I’ve moved!

Come see me at my new blog, The Disparate Housewife.  Same ideas, new name.

Thoughts on Perfectionism

That’s right, I am a perfectionist.  A die-hard perfectionist, to the point that it can actually interfere with my life!  I came across something today which summarizes how I feel about my struggle with perfectionism:

Don’t fail to do something just because you can’t do everything.

While Bob Pierce (founder of World Vision) was probably talking specifically about solving problems like worldwide hunger and impoverished children, I can’t help but find this incredibly relevant to my daily struggles as well.  This is a reminder that I can do something small, every day, to help my neighbor.  To serve my children.  To serve my husband.  And yes, even to chip away at huge problems like hunger and poverty!

Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12-14

This week’s CSA box

This week's CSA box

Our lovely produce for this week at our local CSA (community supported agriculture).

Now… to come up with a meal plan!  A stir fry is definitely called for with the bok choy and snow peas.  Green onion dip for carrots and snap peas, and cole slaw.  I’ll also roast some turnips, but I haven’t yet come up with a good idea for the kohlrabi.

This week we have, from left to right:

Rainbow chard
Bok choi
Green onions
Snow peas and snap peas
Lettuce mix

Attempting to Contain the Chaos

I am a stay at home mother of two, exceptionally sleep deprived and living on the brink. Here, I will chronicle my journey toward containing the chaos at home and finding a simpler lifestyle. Come along with me as I learn about household management, green living inspiration, cooking from scratch, cloth diapering, simplifying my home and going chemical free.