Ready to Deck the Holidays?

No doubt you’ve heard the words to the traditional English carol, “Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Falalalalalalalala.” Simple translation: “Decorate your house.” However, there has been many a December when it feels like Mom’s the one being decked – in the modern sense of the word. In the quest for the picture-perfect Christmas, […]

Home Management: The Power of the 15-Minute Blitz

Photo Source: wwarby The following is a guest post from Mandi of Organizing Your Way. Her suggestions for a quick, speed clean are so timely. This month has the potential to be utterly crazy, but if you have her suggestions in mind, they may come in handy at the spur of the moment. Heading into […]

Freezer Cooking Day: The End

Hanging it up for the night They say that if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it everytime. And while we both know that I aimed a little higher than humanly possible, it was good to dream a big dream for this freezer cooking day. In the interests of my family’s comfort and my sanity, […]

Freezer Cooking: Noontime Update

My big morning of freezer cooking has gone off with fits and starts. I haven’t made as much progress as I hoped. But, you knew that would happen, didn’t you? A few things to report: Don’t EVER try to cook a turkey on a rimmed cookie sheet. I almost attempted it because I couldn’t find […]

My Freezer Cooking Life for Today and Tomorrow

my helper and me, bedheaded and ready to cook up a storm You knew I was a crazy woman, right? Just thought I’d put that out there right now. I’ve been planning and shopping and scheming for how to fill my freezer. I filled out my Freezer Meal Worksheet this weekend because I know I need […]

Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: Don’t Compare to Others

This month we’re working on good and new habits. Before things get really crazy in December, November is a fantastic time to get a little order and happiness going. Next month has a chance at smooth moving, if Mom feels a little more on the ball. I’ve been working on routines around here. Now, I […]

Plan Your Meals and Then Do As You Please

Between illness and the Fisher-men leaving town overnight, my meal plans have been derailed as of late. Although I planned an entire month of meals, I find myself doing a little juggling here at the end of the month. There’s still a good stock of food in the freezer, just not the same things I […]

Travel Kits for Families

Getting ready for a trip? With the holiday season upon us, families find themselves packing the kids, the dogs, the food, the presents, and a partridge in a pear tree into the family mobile and heading out on the open road. Traveling with children can be a wonderful experience. But, it can also be worse […]