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 [...]

What to Eat This Summer

Seasonal food inspiration for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and dessert... all on one page. My hope is that you'll be able to scroll to a category, close your eyes, and point... Effectively making this a delicious decision maker for when you are melting under the summer sun and just can't muster any meal time creativity. [...]

What We’re Eating (June, Week 2)

A week of meal time inspiration including: a range of vegan and omnivore meals, sweet and savory breakfasts, lots of lunches utilizing leftovers (to avoid food waste and make the day easier), and tips for cross utilizing ingredients. You'll notice there are a few exceptions to our normal plan this week as it's Isaiah's birthday [...]

Why We Let Summer Slow Us Down

We have a tendency to value being “busy” too much, don’t we? Life is not a race. It is not a frenzy. It is not a competition. Yet it is too often treated as such. I believe in consistent moderation throughout the year. I also value the specific rhythms that come with each season. If [...]

What We’re Eating (June, Week 1)

A few things to note before getting started: This is my first time including a shopping list for a meal plan. If it at first glance it seems extensive, remember it contains a lot of staple items you likely already have at home. Which should make things easier! A few other things that I hope [...]