Cute & Clever Kitchen Tricks

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photo source I’ve discovered the fun of Pinterest. I signed up a month or two ago — and it’s been quite fun to see some beautifully creative ideas at-a-glance. I’ve been careful not to let it be a time suck. About once or twice a week, I set my timer for 10 minutes and go […]

Different Ways to Serve Dinner

Today over at Food Your Way, I’m talking about the different ways to serve a meal. Family style, buffet, or plated? Which do you prefer? Hop on over to the post to review the pros and cons of each method as well as to tell us which you think is the “right” way.

How to Be a Pro Mom

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I’m over at Simple Mom today, sharing tips for how to be a Pro Mom. From the post, Over a decade ago I made the transition from high school teacher to full-time mom. Gone were the days of toting my European leather satchel, wearing high heels, and attending staff meetings. Instead, my hours were filled […]

Make Your Own Marinades this Summer

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Once a month I get the chance to write for Life Your Way. It is an amazing site, full of great ideas for basically every aspect of, well, LIFE. Today I’m sharing some ideas about making your own marinades as well as a super delicious Orange Ginger marinade that will just rock your summer barbeques. […]

Homeschooling and Food

If I had a maid, a chauffeur, and private chef, homeschooling would be a piece of cake. Ok, maybe I exaggerate a little. We know that even the best laid lesson plans sometimes meet with reluctant learners. But what can break a homeschool mom at the knees are those regular household tasks. Molding young minds and […]

A Good Story: What’s In It for You?


Last week I got a chance to share at Simple Homeschool, discussing our family’s affection for good stories. From the post, Developing a love of books is one of the most important parts of our homeschool. Not only is it academically sound, but it is also a way of nurturing my children, of creating a […]

Great Flavors for Spring Salads

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Looking for a fresh and flavorful salad to brighten up the blah days in between winter and spring? Try out this Orange and Feta Salad I’m sharing over at Food Your Way today. It’s a wonderful mix of winter’s citrus and spring’s greens.

Good Cheap Eats in February

I’ve been cooking up a storm these days, both literally and figuratively. We’re eating well. A little too well, I think. I’m quite thankful for the exercise bike in my room. All this eating has me getting some good cardiovascular exercise a few times a week — and it keeps the bike from being used […]