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Homemaking is an occupation

Homemaking is an occupation

Pesky paperwork, asking obnoxious questions. If you stay home, what is your listed occupation? What do you fill into that occupation blank at the doctor’s office, at therapy, on your tax return? Is homemaker a legitimate occupation or should you just leave it blank? Even as someone who earns money on the side, I write…

Fixing Mom Burnout

Fixing Mom Burnout

Moms often experience burnout, but we can address the issues at play and not give in to the temptation to give up. If you’ve been homeschooling for a few years, you’ve probably felt it, and probably around this time of the year. Even if you aren’t homeschooling, still the temptation rears its ugly head. Burnout….

The ABCs of Doable Decluttering (with free workshop replay)

The ABCs of Doable Decluttering (with free workshop replay)

When our homes are a mess, when we don’t know what to do with all the stuff, when decluttering feels like its own never-ending job, then we get stuck and frustrated. We think decluttering will solve our problems, but the pictures painted by tv shows, magazines, and Pinterest just don’t fit our own real life….

5 Things I Learned in 2020

5 Things I Learned in 2020

I suppose a reflection post on 2020 ought to begin with all the cliches about strangenesss, unexpectedness, and unpredictability discovered in odd times. I’ll assume you know all that already and are, like myself, tired of such comments – though it’s hard to say anything else at times. It is all just so odd and…