Happy Spring (SALE!)

Spring has sprung! Are you looking for some ways to enjoy your “life as mom” a little more? I wrote a couple ebooks that can help you do just that. Organizing Life as Mom is a primer for compiling a household notebook, your brain on paper. It includes dozens of printables as well as inspiration […]

Simplifying (Home) School Meals

Ya gotta eat, right? But, meal prep can take a big bite out of the day, especially in a busy home, whether you homeschool or not. Our Extreme Home(school) Makeover is well under way. Today I’m sharing a little bit about it over on Simple Homeschool, including how we’re handling that issue of eating. From […]

Cooking 101: For Kids

Remember when I told you that I was teaching my boys to cook this year? Well, Cooking 101 for Kids is going to help me pull off that goal. My friend Lynn wrote this book, Cooking 101 for Kids, and sent me a review copy. I love the straightforward approach and all the color photos […]

A Day in My Life

Parenting and homeschooling six children has been, by far, the wildest ride of my life yet. The month of January was a particular roller coaster-ish one. When Jamie mentioned that we were sharing our “day in the life,” I inwardly cringed. I would have loved to present a picture perfect image and a schedule to […]

Give Leftovers New Life!

I’m over at Food Your Way today talking about how not to waste leftover food. Leftovers don’t need to be boring! And by making good use of them (ie eating them instead of throwing them away), you can save some money, too! From the post: Coming off the heels of a month-long pantry challenge, I […]

Birthday Cake Round-Up Next Week!

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Join us next week when we share all kinds of creative birthday cake ideas, including a hockey cake. Next week for Ultimate Recipe Swap we’ll be sharing creative birthday cake ideas! So, get your cake posts ready. We’ve done this for, well, a long time now. I think this is the 8th swap. (We do […]

Are You Shopping Your Kitchen?

A pantry challenge is a great way to use up what we already have, think through how I want to shop in the future, and of course, save money. Today’s the first check-in for the Pantry Challenge over on my food blog, Good Cheap Eats. We’re spending the month “shopping our kitchens” before we go […]

Looking to Organize?

Looking to get organized in the new year? Not only do I have a game plan for home organization, but I also have a sweet deal on my household notebook ebook. Last month I asked you some deep, dark, personal questions. Over a thousand of you responded and shared some personal secrets, including where your […]