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!

bob the builder

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 […]

Homeschooling? Today is a New Day

photo source Today is a new day. And your homeschool should reflect that. New year. New you. Hop on over to Simple Homeschool where I share some questions to think about as we head into the next half of the school year.

We’re Having a Chocolate Party!

Ultimate Recipe Swap

Old timers in these here parts will know that Ultimate Recipe Swap started with a chocolate party, well nigh three and a half years ago. I thought it might be fun to have another one! This week’s URS is chocolate themed! Bring your favorite chocolate recipe to the party on Thursday! Other upcoming themes: January […]