• MOTHER CULTURE

    A Look Inside My Mother Morning Basket

    Last week I asked on Instagram which post out of a few ideas that I had you guys wanted to see on the blog first and my mother morning basket was the most popular response! I do think it is important to continue learning and growing as adults and making a morning basket for myself has been a way to make sure what I think is the most important learning gets done. A big key for me has been to start slow. I started with just two things in the basket and have slowly worked my way up to more and I assume once the weather cools down and winter…

  • Reading Wrap Up - the books I read in September - classics and contemporary books for moms
    BOOKS,  LIVING,  MONTHLY BOOK LIST,  MOTHER CULTURE

    The Books I Read in September

    Well, September was a good reading month! I read eleven books and in this round-up I’m also including one that I finished October 1st – Girl, Wash Your Face, because there are so many conflicting and controversial thoughts and reviews on it and I wanted to share my opinion on it. I also learned a lot about myself as a reader this month. For the first time ever I decided to stop being a person who quits books. I quit a lot of books in August and ended up feeling blah about my reading. I didn’t quit any in September and felt fired up about reading. I have also made the decision…

  • MOTHER CULTURE

    Mother Culture: The Importance of Making Time for Yourself

    I am really excited about today’s guest post because it is on a topic I have been sharing about a lot online over the last number of weeks over on my personal blog (An Intentional Life) and my personal Instagram. The subject? Mother Culture!     OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: Mother Culture – The Why and The How Our Charlotte Mason Homeschool Schedule     I first came across the idea of Mother Culture in A Charlotte Mason Companion by Karen Andreola. I didn’t think much of it at the time but now that I have two little ones, I really see the value of Mother Culture. After a…

  • Must read classic books - the best of the best that every woman should read
    BOOKS,  MOTHER CULTURE

    35 Classic Books Every Woman Should Read

    Last week I came across a few great classic book list videos on YouTube and it inspired me to start a list of 35 must read classic books. I’ve only read about half of these books myself and the other half I plan on reading. The reason I chose these particular books is either because: a) I have read them and loved them      or b) they are such iconic books I feel like they should be read by everyone I easily could have made this list double the length but I wanted to keep it to a number that wouldn’t feel overwhelming to people, 35 seemed like a…

  • Simplicity Parenting Online Book Club
    BOOK CLUB,  BOOKS,  INTENTION,  MOTHER CULTURE,  PARENTING

    Simplicity Parenting Book Club – Introduction & Chapter One

    Welcome to the first week of our Simplicity Parenting book club! This week will be be chatting about the introduction and chapter 1, here’s the schedule for the rest of the book: September 12 – chapters 2 & 3 September 19 – chapters 4 & 5 September 26 – chapter 6 & epilogue This book was a re-read for me. I believe I read it for the first time about four years ago. What I really enjoy about the book is how practical and straight forward it is. The idea of simplicity parenting is not a hard one to grasp but it can be a difficult one to actually follow…

  • Book suggestions for mom! A mother culture reading list.
    BOOKS,  LIVING,  MONTHLY BOOK LIST,  MOTHER CULTURE

    The Books I Read in August

    Last month I started my first list of books I read the previous month, I’m excited to make this a monthly thing because it’s a nice review for me to see which books I read and think about why I enjoyed them. This month I am going to do something different and share the books that I started but didn’t finish, and maybe why I didn’t finish them. I’d love to know if this is something you would like to see continued or not. In August I actually didn’t finish very many books and it is partly because I wasted so much time starting books that I didn’t enjoy. Another…