Here you’ll find my posts on maintaining your home, along with encouragement for those times you feel there just isn’t enough time to get it all done!  The bottom line is that this job isn’t going away any time soon.  So hang in there and find some ideas to ease the burden.  Let me know what you think!

Simple Steps To Gain Sanity Through Planning

Simple Steps To Gain Sanity Through Planning

First Things First—Be Willing To Do the Work! This post has the potential to bring order to your busy life.  You really can gain sanity through planning.  But you have to be prepared to
3 Steps To Stop The Chaos…Why You Need A Plan!

3 Steps To Stop The Chaos…Why You Need A Plan!

Are You Guilty Of Creating Chaos? Did you know you can create chaos through lack of planning?  Does a feeling of insanity ever come to mind?  Then this post is for you—the eternally busy
School’s Starting! – You Need To Plan For the Perfect Day

School’s Starting! – You Need To Plan For the Perfect Day

It’s that time of year again!  Where did summer go?!  No more vacay — it’s time to get organized! This time last year I decided to start REALLY using my planner — not just for
Choosing A Planner….So Many Options!

Choosing A Planner….So Many Options!

  I know it’s February, but….it takes me a bit of time to get over the holidays and realize that the year is upon me!  And then I have to research….  :) It’s
Goals…and A Planner – A Necessary Part of Success

Goals…and A Planner – A Necessary Part of Success

Goals are an often discussed topic this time of year.  They’ve certainly been on my mind as I consider what this year might hold.  But moving from having a “goal” to actually getting it

The Myth Of Getting It All Done!

As Christian, home-schooling moms, we take on so much, go against the flow, all while living in a crazy, busy culture.  I hope I can help just a little as I give my answer to

Are You Equipped For Home Management?

Do you have the right personality for home management?  Have you ever asked yourself that question?  Have you ever felt like you just weren’t cut out for all this cleaning, organizing, maintenance, and more? 

Routine, A Book Project, and More….

Narcissus pseudonarcissus – Daffodil –   As those who follow my blog know, I’ve been very ‘quiet’ lately.  I’ll explain….. After our family’s move last year, our routine went south.  It amazes me how
Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Building Up Without Burning Out – Growing Children Into Adults – Part Three

Hopefully you’ve read my posts Part One and Part Two of this series. We’ve covered: simplifying home education to avoid burn out the freedom to learn from various adventures and interests and the
De-Cluttering – One Avenue To Freedom

De-Cluttering – One Avenue To Freedom

We’re moving.  And that entails lots of sorting, cleaning, and decision making.  As any of you know from your own moves, those decisions will live with you for a long time.  How many of

A Woman’s Ever-changing Dominion

As women who choose to make home-making our career, our sphere of influence and the place where we take dominion is within our four walls, called home.  Over the years, I have grabbed, with gusto,

To Blog or Not To Blog – That is the Question!

Okay – so I lied!  I said my next post would have blogging tips, but first I want to share a bit more about blogging, journaling, and the difference between the two. Take notice of the

How To Blog Effectively

I received an email asking that I share how to blog effectively.  Hmmmm?   Effectively.  Now that’s something to ponder! Ef-fec-tive  /I’fektiv/ Adjective:  Successful in producing a desired or intended result. Synonyms: efficacious, effectual,
Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

Running into the New Year – Review and Plan for a Great Year!

  Replay from last post…….”What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another….year has come and gone, and yet, there’s the

Make the Holidays Work for You!

What a great time of year!  You know that feeling – one of amazement (and a bit of disappointment) that another Christmas season has come and gone, and yet, there’s the anticipation and excitement that
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