“I stay at home.”
That’s the answer I typically give when people ask what I do. It sounds so domestically dull.
What a misleading answer!
I get that the relevent information I’m relaying with that statement is “I don’t go out to a day job; no opportunity for career small-talk here.”
But here’s what’s really running through my brain:
“I’m the personal assistant to nine people.
- personal shopper,
- short order cook,
- gourmet chef,
- homework helper,
- travel planner,
- personal trainer,
- maid and
I can’t even REMEMBER the last time I spent a full day at home.”
I’m writing to share tips, tricks, methods, and recipes that can make your home life more enjoyable and efficient.
I’ve been a single college student, newlywed, and I currently manage a houseful of nine.
I’ve developed and implemented budgets, knocking out consumer debt.
I’ve pre-schooled, public-schooled, home-schooled, and cyber-schooled my children, and taught dozens of others.
I’ve run a small backyard hobby farm with sheep, goats, chickens, and ducks.
I’ve moved more times than I can count, bought and sold 6 homes around the country. I’ve got you covered with ideas for house prepping, staging, packing, and moving!
I cook and bake real food from scratch most days. I love sharing recipes! More important, I’ll teach you cooking and baking techniques so all your recipes turn out amazing!
I sew, quilt, repair appliances, lay tile, and paint houses. We are always in the middle of a remodel project!
As a Mormon volunteer, I lead Boy Scouts, teach Sunday School lessons, and write Primary programs. I have great ideas for church callings!
Life is full of so many great adventures. If I haven’t tried it yet, I probably will soon. The roller coaster of my life will just keep coming.
The mini-series I post here can shorten your learning curve. These are the ridiculous, crazy, and absolutely essential things I wish I knew earlier!
Jump on this coaster and adventure domesticity with me.