The reasons for clearing clutter are many, but the big reasons are that a.) We do not have the space and b.) I want to try to teach the kids to not be as hung up on material things. When we had our large house and first moved there, we had so much space! We had this old house with three floors of living space and a mostly finished basement. We filled it with furniture, toys, books, clothes, among other things. One of the hardest things coming here was realizing that this house did not have the closet space our other house did, nor did it have the storage space. We absolutely HAD to get rid of some things, but how?
I want to bring villages back. I want mothers to know that it is okay if you are not okay. I want people to know that we do not all feel the same way as someone else in the same situation because we are all different. Most of all, I don't want others to be like me, to be so broken and alone and not know who or where to go to for help.
Guess what? Friday, September 9 is National Teddy Bear Day. As someone who loves teddy bears, I got super excited to find out that Build a Bear offers two of its bears for $5 for that day! Homeschool Field Trip!!! With each purchase of these bears, Build A Bear will donate a furry friend to … Continue reading Let’s Go to Build A Bear on National Teddy Bear Day!
Make a grocery list, and stick to your list. Whether you go to Aldi, Walmart, Target, Giant, Costco, or any other place, you will blow your budget if you do not stick to your list. Do not get into the mindset of overbuying because you may end up with a pantry of unused food. Do not get into the mindset of, "Well this is on sale...I just got to get it!" You will overspend. If you are going somewhere that sells things other than food, put the other merchandise you need on your list. If it is not on the list, don't buy it.
Putting too much into our schedules does not do us any good, but it is not great for our kids either. Happy mommies homeschool better. We are more cheerful, and our kids benefit from having all of us instead of burned out versions of us.
I have sat down so many times over the last several months to write, only to come up with nothing. Sure, I have posted here and there. Yes, my health problems, which also created brain fog, had a bit to do with everything. However, my biggest problems was that I came to terms that before … Continue reading Taking back the stories
(It's been difficult to write because of working on the house and migraines, but we are still here, and I am hoping that my migraines will be getting less.) A little over a year ago, our house hunt began for a new house and subsequently a whole new life. The process of coming to … Continue reading Little House in the City