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10 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day

Whether you’re celebrating your own mother or other women who’ve encouraged you over the years — or just need to leave this post open on the computer and walk away, Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to say thanks. Here are some easy ideas for celebrating the day in a budget-friendly way. 1. Create a […]

Serve Breakfast in Bed

coffee tray

Breakfast in bed is a wonderful treat for visiting guests, birthday boys and girls, and parents on their special days. Here’s how to pull it off with style and ease. All photos by Heidi Last weekend, a few friends and I journeyed to Charles City, Virginia. We stayed at the Peace Hill Bed and Breakfast, […]

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 […]