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