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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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My Goals for This Week – Heading into May 4/30/15

Can you believe it’s almost May already? This year is flying by and we are down to about 8 weeks left until we meet our twin boys. I can’t wait and yet there is still so much to be done before they arrive! What We’ve Been Up To The Last Few Weeks This month has… Read More

Let Your Home Breathe this Spring: Small Steps to Simplify Your Living Space

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer Spring is motivating. The weather is lovely, signs of life are everywhere, and I personally, feel invigorated. It’s truly the perfect time to do some big cleaning and reorganization. Photo credit Last spring I changed my daily reality by simplifying many areas of my home. It was an eye-opening time for me… Read More

How I’m Getting Organized by Using a Label Maker

I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with Brother and Blueprint Social. The opinions in this post are my own. Want to win a Brother P-Touch label maker? See my tutorial below and enter to win an amazing giveaway!  The last several months, I have been on a mission to declutter and organize… Read More

Why You Need to Start Meal Planning (Plus a Video)

As a homemaker, who is concerned about my family’s health and staying within our grocery budget, learning how to meal plan has been the single most important and helpful skill I’ve developed. I’ve heard from many women who don’t meal plan and think that menu or meal planning just won’t work for their family for one… Read More

3 Problem Areas to Quickly Declutter in Your Kitchen

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer If you’re like me, the kitchen is the central hub of your house. As a stay-at-home, work-at-home, full-time mama of two young kids, I am constantly prepping meals and snacks and endlessly cleaning. While I am naturally more of a “clutter person,” my husband is an “efficiency, functional, no-clutter person,” and… Read More

How I’m Using a Planner to Get Back Into a Routine After Summer

This summer, I’ve been taking it easy. I’ve scaled back my menu planning to as simple as possible, I’ve been taking it easy here on the blog, and I’ve left some of my home organizing projects for later. It’s been wonderful enjoying summer playing with my toddlers, spending time with my husband, and with my… Read More

The Benefits of Meal Planning

By Katie, Contributing Writer When I was growing up, my friend’s mom always planned her meals in advance. She always had a meal plan written out on the refrigerator and from that point I always thought I would try to do that when I was running my household. When I got married, I didn’t realize just… Read More

Organizing Your Home in 2014: Looking Well

By Mandy Kelly, Contributing Writer Here we are- 2014! If you are like me- your goal list has been made! As a wife, mom, and homemaker- that meant a lot of goals for my home! I believe that my home is the outpouring of my families ministry- it is home base for us! My kids all… Read More

Homemaking & Time Management for the New Year

As a homemaker, now is the time to be planning. This year is wrapping up and the new year is just around the corner, are you ready? A large part of being a homemaker is knowing how to manage your time. Towards the end of the year we are all so busy with shopping, parties,… Read More

Establishing a Homemaking Schedule or Routine

By Whitney R., Contributing Writer I love having a homemaking schedule or routine for my days and week; I just don’t always love following them. In fact, I’m pretty bad at sticking to a self-imposed agenda. Instead, I want to do what I want and when I want. The consequences are numerous, and all disastrous in… Read More