Category Archives: Housekeeping

Laughing At Spilled Milk: Hunting for Hardwoods

For eleven years (as long as we have lived in our house), Troy and I dreamed of replacing the stain magnet carpeting with hardwood floors.  While most people in our comfortably middle class neighborhood would have long ago whipped out … Continue reading

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Hope for the Marthaholic – A Story of Recovery

“It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night anxiously working…for God gives rest to his loved ones.” Psalm 127:2 Ten years ago I was a raging Marthaholic. My day was scheduled from … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: The Truth About Marthaholics

  “Take my yolk upon you and let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle in heart, and you will find rest for your soul.” Matthew 11:29   “Jesus loves me.  This I know, for my completed to-do … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: Picaken – a Test of Womanhood

Okay, I don’t usually post this frequently but the following must be processed. I’m thinking about making a picaken for Troy’s birthday.  For those of you who may not know, it’s a pie baked into a cake.  This totally cool … Continue reading

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Laughing At Spilled Milk: Franken-oven

This past July my most prized culinary possession – the convection oven – was killed by lightening.  Seriously, lightening hit our house and fried our range. It is a miracle that this was all that perished. Now, I would love to … Continue reading

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Dear Me, About Mom Anger

“Love is not easily angered; does not fly off the handle” – 1 Corinthians 13:5 “Anger is a short madness.” – Horace Dear Me, Mom anger is an uncomfortable but important topic for us to discuss. Statistically, it holds more potential … Continue reading

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Dear Me, About Housekeeping …

“My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” – Erma Bombeck Dear Me, OK, girl, here’s the thing; It is kind of important to keep on top … Continue reading

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