Our Pre-school Curriculum

Our Pre-school Curriculum

+J.M.J.+ Philomena is four years old, and very interested in school (or "skew" as it sounds when she says it!). Daddy used to be a teacher, and her best little friend is in school now, so she has been harping on me to start school herself. However, if you know me, you know I am [...]

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$60 Capsule Wardrobe for a 4 Year Old – Spring/Summer Edition

$60 Capsule Wardrobe for a 4 Year Old – Spring/Summer Edition

+J.M.J.+ We just had a children's clothing resale last week and I was excited to check it out and buy Philomena's wardrobe for this spring and summer. (Read about how I shop resales here) She will be four in June and wears a mix of 4t and 5t clothes right now. Not pictured are a couple [...]

Our Favorite Advent Resources

+J.M.J.+ Advent is going to be here in no time, and this year I'm proud to say I'm actually on top of preparations for once. And remember, there's still time for you to put together things if you want to do any of these traditions to help prepare your family's hearts for Jesus's birth! Also, [...]

My Cloth Diaper Stash

My Cloth Diaper Stash

+J.M.J.+ I'm back from my cloth diapering FAQ post earlier this week  to answer all of the questions asked specifically about our diaper stash itself... you know: what brand I use, how many I have, how I store them, what accessories we use, and that big decision: snaps or velcro closures! Let's jump in! Disclosure: [...]

Cloth Diaper FAQ’s

Cloth Diaper FAQ’s

+J.M.J.+ I put the call out on social media for any cloth diapering questions and quite a few rolled in. I'm going to jump right in and answer them, consolidating any really similar queries. A few of you wanted to know more about our diapers themselves and which accessories I recommend, read all about those [...]

Toddler Capsule Wardrobe

Toddler Capsule Wardrobe

+J.M.J.+ We were graciously given lots of hand-me-down clothes from friends when we had Philomena. I needed to buy a few items here and there to fill in the gaps, but overall for the last three years she has been able to wear the clothes we were so generously gifted. Size 4 has approached though, [...]

How I Shop Kid’s Resale Events

How I Shop Kid’s Resale Events

+J.M.J.+ Thrift stores, consignment shops, the Facebook marketplace, and sometimes garage sales are all wonderful spots to get clothes, baby gear, and kid's shoes at deep discounts. But when I was pregnant with Philomena a friend from church introduced me to the magic that is children's resale/consignment events. I had never heard of these before, [...]

100 Days of Real Food: On A Budget {New Recipe Included!}

100 Days of Real Food: On A Budget {New Recipe Included!}

+J.M.J.+ It's here! Lisa Leake has done it again; developing a mouthwatering collection of real food recipes for us to enjoy, this time focusing on clean eating with a budget in mind. She is making real food meals stupid easy and beyond delicious in 100 Days of Real Food On A Budget. (Find it here [...]

The House Is Organized + How I Am Maintaining It

+J.M.J.+ I used to be obsessed with decluttering and organization Youtube videos, and a couple years ago had our house down to a really manageable level of organization - everything we owned had a home. Cliche as it sounds, a place for everything and everything in its place is actually a big part of keeping [...]