Some Thoughts on Capsules

There’s a lot of talk these days about “capsules”. I found a definition online that really resonated with me: a capsule is a concise, curated collection. And I realized that I use capsules in a lot of places, not just in my clothing choices, but in much of life. In our family, we have aContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Capsules”

Upheaval & Washing Machines

Good Morning, Mama. Did you ever have a day that you’d carefully planned out one way, and before you’d barely begin, your plans were totally thrown into chaos and replaced by something else? We were unexpectedly gifted some items for our home yesterday (including a new to us washing machine to replace the one that’sContinue reading “Upheaval & Washing Machines”

Wash-It Wednesday

Snapped a quick pic yesterday during our “Wash It Wednesday” time together. Every Wednesday, one of the boys is responsible for washing, folding and putting away all the towels, washcloths and cloth napkins. While I wash all the family clothes, (I do a load a day each morning to stay on top of it) theyContinue reading “Wash-It Wednesday”

Out of the Ordinary Days

I woke up later than usual today, and so did the kids. Breakfast was late. And leisurely. We lingered and talked, and I had a second cup of coffee. Our morning routines are behind; although they are slowly getting finished. There have been several quiet moments like this (pic above) as the bigger kids haveContinue reading “Out of the Ordinary Days”

Simplifying & Gifts

If you’ve tried to simplify or declutter at all, you’ve probably come to realize that birthdays and holiday gifts can seem to quickly undo any progress you’ve made. I used to feel a lot of stress around this, and tried to keep tabs on what was being given by whom, and ask folks not toContinue reading “Simplifying & Gifts”

How Candles Can Change Your Mornings

Good Morning, Mama. How do you start your mornings as a family? Our breakfast table often looks like this; as sleepy children wander in to the kitchen, they’re greeted with candles glowing and glasses of cold water waiting at their places. It’s amazing how candlelight can transform the mood of the morning! As we gatherContinue reading “How Candles Can Change Your Mornings”

Are Your Routines Serving Your Family?

Good Morning, Mama. It’s going to be a beautiful day here in the Northeast, so we plan to speed through a few morning chores so that we can spend most of the day outside. While we usually take Friday mornings to tidy up as a family and get the house ready for the weekend, weContinue reading “Are Your Routines Serving Your Family?”