• Upcycling Trash Into Simple, Functional Home Storage

    We live in a world where everything is linkable, buyable, shareable. But what if we spun the script. What if instead of shopping for our next need, we explored the option of upcycling? I know it goes against everything in our consumer driven world to encourage living with less. But today on the blog I wanted to share with you many of my upcycled pieces to provoke some creative thought. And in the process, hopefully, spark some light to live with a little less waste. Did you know you can Pin any of these photos to save them by giving them a simple TAP! How many things do you think…

  • 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…

  • How to be Marriage Positive with Date Night Check In’s

    Marriage positivity isn’t the most popular side of the fence to be on, especially on social media. Needless to say I was super nervous when I hit “post” on some thoughts the other night on IG (find it here). But I was so happy, relieved actually, because my inbox was FLOODED with you amazing women agreeing that marriage positivity needs to win this battle. I’m curious, when did our perception of successful relationships become so heavily weighted by negative quotes on social media. These cliche’s can be so detrimental toward how we perceive the success of our own relationship. I’m speaking from experience on this one. In early marriage I…

  • Simple Sheetpan Pancakes From Scratch!

    Quickly throwing this recipe up because so many of you have been asking! It’s the same as my fave simple pancakes from scratch, but now with the easiest sheet pan version, plus lots of tips. I’ve included both the traditional ingredient list, as well as our new favorite egg free version. Going egg free is a great way to simplify and speed up this family favorite recipe. And a simple pancake recipe is perfect for lazy mornings when you don’t feel like flipping, but still want all the fluffy goodness of pancakes. Adding in a little tip for anyone brave enough to use the Convection feature on their oven. I…

  • 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,…

  • Meal Planning Made Simple

    Meal planning can be such a struggle. From finding recipes, to building a grocery list to actually cooking the meal. It’s a lot of pressure. Using this free printable I created has not only streamlined what we eat for dinner, but it’s simplified how we plan it out! Today let’s take a quick peek inside the Free Meal Planning printable, as well as how the TAP system can help to streamline the meal planning process! 1. Build your meal bank. When you grab your free meal planning printable, it’s simple to get to work. Follow the steps to complete a full meal bank of ideas in two easy steps! No…

  • 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…

  • Meet TAP: The Accountability Planner

    Who says you can’t have it all? Finally, simple home management, meets bullet journal, meets planner.  An interactive, simple, step by step guide to find balance between personal goals + tasks, family life and home management. TAP. Finally an acronym that works to my favor. The Accountability Planner has been years in the making. Literally, each and every week for the last three years, I have written out the bones to my planner pages.  Check boxes for my daily *must do* items: Soul Care, Daily Rhythms, Cleaning Rhythms and a few personal trackers. And each year, I get a new planner, and yet the bones to my week never change. …

  • Stop Fighting Blank Space, Start Living Life

    Hey friends! Today I just wanted to talk about a little something that’s been on my mind lately. With the busyness and bustle that comes with the new year, we all can feel pressured to jump into the next big thing.  But this year I am feeling such strong urge to focus not on what I can fill my life up with. But instead what I can make space for.  A lot of us feel the pull to clear our spaces. And rightfully so! A cleared space free of clutter is scientifically proven to calm our mind.  But what if we cleared those spaces, and then, we rest. What if…