Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! All books .99 cents to the end of January. Let’s set some goals!

    It’s been a busy and productive year for the Singh family.  We purchased our first home, which was a blessing and miracle right there.  Arjan started homeschooling.  I’m learning how to build my own food forest and tiny, mini farm.  We have a new community and that includes all the amazing people I’ve met on this blog and now the YouTube Channel. It’s time for gifting!  I love giving things away but I’ve already done that recently so I’ll put all the books at .99 cents since I can only do freebies every so many months. I’m setting … Continue reading Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!! All books .99 cents to the end of January. Let’s set some goals!

When a shift occurs with a life transformation.

Recently I’ve begun another life transformation.  This is my favorite compound word? Life transformation…hum, I think the words have to be connected.  I’m being re-educated from Kindergarten up with my sons’ homeschooling. Ok, just looked it up and there are three types of a compound word; joined, hyphenated, and separate but making a new meaning.  Lord, I’m gettin’ smart! So, let’s get back on track.  I have been through a few life transformations.  One when I began seeking ways to get closer to God.  That one took years and years because I was raised atheist, if one can be raised as … Continue reading When a shift occurs with a life transformation.

Why I love homeschooling…so far.

Ah, so far so good.  But who am I to talk about homeschooling and all its wonders and delights?  My oldest is 5 for God’s sake.  It’s all fun and colorful.  All rainbows and sparkly things.  Or mud and wet shoes in our case. We haven’t hit the calculus and chemistry years.  We are nowhere near puberty when I’ll want them out of the house for hours. We start homeschooling the minute a baby sits up on their own, don’t we?  The reading of stacks of books, singing toddler tunes, talking about everything from colors, numbers, shapes, and how to … Continue reading Why I love homeschooling…so far.

Housewife and all that entails.

In this modern age, being a housewife does not have to be complicated.  There are washers, dryers, vacuums, dishwashers, and all sorts of other conveniences to make your work very quick and easy.  There convenience foods that you just slid in the oven and preschool for the little person if you need a few hours a day to regain your senses. My goodness, even bread is sliced, garlic peeled, and all your canning is done for you by the stores.  You can buy everything made…clothes, quilts, and so on. But that is so boring and has really taken the art … Continue reading Housewife and all that entails.

Return of the old fashioned housewife.

. I have created a book with a year’s worth of my blog write-ups focusing solely on homemaking, homesteading in suburbia, and living a more sustainable, slower paced life filled with old-fashioned touches. It is a bountiful dose of advice and inspiration. It will be free all week! Continue reading Return of the old fashioned housewife.

Ideas on running a full house effectively and easily.

I really like this little joke.  When I was single and working I had time off, breaks, lunches, vacations, sick days.  Now I work an average 15 to 18 hour day, seven days a week.  I was sick and down one day this year, last year I skipped being sick altogether.  Since moving to this fixer upper I have had my back go out and had to get adjustments for a few days in a row.  One day I thought I was having a heart attack…turned out it was esophageal reflux.  I saw that on the Golden Girls the other night … Continue reading Ideas on running a full house effectively and easily.

Being a housewife in this age and what a blessing it can be.

  I just read a sweet little book called, Living on His Income by Mrs. Sharon White.  She has a delightful blog http://thelegacyofhome.blogspot.com/.  I have really been enjoying all these new blogs by housewives lately. Being a housewife is a rare thing these days and can feel a bit isolating…that is until you find all these other women doing the same thing. I know not every woman can have this choice and that saddens me because it is a truly wonderful job and there are mothers out there that would love to stay home.  I know that not every woman wants … Continue reading Being a housewife in this age and what a blessing it can be.

Homeschooling the easy and joyful way.

    I don’t know what style of homeschooling that is occurring with us right now.  Are we to consider ourselves free range?  Unschooling?  I can’t list the other ideas such as Waldorf or Montessori because we use online lessons and media to educate although we also garden, do forest walks, and are learning other languages.  I can’t say public or charter because I decided against signing up with a structured school.  I am definitely not Thomas Jefferson or Classic because we just have no real structure. My son is 5 years old. I have no intention of starting to … Continue reading Homeschooling the easy and joyful way.

The benefits of a slower paced and old fashioned way of life.

I was reading an article of a homemaker. She had become habitual about watching The Waltons and the show made her long for a slower paced life and all the sweetness that came with it.  I used to watch that show in my childhood and I also was addicted to the Ingles on Little House on the Prairie.  I was sort of obsessed with pioneers to be clear.  I spent hours drawing log cabins and kitchen gardens, women in long aprons hanging laundry outside, babies crawling in the grass.  I was also into writing back then.  I would write and … Continue reading The benefits of a slower paced and old fashioned way of life.