When I finally subscribed to the Risen Motherhood podcast after several recommendations, my first listen was their recent podcast on taking back last hours of the day-- the dreaded "witching hour." It was a great podcast and I recommend it. But the idea of taking back the end of the day caught my attention because the very end of my … Continue reading Taking back the [very] end of the day
I'm still waiting to feel like a zen homemaker instead of a frantic toddler mom in yoga pants and sort of clean hair when Bryant walks in the door to find me in a war zone of a kitchen wiping gobs of dinner off our little Ikea table.
We've had a record rain streak here and it has thrown a bit of a wrench in our spring routine. Park days, runs in our trusty double jogger, and spontaneous walks to look at the ducks who have taken up residence in our pool have all been infrequent. We spend a lot of time cooking in … Continue reading When life hands you mud puddles
It's Monday. It looks like we've done a week's worth of living in our apartment, and it's barely after noon. But I'm not worried. (Okay, maybe a little scared, but not much.) Until recently I felt like I had no plan except to run around and clean everything-- which never actually works, right? But now … Continue reading A new & improved cleaning schedule (or, how not to go crazy)
One busy Saturday afternoon, I walked into the kitchen where Bryant had fed the girls lunch to find everything everywhere. Food on the girls, on the high chairs, on the floor. Dishes in the sink, on the counter and in the dishwasher-- who knows if those were dirty or clean. "I'm sorry," Bryant said helplessly. … Continue reading The one habit that changes everything
Mom life is busy. And as much as you may stick to a nap and sleep schedule, it's unpredictable, too. Things vary much more in my day-to-day life now than they did when I worked in an office. These days I don't even know whether I'll leave breakfast unfinished or end up with an unexpected … Continue reading Find a ritual.