Enjoy the Freedom of Routine

Enjoy the Freedom of Routine

When we hear the word “routine,” we think of doing the same things either in the same way, at the same time, or in the same order.  Doesn’t that sound limiting and confining? Isn’t that the opposite of freedom? Well . . . it depends on what form of freedom you...
Have a Use-It-Up Summer!

Have a Use-It-Up Summer!

Which season of the year has the most shopping?  Autumn. From August through December, we are repeatedly blasted with heavy marketing.  It begins with the back-to-school sales, continues through the fall holidays, and hits its grand climax at Christmas. Most of the...
Conquering the Anxiety of Paperwork

Conquering the Anxiety of Paperwork

Household paperwork is a very common source of anxiety. How do you feel when the day-to-day paperwork piles up? How do you feel when you can’t find that crucial document? How do you feel when you miss an important deadline? Most of us would respond with words like...
How to Intentionalize Your To-Do List

How to Intentionalize Your To-Do List

Back in January, I launched a playlist on the Practical Family YouTube Channel called “Intentionalize.”  Each video is about anticipating the most common problems within a specific aspect of home-management, and solving them before they begin.  Although the solutions...
3 Tips to Make Your Move Easier

3 Tips to Make Your Move Easier

Moving is Hard Keeping up with the endless administrative tasks is mentally taxing.  Sorting and organizing your stuff, packing and carrying the boxes, and the deep-cleaning requirements is all physically demanding.  The grief of goodbye to your old life and the...
Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I’d like to share a story . . . This happened years ago, long before I even conceived the idea for Home On Purpose.  I was picking up my friend, Maggie, to go out for some girl time.  When I arrived, she invited me in and asked me to wait as she finished...

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