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Making Time for the Best Things

By Victoria Osborn, Contributing Writer Recently in a women’s discussion group we went around the circle as an ice breaking activity to get to know one another a bit better. The discussion prompt was to share the character trait that is both our greatest strength and our greatest weakness. Talk about a loaded discussion topic with… Read More

Spring Cleaning 101: Planning Out the Basics

Disclosure: This post was written for The Motherhood. All opinions and thoughts are my own. It has been unseasonably warm here lately and I’ve needed to dig into our garage and pull out our Spring clothing. As I’ve been sorting through our spring and winter clothing, it’s put me into the mood for some spring… Read More

4 Habits for a Well-Balanced Home

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer. The responsibility of running a home can overwhelm me at times. Especially now that I have three little children in the house, the work and mess of it are unending. I’ve given up on perfection and pride, because there is none of those to be had in my home in this season…. Read More

8 Menu Plan Tutorials (To help you fall in love with cooking again)

This week is Meal Planning week here at YWG. Meal planning is a really important part of running and managing my kitchen and I’m excited to dive into resources all week for helping you discover a meal planning option that works best for you. On Friday I shared 15+ recipes that the whole family will love… Read More

Hf #009: How to Make a Digital Home Management Binder Using Evernote

Welcome back to the eighth episode of my brand new podcast: The Homemaking Foundations Podcast –Where we give you the tools, inspiration, and encouragement you need to craft a Gospel-Centered Home. In case you missed it, you can listen in to the last episode here: Episode #008: Creating Realistic Routines for the Busy Homemaker. Today I want… Read More

Developing Simple & Effective Home Management Systems

I hear from many women each week who feel totally stressed out and overwhelmed with managing their home. I thought I had a hold on this whole homemaking thing – until we had our twin boys and they started getting into everything. Suddenly, I couldn’t cook or clean like I used to. There were (and are)… Read More

Do you hate cleaning? Then these organization tips are for YOU

Cleaning is not my thing. I’m not one of those homemakers who naturally falls into habits of cleaning. I’m a messy at heart and by nature. As my family has grown, our house has gotten larger, and we have kids toys everywhere, one thing has become abundantly clear: my success in keeping a clean and orderly… Read More

Let Your Home Breathe this Spring: Small Steps to Simplify Your Living Space

By Katie Bennett, Contributing Writer Spring is motivating. The weather is lovely, signs of life are everywhere, and I personally, feel invigorated. It’s truly the perfect time to do some big cleaning and reorganization. Photo credit Last spring I changed my daily reality by simplifying many areas of my home. It was an eye-opening time for me… Read More

Tips I Learned From a Cleaning Lady

By Erica, Contributing Writer When my school day started in my junior high through high school years my mother was beginning to head toward work. She worked as an independent cleaning lady… I say cleaning lady because she was not a housekeeper, she was not a maid, she was the “cleaning lady.”   She usually had… Read More