If there's one housekeeping duty I am perpetually failing at, it is keeping up with our family's laundry. We have a huge laundry room with plenty of room for folding, which also means there is plenty of room to let those six dozen hampers quietly fester while I close the door.I think my biggest … [Read more...]
Thursdays are my favourite. They are the mornings of the week that my two older girls are both at school so I just have Brinley with me. We go for coffee, the two of us. We go shopping and I get a shocking amount of errands run in no time flat, since hauling one kid around is a heck of a lot easier … [Read more...]
How Does Your Garden Grow?
My thumb is black as night. (Photo credit: Natalie Dee)And, hysterically, I married a farmer. Plants, trees, irrigation, pest control, etc...he lives and breathes it. For the past three years I have planted a pathetic patch of vegetables, only to have the majority of the seeds never germinate, … [Read more...]
She Has It Maid
My home is being overtaken by mounds of laundry, the dirt on the floors has added an inch to everyone's heights, and we've had a meal from the frozen food aisle six nights out of seven (and the seventh was leftovers, of said frozen meal). I am in the throes of studying for my real estate exam and it … [Read more...]
At long last, I love our house. It used to be old and poorly designed but it is now newly renovated and the layout is beautiful and suits our family's needs. The problem is, I have no idea how to decorate it, to take the lovely bones of the structure we've built and make it our own. See, there's … [Read more...]
Martha, For About an Hour
Last week was rough. Brinley had a 48-hour virus and kind of gave up sleeping (like, at all) for a few nights and was extra clingy in the days and the big sisters were running wild, beating on each other and the house was sinking even deeper into a pit of cluttered agony and for the first time I … [Read more...]
Do As I Say, Not As I Do.
I am a slob. And kind of lazy. Those two pieces of me add up to a messy house. I am working on it and trying to keep a tighter rein on my slothful tendencies, but I am also starting to wonder how I can teach my children about being tidy and helpful with chores when I can't seem to master it myself.I … [Read more...]