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

. A year ago, the local sheriff showed up on my front door, followed a few hours later by a trio of social workers.  The accusation?  My house was a mess and my kids were dirty.  During her visit, the … Continue reading

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A Moneyless (or less-money) Lifestyle

In my last post, I mentioned a book I’ve been reading: Moneyless Manifesto by Mark Boyle.  Written by a man who lived completely without money for at least two and a half years (as I wrote in my last post, … 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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