Eight Cleaning Routines for Children

children cleaning

Well, we are over the hump!  Here we are, on the back half of our series on Life’s Essential Ingredients.  We have covered Workouts and Worship, Homeschooling, Writing 500 Words Daily, and Planning/Preparing Healthy Meals.  I originally started this as a nine-part series.  Only, after reading an excellent post at The Humbled Homemaker, I realized that I forgot to add cleaning to my list!  I wish I didn’t have to, but there is no avoiding it:  cleaning is indeed essential[Read more]

The Real Me

As I begin this blog, I am tempted to put my best foot forward and show you that I am a credible source of information and know-how. The truth is that I have two left-feet when it comes to life.  I can only present the real me:  flawed, flustered, and frustrated by my imperfections.  I am not a crafty, DIY, organizational, or educational expert.  I have yet to produce a successful garden (although my lettuce and herbs did do quite[Read more]

Are You Lacking Life’s Essential Ingredients?

At the end of this day, what will I want to have accomplished?  This question comes from an article I read about having a planning time at the beginning of each day, like chefs do when they prepare for a big meal.  In life, as in meal preparation, I can often be found lacking in the essential ingredients. At least once a week, at 4:00pm, I glance over a recipe I just found online, decide it looks doable, and get[Read more]