Learning to Ask

Learning to Ask for Help / The Halfway Homemaker

I hate to ask for help. I admit it. It is like feeling powerless, relinquishing control, giving up. I don’t know if it is because I was the first born, or my insistence on doing it on my own as pride, or what. Whatever it is, it is the hardest thing to do. Maybe it […]

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Travel Planner

Travel Planner | Halfway Homemaker

I am ankle deep in the trip preparation process. As a mom, I definitely am expected to bear the brunt of packing for 4 bodies, not including preparing our dogs for a week-long doggie hotel stay. In order to not lose it in the next two weeks, I have started organizing my packing using spreadsheets […]

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Leaning In: My Version

Leaning In - My Version

Ok, I have to admit, I started reading the book Leaning In and I couldn’t get past the first chapter or two. The part that kind of turned me off when when she started talking about asking your partner to help more at home so you can work harder at your career. While I am a feminist […]

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Preparing for Our Vacation

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In just under a month, we will be taking our family vacation to Hawaii. I am so excited to get a little break from the day to day and spend a little time with my family in a tropical paradise. But I am also a little freaked out and overwhelmed to take a 3 year […]

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Parenting via Technology

Parenting via Technology

There is a new baby monitor that is getting a lot of buzz recently – the Sproutling. It is this little ankle bracelet (getting your little rule-breaker ready for a life of crime, no doubt) that monitors your baby’s position, breathing, skin temperature, and so forth coupled with a smart charger that monitors their environment. […]

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Setting Boundaries

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When trying to teach someone a boundary, they learn less from the enforcement of the boundary and more from the way the boundary was established.  – Bryant H. McGill I think that as a mom, a wife, and even as a business owner, you need to have boundaries. Boundaries are important for your kids, for […]

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The YouTube Effect

At least once a week, I see some type of post or news piece in relation to some (filmed) over-the-top marriage proposal. And I always see the inevitable comment from someone as to why they weren’t proposed to in such a grandiose manner. And it actually makes me a little sad. Growing up, I always […]

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Why I Wait On My Husband

Why I Wait On My Husband | The Halfway Homemaker

Growing up, I learned that there were two types of wives, those that “waited on” their husbands, and those that expected their husbands to “wait on” them. There is no right way to be, but I choose to be the one that attends to my husband. I know that everyone had their own relationship “dance.” […]

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