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Planning & Organizing

While the most important aspect of our home is our focus on God and pointing our family back to Him – sometimes we just need some practical help and tips on managing it ALL! So whether you need some cleaning recipes, tips on how to effectively plan, or new organizing ideas you will find what you need below.

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Getting back into routines in the New Year

I am focusing on cultivating more joy in my life this year. Slowing down long enough to be thankful for all that God gives. Choosing gratitude and intentionally being content, truly content, throughout my days. My goals and focus this year all have to do with choosing JOY! But the thing is, it’s really hard… Read More

8 Menu Plan Tutorials (To help you fall in love with cooking again)

This week is Meal Planning week here at YWG. Meal planning is a really important part of running and managing my kitchen and I’m excited to dive into resources all week for helping you discover a meal planning option that works best for you. On Friday I shared 15+ recipes that the whole family will love… Read More

Creating & Using a Home Management Binder to Run My Household

I am not a natural organizer and I didn’t come into marriage with any great homemaking skills. The last seven years have been a whirlwind of learning domestic skills and discovering along the way what it means to be a homemaker who glorifies God. I adapted pretty quickly to learning how to cook and clean… Read More

Finding Balance at Home with Family and Work

By Victoria Osborn, Contributing Writer I characterize myself as a stay-at-home/work-at-home wife, mom and homemaker. Even typing all that out makes me exhausted! I’m a wife and mom first My family is my greatest priority. Tending to the needs of my husband and children is a lot of work but the rewards are so great…. Read More

The Beauty of Grace in Simple Homemaking Rituals

By Victoria Osborn, Contributing Writer When my third baby was born at the start of the year, my whole system for homemaking was completely thrown into a wrench. Trying to balance life, a home, blogging and writing with my family which includes an amazingly supportive husband, a 4 year old, 2 year old and the… Read More

A Look Inside My Baby Hospital Bag (10 things we packed)

We had our twin boys a little over two weeks ago and we are happy settling into life as a family of six! I’ve had people ask about some of our photos and what we brought to the hospital for the babies. So on our second go around with the hospital, here’s what we packed!… Read More

Developing Simple & Effective Home Management Systems

I hear from many women each week who feel totally stressed out and overwhelmed with managing their home. I thought I had a hold on this whole homemaking thing – until we had our twin boys and they started getting into everything. Suddenly, I couldn’t cook or clean like I used to. There were (and are)… Read More

Why I need to PLAN to have a relaxing summer

I love summer and the easy schedules that come with it. It seems everyone is more relaxed and ready to fit things into their schedules that they normally can’t (such as reading by the pool, decluttering projects, freezer cooking, etc). So far, this summer for me has been very different. We are on baby watch… Read More

7 Simple Tips for Once a Month Cooking Success

By Shannon Brown, Contributing Writer A couple of months ago my sister and I got the bright idea to do a once a month cooking day together. We planned to have the kids hang out with the daddies while we whipped up dozens healthy, homemade meals for the freezer. To be sure, we had Pinterest-y visions… Read More