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Finding Summer Fun on Pinterest

Summer Fun on pinterest

I know, I know. Summer is over a month away. But, the time will pass before we know it. And as JessieLeigh pointed out earlier today, let’s plan to have fun! Pinterest, while a potential time suck and a sometimes, not too realistic look at life, can also be a fabulous bookmarking site to help […]

Preparing For Summer Break

Summer vacation is fast approaching. Be ready! JessieLeigh shares some ways that she plans to have fun with her kids. It is May.  MAY.  I’m not entirely sure how that happened as it seems like I was just flipping the calendar to March the other day but, alas, May is, indeed, upon us.  If you […]

Easiest Mother’s Day Gift

Mother's Day Chocolate and Bows

Looking for a simple treat to give the mothers in your life? Here’s something easy, quick, and chocolate-filled to pull together. Mother’s Day is approaching. You may be making big plans for the day — or not. Over the years I’ve learned that it’s better not to focus on myself or expect to be feted. […]

Dream a Big Dream (Frugal Friday)

dream a big dream

Setting goals and dreaming big dreams can be just the right motivation to help you save money and accomplish great things. This is my bedside table. Most are books that I’ve read before. A few I’m still finishing off for the first time. Most of them are books that I’m revisiting. See a theme? In […]

Breastfeeding Expectations

baby and mom at park

Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months is generally recommended. Today I share my story with breastfeeding as well as what a new mom might expect. I breastfed all six kids. Exclusively. For the first six months. I don’t say that to brag. I know many, many women who for a variety of reasons are […]

Good Books to Read About Growing Things

msb plants

The growing season is about to take off, so let’s explore books with our kids about gardening and growing things. Recently, I was reminded at how much my children love books — and love being read to! I ordered a copy of one of my favorite books ever (not sure why we didn’t already own […]

Sorting and Storing Kids’ Clothes (Zone Defense)

clothes in drawer

This year we’re on Zone Defense, moving room by room, tackling clutter and disorder. This month we’re closing in on the laundry room, linen closet, and clothing storage. Two weeks ago I gave you your linen closet/laundry room assignment. Last week I shared my results in tackling those two related zones. At least they’re related […]

Flower Crafts for May Day

Pink Felt Flower

Early American settlers observed May Day by giving baskets of flowers to friends and neighbors. Try one of these flower crafts with your kids to share with friends on May 1st. When I was a child, May Day was a time when the neighbors and our family would treat each other to May Baskets on […]