Housewife, writer, coffee drinker, and seeker of inner bliss.

Welcome to our life. It is filled with coffee, homeschooling, bread baking in the oven, and attempting to grow as much of our food as possible in a small backyard.  I love being a housewife and work daily to work under one small income that keeps shrinking. Despite the budget cuts as of lately, I meet the challenge with gusto and creativity. The simple and frugal life offers so many joys and opportunities that it is one to embrace and not take for granted or wish for something else. I am also an author of many homemaking books and fiction … Continue reading Housewife, writer, coffee drinker, and seeker of inner bliss.

Coffee with Kate.

Please join me on my YouTube Channel.  I love it over there and post almost daily with everything on frugal living, weight loss, being vegan, zero spending months, homemaking, homeschooling, anything to do with home economics, cooking, cleaning, being a housewife and writer, parenting, and spiritual food for the soul. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCocnOOOqmDAk1qBGn5AZd-g?view_as=subscriber Here is a video from the other day. Continue reading Coffee with Kate.

Another free ebook starting today. The Housewife is a Writer.

Forgot that this is free as an ebook for the next 4 or 5 days.  This is a compilation of write ups on everything from homemaking, building a writing career whilst raising a family, and thoughts on God and the spiritual life. I had to clean up a few political issues and I promise the book is free of anything controversial.  It can be read now and then for some inspiration just as one would read my blogs since it is a years worth of blogging. Continue reading Another free ebook starting today. The Housewife is a Writer.

Paying off the mortgage fast.

I’m not the brightest when it comes to finances, business, and legal jibber jabber…but I’m about to educate myself big time! Every month I pay my mortgage.  It’s small, I don’t question it.  I get online and put in those numbers in my online payment through my bank.  I don’t open the bill when it comes and I don’t see how much it’s going down.  Until the other night. When we purchased this home the lender made a comment about “you don’t even want to see what you pay in interest over the years, it’s too depressing.”  At the time … Continue reading Paying off the mortgage fast.

How to become a writer and 16 tips for writing faster.

For all you wanna be bloggers and authors, I have some fun and inspiring advice to get you started.  If you are already a writer or/and blogger this will motivate you. First, if you aren’t writing and you want to, my first bit of advice is to STOP making excuses.  “I’m not a good writer, I can’t spell, I don’t have a degree in English, I have children…”  Blah, blah, and blah.  Remember that Nike ad “Just Do It!” Here is a little bit about how I became a writer in my 40’s with no experience, whilst raising babies and … Continue reading How to become a writer and 16 tips for writing faster.

Writers burn out. Eliminating the distractions. Staying focused.

I’ve been writing like a mad woman for over two years.  I have self published piles of books and kept up on a blog for over a year.  I’m starting to have some success.  I’m also fried. I’m not just working on a writing career but I’m teaching myself to write as I go.  I’m self-educated as college didn’t do much for me but create some self-esteem issues and a high rate of drop out due to boredom. Then there is my main job.  I’m a housewife and mother and recently we moved in an elder and I became her caregiver.  My … Continue reading Writers burn out. Eliminating the distractions. Staying focused.

The blessings of being a housewife and making that choice to be one.

7 years ago I threw myself a 40th birthday.  I’m not much for birthdays, however, 10-year increments seem worthy.  They are milestones and we grow and change so much in our twenties, thirties, and forties that we need to celebrate this.  I had a good life at 40.  I lived in a charming and very pink victorian and I had a good job.  Not so good on pay but I gained so much from this job in the way of education, health, and friends I still have to this day although the school has dwindled, switched hands and most of us have … Continue reading The blessings of being a housewife and making that choice to be one.

Writing with Babies.

This is a compilation of blog write-ups through my second year of working on that writing career.  I had been working hard on writing, self-publishing, marketing, and promoting myself for a year and then a friend suggested I start a blog.  I said, “Never!  Everyone and their grandmother blogs.”  Just like Facebook and tattoos…it’s really overdone.  And then I started blogging anyway. I have created and recreated my blog, my books, myself…somewhat, self-educated, learned new tricks and tips along the way and improved by yards and miles.  This is all my advice to date, my inspiration for anyone wanting to … Continue reading Writing with Babies.