supposed to vacuum and mop yesterday- they are still dirty (as are the bathrooms). I’m trying to teach myself to be okay with that. I could clean 24/7 and barely be caught up, and worse all my work can be undone in 24 hours or less. Teaching the kids diligence in getting necessary work done is important. And it’s possible to spend good quality