"Planning" for the Last Minute Will Keep a Smile on Your Face

I love the Boy Scout motto, Be Prepared. It really should be the MOM motto. If you’re prepared, there’s nothing you can’t tackle. You don’t need to know what to be prepared for. Experience has already shown you that the unlikely or the unwanted will — and does — happen. Kids get sick, dogs eat […]

Home Management: The Power of the 15-Minute Blitz

Photo Source: wwarby The following is a guest post from Mandi of Organizing Your Way. Her suggestions for a quick, speed clean are so timely. This month has the potential to be utterly crazy, but if you have her suggestions in mind, they may come in handy at the spur of the moment. Heading into […]

Freezer Cooking Day: The End

Hanging it up for the night They say that if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it everytime. And while we both know that I aimed a little higher than humanly possible, it was good to dream a big dream for this freezer cooking day. In the interests of my family’s comfort and my sanity, […]

Freezer Cooking: Noontime Update

My big morning of freezer cooking has gone off with fits and starts. I haven’t made as much progress as I hoped. But, you knew that would happen, didn’t you? A few things to report: Don’t EVER try to cook a turkey on a rimmed cookie sheet. I almost attempted it because I couldn’t find […]

My Freezer Cooking Life for Today and Tomorrow

my helper and me, bedheaded and ready to cook up a storm You knew I was a crazy woman, right? Just thought I’d put that out there right now. I’ve been planning and shopping and scheming for how to fill my freezer. I filled out my Freezer Meal Worksheet this weekend because I know I need […]

Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: How Did You Do?

Well, how did you do? About a month ago I challenged you and me to get a good habit going. And did we have the best of intentions, or what? Honestly, I thought I was going to transform my life, get my household running like a well-oiled machine. While I didn’t quite achieve that lofty […]

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze?

Often when people hear the words, freezer meal, they imagine a cold, hard slab of a casserole covered in ice crystals. Ick. Makes freezer cooking sound unappealing, doesn’t it? How about this instead? Carnitas Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole That puts a new look on a frozen dinner, doesn’t it? Carnitas are easily prepared ahead […]

Thinking of Thanksgiving: Hosting a Big Dinner

Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolete skills. It’s good […]