Figuring out life

20 Easy Foods to Grow In Containers

Grocery shopping has gotten complicated. You never know what is going to be in stock, and ordering it isn't a guarantee you'll get it. So much of food shopping right now is hit or miss. One way to try to have a bit more control is to grow some of your own food. Growing produce eliminates some of the guessing game when it comes to feeding your family. No need to worry the store won't have what you need in stock. You don't even need to worry it will
Mom LIfe, Cleaning

4 Powerful DIY Disinfectants That Actually Kill Viruses

Co-vid 19 has caused a shortage in disinfectants and sanitizers. Reasonably, most sources are directing their supplies to hospitals and healthcare workers. Unfortunately that leaves most households wondering how we are supposed to protect ourselves and our families. Many turn to DIY products, but how do you know which of the DIY disinfectants actually kill viruses? I've read and searched to find the best DIY alternatives backed by science that I could. Since we can't buy what has already been tested, we should be able to feel secure in the
Mom LIfe, Cleaning

11 Essential Chores Your Kids Can Master

With the kids home there is more laundry, more dishes, more chores in general. Sudden changes in our routines has everyone stressed, but some sort of daily life has to carry on. Overwhelm sets in quickly. There is hope though! Unless your kids are very small, there are definitely chores they can do to help ease the workload. It isn't mean or unfair to expect your kids to contribute. In fact, it is beneficial. So, give them chores with no guilt and know that you are making more self-sufficient adults. I do
Mom LIfe

21 Teen Approved, Awesome Activities for Being Stuck Home

Teens can be harder to entertain when you are stuck in the house. I asked my kids for ideas and the 14 year old had the most input for me. So, here are my "teen approved" activities to suggest to your teens when they have run out of ideas. 21 "Teen Approved" Activities As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 1. Make a music video or movie 2. Practice origami 3. Learn to cook their favorite meal 4. Movie marathon (at home or online with friends) There are more than a handful of
Mom LIfe, Self-Care

Ultimate List of Online Boredom Busters (Over 50 links!)

People are sharing great links everywhere to online boredom buster activities. Online classes, virtual tours, free showings, e-books, and so much more. It's really very impressive all that is available. Since it is being shared mostly one link at a time over multiple platforms, I decided to make an ultimate list of sorts to share. So, here are all the resources I've been seeing offered online. {Edited to add over 19 new links!} Kid Focused Resources I'm sure most of these could be enjoyed by all ages, but if you are specifically
Self-Acceptance, Self-Care

Challenging Myself (and You) to Not Give a Shit

Challenging Myself and you to not give a shit
A recent goal in my life has been to "not give a shit" what other people think. In many ways this is easy for me, but there are still some areas this doesn't come natural.I was very caught up in rules as a child, but as an adult I don't do well with being told what to do, or even more so, what not to do. I know what I want done, and I don't really care if anyone else approves. Don't get me wrong, if the rules are
Self-Care

Let’s Scrutinize Our Support System

Let's Scrutinize Our Support System
Self care isn't something only done in isolation. Alone time is nice, and can be healing, but many parts of our self-care requires a support system. Your support system might include any number and variety of people, and it will likely change over time. This is an excellent reason to evaluate your support system regularly by asking yourself these three questions. Who do you have? Make a list of everyone in your life who you can depend on for help in some capacity. This list may contain: family members friends co-workers
Self-Acceptance, Journal

Journal Prompts for Self-Acceptance

Journal Prompts for Self-Acceptance
Sometimes you know exactly what you want to write in your journal, and sometimes you need a little help to get going. Journal prompts come in handy for times like that. In this post I've got 11 journal prompts for you to use when working on self-acceptance. What are my strengths? What are my values? If I wasn't afraid, I would _____. What does my inner critic tell me? How am I wrong? 10 things that cheer me up are ... If I could tell my past self anything,
Uncategorized, Self-Acceptance

My Favorite Posts from 2017

My Favorite Posts from 2017
I'm writing this later than I meant to, but I really liked the idea of a round-up of my personal favorite posts, so I'm cranking it out anyway. We are going to start this list with the 2017 blog post that got the most views. This Lazy Woman's Guide to Housework was incredibly popular with you all! If you enjoyed that one, you'll likely enjoy 12 Extremely Useful Spoonie Cleaning Tips also. Next up is Resource Roundup: Over 25 Amazing Sources for Info on Self-Acceptance and More. I love this post!
Uncategorized, Life Tips

My Holiday Musts

My Holiday Musts
When it comes to the holidays, some things I try to do every year no matter what. Whether I'm looking forward to the festivities, dreading them due to depression/anxiety, or not able to do much due to a chronic illness flare, this doesn't change. These are my holiday musts. Songs I'm not the type that likes to play Christmas music much. I hate how it is everywhere once Halloween is over, and I don't listen to it on the radio. There are a few songs that tend to get in my