3 in 30 Goals: July 2012 Update

 

The month is just about over, so it’s time to look at how I did at  my three goals for the month. Greet my husband when he comes home from work. This went great. Welcoming my husband home is one of those little things that brightens up the day and…

Meet My Daughter, Lydia

 

Last week I introduced my son, Joel. I thought I would continue to introduce you to the rest of my family and next in line is Lydia. Lydia is my 8-year-old daughter, our middle child. She will tell you that she is my best birthday present, since she was born…

Keeping Healthy When You’re Away From Home

 

This past week we were traveling. Being away from home always seems to put a curveball on diet and exercise. You are suddenly surrounded by all the high calorie options that you try to keep out of your home. You are more likely to fall off your exercise routine when…

A Homemaking Journal for your Daughter

 

I am raising my daughters to be homemakers. Whether they get married or not, they will have a home to take care of. I want to equip them while their young and as they grow how to keep a home. One of the ways that I have done that is…

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…