My Advice for First-Time Homebuyers

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This post is sponsored by Lennar, the leading builder of quality new homes across the nation. At Lennar, Everything's Included, offering the best value at an incredible price. Their homes demonstrate customer commitment by showcasing outstanding new construction and homebuilding excellence. Lennar asked me to share with you my tips for first-time homebuyers. Twelve years…

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25 Ways to Choose Joy When You’re Struggling

A couple weeks ago I shared 10 ways to proactively choose joy each morning, but in all honesty, choosing joy in recent days has been more of a white-knuckle experience. Even though I know Sean wants to help, his mobility is still very limited, so I'm still doing most things by myself. On top of…

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A Simple Rule That Makes All of the Difference

I recently heard yet another tragic story about a small child who was hit by a car in her driveway. It's a story we hear all too often, and it breaks my heart every time because I know it could happen to anyone. While stories like this are always accompanied by comments in public forums…

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Get the Homemaking eBook Bundle for Just $7.40! {BundleoftheWeek.com}

This week's BundleoftheWeek.com bundle includes my ebook -- Easy Homemade: Homemade Pantry Staples for the Busy, Modern Family -- plus four other resources to help you run your home more efficiently! Covering everything from organizing your schedule and household records to meal planning, cleaning and budgeting, this bundle is the perfect collection to help you…

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The No-Pain Method for Removing Splinters

Somehow our girls manage to get multiple splinters per week -- on their arms, on their feet, on their legs, wherever. We used to use tweezers to remove splinters (that's what you're supposed to use, right?!), but there were a lot of times when the splinter just didn't want to slide out easily, and it…

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Tips for Getting Out of the House with Small Children

I'm not an expert on much, but with four little ones under six (at the time I originally wrote this), I can pretty confidently declare myself an expert in this area. If I'm honest, though, my husband is the real expert in the family because he regularly takes all four girls out by himself to…

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Practical Ideas for Impractical Pieces

I've shared before that I don't think sentimental or heirloom pieces should be locked away. While I understand the need to protect certain pieces, I think we get much more joy from them when we actually use them. Real Simple.com has an article called "Simple, Practical Uses for Silver," and I loved their ideas for…

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