Organizing

My hope today is to encourage some of you homemakers who feel overwhelmed when it comes to the care of your home. I’m still a learner even after 30 years and I hope you will always consider yourselves learners. What I’m sharing with you are tasks and routines that have worked well for me over […]

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My kids are creatives; they are constantly looking at the elements in their lives in terms of “possibilities,” not practicalities. My oldest daughter was the first in a long line of these. Anything I gave to her, from a digital wrist watch to an old, working, stereo, she pulled apart to examine. We know better […]

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  While we have a daily habit of taking care of the basic parts of our kitchen, there are times when we need to give the cupboards, appliances, and floors a more thorough cleaning. There are things that need more thorough attention, such as: Underneath and behind and on top of the refrigerator and the […]

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  It was a few years ago when I watched one of those reality shows which focused on the dysfunctional home of a fastidious housekeeper. Inside her colonial-style house not a piece of furniture was out of place, not a speck of dust was to be found anywhere. In keeping with her immaculate tastes and […]

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  I have tried about every chore system out there. Without fail, after a few weeks I always end up giving up and starting over with a new system. Why? Because I need simplicity. I am a pastor’s wife. I homeschool my five young children. I blog and work part time from home. I need […]

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My daughter Madison has developed a keen interest in sewing this year, and since two of my sisters are passionate about the art of quilting, her interest has been fueled all the more. We bought Maddy a sewing machine for Christmas and set up an area in her bedroom where she can develop the craft. […]

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