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50 Ways to Streamline Your Life

I love the title of a Calvin and Hobbes book, The days are just packed! Ain’t that the truth?! Between 6:11 am (about when FishBaby awakes) and 11:39 pm (about when I collapse in bed), it seems like those minutes just race out the window in a blink of an eye. If you’re a mom, […]

Eco-Living

I’m really enjoying my stash of reusable shopping bags. It’s amazing how fewer trips we have to make to the car now that we’re using heftier packaging for our groceries. I love it! If you didn’t get a chance to read the Going Green series, it’s right here. My guest bloggers did a great job […]

Get a Move On!

Home Depot Moving

If you’ve got a move in your future, you’ll benefit from signing up with Home Depot. We’ve loved the 10% coupon they provide. It’s so great for buying supplies or helping to fund a home improvement project. With each move, FishPapa has had a running list of all his “wannagets,” and the coupon has always […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Six

Life as MOM can be a veritable labyrinth of twists and turns. You never know what lies around that bend in the track. Could be a smooth ride or there may be a few bumps in the road. How can we streamline our lives in order to absorb the shock of those bumps? The following […]

What Effect Could YOU Have? Contest and Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I was blessed by the number of guest bloggers who taught us about a whole host of eco-friendly practices that they are doing in their homes. If you missed what these moms had to share, check out the Going Green series. Were you inspired to try something new at your house […]

50 Ways to Streamline Your Life, Part Five

Motherhood is not without its challenges. You know this. There are many demands on your time. And you just can’t do it all. And anyone who tells you otherwise is lying to you. But, what you can do is simplify and adjust. Make changes that allow peacefulness to reign in your heart, mind, and home. […]

Frugal Friday: Free or Almost Free Hand Soap

Yes, back in the old days, Gramma placed a bar of soap at the sink and we called it good. But, somewhere in my childhood some wise chemist developed soft or liquid soap. And our lives were changed. And as the years passed, mothers everywhere became addicted to soft soap. It reduced the mess at […]

Modifications Permissible

From The Mommy Manual: Keep in mind that modifying your standards is not always a sign of laziness but sometimes of intelligent decision making. When we lower our standards because circumstances defeat us or we feel weak, we don’t feel good about the result. But when we evaluate the demands on our time, our children’s […]