The Afternoon High Five

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Routines are important for kids and for adults. When we have set tasks for certain times of the day, we add a rhythm to life. It helps kids mark the passing of the day and grounds them. I think routines add comfort and familiarity to an ever-changing world. For a number of years our family […]

12 Ways to Save on Household Expenses (Frugal Friday)

Household expenses like cleaners, soaps, furniture, maintenance, and energy costs are all things that you can adjust with a little creative thinking. Five years ago, our lives were turned upside down. We finally faced the music of the consumer debt we had piled up. It amounted to over $16,000. We decided to get serious about […]

31 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen

31 Ways to Save Time in the Kitchen | Life as MOM

Wondering how you can save time in the kitchen? Check out the last month of Kitchen Time Savers. This was the month to save time in the kitchen. I love to cook, but I love to be with my people more. And have meals on time. And sometimes a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s […]

Dejunk the Kitchen and Save Time

dejunk the kitchen to save time

This is part 26 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. Today we’re talking dejunking. I don’t know how it happens, but eventually our homes fill up with clutter. I swear I don’t go out and buy a ton of stuff, but somehow it finds its way to my house, particularly to my kitchen. This week, […]

Get Some Help and Save Time in the Kitchen

Get help in the kitchen

Get some help and you’ll save time in the kitchen. If you tend to be the sole cook in your household, as in the only one, then you might be spending more time in the kitchen than you need to. I’m not talking about cooking by yourself as a way to unwind. I’m referring to […]

Set Up Your Cooking Space to Save Time in the Kitchen

practice mise en place

This is Day 24 of the Kitchen Time Savers series where we’re chatting about ways to save time in the kitchen. There’s a culinary term, a French one, mind you, that makes a ton of sense. It’s called mise en place. It basically means “set up everything you need to create the dish so that […]

Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

Label the Pantry Shelves to Save Time

If you label the pantry shelves, it will save you time.  This is Day 18 of the Kitchen Time Savers series. So far, nothing I’ve shared is all that difficult, but like sands through the hourglass, they add up to make the days of our lives a little bit easier. Sorry. I couldn’t resist. Today’s […]

Get the Morning Beverages Ready the Night Before

Set up the morning beverages to save time

This is Day 16 of 31 Kitchen Time Savers. Go here to see the tips you’ve missed. Just as making dinner in the morning will help your evening, getting your morning beverages ready at night will help your morning tomorrow. Funny how it works that way. Doing things in advance helps you out. It’s a […]