Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this. Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Three Ways to Maintain Your Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers}

Three Ways to Maintain Your Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers} Three Ways to Maintain Your Focus on CHRISTmas {Great for Homeschoolers}

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 9

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 9 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 9

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 8

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 8 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 8

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 7

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 7 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 7

I’m sharing some simple, candy-free Valentine ideas with you today. Some are links, some are my own ideas, some are both, my versions being ultra simple, mildly to intensely cheesy, and leaning heavily on Sharpies and Post-its. My Valentine motto is “If you can’t say it with a Post-it note, you talk too much.” It’s kinda catchy, don’t you think? Lunch box ideas: Pop one…

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Fitting in Fitness on the Road with 7 Kids and a Dog |www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com

I am not a fitness expert. In fact, even though I was my high school valedictorian, I failed gym class in college. Life is funny like that. (You didn’t know that, did you, Mom? Surprise!) Here’s why I failed. Consistency, which is sometimes the same as boredom. The class required me to come to the same room in the same building the same three days every week…

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40 Things I've Learned About Simplifying | www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com

Today is my 40th birthday. I know, I know, I’m supposed to lie about my age, but I don’t, and here’s why: I don’t look bad for 40, but I look terrible for 23, so…why go there? Nobody can call me a liar liar pants on fire. Every day is a gift from God. Why would I pretend He’s doted on me any less than…

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There’s an email in my inbox with the subject line “Unfolding Your Wings.” It’s been sitting in there quite some time, unread. I don’t want to read it. You see, sometimes I go through a tiny little phase where I don’t want anyone telling me to unfold my wings. That sounds like stepping outside of my comfort zone, which experience tells me is … uncomfortable….

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You’ve made the decision to simplify your life. You understand what simplifying is and that it involves some hard choices. And now you’re eager to jump in with both feet and purge the house, wipe out the schedule, and move to a deserted island in the Pacific. Slow down. Take a deep breath. Simplifying is a process, yes, but it is also a lifestyle and…

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You’re ready to simplify. You acknowledge that life is too complicated, and you’re so excited to change that you want to throw yourself head first into purging and cleaning and buying matching containers to organize your entire life by this afternoon. I know. That’s how we all start. And then we crash and burn. You know it’s true. This is a no-denial zone. Remember that…

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The Real Truth About Simplifying Your Life (www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com)

Raise your hand if life has become too complicated. Is your hand up? Why is life too complicated? Why is the calendar jammed full of activities? Why are closets bursting and cabinets overflowing? Why is there no time to consistently put healthy meals on the table? Why do we have to schedule time to see our own children and husband? We tend to blame our…

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