Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Intuition Razor

I have never been much of a primper. Part of the reason is that I’ve never really been “hip” or up on the fashion trends. So, with my luck, if I did too much primping, I’d be wearing last decade’s styles. I have been more than just your grocery variety geek all my life. The […]

A Necessary Accomplishment

One of my favorite sets of books is written by Louisa May Alcott. Eight Cousins and its sequel, Rose in Bloom, are sweeter and more romantic, I think, than the Little Women trilogy. In Eight Cousins, a young heiress named Rose is cared for by her bachelor uncle after the death of her father, his […]

Links of Love: Meal Planning

Long ago, I adopted the “food and clothing” philosophy –that if everyone got clean underwear and a full belly, it’s okay to let other things slide. And since, food is SO much more fun than matching socks, I thought I’d share some meal planning helps on the web. Hillbilly Housewife – The name is kind […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Cylindrical Ice Cream Scoop

Many months ago I was overcome by homesickness. I was in the midst of planning a trip to see my sister and her new baby, and I keep thinking of foods that I had eaten often(and loved) as a kid. Basically I was homesick for food – Southern California food. And believe me, I planned […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Quicken

A good tool is a beautiful thing. And let me tell you, we know about tools around here. The garage is full of them. But, a tool is only as good as the extent to which it helps you do your job well. One “job” that I have is to keep track of how we […]

Holiday Grand Plan Starts This Week

Remember when we talked about Christmas last month? Well, just a little nudge for you. If you’re so inclined, Organized Christmas’ Holiday Grand Plan and Houseworks Holiday Plan start this week. Check them out. And if this isn’t your groove, make sure you tell yourself so and don’t give it another thought.

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: What Helps You Relax?

Over the last few weeks as I’ve faced wild nights of contractions, I’ve had plenty of practice putting relaxation techniques into action. Yesterday was no different as I attempted to “just let my uterus go” with each contraction. Relaxation is key to helping hard working muscles. It’s also helpful when nursing and, well, basically, every […]

How Do You Do It? What Do You Let Slide?

It can be so tempting after we read a blog or magazine article or talk to an aquaintance to compare ourselves and think that somehow we are lacking. Some other mom has a cleaner house, a bigger budget, is a better cook, or seemingly “has it all together.” This just isn’t true! Every mom has […]