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I do. And I don’t.

First ever Field Notes notebook. Better than Moleskine Cahiers?
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This idea has been rolling around the blogsphere. A list of DO’s and DON’Ts of our family. It’s so easy to compare ourselves to other friends, mama’s, wives, families. It’s also easy to focus on things I DON’T do. But like my friend Julie said there are a lot of things I do DO. What works for your family may not work for mine and vice versa. One thing that is true, we all are trying to figure out what is best for our own family. And also for me where God is leading me as a woman of God, wife and mom. So here we are.

I do…

  • have music playing almost all day long and it’s not always Christian music. Yes, my kids know who Justin Bieber is and we often have dance parties dancing away to JB.
  • give my kids band aids whenever they think they “need” it. We go through countless band aids.
  • menu planning but don’t like to do it. It’s only because it’s a necessity.
  • let my kids mix as many cereals as they want at breakfast. The more the merrier.
  • go to bed often with a pile of clean clothes on the floor that need to be folded.
  • clean our house on Fridays.
  • work out most days.
  • make muffins, pancakes, waffles and cookies from scratch quite often. I like to bake.
  • read to my kids often.
  • enjoy doing crafts with the kids.
  • make a BIG deal out of birthdays.
  • let our kids watch TV during breakfast.
  • make our kids do morning chores with no allowance or reward. It’s part of being in our family.
  • pray with our kids every night.

I don’t…

  • make dinner on Fridays. It’s always dinner out.
  • change our sheets nearly as often as I should.
  • wash my girls hair nearly as often as it needs to be.
  • go to bed with a dirty kitchen.
  • shower soon after work outs and quite often run errands or whatever smelling pretty funky.
  • iron. Only if needed.
  • scrapbook or get many pictures developed. It’s all on the computer and my phone.
  • get intimidated by household projects.
  • feed my kids veggies every day.
  • buy very much organic food.
  • give my kids vitamins.
  • go shopping. If I do, it’s to Hobby Lobby or Jo Ann Fabrics.
  • homeschool.


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I'm a wife to 1 amazing husband. A mom to 1 little dude and 2 girlie girls. A follower of the ONE who saved me. A daughter to 2 wonderful people. A sister to 1. A friend to many. A runner because that's what I do to keep from not going crazy. And the CEO of this little part of the world we call home.


  1. This is a fun, honest look into your day, and I LOVE it! You are an amazing, fun mama who is creating memories that your children will pass on to their children!

  2. oh you ARE a FREE woman!!!! i love this! i saw julie’s a while back and loved it also. seems so freeing to just put it out there. i know we’ve had so many talks about not comparing ourselves to others.. that just b/c it works doesn’t mean it is right for you (me). i love this list.

  3. Ditto. Love you. Love that you know who you are and who you aren’t. God made YOU to glorify Him in your individual way. Thanks for putting this list out there. I might need to copy you :)

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