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Home Building Journal

Home Building Journal

Starting Spring of 2022 we will be building a custom home on 3 acres just outside Moscow, Idaho. We will be acting as our own general contractor, doing some of the work ourselves, and cash flowing it from the sale of our previous home. August 2021 – The decision to move is made as we…

2022 Homeschooling Notes

2022 Homeschooling Notes

This year I am homeschooling only my youngest 3. My oldest graduated high school with his two-year degree from the community college last year and my second son is currently taking full time dual enrollment classes at the same community college. Ilse is 14, in 8th grade, and in Math-U-See Geometry, Antiquity from Compass Classroom…

2022 Reading Notes

2022 Reading Notes

Moms have brains and need brains, and brains need to be fed just like bodies. That’s why it’s important we read. Mothering and homemaking are not jobs for slackers. It’s not mindless work. When our minds are active and exercised, we can apply more of ourselves to our work with creativity and intelligence, deriving more…

Sarah Mackenzie on Perfectionism & Finding Time
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Sarah Mackenzie on Perfectionism & Finding Time

Simplified Organization is a Christian podcast for busy moms who are looking for practical help in managing their homes, families, and lives for God’s glory. We keep it real without complaining and we help women overcome the overwhelm and perfectionism that comes from the comparison game. Join us as we chat about realistic home and…