The month of April absolutely flew by! Something about having a newborn really makes time seem to pass so quickly. April was a very laid back month, with very little on the calendar which makes me happy. I love keeping things simple when I have a new baby. 


Naturally, I’ve spent a lot of time nursing my sweet little one and just holding her, savoring her tininess. 

Silly Boys

These two are such wonderful big brothers. They’ve both adapted quite well to their new roles and have not shown any jealousy! 


This is what most mornings look like around here. Cecilia co-sleeps most of the night with us and quite frequently we have another little one climb in during the night. 


And, I feel like when I’m not nursing, I’m doing laundry. My midwife, who has 3 children, warned me that the third makes laundry explode. This is so true. Somehow our laundry seems to have tripled! I am constantly doing laundry.


I’ve ventured to church twice on Sunday mornings. Since my husband works at church, Sunday mornings I’m solo which makes getting ready and to church on time quite the task! When Cecilia was 3 weeks old, I managed to get all 3 up, fed, dressed and to church only 5 minutes late.

Painted Toenails

I painted Cecilia’s toenails at 3 weeks old! They are beyond precious and I’ve been surprised at how many people have noticed them. Painting the toenails of a newborn is not easy but possible thanks to small bottles of Piggy Paint.

4 Years Old

My biggest boy was 4 years old on the 16th! What a blessing he is. It’s hard to believe he is 4 already – they’ve been 4 wonderful years being his mama. He celebrated with Papaw David (who shares his birthday), they went out to breakfast, Mimi made his birthday cake and we took him to Chick-fil-A for lunch and then to the toy store where he picked out two trains as his present from us. 

One Month

Baby Cecilia was 1 month on the 22nd. 


  • Weighs about 10 pounds
  • Outgrew newborn clothes
  • Size 1 disposable diaper
  • Fits in a bumGenius 4.0 with the regular insert
  • Nursing every 2 hours during the day, cluster feeding from 8-12 pm and waking once, sometimes twice at night

Cloth Diapers eBook

An exciting thing for me in April was the release of my eBook, Cloth Diapers: A How-To Handbook on the Basics of Cloth Diapering. I worked on this book for 14 months and it was exciting to finally have it released as part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale! (Thanks to those of you who purchased the bundle!) If you did purchase the bundle and have read my book – I’d love for you to leave a review of the book on Amazon

We’re still keeping things fairly simple around here in May but working towards getting back into our new normal! 

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By choosing this option, you are purchasing the bundle today, but your card will be charged on May 1st, 2014 in the full amount of $39.97 (Kindle version) or $29.97 (PDF version). Once it has been processed, you will receive access to your bundle.

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Have you purchased your Ultimate Homemaking Bundle yet?

It’s a really awesome deal, with $698 worth of eBooks for $29.97!

Last year, when I heard about the bundle sale, I knew it was a great deal but there were several eBooks I already owned or didn’t interest me.

Did you know you can gift those eBooks? Yes, as long as you delete them from your computer, you can gift the eBooks you already own or won’t read! You could print the eBook out or just email the recipient the file.

I gave several of the eBooks from last years bundle sale to my mother and mother-in-law as a clutter free Mothers Day gift and I gave my sister the ABCs for Godly Girls since I didn’t have a daughter then!

Here are some eBook gifting ideas:

1. Sewing School 101 ($11.99)

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Pair a copy of this book along with pins, needles, thread and scissors to someone who wants to learn how to sew.

2. Discipleship & Discipline : Practical Parenting Help for the Desperate Mom eCourse ($17.99)

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Gift this eCourse, along with a copy of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe to a new mama. Both of these resources are encouraging for mothers.

3. Homeschooling Books

If you’re not a homeschooler, don’t have kids or have grown children, the homeschooling books could be given to a homeschooling family. Homeschoolers love books and learning resources! The homeschooling books in the bundle are worth $64.95.

4. Pregnancy & Babies Books

If you’re past the pregnancy and baby season of life, these books would make a great gift for a mama to be – especially one who just announced her pregnancy. The pregnancy and baby books are valued at $38.91

5. Meal Planning Made Easy ($6.99)

meal planning made easy

For a bridal shower, a copy of Meal Planning Made Easy along with a kitchen item(s) from the registry would make a wonderful gift.

Even if you don’t want all of the books that are included in the bundle, I’m pretty certain the ones that do interest you are worth more than $29.97! Plus, you receive bonuses worth over $200!

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I love reading and learning more about the things that interest me.

For me, once I graduated college and finished formal schooling, my real learning began. I finally was able to pursue the subjects that I was passionate about and educate myself.

As an avid reader who dislikes clutter, I’ve come to love eBooks. You can own a book without it taking up extra space in your home and creating clutter. Plus, eBooks tend to be less expensive than traditional books.

Here are some of my current favorite eBooks:

Real Food on a Real Budget

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Real Food on a Real Budget is a wonderful resource if you’re wanting to change your eating habits but feel overwhelmed by the cost of real food. Eating quality, nutritious, real food doesn’t have to break the bank, it really can be done on a budget. From budgeting tips like using cash, to different meal planning techniques and eating what’s in season, you’ll learn how to stretch your dollars while eating well.


The Preschool Journey

the preschool journey

The Preschool Journey is a hands-on preschool curriculum to help you prepare your child for kindergarten. The book contains organizing tips, lesson plans for an entire preschool year and printables to go along with the lessons. I love the fun, simple learning activities in The Preschool Journey and plan on incorporating them into our preschool learning along with our Sonlight books.


The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year

minimalist moms guide to babys first year

The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year proves that babies really don’t need lots of stuff. I wish I would have read this book when I was expecting my first baby! Ideas like creating a sharing circle for baby items and valuing help more than things really will help to keep the baby clutter at bay. Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, this book will remind you of what you really need for baby (and it’s a lot less than you think!)

Do any of these books interest you?

If so, they’re all part of the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle Sale!

The cost of these 3 books – $30.95

  • Real Food on a Real Budget $18.97
  • The Preschool Journey $6.99
  • The Minimalist Mom’s Guide to Baby’s First Year $4.99

You could buy them individually or you could purchase the bundle for $29.97 and receive 78 eBooks (including these 3!) as well as 2 audio files, 2 eCourses and 2 printable packs!



This Homemaking Bundle is an awesome deal – especially if you love to read and learn! You’ll have a library of information covering topics like food, homemaking, motherhood, babies and more. And, the best part – they’re eBooks so nothing will clutter up your home!

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