WEEK ONE: Take Back My Mind & Make Priorities

Click Mom Takes Back the House to read the introduction to the series and all posted installments. WELCOME TO WEEK ONE—GROUND ZERO! If anything is cluttered, it’s my mind. It started when I was pregnant with the twins, so I called it “pregnancy brain.”  But, even after they were born, it just kept happening.  I had […]

How My Kids Eat Free Every Night

I love to cook for my family, but being a stay-at-home mom of 3 small children (while being pregnant with a fourth), I really hit my physical & emotional limit by 6pm.  That’s dinner time around here.  There have been times when I’ve just sat at the table sobbing tears of exhaustion while the Hubby […]

Making the Everyday a Holiday

It really is the simple things that make life special.  My husband and I had a whim to make the 9th of every month Kissy Day.  Every family member (pets, too) on the 9th every month gets nearly attacked with sweet little kisses.  We have been doing it for probably a decade now (maybe more) […]

Sickness Readiness Kit for Flu Season

  Every night, we pray with and over the Wee Allens.  Among the things we pray for and against, we pray that they will be healthy—that any virus or illness they come into contact with will be short-lived in their bodies.  If at that time they are battling sickness, we proclaim that by HIS stripes […]

A Homemade (Cheap) Alternative to Swim Ear Drops

I wasn’t prone to ear infections as a child, but my grandmother always made me put rubbing alcohol in my ears after swimming anyway.  Thanks, Granny! When I started bringing my girls to swimming lessons (at 18 months old), the swimming instructor (who has four children of her own) advised that I treat them after […]

How to Hang a Collage of Pictures (without measuring)

  So you’ve got a blank wall and you’re trying to figure out how you’re going to cover so much space with artwork.  A collection or collage of photos or prints with a similar theme is a classic way to fill up that blank space. But, you want it to look artsy-fartsy and NOT like […]

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