Monthly Archives: December 2013

Weekly Tasks 12/8 – 12/15

merry-weekly tasks

My task list is much smaller these days but really, it is nice to have a task list again. Many things are accomplished slowly and that is ok. 🙂 Below are my, “in addition to everyday housekeeping,” tasks.


Completed Tasks From Last Week

Tree decorated

Gutters Cleaned

Resume lessons / Homeschool after two months off

Go to Christmas With Woodland Santa at DPNC (

Work with ALL medical facilities to pay off medical bills and organize a solid payment plan


Below are my tasks for this week:


Christmas craft with Jack – toilet paper bird seed tube

Trip to Mystic Aquarium

Go on walks

John and Jack time each day

Work on Jack’s potty training each day


Organize and clean laundry room

Make storage space in laundry room for craft supplies

Sweep garage

All newborn clothes packed away

Jack Ongoing tasks – help mom make dinner, make bed, pick up toys, help with Wesley, help get the mail each day.


Read books – Bring out Christmas Books

Work on list for Santa

Coloring pages

Christmas Play dough

Nativity scene and Spirit of Christmas

Hang chalkboard!! 🙂


Wrap gifts

Complete necessary gift purchasing

Work on Christmas food menu

Put up Christmas window decals with Jack


Play with boys for one hour every night

List items on Craigslist

 Begin blogging again

Start work on Aldi blog series

Start work on New Year’s Goal blog series


What are your goals for this week?

Happy Homemaking,

The Joyful Homemaker


A Joyous Return


It has been almost two months since my last blog post. I am happy to announce, The Joyful Homemaker is back!

Roughly fifteen hours after my last blog post, we welcomed “Baby Morgan” into the world. At 11:13 pm on October 12th, Wesley Douglas arrived after a hard and fast-moving labor. The last two months have flown by and it is hard to believe Wesley is already two months old. He is pure joy and I am enjoying every moment loving on my precious boy.


In addition to welcoming Wesley, we closed on our home on October 29th and the move took place on October 30th and 31st. We trick-or-treated in our new neighborhood and met new people. We are moved in, fully unpacked, and enjoying the Christmas season in our new home.

xmas tree



wesley's room



After two months, things have calmed a bit, and it is time to return to the blog-o-shere. I have missed my little piece of cyberspace and I am looking forward to blogging once again.



jack playing



Stay tuned for posts on homemaking, homeschooling, frugality, and all things related to mothering.

I have added many pictures of the last two months. As you can see, I am truly blessed. <3

Much love,

The Joyful Homemaker