The Dash

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When I was in high school Economics class one day, I turned the page of my book to find a profile of a woman in business. She had the traditional spelling of my maiden name, Getskow, which is pretty unusual. If you know a Getskow, you probably know someone in my family. I was intrigued. […]

Used Curriculum for Sale

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I am unloading some of our used or duplicate items. If you’re interested you can check out my virtual garage sale here.

Flowery Things to Make with the Kids (Craft: Flower Hat)

Flowery Things to Make with Kids (plus Flower Hat Tutorial) - May Day is May 1st. While not a holiday in any true sense of the word, it can be a fun occasion to share flowers with friends and family.

When I was a child, May 1st was an occasion to ding-dong-drop some flowers on your friends’ door. May Day, as it came to be known, has an interesting and varied history. Since I was born in May, I looked at it as a sign of good things to come. Now that the FishMama Trifecta has been instituted, it is evermore a fun little milestone on the calendar.

Spring has sprung in most of the northern hemisphere. Consider this week an opportunity to do some flowery things with the kiddos, whether you call it May Day, or not.

I Don’t Know What I’m Going to Do Today

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Ever get overwhelmed by your to do list and rant and rave about it? Yeah, me, too. But, here’s a different way of looking at it. Years ago when we first got cable, my kids discovered the Disney program, Phineas and Ferb. It quickly became a favorite for the whole family, us parents included. The […]

Make a Christmas Budget (Frugal Friday)

Make a Christmas Budget | Avoid Overspending at Christmas

If you haven’t been to Walmart or Target yet, you might not know that the Christmas shopping season has arrived. If you haven’t been on Pinterest, you might not know that they’ve traded pumpkins for elves on the shelves. Yep, even before the turkey’s cooked, we’re scrambling to plan out Christmas. But, before you go […]

Use Sharp Knives to Save Time in the Kitchen

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This is Day 19 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Find easy ways to save time in the kitchen. During college and graduate school, I worked in a few different commercial kitchens. It was a great learning experience for me. I learned some basic kitchen techniques, including knife skills, and was paid to learn. What […]

Flash Sale: Homemaking Bundle

BundleoftheWeek.com, 5 eBooks for $7.40!

Get this deal while it’s hot! For only 24 hours, Bundle of the Week is offering the Homemaking Bundle for sale again. It’s only $7! Five amazing resources to help you run your home more efficiently, covering everything from organizing your schedule and household records to meal planning, cleaning and budgeting, it’s the perfect collection […]

Banana Cupcakes with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (URS: Pantry Staples)

This month we’re eating down the pantry. What this means is that we are focusing on the ingredients we have in order to prepare meals and buying only what we need to supplement our stores. I say “we” because the boys are responsible to cook one meal every night. Whoohoo! Obviously, the success of a […]