Woman Loses Mind Over Towels on Floor

I’m not a neat freak or a germaphobe. Really. I’m not. But I am someone who finds clutter stressful and order….relaxing. Also? I don’t like the idea of getting sick and throwing up. Especially hate the throwing up part and would rather not thankyouverymuch. Do the boys have these particular issues in life? It’s hard […]

Keepin’ It Real

I started writing this blog out of frustration. Parenting is a tough job, and homeschooling adds a whole ‘nother dimension. Many were the days that Hubby came home to me angry, and I was often in tears. There were a lot of different situations and reasons, and one by one we’ve worked on the problems. […]

Getting Kids to Value a Clean Van

Exciting news! The boys cleaned the van with enthusiasm this morning. Can you believe it? I’m still in shock. I wrote all about it over at GNMParents (now ForeverParenting) in my weekly post. Let’s face it, breakthroughs like this don’t happen every day. This may be sheer brilliance, Internets. You decide. Earnest Parenting: help for […]

Paper is Evil: Dealing with Mail

Paper comes at us from all directions, doesn’t it? I know I’ve had my share of piles over the years. Okay, to be honest I still have piles. One to file, and one to go through (crazy mail carrier! Keeps bringing me more paper.) Here are some strategies to help keep that tiger under control. […]