I was tired of tripping over toys! My four kids had so many. Some they had outgrown but nostalgia had prevented them from passing the toys along. Some were only played with when I held it up and said “are we done with this toy yet?” followed by a chorus of “oh, no, that’s our … Continue reading We Stopped Giving our Kids Birthday Presents
My fridge used to be lost under layers of reminders and art and pictures and who knows what else. Sandra Felton’s book, The Messies Manual, preaches having a clear fridge. I was apprehensive at first about letting go of displaying the children’s artwork there, but I decided to try it. She was right! It makes … Continue reading Functional Fridge Magnets
When I was a stay at home mom of preschoolers (I had 4 under 5 at one point) I felt a twinge of jealousy when my pastor-husband would go off to work. I would grumble inside wishing I could go sit in a quiet office and accomplish things off a to-do list. But the more … Continue reading Who Understands Stay at Home Moms? Pastors Do.
Now that all four of my children are in school, I needed a system for organizing all their papers that I need to keep or fill out. But in an effort to keep my kitchen counters clear, I did not want any organizational system that would rest on a flat surface. So I designed this … Continue reading Organization for School Papers for Four Kids