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Zone Defense Check-In: Kid Stuff

schoolroom shelf

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help! Oh, I had big dreams a month ago. Didn’t I? If you’ll remember when I introduced this month’s Zone Defense challenge, […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Pretty Meaty

Pretty Meaty Plan

This meal plan is pretty meaty, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. This post may contain affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for your support. I really appreciate it. Ready to […]

Chores & Kids: What Can You Ask of Them?

chores and kids

Got kids? Are you including them in the workings of the household and teaching them important life skills? When I was a kid, chores were a part of life. We didn’t always do them. But, they were there, and our parents often asked us to do stuff around the house or yard. Washing dishes, pulling […]

9 Ways to Have a Great Week

lorikeet

A new week is a fresh start and a chance to enjoy all the good in your life. The new week is here. For some of us, it means summer vacations and a variety of different activities. For others, it’s business as usual. Either way, it’s good to have a great one. There are plenty of […]

Zone Defense Assignment: Organizing Kid Stuff

zones bedrooms and play

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing the kid stuff in the house so we can a) enjoy the summer with our kids and b) get their help! This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in […]

Zone Defense Check-In: Travel & Transportation

Travel Entertainment

Are you ready for travel? Check out these tips to make family travel more fun. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! […]

Zone Defense: Organizing Your Travel Gear

Organize Your Travel Gear

Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we are organizing our travel gear so we can hit the road with a smile. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not […]

Chipping Away at Your Projects

Pumpkin carving

Make use of little minutes to accomplish the projects on your plate instead of waiting for a big block of time. photo source: Kenny Louie I am the kind of person who likes to finish a project once I start it. I get into this zone and just hammer away until the road is clear. […]