How to model and teach generosity and charity to kids in difficult circumstances.
Musings, Parenting, Simplicity

How To Teach Generosity {When You Don’t Have Much to Give}

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Sometimes, I feel like a miser. Our finances have been rickety for a while. Then, last year they got better! Woot! But this… Continue reading How To Teach Generosity {When You Don’t Have Much to Give}

An encouraging post for busy times in our lives.
Large family, Musings, Simplicity

In Defense of Being Busy

"Oh, I'm so busy!" We have a love-hate relationship with being busy, don't we? Wherever we are in life, there are voices that will try to make us feel guilty about it. On the one hand, we have a lot to do. We have families, jobs, responsibilities, hopes, dreams, hobbies. Our days fill up fast.… Continue reading In Defense of Being Busy

Hectic, busy times can be a kind of desert in our lives.
Large family, Moving, Musings, Parenting, Simplicity

A Desert of Busyness

Life gets complicated, sometimes. First off, we did move again, so here we are in a new state. We actually left North Carolina on the very day that we traveled there last year, in an odd, unplanned coincidence. Now, we're in the middle of all the unpacking, the tortuous paperwork, and errands involved with relocating… Continue reading A Desert of Busyness

Super quick and easy Lenten decor
Catholicism, Liturgical Year, Simplicity

{SQT} Simple, Frugal Lenten Decor, Tofu, and Learning as I Go

~1~ Since I'm learning to incorporate the liturgical year into family life at the same time I'm adjusting to being a new Catholic, living in a new state, being a first-time homeowner, homeschooling with some unique challenges, and recovering from a serious financial slump, I'm keeping it simple. And cheap. I spent about 20 minutes… Continue reading {SQT} Simple, Frugal Lenten Decor, Tofu, and Learning as I Go

The simple tricks I use to feed breakfast to 10 people without losing my mind.
Large family, Simplicity

Breakfast for 10: Simple Tips to Feed a Crowd without Losing Your Mind

I love to cook. It's really one of my favorite things to do. And it seems a little ironic that now that I have so many people to cook for, I have so little time to do it. I've got 10 people eating most of their meals at home; I have to simplify. Especially when… Continue reading Breakfast for 10: Simple Tips to Feed a Crowd without Losing Your Mind