How to Exercise and Beat the Heat

 

I don’t know where you live, but where I live, it’s hot! I have lived in Minnesota most of my life and I’m a Minnesota girl through and through. A perfect day for me would start and end around 50°, then sit around 70° the rest of the day. Lately…

Welcome Home

 

Photo by the_girl I’m home with kids all day, every day. Many times without a car. We are a one car family. The days can get very long and exhausting. Then I hear it. That magical sound. I hear the van drive up. Finally he’s home. I can have a…

Introducing My Son, Joel

 

This week the M.O.B. Society is featuring a Boy Mom BlogHop. I thought this would be a great opportunity to start introducing my family, which I have been wanting to do for a while. Welcome If this is your first time at Average Housewife, welcome! Take a look around and…

Homeschool Curriculum 2012-2013

 

Well it’s about that time again, time to get ready to start a new school year. Are you ready? I am not. Yeah, this used to be the organized homeschool room. Now it’s a layer of old, new, and miscellaneous stuff that just doesn’t belong. My table may be a…

Journey to a Healthier Me: Will the Scale Win?

 

I woke up this morning at 5:29, one minute before my alarm was to go off. I quickly turned it off before it was to start playing the heavenly harp music that I wake up to. I browsed the social media on my phone for a couple of minutes. Then…

Top Ten Ideas for Fresh Picked Strawberries

 

Our family has made strawberry picking an annual summer event. We love getting in the middle of a big strawberry patch and spending about an hour picking anywhere from 15-35 lbs. of strawberries. Crouching down in the hot sun for an hour isn’t exactly fun, but there’s nothing like a…

Hannah Coulter Book Review

 

This book has been on my to be read list for quite some time. It got there by seeing it named by some well read women, Noel Piper and Ann Voskamp. Hannah Coulter is written by Wendell Berry. A fiction book that is written from Hannah’s point of view and in…

Journey to a Healthier Me: I’m a 10?

 

When I started this journey to living healthier, I was in a size 16 jeans and they were tight. My shirts that were XL were also getting too small for me. I didn’t want to admit that I may have needed to shop for the next size up. Every unhealthy…

Top Ten Tips for the New Homeschooler

 

Homeschooling can be absolutely overwhelming when you are just starting out. Today I am sharing what was shared with me as I started out homeschooling, three years ago, and some things I’ve learned along the way. Make God first. We are all human. We are all sinners. We all need…

3 in 30 Goals: July 2012

 

It’s been a couple of months since I posted my goals for the month. I really had enough to do after our move, so I decided not to do the three extra goals. Now we are all moved in. Every box is unpacked, (okay not really). Time to set some…