Wednesday, January 4, 2017

A Wedding and a New Series

Ever since October, I have been BUSY BEYOND BELIEF.

Now, I know what you're going to say:

"Of course you were! We were ALL going crazy with Christmas shopping, parties, recitals, concerts, events, etc."

Ah, but have I mentioned that MY SON IS GETTING MARRIED???

Okay, so I guess I did here

It is a wonderful thing, and we are so excited!!!

I am also stressed. Out. Of. My. Mind.

"But you're just the mother of the groom! You don't have to do much."

Au contraire, mon ami! You are talking to The Girl Who Volunteers.

It is just the way I am wired. 

And I like it that way.


Here's What I'm Doing

Flowergirl Dresses and Bridesmaid skirts

I am sewing! Yes, I get to sew beautiful dresses!

Five flowergirls, two bridesmaid skirts, two adorable bowties, and one official bridesmaid dress.


I'm doing the decorations for the wedding.

Yes, I am crazy in the head. 

But I also REALLY love weddings. And decorating. And sewing. And being a control freak  helping out.

Why in the world are you blogging right now???

So here I am, nine days before my son's wedding, and yes, I still have stuff to do... BUT I also want to start the 2017 year of the Old-Fashioned Motherhood blog off right.

With that little introduction, I hope you will come back here, around two weeks from now, for my newest blog series: 

Helpful Homemaking Tips (From a Mom of 13 kids)

I like to think that I have learned a thing or two about taking care of a home FILLED to the brim with people-- and I don't just mean on the weekends. 

That is not to say that I am perfect at it-- okay, not even close-- but there are systems that I use that make life a LOT more manageable in the midst of mayhem.

And I want to share them in the hopes that other moms will find a tip or two that might better help them manage their mayhem in the coming year.

HAPPY 2017!!! 

And see you in two weeks...

Mama Rachel


  1. Looking forward to your new series. Stay sane. Prayers for all to go well. Love you.

  2. No one is more capable of handling busy than a Mormon mother of 13! You're amazing. I don't know anything about controlling but I think your beautiful mind couldn't process/imagine/accept the simple reception vision I painted. You're a roll out the red carpet kind of girl. And I love you for that. Can't wait for inspiring tips to keep me motivated.

  3. Oh my, you are one busy Mom. I can hardly believe you are doing all of that; but I admire that you are doing it.
    I will look forward to your report on the wedding. I love that you son is getting married. I will look forward to reading your future posts.
    Blessings and hugs for you!


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