Just For Fun: The Mouse on My Doorstep


I’m taking a break today from the practical homemaking articles I usually write to share some bits and pieces of my crazy life because there’s more to homemaking than just cleaning house, making dinner and doing laundry.  Some people actually think homemaking is dull but I haven’t EVER found that to be the case. So here we go. Our family has a long history of interesting animal encounters - … [Read more...]

Protect Your Valuables

Protect Your Valuables

Our house has been broken into twice.  Not this house – but the one we lived in before. The first time was horrifying.  Our daughter came home from work to find the front and back doors open.  She called her dad and the police.  The thieves were very efficient!  They took pretty much everything of value.  They took two laptops, every single dvd we owned (my daughter had a pretty extensive … [Read more...]

10 of My Most Interesting Quirks


I think it’s important that we get to know each other – quirks and all.  So periodically I write a post like this, sharing a few more tidbits from my life. I want you to know that I’m no superwoman, no expert and nothing special (I don’t intend that in a demeaning way – it’s just a fact).  And once you read through this list of quirks, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Oh, and just for the … [Read more...]

Lessons from Jury Duty

Jury Duty

This past Monday was my third time reporting for jury duty in the last 10 years.  The first time I was there from 8 to 2 and then went home.  The second time lasted 2 days and I sat on a jury pool.  This time I was there one day and again was sat in a jury pool but was not chosen to sit on the jury. Jury duty was interesting but it was also a long, tough day.  Of course, most of the … [Read more...]

Homemakersdaily is On Vacation!

Taking a Break

I wish I could say I was going to some warm and/or dry exotic location to get away but I’m not.  I’ll be staying home and catching up on some areas I’ve neglected lately.  It definitely won’t be as fun as a tropical vacation but I know I’ll feel good after I’ve checked a few big things off my list.  Oh, I'll be doing some real relaxing, too - probably some reading.   I’ll see you in a week or … [Read more...]

Goal Setting is (can be) Overrated

Goal Setting

I didn't make any New Year's resolutions. I rarely do. There's nothing magic for me about the New Year that suddenly makes me able to do things I know I should do but haven't done yet. It's just another day. That doesn't mean I don't ever set goals. I do. But I don't rely on a day of the year or day of the month or day of the week to set them. I set them when I need them. Sometimes I don't … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas


I don't say a lot about my faith on this blog. The reason I don't is because it's a homemaking blog and not a spiritual blog. But the truth is, my faith permeates everything I do, including homemaking. It's the reason I get up in the morning and the reason I live the way I do. I’ve had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ since I was 12-years-old when I attended a Youth for Christ … [Read more...]