(Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission off purchases from customers I refer, at no additional cost to you of course. You can read what I do and don't promote here.) You guys. I have read a LOT of parenting books. And there are a lot of good ones out there. But this one is the best. If you have a kid or think you ever want to have a kid, this is a must-read book for you. It easily went to the top of my best-parenting-books-ever … [Read more...] about The Best Parenting Book I’ve Ever Read
Alternate Title: What I would have registered for if I'd have known we'd move a zillion times in the first 5 years of marriage! (Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I earn a commission off purchases from customers I refer, at no additional cost to you of course. You can read what I do and don’t promote here.) In the past 7 years, we have moved a lot and rented a lot. While those beautifully organized rainbow pantries on pinterest are fun to look at, … [Read more...] about Must Have Items for an Organized, Efficient, Small Kitchen
In this digital photography age, organizing and backing up pictures can be really overwhelming. It's also kind of a funny problem because what the heck are you going to do with all those backed up pictures anyway? Sit on your computer and just click "next" a zillion times and look through them? Go back and make scrapbooks in 15 years? But nonetheless, no one wants to lose their pictures. That's why your mom has tubs of printed pictures (and maybe even the film negatives) in her storage room. … [Read more...] about Where to Organize & Backup Your Pictures
ONCE UPON A TIME When I first started blogging, I set up a free blog on Blogger with the domain renandben.blogspot.com. It's still there! It chronicles the first couple years of our marriage. As I grew to enjoy blogging more and more, I wanted a website name (domain) that didn't have .blogspot in it, and something that was more general... not just specific to our family. So, I switched over to tunemyheartblog.com and I set up a self-hosted wordpress blog on Hostgator. It took me HOURS AND HOURS … [Read more...] about My Completely Honest Review of Bluehost: Why I recommend them even though I don’t use them anymore.
Yesterday, I wrote about my year of FOCUS, and how I came to declare a word over this year, even though I used to secretly make fun of the word-of-the-year trend. Thinking about what FOCUS looks like isn’t quite as straight-forward as my previous years’ goal making method. While I think the 7-categories-method is really good, it’s just not going to work this year. This year, the “goals” are blurrier. Focusing in my day to day is more of a lifestyle change. Getting back to the … [Read more...] about Year of Focus Details!