Tag Archive 'Homemaking'

Feb 16 2016

Life as SAHM is (More Than) Enough

I praise my King, that He and His grace are sufficient (which means not only enough, but completely and totally filling it up to all the corners!) even for the moments where I muse about the following… where I wonder about myself and my work… where I ask Him, is it enough? and am I […]

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Feb 16 2016

Life in Ellipses

I know there are lots of jobs that dictate a life and routine with a rinse & repeat nature. Truly, that is how God created the world. Even He seems to live within a refrain ~ times and seasons, which are necessarily repetitious. It clearly does not mean that a repetitious, cyclical job is not […]

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Feb 15 2016

Life Without a Checklist

If you know me very well, you probably know that I am often classified as type-A, verging on OCD, very list oriented. I love to know what is expected of me, to perform to my utmost, to achieve success, and to cross things off my to-do list. As a child, I even wrote down my […]

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Sep 24 2015

Pregnant with a Rainbow, Part IV

Let me preface this by saying with my physical, medical, immunological problems, we have learned that we have to be proactive about either pursuing or preventing pregnancy. (This is obviously a big can of worms to open up in such a public place as a blog on the worldwide web. But I guess I’m feeling […]

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May 10 2015

Creating Memories, V

CREATING MEMORIES, V looking forward & back It’s Mother’s Day! And I am in the blessed scenario of both having a mother and being a mother. Do you know, when I was a young child, my grandma had the pretty unique blessing of both being a grandma and having a grandma?! Yes, we had five […]

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May 09 2015

Creating Memories, IV

As we approach the end of our conversation on creating memories for our children, (see the intro, part I, part II, and part III, as well as quotes and Scriptures on the matter) I will share some specific ways that we pursue particular routines & events to create memories for our children which we hope & […]

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May 07 2015

Creating Memories, III

Another installment in the conversation on creating memories for our children, see the intro, part I, and part II, as well as memory quotes & a sidebar on grace. And now I will tell you briefly a little of some hows & whys behind a few of the overarching qualities that we seek to pursue […]

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Mar 29 2015

Sharp Regard

At the root of many a woman’s failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop of a workmanlike regard for knives. ~Robert Farrar Capon, The Supper of the Lamb: a Culinary Reflection, p56~     Properly edged and skillfully used, a cleaver will prepare whole meals without the assistance of another knife. […]

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Feb 10 2015

enjoying life & its offerings

[M]ake the most of dinner time in particular by creating an event of it. Don’t allow it to be just throwing food down the hatch. Enjoy the time, enjoy the food, and enjoy our fellowship together as a family. ~Kim Brenneman, Large Family Logistics, pg215~ There are one thousand ninety-five meals a year that we […]

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Nov 07 2014

Keeping our home, Together

Do not sigh while you are washing the dishes. Do not have a pity party, and do not teach your children to act this way, because they will learn from your example. If you work cheerfully and use the time well, you will teach them to enjoy their work too! ~Kim Brenneman, Large Family Logistics, […]

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