• 7 tips for organizing children's book

    Tips for Organizing Children’s Books

    When organizing children’s books it can feel like a never-ending battle of wills. Children often love books but honestly, they don’t like putting them away. So an afternoon of reading can leave any room covered in a variety of picture books. When it comes to organizing children’s books it might feel as though you need to be a skilled librarian…

  • 100 Children's book themes

    100 Children’s Book Themes

    Books are very much loved in our house. Our kiddos love to flip through books and read books of all sorts. Using book themes for our children’s books helps to keep our kiddos interested. Click here to read more about how children’s books are organized in our house. Book Rotation To keep things interesting and keep our kiddos reaching for…

  • Decluttering the kitchen. A series of pictures depicting a clutter-free and organized kitchen.

    Decluttering the Kitchen

    Decluttering the kitchen was the focus of the first week of my New Year Declutter Plan. If you are just joining the decluttering fun I recommend reading the link above to get your own copy of the New Year Declutter Plan. Declutter the Kitchen The kitchen is often cited as being the heart of the home. The kitchen is where…

  • The Well Planned Mama new year declutter plan for a messy house

    The New Year Declutter Plan

    I love a good declutter. It makes my soul so calm to rid our homes of excess stuff! There is just something about heading into a new year that motivates people to find a declutter plan and get their homes in order! If you have ever been near an Ikea in the first months of the year, you know what…

  • Climbing out of the chaos

    10 Tips for Finding a New Normal

    If you had asked me three months ago if I felt like I had it together, I would have probably told you that I felt like I did most of the time. My life wasn’t in picture-perfect order, but overall I felt like I created a life with just enough organization that I wasn’t usually blindsided by anything. In fact,…

  • VBAC birth story part two

    Birth Story of Baby Amelia Part Two

    Read part one here. Just before 4 am the Hubs and I said farewell to my mom and our sleeping babies and loaded up into the car. We texted my doula and called my doctor and let them know we were on our way to the hospital. For all you mamas that have labored in the car, you can attest…

  • VBAC birth story

    My Healing VBAC Baby Birth Story – Part One

    I can hardly believe that the healing VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) birth of our littlest love was over eight weeks ago?! Where, oh where, does time go. The truth is three kiddos has me all sorts of busy! But none the less, we are here and I am excited to share our story. It has been a whirlwind of…

  • Weekly Check-in Plan for busy moms

    How a Weekly Check-in System Can Help a Busy Mom

    As a busy mom, it can be frustrating trying to find time to get everything done. Often times it can feel like hours in the day passes without us even realizing. Before long it can feel like our to-do list is out of control. Forgetting to Get Things Done More than once I have found myself in the following situation:…

  • Birth trauma and the emotional aftermath

    Birth Trauma and Post-Partum Emotions

    Birth trauma is an area of motherhood that often goes undiscussed and unacknowledged. The old saying has always been “a healthy baby is all that matters”, but is it truly ALL that matters? Today’s post is a bit rawer than you might be used to seeing around here, but none the less, I think it is important to be open…

  • Hospital packing list

    Tips for Packing for the Hospital From a Mom of Three

    Preparing for Arrival The time is officially here! It feels like we have been counting down to this little one’s arrival for much longer than 9 months! I am excited to share with you my hospital packing list! We’ve checked almost everything off our Bringing Home Baby Checklist, and now it is time to get our hospital bags ready. Learning…