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Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]

Stock Rotation and Pantry Organization: A Guest Post

One of the beauties of the blog world is the friendships that are to be had. I’m so amazed at today’s guest post. Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures was one of the first readers and commenters of this blog, almost two years ago. Today we have a long-distance friendship. Here Lynn shares a great tip […]

Recovering the Lost Art of Hand Dishwashing (Tips for When Your Dishwasher is Broken)

In case you hadn’t heard, our dishwasher broke three weeks ago. I didn’t realize what a vital member of the household it was until it broke. I know, a dishwasher is a luxury. Our pioneer mothers lived quite productive lives without them. Our sisters in other countries regularly experience dishpan hands. I didn’t know how […]

Frugal New Year Goals

Happy New Year! I love January 1. There’s just something invigorating about it. We get a fresh start! While 2009 was great in its own respects, I’m looking forward to growing and improving in 2010. This Frugal Friday is dedicated to any financial goal you might have. There’s safety in numbers. It always feels better to […]

"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 […]

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 […]

Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: Don’t Compare to Others

This month we’re working on good and new habits. Before things get really crazy in December, November is a fantastic time to get a little order and happiness going. Next month has a chance at smooth moving, if Mom feels a little more on the ball. I’ve been working on routines around here. Now, I […]