What We Don’t Do {Episode 45}

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 What we don’t do {Episode 45}

One of the questions the sisters get a lot is “How do you get it all done?” You know- parenting, homeschooling, work, fancy meals, decorating, house projects, and on and on…

So in this episode, Cait and Kara are pulling back the curtain and sharing all that they don’t do. There’s a lot! And they want to hear from you too. Leave us a comment below to share what you don’t do in this season of life!

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6 thoughts on “ What We Don’t Do {Episode 45}

  1. Deneen says:

    Loved this episode! Things I don’t do:
    1. If it takes longer to cook it, then it does to eat it… I’m not making it.
    2. I don’t care what clothes my kids are wearing. Being a boy mom, I’m just glad when they come out actually wearing shorts or pants.
    3. I don’t do all the back to school or not back to school pics or the memory pages.
    I feel like there’s a lot more that I don’t do… but I switched to Half-Caff and I’m not so sure that’s working out for me and the thoughts thing.

  2. Kali says:

    We don’t do sports! I feel bad about it all the time and keep saying…maybe I should sign them up for….nope. Just can’t. 😉

  3. Jean says:

    I don’t do busy. Our daughter does one to two activities and we’re good with that. I refuse to spend everyday of the week criss crossing our city for someone else to do something with my kid when we can have way more fun exploring the woods at the park together. And I don’t feel bad about it. It took a while but I realized I was not raised like the people around me and I won’t make everyone happy in the way I raise my daughter and there’s no point beating myself up about it.
    I don’t sensor what my daughter picks to read (she’s 5). I was floored to hear people have given you a hard time over Harry Potter. Our daughter was given the first HP book for her third birthday. We read it as a bedtime book. I had never read Harry Potter but I decided that since my parents didn’t sensor my books I wouldn’t sensor her choices. We finished reading the series together earlier this year. It was a wonderful experience to share reading them the first time with her. It is not my job to protect her from the world. It is my job to prepare her for the world. She doesn’t shy from content. She loves The War That Saved My Life and other books that deal with kids during historical events. But she also loves things like HP and Percy Jackson, Land of Stories exc. Sometimes we have serious conversations because of them (like after reading Black Beauty). But isn’t that the point? It feels more natural for things be discussed after being brought up this way. To each they’re own I guess.

  4. Melissa says:

    The Birthday party discussion was me this month! My son wanted to see some friends but really didn’t want anything big. In the past we always had a party somewhere – the bouncy house place, bowling alley, indoor RC track, etc. I felt bad throwing a cost free birthday party at the beach with only a few of my son’s friends with a tray of fruit and some home made cupcakes. No frills. Didn’t cost me more than $20 and was thankful for the sunny warm September day to pull it off. After I realized – Simple can be fun too. Why did I think it I couldn’t be? Its because of Social Media! I have what everyone else does in my head but my kid doesn’t. My 9 year old was thrilled playing with friends at the beach for 2 hours and ending it with a cupcake. I will probably do this every year! 🙂

  5. Victoria says:

    My oldest homeschooler is 5. I don’t do a curriculum. Our only activity is a monthly homeschool group.

    I very seldom have guests over.

    I refuse to decorate for parties. I will do seasonal decorations, but only for the holidays I care about.

    When I can make a dish fine in a half hour or great in an hour, I choose the faster method. I only bake for special occasions.

    I don’t keep a guest ready house. I am not a hostess. I don’t have extra stuff just for the comfort of guests. I have what is necessary for the people who live here.

    I say no to anything I just don’t want to do. I don’t feel bad about not fulfilling an aquaitance’s expectations.

    I don’t have perfectly groomed children, even on Sunday.

    I don’t wear makeup unless I’m dressing up.

    I do have time to enjoy my kids, play outside, read them stories, explore new places, do basic housekeeping, and read books I enjoy.

  6. Ginn says:

    I don’t do Family Pictures. No matchy-matchy in a corn field, wearing flannel & boots when it’s 88 degrees in October (Augtober?)! I love seeing other people’s professional pics, but it’s just not on my radar right now. The good ol’ iPhone Selfies will have to do.

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