30 Minute Meals, aka My New Cookbook

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My 30 minute meals cookbook is here! Grab your copy of Good Cheap Eats Dinner in 30 Minutes or Less. I promise it will earn its keep. Writing a cookbook has always been a family affair. Not only does my family need to adjust to my new time investment, but they also have to eat […]

School Supplies List for Homeschool

School Supplies List

There are so many different doodahs and gadgets out in the world, it’s hard to know what you really need. I’ve narrowed this school supplies list to include our favorites for homeschool. It’s hard to believe that we just finished our fifth week of school. Crazy to think about when some years we don’t even […]

The Weekly Ramble

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. That is this Zucchini and Sweet Potato Hash that I’ve been devouring by the bucket loads. And I don’t even like Zucchini! The sweetness of the sweet potato balances with the bitterness of the zucchini. It’s so good! Anyway…. just thought you should know. Thank you […]

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on One Income and Living Well

Living on one income is not as easy as it was in the last century. It requires hard work and determination — and some of these strategies. Fifty years ago it was commonplace for just one parent (usually dad) to work. One income was sufficient to pay the family’s bill. Today, there might be a number […]

Home Cooked Meals & How to Make Them Easily

Home Cooked Meals

Home cooked meals can be some of our favorites, but they can also be a lot of work. How can you make it easier to cook at home? I think it’s pretty common knowledge among us parents that feeding our families home cooked meals is better for kids nutritionally and developmentally as well as easier on the budget […]

The Weekly Ramble: The Hyperthyroidism Edition

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The weekly ramble: where I blog like it’s 2004. This week I’m talking about hyperthyroidism and how it basically ruined my week. Follow me on instagram. For years I’ve felt that I was dodging a bullet labeled, “Medical Catastrophe.” Mild hypochondriac that I am, I have “survived” a wealth of ailments in my mind, cancer and […]

Lunch Box Ideas: Salads

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Looking for some new lunch box ideas for school or work? Packing a lunch can save you money and help your family’s diet. Check out this fresh lunch box idea: Salad. Tis the season to pack food for the road! Whether you’re squeezing in one last vacation before summer ends, brown bagging it for work, […]

How to Plan Your Trip to Europe

Plan Your Trip

Are you wondering how to plan your trip to Europe? Where do you start? Here are some travel tips to begin the process of planning a European vacation.