A Guide to Non-Toxic Laundry Stripping With six active children at home, laundry stripping helps prevent me from tossing out smelly clothes and gives our wardrobe a second chance. Our laundry detergent is great, and yours probably is, too! Laundry stripping takes cleaning your clothes one step further and removes what regular detergent can’t. Stripping laundry helps remove residue from detergent buildup or minerals from hard water that you can’t see or remove with traditional washing methods. It is common in cloth diapering communities but also works great on clothes that may hold on to odors, like workout gear or […]
Christmas Eve Traditions to Start with Your Family The Christmas season is a special time of year and is oftentimes filled with traditions passed down from generation to generation. Christmas Eve is no exception! From hanging stockings to making cookies, Christmas Eve traditions add to the magical season. Every family has their rituals for Christmas Eve night, but if you’re looking to add new to the magic, these suggestions may help! If you’re new to my blog, thank you so much for being here! My name is Michaela, and I am so glad you’re here. I’m a homeschooling mom of […]
Simple Pizza Dough To my kids, pizza is its own food group! When trying to create a recipe for pizza dough, I wanted something simple yet delicious, and that is precisely what this recipe provides! Pizza Night is a weekly occurrence in our home and with this simple pizza dough recipe, planning that into our schedule is easy. I love that I get a break from making a bigger meal and have a chance to spend time with my family. It helps me avoid feeling overwhelmed while still having a plan for dinner. With just a few ingredients, you’ll make […]
6 Ways to Make Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Easier As a stay-at-home mom, most of the household responsibilities fall on me. While some days can feel overwhelming, I want to share my best tips that make being a stay-at-home mom easier. When I integrated these habits into my daily life, I could stay on track with daily tasks, avoid the overwhelming amount of responsibilities, and feel happier in my role as a mom. Who doesn’t want that?! Let’s make being a stay-at-home mom easier by changing a few daily habits and freeing up time in our schedules for activities that […]
Hi Everyone! my name is Michaela Thompson, and this is the home page for my blog. I am so excited that you’ve found me. as a wife and homeschooling mom of 6 wild and free kids; including one who has fought Leukemia for 4 years, I am always busy. I am home full-time with them, baking, cleaning, and teaching. It’s always been my dream to be home with my kids, but I also wanted more. I wanted something that was just for me. And that’s why I started this blog.
My goal for this page is to post family updates, non-toxic swaps, my favorite recipes, and helpful tips for other moms who love what they do, but like me, want an identity outside of motherhood. It’s easy to get caught up in our priorities as moms and forget who we are. You deserve to take time for yourself, do things that bring you joy, and truly enjoy motherhood. Let’s change the narrative that motherhood is unfulfilling. It is the biggest honor I’ve ever been given, and I want you to view your motherhood journey the same way.
So grab a cup of coffee, look around, and dive in. I hope my page brings you encouragement and helps you learn something new! Thank you so much for being here.