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Five Favorite Things About Summer

Summer is just around the bend! It brings all kinds of good stuff. What are YOUR favorite things about summer as a mom and home manager? This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support! Summer is just a […]

FREE Printable Beach Packing List

A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this free printable beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want […]

Get the Back to Basics Meal Plan to Simplify Dinnertimes

Good meals don’t have to be expensive or complicated. Simplify with this basics meal plan to help you get dinner on the table, no matter your skill level. One of my greatest joys as a cookbook author and food writer is to receive emails from readers who’ve learned to cook healthy, delicious, budget-friendly meals through […]

Carrot Muffins with Honey Cream Cheese

Bake someone happy this week with these luscious Carrot Muffins with Honey Cream Cheese. They are filling, freezer-friendly, and absolutely delicious! I’ve been making muffins for as long as I can remember. Muffins were “a thing” back in 1994 when we got married. In fact, I worked in a bakery that sold predominantly… muffins. And […]

Five Favorite Things to Help Me Save Money

Saving money is a team sport. It helps to have friends to share ideas with and brainstorm, so let’s chat about our favorite ways to save money. Money. Money. Money. Can’t live without it, yet it causes so many problems. Oh my word. I’m pretty sure that money is something that lots of people argue […]

How to Make Your House Do the Housework

This post has been sponsored by 2000 Flushes ® Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner. Consider these strategies that require your house to do the housework, not you. You? You head to the beach! It wasn’t until I was a grown woman with a handful of kids that I finally understood my mother’s reply when we’d ask […]

Can You Afford to Homeschool or Not?

Can you afford to homeschool? It’s a good question. Here I share what we have spent this last 15 years of homeschooling as well as what it would cost us to choose other schooling options. Homeschooling has been, hands down, one of the most fulfilling experiences of my “life as mom.” It’s also been one […]

Weekly Meal Plan to Print & Cook #5 – On the Go Meals

Spring activities are in full spring, meaning rushed dinners and busy nights. Take the load off with this easy meal plan to print and cook. I don’t know about you, but with spring in full gear, meal times are a little crazy around here. I’ve had several moms with kids in sports and activities say […]