I am so excited to be embarking on this adventure again! I thoroughly enjoyed the other two times I participated in write 31 days. My first year was 2013 when I did the series Lots of Hope in a Little Home . I shared about how our family of five lived in less than 800 square feet.

lots of hope

The other series was called Teachable Parenting which was focused on biblical parenting from the inside out.

Both 31 days series had a major impact on my blog and challenged me as a writer. I made relationships through Write 31 days that I’ve maintained three years later and I still have people reach out about some of what I had written in those blog posts.

I would have loved to continue the tradition last year and planned to, but in the end I took the month of October off because I was nearly 9 months pregnant.

I don’t regret that decision. I needed the time to rest up. Going from three kids to four has been a wild ride, literally in the sense that my 4th baby was actually born in the van on the way to the hospital and if you’re in for a rabbit trail you can read about that here.


Anyway, I am so pumped about blogging for 31 days again with so many other incredible writers. I am calling this year’s series “Captain of the Kitchen”.


I rarely write about anything related to food or cooking, mostly because I have never been a natural in the kitchen. My mother who is a true foodie tried to impart her gift of culinary mastery to me, but it never stuck.

I got married in 2000 and as a newly wed trying to be a home maker was a rude awakening. One night I literally caught my kitchen on fire when I was making dinner. I had to call 911 for the firemen to come and put it out! I am happy to report that no one was injured and aside from smoke damage the  reprecutions of that learning experience were minimal. It’s been 15 years since that fiasco and I’ve come a long way honey.

I’ll give the full table of contents page tomorrow, but just to give you a tiny taste of what’s to come this month I’ll be talking about how I run this ship that we call the kitchen. Not that it’s anything fancy, but I am going to let you all in on how I meal plan, grocery shop, budget, feed 4 kids, and my attempts at cutting back on sugar for the whole family.

I look forward to being stretched in many ways this month as I tackle this kitchen topic and I hope you’ll join in on the mess. If you stopped by from 31 days leave a comment I would love to swing by your blog and read about your topic too!

See you tomorrow friends.