Using Online Research to Make Informed Purchases

  I try to do most of my shopping online.  With two kids, I don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to shopping in stores, so I rely on doing research online.  I have come to depend on reading reviews to get the information I need to make a purchase. Review websites make it a […]

All in Your Hands: Top Back-to-School Android Apps for Anxious Parents

The school year has a habit of sneaking up on parents. After those admission letters flow in, there’s so much to do. It’s time to start packing lunches, waking the kids up early, checking homework, and keeping connected with teachers. It’s best to be prepared with an arsenal of apps before things start getting chaotic. […]

Coming Together for Easter ~ #LifesBetterTogether

I was compensated by Evite for my time in developing this post. All opinions are my own. Spring is an incredibly busy time of year for us.  There is my daughter’s birthday and then Easter – just to name a few – plus, spring weather means lots of great time spent getting outdoors!  I also work in […]

How to Prepare for Summer in the Dead of Winter

  The sun doesn’t rise until well after 6:00 a.m., you are accustomed to seeing snow flurries in the air (even if it doesn’t stick on the ground), and you are never without a pair of warm, fuzzy socks. It’s wintertime — which means summer is just a few short months around the corner, and […]

Limiting Screen Time for Children

When my first child was born about seven years ago, iPhones were just being introduced, and the iPad was released in 2010.  In just a few years, media devices have become incredibly popular and can be such a big part of daily life, and that is in addition to other electronics like TV, computers, and […]

Make School Mornings Less Stressful

  Do you find mornings stressful, trying to get the kids out the door to school?  Many parents can agree that this is a busy and chaotic time.  Here are some tips to help streamline your mornings. Prepare clothes ahead of time This is a really simple way to make mornings go faster.  I have […]

Helping Our Children Get Organized for the New Year

Getting and staying organized can help our children succeed in school and juggle all the demands. As 2013 gets under way, here are four ideas for a more organized year. First, Declutter. Be sure there is a logical place for everything and that your children know where things go. Kids are great at putting things away, […]

Making Time for Family

We seem to be swamped with this new school year. We have gone from the endless, carefree days of summer, to the busy routine of school and after school activities. Back to packing lunches, carpools, pick ups and busy afternoons of homework. Even though school has only been in session for two weeks, I can […]

Scheduling without a schedule

I am a planner by nature.  Growing up (and even until I had kids) I had schedules and lists, and even lists for my lists.  I spent hours just organizing my days, weeks, months, to-do lists, and so forth.  Anything that could be written in list format was. And then some. After having kids I […]

Getting It All Together

By Julie Kieras I thought life at home with baby would by idyllic. I would read and coo and play with baby, then flit about the house with a feather duster, frilly apron and high heels. Okay, maybe not the high heels. But life would be sweet…and light…very Becky Home Ec-y. The reality is – […]

Take Time For Yourself

Take time for yourself. I actually really don’t like this phrase.  It’s not that I don’t appreciate the sentiment, but it’s that most of the people who say this to me have no idea what my schedule is like or what “me time” is, or should be, composed of. My “time for yourself” isn’t getting […]

Managing Your Time at Home

I often get emails (almost daily!) asking about scheduling, time management, and any tips to make life easier at home with little ones running around. If you have any, please let me know, as I am still trying to figure that out every day.    No seriously, I do have a few tips that help […]

As the Fog Clears

Kingdom Mama is a frugal homeschooling mom of TWO sets of twins and a singleton that spends the majority of her day in the kitchen.  The self-proclaimed “enigma wrapped in a riddle” has a love for the Lord and is not afraid to tell you about it.  As a matter of fact, if you stop long […]

Beginning of Fall Cleaning Checklist

Two weeks ago, in my End of Summer post, I wrote about my love for shiny new school supplies and decluttering, clearing space out for what’s to come. Since then, I have acquired three glittery pens from the Target dollar bins, washed my bedroom curtains, and continued to clear one item a day out of […]