Coming Clean: It’s Gotta Get Worse Before It Gets Better

Day Three hasn’t progressed as well as I had hoped. I got a late start — that darn twitter. And I’m exhausted now at 11:05. I had about 5 hours sleep last night because I stayed up too late yesterday. Plus, allergies have got me wiped. So, enough is enough. I’m almost done with dejunking […]

Coming Clean, Day Two: The School Room

In Simple Mom‘s ebook, Spring Cleaning for Normal People, she recommends a basic plan of action for decluttering and cleaning your entire home. It takes about two weeks, depending on the size of your house and the quantity of your junk possessions. Day One, as I explained yesterday, is a quick clean sweep: putting things […]

FishMama’s Summer Plans

Summer vacation is a welcome relief to me. I know for some families it’s a challenging time to keep the kids occupied for three months, prompting parents to greet September (and Back to School) with open arms. For me, it’s the reverse. My work load lightens during the summer months as I put my teacher […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

I love the title of a Calvin and Hobbes book, The days are just packed! Ain’t that the truth?! Between 6:11 am (about when FishBaby awakes) and 11:39 pm (about when I collapse in bed), it seems like those minutes just race out the window in a blink of an eye. If you’re a mom, […]

Get a Move On!

Home Depot Moving

If you’ve got a move in your future, you’ll benefit from signing up with Home Depot. We’ve loved the 10% coupon they provide. It’s so great for buying supplies or helping to fund a home improvement project. With each move, FishPapa has had a running list of all his “wannagets,” and the coupon has always […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Six

Life as MOM can be a veritable labyrinth of twists and turns. You never know what lies around that bend in the track. Could be a smooth ride or there may be a few bumps in the road. How can we streamline our lives in order to absorb the shock of those bumps? The following […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Five

Motherhood is not without its challenges. You know this. There are many demands on your time. And you just can’t do it all. And anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you. But, what you can do is simplify and adjust. Make changes that allow peacefulness to reign in your heart, mind, and home. […]

Frugal Friday: Free or Almost Free Hand Soap

Yes, back in the old days, Gramma placed a bar of soap at the sink and we called it good. But, somewhere in my childhood some wise chemist developed soft or liquid soap. And our lives were changed. And as the years passed, mothers everywhere became addicted to soft soap. It reduced the mess at […]