• Tips For Toy Storage and Independent Play Time

    Plus, how toy rotation can benefit your home, too! Does your child get easily overwhelmed in their toy space? Is tidying up after playtime always like pulling teeth? Do you walk into their toy storage and feel overwhelmed as the caretaker? Then your home could benefit from some toy storage and rotation! Simplifying toys will get you far when it comes to organizing your home. But even after decreasing the quantity of toys, organizing and displaying them in an inviting way will set your child up for success and encourage independent play! Tips For Toy Storage + Improved Independent Play Time Today I’m going to walk you through a quick…

  • Going Simple: Toy Organization and Decluttering

    Week Four of The Going Simple Challenge, we declutter + toy organization. Plus a FREE Printable to get you started! Week four, TOYS! One of the most impactful weeks for a home with children. When we first decided to go simpler in our home, we were overrun with toys. Decluttering toys that had become unwanted and outgrown, and establishing functional toy organization are two great ways we will bring more peace (and joy!) into our home this week. Decluttering toys and improving toy organization benefits our kids most. Too many toys can be very overwhelming for a child. Does your child get easily overwhelmed in their toy space? Is tidying…

  • Simple and Sweet: Snickerdoodle Cookies

    Snickerdoodle cookies are one of my favorites to make with littles. Sweet and sugary, soft in the middle and just the right crunch! Feel free to use a hand mixer or a stand unit for this dough, these snickerdoodle cookies mix up easily with softened butter. We find pre-greasing cookie sheets works well with this recipe (even for nonstick) to insure the cookies slide right off the tray when done. Check out this simple trick for spraying your baking pans! Tips for Baking With Littles This recipe is so simple, and *actually* fun to make with the kids. They love swirling the snickerdoodle cookie balls in the cinnamon sugar coating…

  • Encourage Independence in Kids with Daily Rhythms

    including this free printable pack! When I first started out parenting, I always told myself I’d never be that parent that hangs little charts up (and you know how I feel about those ‘nevers’). It seemed too formal and forced. But once I realized my child was craving independence around two, I realized maybe those charts weren’t so bad after all. In our home we introduced a simple morning and evening routine by placing visual charts up in our daughters’ room. By giving them an easy reminder of the steps they could take on their own, we saw them bloom in independence. They know what was expected of them, and we get to relax…

  • There is goodness within you, never forget it. (free Fruits of the Spirit printable)

    Today, enjoy this gift from me to you. A simple + free printable of the fruits of the spirit. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23 I don’t know about you, but I need a constant reminder of the goodness that is permanently planted within me. I need this visual to help me step up when darkness tries to take over my days, my attitude, my behaviors, my motherhood and sometimes even my marriage.   Because darkness can creep in anywhere if we let it. “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear…

  • Simplify the joys of motherhood: Ditch the guilt with One Good Mom Thing

    In early motherhood I was so stumped how other mom’s were doing it. How they were happy and thriving. I often felt so lost in how to actually connect with them, without feeling like a failure. I didn’t connect with my kids on anything because I was so overwhelmed with the thought of doing everything. As they got older I grew more comfortable in my mom shoes (figuratively, and literally, I’m lookin at you, sensible loafers with arch support 😉 ). Because I felt the need to love ALL of motherhood, I was missing out on finding joy in the parts I actually did like! It is okay to not…

  • Simple Morning + Evening Rhythms for Kids

    With a free printable to get you started! When I first started out parenting, I always told myself I’d never be that parent that hangs little charts up (and you know how I feel about those ‘nevers’). It seemed too formal and forced. But once I realized my child was craving independence around two, I realized maybe those charts weren’t so bad after all. In our home we introduced a simple morning and evening routine by placing visual charts up in our daughters’ room. By giving them an easy reminder of the steps they could take on their own, we saw them bloom in independence. They know what was expected…

  • Slow Down with Simple Soul Care Ideas

    Plus a free printable for when you need to refuel! I don’t know about you, but lately I’ve been putting myself majorly on the back burner. Filling ourselves up is the only way we are able to give back and serve others, as well as our home. So if we are running on empty, we aren’t going to get very far in our relationships or goals. Enter, self care.  If you’ve been here before, you probably know my take on the term self care. Long story short, I believe we need more than the commercialized version we know today.  In searching out self care, we see these acts are often quick fixes,…

  • Make a Plan: Five Reasons to Establish Daily Rhythms

    When I started into my early motherhood journey, I was clueless. I attempted multiple home management, meal planning and self care routines. I printed charts. I wrote out schedules. But nothing worked for me.  Finding myself so discouraged by my failure, I would throw in the towel. The repetitive cycle of giving up on these systems left me helpless. I felt like my home was always controlling me, and I desperately wanted it the other way around.  Sound familiar? It wasn’t until I discovered the concept of daily rhythms, that I really finally found my footing in motherhood. Setting myself up for success didn’t look like a chart of completed…

  • Slow and Simple Tips To Bring Peace This Holiday Season

    Back again with more holiday drama? Not here at House of Eilers. Well, not intentional drama anyway! 😉 The holiday bustle seems to bring enough of that on its own! Here are a few ways I give myself a much needed break during the holiday season as a busy mom of four little ones. But still keep up our most important holiday traditions! 1. Ditch Perfection Beautiful + Pinterest Perfect Christmas, is that you, knocking at our front door? Sorry pal, you aren’t welcome here! B.K. (before kids), I found so much joy in creating photo worthy holiday moments. But alas, with all things children, grace prevails. Besides… I’ll take…