How to Become a Real Food, Natural Homemaker {Plus 2 recipes}

Learn how to make - Homemade Tortillas

By Jami Balmet, Community Manager When I was first discovering what it means to eat healthy – I mean, really healthy – none of this tofu, low-fat junk – I felt like I was in over my head. How had I lived my whole life and didn’t know all of this stuff? I felt like I was learning how to cook, run my kitchen, and be a homemaker all over again. But now I was doing it with my twin boys crawling around my feet, trying […]

97 Ways to Solve Your Biggest Homemaking Challenges

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Note- This sale has now ended. Hopefully we’ll be doing it again next year! :) Let’s face it. Being a homemaker is a hard job. (Can I get an amen?) Not only is it the hardest role I’ve ever taken on, but it’s also one of the most important. Homemaking encompasses how I care for my family, how I nurture my relationship with my husband, how I raise my children, how I steward the time and resources that I’ve been given. It’s this incredibly crucial […]

Why This Pen and Paper Gal is Turning to Digital Organization (A Review of the New ListPlanIt)

Why this pen and paper gal is turning to digital organization

One of my favorite ways to stay organized has just gotten even better. I’ve been using ListPlanIt’s printable lists and organizational pages in my homemaking binder, menu plans on my fridge, shopping lists tucked into my purse, and anywhere else I needed them for the last several years. Personally, I still love printable lists. I’m a pen and paper gal at heart. These days, though, I’m sort of without my pen and paper. As we’re traveling this year, we don’t have printer access, nor do […]

Cleaning During Stolen Moments

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I wish that I could simply set aside an hour or two each weekday to focus solely on house cleaning, in order to keep my home in tip-top shape. Yet when I try, up pop all manner of interruptions. A toddler who needs help on the potty or simply a snuggle from mommy. A 6 year old who needs help with her math word problems. A request for a snack to bring with him as my husband runs out the door. Interruptions and distractions are a normal part of this season […]

Making Mom’s Health A Priority

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Guest Post by Leah When my children wake up in the morning, I sometimes chuckle to myself as I’m reminded of some old horse races I used to watch as a child. The whistle blows, the announcer proclaims, “And she’s OFF!”, and the remainder of the race is spent simply trying to keep up with what’s going on, and preparing for what’s to come around the next bend. While doing my best to nourish precious little bodies, minds, and spirits each day, there are occasions […]

Cook More Real Food: Join Me For Some Freezer Cooking!

Today is the day to put so much of what we’ve been doing throughout the Cook More Real Food event into practice! I will be spending most of today and tomorrow (Mon/Tues) in my kitchen, cooking up a whole lot of food. The point? To fill my freezer with plenty of good stuff to help make cooking whole foods, from scratch, more of a reality in the day to day busyness of life as a mom and homemaker. I know that many of you have […]

Overcoming Scheduling Challenges: Bringing More Peace to my Day

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Image by Andreanna Moya Flexibility. It is one of  the great skills that I have come to realize are a necessity for mothering. Learning to go with the flow and figure out what to do as each new season of life arrives, full of unique challenges and opportunities, is essential. I’ve talked recently about my desire to cut back on my blogging to focus on my family. That desire remains, but there’s a dilemma. We’re in a season of starting up a family business, and […]

Creating a Homemaking Binder

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**We’re just back from Seattle after what has been a crazy week and a half! My blog schedule for January is now a bit off and I need to reassess it, but I will continue to putter along on my organizational projects that I’ve begun. More recipe organizing, and yes, the ListPlanIt download lists and giveaway, are soon to come. But first, here’s a glimpse into the homemaking binder that I’ve begun… My simple binder. Nothing fancy. That white rectangle says “Stephanie’s Homemaking Binder”. No […]