Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tip Tuesday

This month has been a busy one. First I tore the ligaments of my ankle, that was over a month ago and it still hasn't healed completely. It's funny how the house gets when mommy is not 100% well. Also the boys have been a little under the weather. With that said I am joining some of you and posting a tip this Tuesday.

The best tip I can give is plan. Yup simple as that or is it. See this month I have been trying to catch up with my housework after my little accident, that I have not planned my days as well as I used to. I have noticed that I spent alot more money on groceries and I did not take advantage of sales because of my lack of planning. I also did not plan my menu for two weeks and the result was chaos. A lot of food went to waste and my kitchen was a mess adding to the chaos and my discouragement. Now as the end of the month comes near I noticed that we have no money in our account, most of which I don't know where it went.

So ladies learn from me and take time to plan. Trust me that time spent on planning menus, outings, household cleaning, etc. will be time well spent.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mother: A Review

Before I venture into writing a review on this book I would like to say that I am not a writer. I don't really like to write, especially not review. I lack a large vocabulary, I believe it's because I am surrounded by kids all day. So with that said here it goes.
Some time back I read a short bio on Jennie and in it she mentioned how the book Mother had changed her life so I got my hands on it. At the beginning this book seemed to have a slow start. Instead of making me want to stay home it showed the greatness of being an independent woman. These women had it all great homes, money, parties, beautiful clothes, excitement. But did they really have it all? The more I read I came to the realization that they didn't have it all; they were not happy, not truly anyways. Sure they seemed to be happy. But in reality they were overwhelmed with everything they "had" to do. They were mothers, wives, business women, socialites, etc. Can one be truly happy trying to do it all? That is what society would have us believe. We see all these career women on t.v or in magazines beaming, but we all know that isn't reality.
At the end of the story Mark realizes that being a mother and a wife is the most important and exciting 'career' she could ever have. Raising children for the glory of God is the most important responsibility we have. Let us (and our daughters) learn from her choices. And don't forget not everything that shines is gold(my mom always said that) :P