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Modifications Permissible

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From The Mommy Manual: Keep in mind that modifying your standards is not always a sign of laziness but sometimes of intelligent decision making. When we lower our standards because circumstances defeat us or we feel weak, we don’t feel good about the result. But when we evaluate the demands on our time, our children’s […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Four

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This is what my life feels like somedays. Messy and disorganized. Like the breakfast dishes that could have been rinsed and put in the dishwasher right away, but weren’t, things can start to pile up. There’s goo lurking in that pile that I probably don’t want to touch. But, the only solution is to slip […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This week, once I get the car unloaded and the laundry washed, the kids and I are going out back to take dominion of the flower beds currently overrun with weeds. It’s our hope to get some tomatoes and basil planted as well as a few other herbs and veggies. If you’re thinking of doing […]

Frugal Friday: Get a Cardboard Box

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: we don’t have to spend a lot of money to entertain children. I remember a mentor mom once telling me about “creative boredom.” If the kids don’t have a lot of bells and whistles, they’ll find things to do. How true it is! One frugal activity […]

The Farmer’s Market – A Fine Thing!

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Visiting Farmers’ Market is something that our family has done for almost fifteen years now in two countries and four different cities. Nowadays, it’s more about the experience than it is about the good deals. Usually, we find some fun snacks and go home with a few goodies. The kids and I went to a […]

Cheese Enchiladas (URS: Meatless Main Dishes)

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This week we’re swapping Main Dish recipes that don’t include meat. As I mentioned earlier this week, occasionally opting out of meat can be great for your budget as well as lessen wear and tear on the environment. I started doing this years ago when we went to one income. I had read Miserly Moms […]

Guest Post: Planting an Orchard

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Fresh fruit is such a blessing from God. No wonder He placed Adam and Eve in a garden. And growing your own – why it will make you feel like a rich woman! Today Phoebe shares her journey of how she and her family are establishing their own orchard. My husband and I decided to […]

Guest Post: Total Green Living

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Today’s guest post is from Shannon who shares how they transformed much of their everyday to more environmentally sensitive ways of living. This is meant to be read as one mom’s story of what works. As with all these green posts, my hope is that it’ll get you thinking, inspire you, and encourage you to […]