I have been slowly replacing my chemical cleaning products with natural versions ever since I discovered how bad these chemicals are for our health and the environment. These DIY natural cleaning recipes are my go to for keeping my home naturally clean. I’m sharing them with you. Be sure to Pin the PDF below for… Continue reading 5 DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes So Good You Won’t Miss the Commercial Versions!
With three pets and four small children, I have to clean a lot. I mean, A LOT. All of that cleaning used to come with so many cleaners: lysol spray, linoleum and wood floor cleaners, toilet bowl cleaner, all purpose spray, Fa-breeze, carpet shampoo, air fresheners, bathroom cleaners, Clorox, dishwasher detergent, oven cleaner, window cleaner, dusting spray,… Continue reading Are Chemical Cleaning Supplies Really Dangerous to Our Health?
Repeat Pregnancy Loss: A Burden not Many Understand For those of us who suffer from repeat miscarriages, the cross we bear can be excruciating. As if it weren’t enough that we find ourselves unable to have (more) children, but our grief is compounded by the fact that so few people can relate. Not our fertile… Continue reading The Cross of Repeat Miscarriage
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
So, I thought it might be fun to just tell you guys what we’re been up to all week. I’m going to try to do this weekly, but you, know…life! Mom Life There is so much going on right now that it has been hard to find time to even keep up on laundry, let… Continue reading Sunday Update–IEPs Maple Syrup and Birthday Wishes
Make a Plan for Your Life 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 to a dream beach vacation. It’s… Continue reading Determining Your Values and Priorities and Setting Life 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.
After 4 babies, you can bet that I have tried a lot of different baby products that I thought I just had to have. Some of them lived up to my expectations and were super helpful, but a lot of them just weren’t as useful or as needed as I’d hoped. Here are 5 inexpensive… Continue reading 5 Baby Must-Haves for Busy Moms
Are You Struggling with Homemaking? Whether you are new to homemaking or have been struggling with homemaking for years, you are not alone. All of us feel overwhelmed, stuck in a rut and in over our heads sometimes, myself included. Homemaking is an important job full of BIG responsibilities. It’s something every one of us… Continue reading Homemaking 101
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