minimalism and small space living · Uncategorized

How Almost Moving Made Me Finally Appreciate What I Already Had

I have wanted to move out of our 1500 square foot, 1960s ranch house for years. You know how they say, “The grass is always greener…”? Well, from my view, those beautiful, large, brand new homes had Emerald freaking grass. Only like, two feet of it–because the yards were so tiny–but I digress. With 4… Continue reading How Almost Moving Made Me Finally Appreciate What I Already Had

Modern Housewife · Productivity · Routines and Schedules

Determining Your Values and Priorities and Setting Life Goals

Would You Leave for a Trip Without Knowing Where You Were Going? What if I told you I was sending you on a long vacation, but I won’t tell you where you are going until you get there? I could be sending you skiing or hiking through the hills of Pennsylvania, sightseeing through Europe, or… Continue reading Determining Your Values and Priorities and Setting Life Goals

Family Finances

3 Frugal Living Myths that are Holding You Back From Hitting Your Goals.

Frugality has gotten a bad rap lately–almost as bad as the term “Housewife”–and that’s is super unfortunate because embracing frugality would help a lot of us live more within our means and be able to enjoy our money more while hitting our financial goals. Remember those? Hopefully it’s not been so long since you believed… Continue reading 3 Frugal Living Myths that are Holding You Back From Hitting Your Goals.

Pregnancy Loss

15 Bereavement Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage

When I had my miscarriages back in 2014, I received several very touching gifts. If someone in your life has experienced a miscarriage and you want to give them a bereavement gift to show you care, but aren’t sure what to give, I hope this list will help. Disclaimer: You can click the pictures to… Continue reading 15 Bereavement Gift Ideas for Someone Who Has Had a Miscarriage

Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage Advice From a Mom Who’s Been There

I had my first miscarriage in 2014. By the end of the year I’d had two more, all between 16 and 20 weeks. It was an extremely difficult time in our lives. I was so blessed to have a community of women around me who had walked a similar journey, but I know that many… Continue reading Miscarriage Advice From a Mom Who’s Been There

Pregnancy Loss

8 Common Causes of Bleeding in the 1st Trimester

I wrote an article several years ago on another site about 8 common causes for 1st trimester bleeding. If you are dealing with this, you aren’t. As scary as it is, miscarriage isn’t the only reason for bleeding during the 1st trimester of pregnancy. In fact, it’s just one of several causes, many of which… Continue reading 8 Common Causes of Bleeding in the 1st Trimester

Routines and Schedules

This Simple Morning Routine Will Set You Up For a Stress-Free Day

What if I told you that what you do in the first 2 hours of your day can either make your day more stressful or calmer and more productive? It’s totally true! I know that if I get myself and the kids dressed and ready for the day first thing in the morning, I feel… Continue reading This Simple Morning Routine Will Set You Up For a Stress-Free Day