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Get Your Household Notebook Going!

Notebook

Have you got a household notebook? It’s one of the systems I use to help me stay organized. Today I’m sharing over at Organizing Junkie how to make a household notebook that works for you.

How Often Should You Vacuum?

The house we live in had brand new carpet when we moved in. What a treat! So, we’ve tried hard to take good care of it. Well, as best as one can when you live in a busy household of eight people, six of them active children. Daily Vacuuming This summer I wanted to instill […]

Three Email Tools To Help My Life as MOM

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I love mail, whether digital or real, I love receiving notes and messages via mail. A full mailbox or a little envelope with a 10+ blinking make me smile. However, I don’t like to open said mailboxes to find them full of junk. Ick. I am not as techy as some. In fact, some of […]

Thinking Ahead to a Holiday Wardrobe

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I confess, I am no fashionista. My sister, Jamie, has always been the one with style, while I have been the one with the frump. I am probably the last person who should be writing about wardrobes. That said, I like to know that my family has nice clothes for special occasions. I like to […]

Meal Planning: Short and Sweet

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Having a month-long meal plan is really helping me out this week. I’ve been so busy cleaning and stressing, stressing and cleaning, it was nice not to have to think. The meals that we missed over the last two weeks for various reasons got plugged into the spaces left by things we ate for lunches […]

Our (Little) Garden

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Many moons ago we lived in the country on two acres on the Central Coast of California. I won’t get too nostalgic except to say that we had quite the large vegetable garden each summer. And, truth be told, while I don’t miss gravel roads, well water, and septic tanks, I do miss that garden. […]

Freezer Cooking Plan for July

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As you may know, freezer cooking has become a way of life for me. I started the practice of “once-a-month cooking” when I was pregnant with FishBoy13. And over the last thirteen years it has served our family well. I didn’t always do 30 meals every time, but having meals in the freezer has always […]

One Clever Potty Seat

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So far we’ve had five out of six children go through potty training. (Graduates shown above.) After some trial and error, we’ve found the toilet seat insert to be the most useful tool. Coupled with a stool to climb on, the toilet seat insert has proven to be the gear our kids needed to get on […]