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
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
Stop Buying New Moms Useless Crap Everyone always gets the baby something when a woman has her first child but Mom is usually left out of the gift giving process. She gets plenty of adorable (and totally impractical) baby outfits and some completely irritating (but slightly more practical) sleepers with snaps. Seriously, stay away from … Continue reading Practical Gifts for New Moms
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)
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!
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
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
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!