Lent. It begins tomorrow. The forty days before Easter where we set aside time to reflect on Jesus - His suffering and sacrifice, His life, death, burial and resurrection. It's a period of fasting and spiritual discipline, where we live without in observance of the sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross. In the… Continue reading Lent and Living with Less…TV
This week has been a big one in our house. So far, we have taken three van loads to our local thrift store full of stuff that we are no longer using. Most of that stuff was clothes. Can you believe it? And all I can think about are the other areas in our house… Continue reading Disney and De-cluttering: How I Implemented a Capsule Wardrobe for my Kids
For those of you who follow me on Instagram, this week you witnessed my closet go through a major overhaul. In an effort to live with less for the month of February (see previous post explaining why), both Jeff and I decided to get rid of over half of our clothes. (We both managed to… Continue reading 5 Steps to a Capsule Wardrobe: February’s Living with Less Challenge
First off - thanks to all of my readers who commented/messaged me with their feedback on my last post. You guys have given me some really great food for thought (pardon to pun!) with paring down our grocery bill each month. I've also received quite a few questions about our bi-weekly meal rotation. Let it… Continue reading February’s Challenge: Living with Less
Money and I have a love/hate relationship. Everything about it stresses me out. I sit in bank meetings and my eyes slowly glaze over. Don't ask me what a mutual fund is. Or what the current interest rate is. I mean, seriously...I just figured out what a tax-free savings account is. Now I whip out… Continue reading Keeping Up with the Jones’….Or Not.
I feel like I can't continue writing posts until I've written a bit about something that has become extremely near and dear to our hearts as a family. The year 2017 was a hard year for us: a year full of travel for Jeff, weeks of single-parenting for me, health issues, a difficult toddler, a… Continue reading Learning from a Difficult Year
We have entered the stage in life where Zoe gets invited to school kids' birthday parties. Last night, one of her friends was celebrating turning 5 and all of the girl classmates were invited to go rock-climbing. (A side note - now a crazy high bar has been set for what Zoe is expecting for… Continue reading “If At First You Don’t Succeed…”
I was a perfect parent before kids. My theoretical kids were cherubs. I had all the answers. It was going to be all natural, no epidurals, organic baby food, cloth diapers, only breastmilk, never raising my voice, thru-the-night sleepers, dot, dot, dot. I was the living definition of the perfect mom. In theory. And then,… Continue reading How to Celebrate(and Somewhat Survive) a Strong-Willed Child
It seems that I've just jumped into this whole blogging thing without a somewhat formal introduction, so today I want to take the time to let you guys take a peek into my life, who I am, and what led to the the birth of "Me and My House." Where to begin with this? I'm… Continue reading Introducing….
There are some moments where I just want to freeze time so that I can remember every detail. Last night we experienced such a moment. "You're far happier giving than getting." Acts 20:35 MSG Beginning this month, Jeff and I have started giving Zoe and allowance of $1 a day for helping out with chores… Continue reading Because I Love You