Category Archives: Cleaning/Organizing

WFMW: Organizing with David Allen’s filing system – an update after three years

.   Three years ago, I started David Allen’s method of file-based management and it literally changed my life.  For the first time in roughly 35 years (give or take a few,) I felt completely free of stress and it … Continue reading

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Sometimes love is messy

. I don’t have it all together. I’m not always (or even usually) organized, neat, or responsible. We leave dishes in the sink and laundry piled on the beds. We let the kids play in dirt and mud. They climb trees and … Continue reading

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Link: Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help

I read a wonderful article today that I wanted to share… Desperate Housewives–No Laughing Matter: Why Young Mothers Don’t Need God, They Need Help I used to joke all the time about the Proverbs 31 woman.  I used to say, … Continue reading

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I’m not an organized person… but I play one on my blog

About a year ago (back before the baby, and the chickens, and the goats, and the cow and I was writing posts like this and this and this), a lady who reads my blog praised me on being “so organized.”  … Continue reading

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Moving Cows

I recently came across a blog that has inspired me and blessed me in ways I can’t even describe.  Jon and I stayed up late last night as I read excerpts to him, and we talked about the future, and … Continue reading

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Babies Don’t Keep

I occasionally get criticized for the condition of my house, or my van, because it’s usually a mess.  Not a little mess, but a bread-crumbs-ground-into-the-floor-of-the-car-house-hasn’t-been-dusted-and-windows-haven’t-been-washed-in-over-a-year kind of mess.  And I get it.  The people who criticize me for those things … Continue reading

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WFMW – how we manage our family of 8

(“Manage” might be a little too hopeful a word.  “How I keep from spending all my time in a corner of the room, banging my head against the wall” might be a more appropriate title.  Sometimes the answer is simple: … Continue reading

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