Home Management, Veneration

Venerate the Housewife

How my motto, venerate the housewife, changed my entire outlook on home life!!

Venerate the Housewife

What does it mean to venerate the housewife? When I first heard this statement, I said to myself, “What on earth does that even mean?” Venerate is defined as “To regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference.” In other words, to venerate the housewife is to glorify, revere, or adore with the utmost respect. Once I saw what i meant, I was like “heck yeah!” I work hard at what I do. I’m growing and shaping lives, why on earth wouldn’t I treat it with the highest reverence. read more

Drink Recipes, Foodie Friday

Ginger Mojito

A new twist on a classic drink recipe, the ginger mojito

Ginger Mojito

The human mind is an amazing thing. We can somehow always remember when we had “the best” of something. I suppose that is why they have the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” The best mojito I ever had was at Bahama Breeze while in Florida on vacation. It was minty, without it being overpowering, and it was sweet and refreshing. They served it with a piece of sugar cane which was awesome! I’m not sure if I will ever be able to recreate that awesome mojito, but I did come up with another version which is just as fantastic: the ginger mojito! read more

Family, Making Memories

Tips for Choosing a Movie for Family Movie Night

Family movie night doesn’t have to start with a fight. Use these tips and ideas to make the night drama-free.

Family Movie Night

One of the hardest things about having kids, besides like actually raising them of course, is not being able to have your fun regular date nights. My husband and I used to LOVE going to the movies. We would see the new Harry Potter movie the day it came out. After work, we would head to the theatre and wait in line to make sure we would have good seats. A couple of times we drove 2 hours away to see the extended Lord the Rings version in a movie theatre! Insanely geeky, but it was an excellent time with friends. read more

Taking care of Me

Self-Care for Moms | The Secret to Self-Care with Littles

Self-care for moms is the key to survival during the early years. But how do we do it with littles ones in the house?

Self-care for moms

When I first started my blog, I wanted to dedicate a portion of it to what I call “Taking care of me.” Taking care of me, or self-care, at it’s most simplistic level is what is it that will help you keep your sanity. What is it that makes you feel less stressed at the end of a long day. Self-care will be different for every mom and it looks different as your kids grow up and goes through different stages. Self-care for moms is probably the hardest when their kids are little. How do you set aside time for yourself when you have little kids that require so much attention? read more

Advice, Homeschool

Summer Survival with Kids | Tips from a Homeschool Mom

Summer survival with kids can be a stressful but a word of advice from this homeschool mom, it doesn’t have to be.

Summer Survival

I hear it all the time “I don’t have the patience to homeschool because I would go crazy having my kids around all the time.” I am immune to this statement by now. So I politely nod my head and say “It isn’t for everyone.” Then summer comes around and before long moms of school aged kids are yelling, “When do the kids go to back to school?!” I’m gonna let you in a little secret. Homeschool moms get a chuckle out of this. No judgement of course, more like a “spending-time-with-your-kids-during-the-most-awesome-part-of-the-year-isn’t-that-hard” kind of chuckle. Homeschool moms don’t know everything of course, but we do know how to survive with our kids day-in and day-out. Today I have provided you with 10 tips for summer survival with kids. read more