Time for MOM: 50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

(A few months ago I started examing how to grow as a wife and mother. The conversation begins here in case you missed it.) We’ve been talking about time management. Having a plan is key. But, part and parcel with planning is having systems and routines in place that are quick and efficient. Over the […]

No Shirt, No Shoes

See this kid. He’s one of the most hot blooded kids I know. He’s constantly walking around without a shirt, no matter the weather. Last week we headed down to the harbor to try some local fish and chips. It was sunny and 64 degrees along the coast. Nice, but not bake-in-the-sun weather. At least […]

Time for Mom: What’s Your Plan?

(This post is part of an ongoing discussion about how to become “a woman you can count on.” You can start at the beginning or just jump in here.) Successful time management is essential to a well-run home and a sane family life. There are plenty of books out there that address this topic. But, […]

Streamline Your Morning Beauty Routine

Time is a valuable, nonrenewable resource. And the way my life is going these days, I need to make the most of every moment. That means I got to get in and out as quickly as possible. Getting in and out of the grocery store super fast means going alone or with as few children […]

Time for MOM: Just Enjoy Them!

You know you’ve felt the pull. Since your first child was born, you’ve felt that tension between playing with the baby and getting the laundry done. Between reading a story to your littles and unloading the dishwasher. Between taking a walk in the park and paying the bills. Whether your work is mostly at home […]

Frugal Friday: Don’t Buy Stuff You Can’t Afford

Some of the best, the simplest money saving advice is, well, simple. Sometimes, it’s so simple, it may be hard for some to believe. You’ve probably already seen this. But, it’s priceless – in more ways than one. And it’s sure to make you laugh. Enjoy! (Thanks, Lissa, for passing it on to me!) Got […]

Not So Random Acts…

I’ll never forget the day my neighbor Wendy showed up at the door with a lasagna and garlic bread. It was no special occasion. No new baby from the hospital. It was no trying or tragic time. There was no obvious need that she was filling. She just wanted to do it, she said. We […]

Time for MOM: Spend Your Time Wisely

(This conversation about becoming a woman you can count on started here.) In my efforts to grow as a wife and as a mother, I desire to manage my time better. As I mentioned last week, I feel woefully swamped. There are NOT enough hours in my day to do all that I want to, […]