Posts About domestication

household division of labor

November 11, 2014

Happy Tuesday, friends! For awhile I’ve been wanting to have some more discussions here about life issues. Just things that come up for me as a working mom, but that probably most people deal with. So let’s do that, let’s talk it out. Today I want to talk about household division of labor. I find homemaking and domestic routines fascinating. I am always trying to find more efficient and simpler ways to do things around the house so that we can enjoy the fun part of our lives more. I actually thought about analyzing this after I read Nora’s post almost two years ago, ha, but I’m just now getting around to it. This is how we do things at our place….
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instax home life / 3

November 5, 2014

I have some more home life Instax photos to share! These are from a couple months ago and then I took a break from this project, but after this I have one more round and then I’d like to make an album for them. >Liam in the kids’ old room >Where the play room used to be >Ice cream break >In the high chair >The start of a gallery wall >Homemade pizza >Reading in bed >Breakfast tacos >Moving rooms >A corner of the kids’ new room >Craft room >Meal planning

cinnamon-topped oatmeal muffins

October 9, 2014

This is the second in my ten quick breads challenge. It is a delicious challenge. This time I went for muffins. I like that they’re not overly sweet (except for the topping…yum) and that they have oatmeal which is hearty – and good for lactation if that’s something important to you. :) Cinnamon-topped oatmeal muffins adapted from More-With-Less 1 cup sifted flour 1/4 cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup quick or old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup raisins (optional – I didn’t have any, so I left them out) 3 Tablespoons oil 1 egg, beaten 1 cup milk For the topping: 2 Tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon melted butter Preheat oven to…
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3 quick things i’m doing to get in the mood for fall

September 30, 2014

This post has been sponsored, but as always (for good or bad) all the content is my own. I am so excited that it’s almost October. Except for the fact that it’s crazy how fast this year has gone by, I’m pretty happy that the summer is really truly behind us. October is when we usually get our first real cool front. October is our wedding anniversary (six years on Friday). October kicks off the holiday season which I love. The traditions, the rituals, the anticipation, the fact that most of it centers around the home…it’s all designed to make me happy. Me personally. It’s like with Lorelai and snow…and if you know what I’m talking about you know what I…
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dutch apple bread (and a baking challenge)

September 15, 2014

As I was reading through my More-With-Less cookbook I was overwhelmed with the urge to do some baking. One day I’d love to master baking yeasted bread from scratch, but I’m not quite ready to tackle that yet. For now, I was very inspired by the quick bread section of this particular cookbook. Quick bread is any bread leavened without yeast. Technically this could include cakes and brownies and such, but I want to branch out from that. I set myself the goal to try ten new quick bread recipes. My first attempt – Dutch apple bread – was rushed and I realized too late that I used baking powder instead of baking soda (I am ALWAYS doing that; I…
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