The Value of a Homemaker

The Value of a Homemaker The Value of a Homemaker

A Personal Note About Heartache and Truth

A Personal Note About Heartache and Truth A Personal Note About Heartache and Truth

Fight Summer Brain Drain and Illiteracy at the Same Time

Fight Summer Brain Drain and Illiteracy at the Same Time Fight Summer Brain Drain and Illiteracy at the Same Time

Simple {Nearly} Messless S’mores

Simple {Nearly} Messless S’mores Simple {Nearly} Messless S'mores

Christy’s Simple Tips: The Easy Way to Shred Cheese With No Mush

Christy’s Simple Tips: The Easy Way to Shred Cheese With No Mush Christy's Simple Tips: The Easy Way to Shred Cheese With No Mush

The Value of a Homemaker

The Value of a Homemaker

It saddens me when I speak to women who feel they are not contributing to their families or to society if they do not bring home a paycheck. Some believe their contributions need to be measured monetarily to be of value. Others are nagged with guilt at the thought of their degrees growing dusty on a closet shelf, while they pack lunches or potty train…

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A Personal Note About Heartache and Truth

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My grandpa died this past spring. Before that my godparents both died. It’s been a tough year. It’s been hard on a lot of people, but right now, for this moment, I’m going to focus on me. I knew my Grandpa was going to die. I thought I was prepared. I thought I could handle it with grace. I was wrong. I don’t cry. The…

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Fight Summer Brain Drain and Illiteracy at the Same Time

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Let’s cut right to the chase. Illiteracy is a huge issue throughout the world. “Summer brain drain” is also a problem–a first world problem, but a problem nonetheless. Here’s a solution to both: We Give Books is an organization that puts books in the hands of children who otherwise wouldn’t have access to them. Right there they’ve won me over. Throw in cookies and I’m…

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Simple {Nearly} Messless S’mores

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S’mores are fun, but let’s face it. They’re messy! Here’s a simpler version that won’t get quite as many stains on the shirts and goo in the hair. Ingredients: Cookies with a hole in the middle and chocolate on at least one side. From here on out they will be referred to as “striped dainties,” because that’s what we called them when we were small…

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My Favorite Benefit From The Tummy Team

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This post contains an affiliate link. Sadly, it does not contain cookies. It is my (and the government’s) policy that I disclose this information—the link, not the cookies. I have already told you a couple times about The Tummy Team I participated in, and I hinted at a result of the core strengthening that was exciting for me. It begins with a loooooong story. I’d…

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Freeze Cheese Pinnable

One of the reasons I had seven children is so they can do the menial tasks I dislike, such as shredding cheese. I don’t like to shred cheese. I don’t like how it gets melty and mushy and sort of oozes into the grater after a few minutes instead of slicing off cleanly. Do you know what I mean? The solution is simple. Pop the…

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Make a Memory Book Feature

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I make a commission if you order through these links. My policy is that I’ve gotta like a company a whole lot to tell you about them. Any profit I make at TSHM buys homeschool materials for my seven “road scholars.” If you don’t want me to profit, delete your cookies before purchasing. Mmmm…cookies. I’m always telling you to…

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