Parental Supervision Required?

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Do your kids require constant entertainment and supervision? How do you entertain your kids? Do you have them in music lessons? Are they on several sports teams? Do they know how to operate your electronics better that you do because they’ve been watching videos on your phone for years? Do you schedule playdates for them? … Continue reading Parental Supervision Required?

Yet Another 10 Low Cost Winter Family Fun Activities

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Low Cost Winter Family Fun Activity #21 - Blow frozen bubbles If you are (un)lucky enough to live somewhere with freezing cold winters pull out your stash of summertime bubbles formula and wands and head outside to blow some winter time bubbles with the kids. If it’s cold enough the bubbles will freeze and you’ll … Continue reading Yet Another 10 Low Cost Winter Family Fun Activities

10 More Low or No Cost Winter Family Fun Activities

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Simplifying the holiday season can be tricky, especially considering that every store is vying to get your hard earned money into their cash registers at this time of the year. This year my family and I have decided that we are going to focus more on spending time with each other and focus less on … Continue reading 10 More Low or No Cost Winter Family Fun Activities

10 Low or No Cost Family Fun Activities for Winter

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Ahh, the holidays! A time for spending a bunch of money doing things because everyone else is doing them and buying stuff you don't need or even want. Well not us! This  year we've decided to simplify the holiday season and scale back on the spending at the same time. We’ve never really gone too … Continue reading 10 Low or No Cost Family Fun Activities for Winter

Lazy Mom’s 5 Step Emergency Clean-Up

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If you’re like me you try to stick to a regular routine when it comes to cleaning (as I explain in my post Five Things You Can Do to Keep Your Home Clean Enough for Company) Sometimes though, life happens and our best intentions get away from us. Somehow the house winds up looking like Kansas after … Continue reading Lazy Mom’s 5 Step Emergency Clean-Up

Fostering independence (aka I’m a lazy mom so I make my kids do stuff)

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No, seriously. I am a lazy mom. I am also firm believer in fostering independence in our children. And did I mention that I am also quite lazy? These two things give me the perfect motivation for ensuring my kids learn early that there are things they are expected to do in the course of … Continue reading Fostering independence (aka I’m a lazy mom so I make my kids do stuff)

These Cranky Kids are Making me Crazy!

There Are some days in motherhood when no matter what you do the kids are cranky. No story, no craft, no snack, and no snuggle will serve to calm the crankiness that they are shoving in your face. Here are a couple of ways that I like to use to help them (and me), and … Continue reading These Cranky Kids are Making me Crazy!

Sometimes I Hate Being a Parent…and that’s OK

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  I get it, hate is a strong word. But sometimes it's really the only word that accurately describes how I feel about being a parent. You know those days. Everyone woke up cranky, maybe you're not feeling 💯, your kids have done more screaming and crying than anything else since they woke up, the … Continue reading Sometimes I Hate Being a Parent…and that’s OK

Five Things You Can Do to Keep Your Home Clean Enough for Company

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Clean enough for most people anyway It is so hard to keep the house reasonably clean when there are children (and possibly a husband) running around behind you messing everything up again. Some days it's all I can do to keep up with feeding them without having to worry about tidying up too. And I'm … Continue reading Five Things You Can Do to Keep Your Home Clean Enough for Company

Thanks for Joining Me!

Welcome to the Secular Homemaker where I hope to share with you the kinds of homemaking help I've always searched for but have never seemed able to find. There are so many blogs out there with help for stay at home moms but after the first paragraph or so every article seems to take a … Continue reading Thanks for Joining Me!