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Spring Clean

April is here and so is Spring. The sun has started to shine a little more often, birds are singing, the air feels crisp and the sunshine warm. After a long, cold winter, this fresh start is exhilarating. However, what lurks in your home behind closed doors? Dust bunnies? Musty smells? A few piles of […]

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

I am not a cleanie by nature. But, I love to have a clean house. It frees me up to do the things that I do love. However, laundry is one of the household tasks I actually enjoy. Yeah, call me crazy. There is something therapeutic about seeing a mess of stinky Boy clothes transformed […]

Productive Procrastination: Just Do SOMETHING!

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I have always struggled with procrastination. In college, I was notorious for leaving my paper writing until the night before it was due. Finals? Yeah, I pulled an all-nighter on those, too. One habit I developed at the time was what I like to call, productive procrastination. Sure, I may have had a paper to […]

My Household Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)

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In 2010, I shared this post which includes some free printables that I used at the time. Those pages have been updated and are available in my ebook, Organizing Life as MOM, which is a complete handbook for creating a household planner. Remember this? Awhile back I told you about my household notebook in which […]

Easing Into a Laundry Routine: A Guest Post

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Mine is a household that generates two tons of laundry virtually overnight. Thankfully, I like laundry. But, it can be difficult to stay on top of it no matter how much I enjoy it. That’s where having a routine can really bless you — and the rest of the family. Clean underwear is one of […]

Seed-starting Greenhouse Giveaway from Burpee

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Several years and four children ago, we lived in a more rural community on a two-acre parcel of weeds land. We did our best to “take dominion” of that land, and I had a great time learning to garden. Wow! That was fun! Then life got busy and then busier still. With a baby or […]

The Cure for Dish Pan Hands

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I’ve told you before how much I love my plastic dishwashing gloves. They are, indeed, a blessing from the Lord. I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with the amount of dirty pots and pans I generate each day if it weren’t for some type of hand protection. Hot water and grease-cutting soap […]

Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

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I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]