casting aside fear · fighting overwhelm · from the trenches · my misadventures

My Secret Speedy Bedtime Plan for Kids

“No one wins when we go through life trying to prove we can handle it all.” I recently read this quote and figured it sums things up well. I tend to write a lot here focusing on areas I’m working to improve, perhaps at the risk of sounding overly idealistic at times. The fact of… Continue reading My Secret Speedy Bedtime Plan for Kids

my misadventures · recovering perfectionist · this is where it's at

The Best Spring/Fall Cleaning Products

Last night I lay awake for a long time thinking about an unusual subject: Fall Cleaning my house. My poor, poor house. It has not been fall cleaned in much, much longer than either I or it care to admit. I thought about flies that die and linger in light fixtures.I thought about dust bunnies… Continue reading The Best Spring/Fall Cleaning Products

baby steps · from the trenches · my misadventures

One of Those Days (Every Mom Has One Now and Then)

So I’m having a bad day. Well, it’s a bad week really. Anyway, it’s one of those┬ádays where I only cook because I agreed to make lunch for our employee, I only do laundry because there’s nothing to wear and I only wash the floor because it got peed on. Otherwise it’s possible I would… Continue reading One of Those Days (Every Mom Has One Now and Then)

cultivating gratitude · fighting overwhelm · from the trenches · my misadventures · recovering perfectionist

How to Survive Shopping Day with Small Children

I recently learned that pink car shopping carts and tired children are not compatible. I also realized anew that writing long, newsy emails while parked in the grocery store parking lot is totally a good thing. What does a typical grocery run look like for your family? For my family it looks a bit like… Continue reading How to Survive Shopping Day with Small Children