I had to quit coffee. Here’s what happened next . . .

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Growing up, I never expected to be a coffee drinker. I hated the taste. Tea was more my thing and well-suited my British heritage. However, a number of years ago, fatigue hit me like a ton of bricks. I have three children and live a busy […]

Sometimes you don’t know how far you’ve gone until you come back . . .

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** As you may remember, the past year and half have been difficult for me. Right before I discovered my thyroid condition and autoimmune disease, I hit the bottom of the pit. It was miserable. Not just for me. My family struggled as well. Mommy was not […]

What one of my rest days looks like

day of rest for a weary mom

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Since burning out a few months ago, I’ve tried very hard to rest more often. It’s taken a while to be comfortable with doing less, but I think it has been the key to my recovery and the lessening of the anxiety that swirled inside me. […]

Blessings of illness

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** It’s been a little over four months since I was flat on my back, sick in bed, for ten whole days. That was just the wake up call . . . I had been feeling pretty crummy for a good, long while. Stomach-churning anxious every single […]

Hitting the bottom and crawling out . . .

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** The images in this post are from a family trip to Yosemite we made a few weeks ago. We had to postpone it because I was so ill. I was thankful to eventually go and enjoy God’s beautiful creation with my loved ones. *** It began […]

At home this weekend . . .

Making cake

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** This time last year I was in Pennsylvania having fun (and also dying of nerves) at my first ever blogging conference. I decided not to go this year, although I would love to, and am a little sad to miss out, but also pleased to be […]

When You Feel Like You’re Failing

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!*** Do you ever feel like everything is falling apart? That you could just curl up in a ball and cry? Do you have conversations with yourself that list all the things you are doing wrong? I think most of us do this from time to time. […]

Reevaluating and Rearranging My Life and This Blog

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!***Freesias in our sandy backyard. I‘ve been composing this post in my mind for over a month and I still don’t know what I want to say . . . I feel awkward talking about myself to in this way, but I know when a blogger I […]

A Day in the Life

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***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!***Today I’m joining my friend Rebekah and sharing an hour by hour snapshot of my day through pictures. To see Rebekah’s day and the days of others, visit her Day in the Life post. These photos document our day on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. 6:50am – Allowed […]

Let’s Chat. . .{and a video}

***Need homemaking help? Here’s the best resource I’ve seen!***I am so thankful to all of you who stop by and read here. Many of you leave sweet comments and ask questions. You encourage me greatly. It is nice to know there are many women out there who are very much like me. Sharing the same […]