If you are a new follower of the blog, you might be wondering…what is KonMari? KonMari is another name for decluttering and it is actually not really a new thing. It originally became a trend when Marie Kondo published her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up in 2014. The idea of the KonMari style of decluttering has just resurfaced lately thanks mostly to the TV show on Netflix. But Barry and I started our journey with KonMari over 4 years ago and we owe a lot of thanks to Marie Kondo and her book. We really did experience some great lessons learned from decluttering.[Read more…]
5 Tips for Dealing with the Blahs
Have you ever had a case of “the blahs”? You know – that sinking, sad, yucky feeling that just drags you down? Worse yet – do you have the blahs now? What in the world can you do about that feeling when you don’t have a say in the weather forecast and Spring is still several weeks away?[Read more…]
How to Be a Work at Home Mom
I’ve been a work-at-home mom for the past ten years. I remember this because one of my very first posts on the blog was about throwing a bubble-themed birthday party for my oldest daughter. It has been a big learning experience, but I have found working at home suits me (and our family) really well. With the right attitude, the right office setup, and the right resources, working at home is something that may just work for you as well. I’ll share toward the end of this post about my actual workspace, and tell you about the desk and chair I recently received from Autonomous, the sponsor of today’s post. If you prefer to watch a video about this, jump over to my YouTube channel where I just posted a video about it.
With kids, what does working at home look like?[Read more…]
Homemaking vs. Housekeeping
It seems that over the last 100 years or so, the ART of homemaking has been lost. What used to be something that we coveted as little girls, became somewhat of a burden. We were no longer taught that we should desire to be homemakers – that it was LESS THAN. Instead, we should desire a career only and also wanting to keep a home was beneath us.[Read more…]
Relationships and Money: 5 Things Every Couple Needs to Know
A lot of you are new around here, so I’ve been spending some time recapping some of my favorite content written since Humorous Homemaking was born in May 2010. One of the ways I’m determining which content is best to share with you anew, I consider the most frequently asked questions I get via email, Facebook, etc. By far, the most common set of questions falls under the heading of relationships and money or marriage and money.
I get TONS of questions on how to get husbands and wives to agree on money. Why? Because I firmly believe when you said “I do” you made a commitment for life. Unfortunately, the reason that commitment is most commonly broken is due to money problems. When I started providing financial counsel, I quickly learned I often provided a lot of marriage counseling too.[Read more…]
Surround Yourself with Words that Matter (Because ALL Words Matter)
Part of making-your-home (homemaking) is the decorating part. I’d be lying if I told you that was my expertise. The truth is, I get all my inspiration from Pinterest and then I just copy it. Ha ha! They say imitation is a form of flattery, right?
If you were to come into my home, you’d be instantly aware that I love words.
There are words EVERYWHERE.
I have printed words on the wall. There are printed graphics that are framed. We have blocks of wood with words painted on them. I have painted chalkboards in the kitchen with scripture. There are chalkboards in the bathroom. There is a whiteboard in the kitchen. Letterboards galore live here. I have window clings on the mirrors. Jewelry? Yup, words there too.
Scripture is everywhere. Funny sayings are in abundance.
But why?[Read more…]
Why Rebounding is My Exercise of Choice
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Listen up – I hate to exercise. It’s the lowest thing on my GET IT DONE list each day. But regardless, I knock it out every day before my kids wake up.
Why am I doing this thing that I don’t really like…especially when I’d rather curl up on the couch with a good book, under a blanket, when the house is nice and quiet?!
Well, the short answer is…I just feel better when I do it. But after trying lots of different methods of exercise, like knowing how to use equipment such as Nordictrack S27i vs S22i, I’ve landed on rebounding as my favorite (see what I did there? Ha!). Let’s talk about why jumping on a rebounder is awesome.[Read more…]
Menstrual Cups: Not for Coffee
I remember when I first learned about menstrual cups – and it’s totally not a normal story. We were at Bible study and everyone knew I loved coffee – so they gifted me a coffee mug that says: Domestic Diva. For the record, I still love and use that mug regularly.
But then, the men started calling it my Diva Cup. And somehow, someone got on the internet and found out what a Diva Cup really was…and I was ABHORRED. No really.
What!?! No Way!
People do this?! They put a cup up in their hoo-ha?! What a bunch of tree-hugging weirdos!
And now, here we are. In the place where I always find myself…falling off my high horse and eating lots of crow.
Hear that? It’s the crows in my front yard.[Read more…]
How Can Moms Rest?
Until recently, I never rested. No really. I didn’t.
I thought rest was for PANSIES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, I have work to do!!!!!!!! We’ll just rest when we’re dead!!!!
Yup – you sure will. And you’ll go much earlier if you don’t learn how to slow the heck down.[Read more…]
5 Steps to Changing Your Negative Thoughts
I have always thought negative thoughts about myself. Things like:
- You don’t deserve anything
- Boy, you’re dumb
- She’s WAY better than you
- You’re stupid
- No one really likes you
- You’re not good enough
I can’t pinpoint WHY I thought those things…I’m sure some of it is because kids are just cruel and certain things stick with you. But sometimes things just get in your head.[Read more…]
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