What a Girl Wants? It’s help, a girl wants help.

  Have you ever found yourself seething with resentment because you are the only person in your house who ever seems to tidy up? Are you tired of watching as your kids cram more garbage on top of an already overflowing bin? Does it seem like you are drowning in your chores with no one…

Parental Supervision Required?

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?…

Potty Training the Easy Way, for Boys or Girls

My Super Secret, No Fuss, No Muss, Easy Peasy, Potty Training Method So you’ve come to the point where you think you ought to try to “potty train” your child huh? Either you are just plain sick and tired of changing diapers (and who could blame you) or someone else is telling you that it…

10 Low or No Cost Family Fun Activities for Winter

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…

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

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…

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…

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

  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…

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

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…

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…