Be Prepared: Day Trip Checklist

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I hate reinventing the wheel. So, I like to make lists. You know this already. I make the list once and then keep it for future reference. This applies to daily chores, grocery lists, vacations, camping, and, especially day-trips. Getting ready for a trip of any kind takes so long, why do I want to […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Magic Bullet

For my birthday last year my dad went to great lengths to order me one of his favorite tools: The Magic Bullet. He had been talking this thing up for months, and I, for one, was skeptical. Never to do things by halves, he sent me a double pack: a plug-in version as well as […]

Book It! Queen of the Castle

Recently the book, Queen of the Castle by Lynn Bowen Walker, fell into my hands. It is aptly subtitled, “52 Weeks of Encouragement for the Uninspired, Domestically Challenged or Just Plain Tired Homemaker.” Well, what mom doesn’t need encouragement, inspiration, domestic training or a shot in the arm? (Really, SuperMom does not exist, and we […]

To Do or To Die

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I mentioned before that successful home management is organizing your responsibilities in a way that fits your family’s needs and personalities most blesses your family and those around you and ultimately brings glory to God One of the best ways to organize these responsibilities is to have a daily to-do list. For some just a […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: iPod Nano + iTunes

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A few Christmases ago, my husband surprised me with an iPod Nano. This was a very special gift, especially as he really wanted one also. But he made sure that I got mine first. (Isn’t he sweet?) Since then it has become a really valuable tool in my bag of tricks. My particular model does […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Fantabulous Cookie Scoop

I resisted getting one of these cookie scoops for a long time. I guess I thought they were too expensive or not useful or something. But, I bought a couple recently and am amazed at how cool they are. What was I thinking not to get one years ago? We love cookies at our house. […]

Time for Bed!

Time for Bed! Kids awake when you want them to sleep? Consider these strategies for happy bedtimes.

Kids awake when you want them to sleep? Consider these strategies for happy bedtimes. Last week I recommended that me and all moms try to get a little more sleep. My weekend sleep goals didn’t quite go as planned as several children were up during the night due to snuffly noses and too warm weather. […]

Toolin’ Up Tuesday: The Portable High-Chair/Booster Seat with Tray

At our house tools are things that help you do your job better. Love that definition. You could put such a spin on it. “Honey, this new chair will really make our family read aloud time so much richer. It’s definitely a tool our home needs.” Can you just see husbands everywhere rolling their eyes? […]