Clean Out Your Inbox: My 7 Step Program to Email Success

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photo source Imagine going to your mailbox and finding it stuffed full of letters, magazines, advertisements, junk mail, bills, and a few checks. But the box is so crammed full, it’s really hard to see what’s in there or to make sense of the contents. Now imagine trying to find the important things, like the […]

Creative Ideas for Household Notebooks

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Today’s the day to share your household notebook! Remember earlier in the month when I shared some ideas for making your household notebook work for you? I also challenged you to put yours together, if you hadn’t already, and enter it in today’s little carnival. But first, here’s one way that a fellow mom has […]

Make a Household Notebook

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This week is all about getting a good habit going. One great habit to develop is that of managing your home in a way that best suits you and the season of life you’re in. I am a firm believer in finding a good home managment system that works and then tweaking it to fit […]

Get a Good Habit Going!

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Photo source Each month I’ve had such fun offering specially themed series. They’ve included giveaways and inspiring ideas to make “life as MOM” a little more enjoyable. I’m pleased to be able to offer another series next week! Get a Good Habit Going This week will include daily giveaways as well as all kinds of […]

Taming the Toys

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Photo Source Then he slithered and slunk, with a smile most unpleasant, Around the whole room, and he took every present! Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums! And he stuffed them in bags. Then the Grinch, very nimbly, Stuffed all the bags, one by one, up the chimney! — […]

Getting Priorities in Line


Last week, I got cozy with a cup of my very favorite coffee, Uzuri African Blend. Sipping away, I spent some time reading and thinking about Psalm 5 and journaling about it. The house was quiet — it was 5 am. And I could think. I turned to the Goals section of my household notebook […]

Looking for Some Easy Ways to Fill the Freezer?

There’s no doubt about it, having a few meals stashed in your freezer can be great insurance against crazy nights when take-out is oh-so tempting. But, even if you don’t have several hours in one sitting to devote to freezer cooking, you can have convenience without the can. Check out my guest post at The […]

How to Make a Bed

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I’ll never forget the first time I met my friend and former roommate, Kristin. (Hi KMS!) We lived in the same dorm during our freshman year of college. “Move in Day” was characterized by parents and students milling about, arms full, carting stuff into dorm rooms. Kristin and her mom were arguing having an animated […]