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As you can see by the minimal content on my blog, I’m quite new to the blog world. I’ve been steadily working on creating a framework for the content I’m posting bit by bit. So here’s a look at what’s coming:

Book reviews! I love to read, so I plan to post regular (monthly at least, or every other week) reviews of the books I am currently reading.

Recipes – I cook a lot for my family, and I’m always adjusting recipes to make them more healthy. Coming soon is a healthy (well, healthier) cupcake requested by my husband. He does not react well to sugar, so I am looking to reduce sugar and refined carbs while still creating a yummy cupcake. Stay posted for the results of my experiment!

Weekly meal plans with pictures of the contents of my CSA farm box. We get our produce from a local biodynamic farm; its fabulous! I did forget to photograph this week (like I said, I’m new to this…) but I will still post my meal plan.  We are fairly new to a traditional foods diet, so I am doing a lot of experimenting and learning by doing.

Homeschooling my preschooler – I will be posting my curriculum choices and activities as we start up our first year of (official) homeschooling.  This will include an emphasis on teaching the Bible also.

I’m also working on projects around my home, such as decorating the kids’ rooms, organizing my kitchen, creating schedules and routines that my three and a half year old can understand, and creating a household management binder.  I rent, so decorating and organizing cheaply and with movable, reusable items is a top priority.  We are also paring down and simplifying both our lives and our possessions.

I’m looking forward to sharing what I learn as I journey toward intentional homemaking and intentional parenting!

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That’s right, I am a perfectionist.  A die-hard perfectionist, to the point that it can actually interfere with my life!  I came across something today which summarizes how I feel about my struggle with perfectionism:

Don’t fail to do something just because you can’t do everything.

While Bob Pierce (founder of World Vision) was probably talking specifically about solving problems like worldwide hunger and impoverished children, I can’t help but find this incredibly relevant to my daily struggles as well.  This is a reminder that I can do something small, every day, to help my neighbor.  To serve my children.  To serve my husband.  And yes, even to chip away at huge problems like hunger and poverty!

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14

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I am a stay at home mother of two, exceptionally sleep deprived and living on the brink. Here, I will chronicle my journey toward containing the chaos at home and finding a simpler lifestyle. Come along with me as I learn about household management, green living inspiration, cooking from scratch, cloth diapering, simplifying my home and going chemical free.

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