Perhaps you can relate to the chaos that is the family dinner table? Kids rush in from play to slurp soup without a thought as to how the food got there. For the mamas, dinner is a labor of love. From scouring Pinterest for recipe inspiration, to curating your shopping list, to checking … [Read more...] about French Cuisine or Rice and Beans, Your Dinner Table is Sacred
I always wanted a big family. But in 2011, I had two kids under two and I was barely surviving. If I could hardly handle life with two kids, how could I possibly have any more? Cooking great meals for my family had been a favorite part of my day, but not anymore. I was too stressed and … [Read more...] about A Pot of Water and 8 More Magical Meal-Time Hacks
Biting into the crisp baguette, tender pork, pickled daikon and carrots topped with cilantro and sauce, I couldn’t help but close my eyes in appreciation. “This. Tastes. Amazing,” my husband said succinctly, his delight mirroring my own. It was Friday night, and we’d fed the kids early. … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Make Meal Planning Fun
It was the day after Christmas when I realized I’d been doing it all wrong. Over the past few years, I decluttered my kids’ rooms when they were at school. Though they always appreciated how organized their room was when they returned home, I still felt like I was managing the clutter … [Read more...] about How Decluttering Teaches Generosity to Our Kids
There are certain subsets of moms who make me feel terrible. You know the ones? Organic-food-only moms (I feel their judgment while I sheepishly microwave a plate of chicken nuggets.) Homeschool moms (But then we joined them and now they’re officially my favorite.) Screen free moms. … [Read more...] about Could Your Kids Benefit From a Screen Break?
Hands on hips, I surveyed the room with trepidation. Technically, it was a combined office, workout room, and storage space. But really, it was a hot mess. On the edges of the room, boxes were stacked up like an adult-sized Jenga. Craft supplies spilled across one desk, mail and paperwork … [Read more...] about Why Our Homes Need White Space