Budget Rhythm

I break our budget down into three categories: fixed (costs that stay consistent month to month and/or have a deadline), future (things for which we save), and fluctuating (costs that vary week to week and don't have a payment deadline). For the fixed category, I insert the total amount we owe for that month. Then [...]

New Homekeeping Rhythm

New Homekeeping Rhythm

D A I L Y  T A S K S: +load of dishes (load dishwasher throughout the day, run it after dinner and do handwashing/leave to soak if needed) +tidy (put everything in it's place) +clean any messy floors and toilets (sweeping, spot cleaning, etc) +one load of laundry (unless machine isn't yet full, then [...]

Second Grade Curriculum + Rhythm

Our weekly rhythm is organized to focus our time and energy on one area of study a day. This allows us to dive in, supplement curriculum, answer any questions that arise, etc. without rushing or feeling pressure to move to another task. We do not get buried under a heavy workload of busy work. We [...]

Mama’s Loaded Potato Soup

I cannot take a lick of credit for this. It's my mother's recipe. It's delicious and filling. Give it a try and you will be struck with cravings for it forevermore. Ingredients: 1lb. bacon, chopped 1 stick of butter 1 1/2 Vidalia onion, diced 1/4 cup flour 1/2 quart of whole milk 1 bag of [...]

Mushroom Alfredo

Rich, creamy, and comforting...this dish is going to help you greet Autumn in the most lovely way. Ingredients: half a yellow onion, diced 2 pints baby bella (crimini) mushrooms 2 handfuls of fresh spinach fresh dill, parsley, and thyme (a few sprigs of each), chopped 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 1 splash of white wine [...]

Chicken Apple Risotto

I've been making this recipe from memory for years (nearly a decade). Therefore, I can't remember the exact title of it's source (a gluten free cookbook long forgotten). It's a favorite and every time I have made it for someone they have requested the details. So here they are. I hope you enjoy it's hearty [...]

Spin Cycle

Spin Cycle

The smell of Gain and dryer sheets is so thick I can feel it in my pores. A fan spins in rhythm with the massive dryers. l think of all the places I’ve watched my clothes spin. There was the laundry room in my dormitory building where I alternated between studying textbooks and the pages [...]