Resources + Recommendations
Wondering which podcasts Abby recommends or what Abby uses to organize her family calendar? You’ve found the right page! Below you will find a list of some of Abby’s favorite things. Please note that I have included affiliate links for many of the resources which means that I make a small commission if you make a purchase using my link, at no extra cost to you. If you make a purchase using one of my links, thank you for supporting my family and business.
I use Trello for EVERYTHING. And I show you how to use it as a digital homemaking binder in my course, Trello for the Rockstar Homemaker. One of the best parts of Trello is that it is free, you can upgrade your account but if you are just using it as a homemaking binder and not for business purposes, the free account will be perfect fro you.
⇒ COZI APP
This is the only way we've been able to keep our calendar straight, we would be totally lost without our Cozi calendar. You can also create grocery lists and menu plan within the app. [affiliate link] Download the free Cozi app.
⇒ DOLLAR TREE
I always love visiting Dollar Tree because you never know what fun thing you will find, for only $1! Yes, they aren't the highest quality items but again, you're only paying $1 so for things like toy plastic animals and holiday decor, it's totally perfect. [affiliate link] Check out some fun Dollar Tree goodies.
⇒ BACKPACK DIAPER BAG
[affiliate link] This isn't the exact diaper bag we have, ours is no longer available, but it has all the same features. This is a great bag if you have just one kid OR if you have multiple kiddos. Andddd it's less than $30 so that's a major win!
⇒ FAVORITE CLOTHING SHOPS + BRANDS
- Crazy8: [affiliate link] This is a great place to find affordable and stylish boy toddler + preschooler clothing.
- Danica & Sons: My friend Danica owns this adorable shop where she makes and sells hand dyed Shibori goods for little babes.
We love our Kinderpack Carrier! It feels secure, is comfortable, and comes in super fun prints (we have the Pineapple Paradise print). I shared a full review of this carrier in my post about babywearing. Get $10 off your purchase at Kinderpack using my affiliate code SystemsMama.
⇒ OILY NOT CRUNCHY FACEBOOK GROUP
I used to be a serious skeptic when it came to essential oils but then I tried them for myself. Now I have a Facebook group and occasionally teach classes all about essential oils and natural/healthy living.
⇒ THINK DIRTY APP
This app is really cool, you can type in a household product and see exactly what is in it and which of those ingredients are toxic. It rates the products on a scale of 0-10, zero being the safest and ten being the most toxic.
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The Lifegiving Home by Sally & Sarah Clarkson: This is one of the best books I've read on hospitality and homemaking, mother/daughter team Sally and Sarah are both beautiful and encouraging writers. In this book they walk you through how to make your home a warm and welcoming place, all year long.
Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman: This book is like taking a breath of fresh air amidst the craziness of homemaking, it reminds you to focus on Christ and shows you just how to do so.
Having a Martha Home the Mary Way: 31 Days to a Clean House and a Satisfied Soul by Sarah Mae: Sarah lays out practical tips for how to get your home in order alongside how to feed your soul as a homemaker. I love the practicality of this book, each day helps you get your home and your heart in order.
Lies Moms Believe: And How the Gospel Refutes Them by Rebekah Hargraves: Rebekah is a sweet blogging friend of mine whom I have known for many years now, she's even written a few guest posts for me. In her first book, she tackles all the lies the world feeds us as moms and provides you with the Biblical truth to refute them.
⇒ The Homemaking Foundations Podcast
⇒ At Home with Sally
⇒ Better than Happy
⇒ Catch This Mama
⇒ ClutterBug Podcast
⇒ Coffee + Crumbs
⇒ Cultivating the Lovely
⇒ God Centered Mom Podcast
⇒ Risen Motherhood
⇒ Simply Joyful Podcast
⇒ Thankful Homemaker
⇒ The Better Life Podcast
⇒ The Mom Hour
⇒ The Mother Like a Boss Podcast
⇒ The Purpose Show