Simple Freezer Meals for Summer

Are you looking for some easy meals this summer that the kids will actually eat? I’ve got you covered with this super simple, yet totally delicious freezer meal plan.

Plan for Summer Fun

Are you ready for making the most of your summer? Whether for summer fun with the kids or managing your personal time or even the house, it’s time to get a plan in action.

Get Ready for Summer with a Time Budget

Ready to have the best summer ever? No? I got an idea that will help you make it happen.

A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families

Spring break is coming! Download these two weeks’ worth of spring break activities. The planning is done for you for a fun and frugal vacation with your kids.

5 Holiday Travel Tips for Families

As the holiday season approaches, consider how you can make family travel more fun and less stressful. I love November and December. They are probably two of my favorite months on the calendar, namely because of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. The holidays can be such fun! Now that my sister Janel has moved back […]

Homespun Patriotism for the Fourth of July

You don’t need to jump hoops for the 4th of July. We’re not. My kids have insisted that we have apple pie for the 4th this year for the Fourth of July. No one can tell me why apple pie is so American, but they want to have it. Despite the paucity of good organic […]

Make Your Beach or Pool Days a Breeze

Enjoy your summer and time with your family by heading to the beach or pool. Here are some tips for making it easier. A great day at the beach doesn’t just happen. Oh, when you’re ten you think it does. But, no, there was a parent or other adult working behind the scenes to plan […]

Our Summer School: Getting Out and About

Make weekly outings a summer learning experience. Last year I had great big dreams for a summer school that was lively and unique. We were going to read great literature, get ahead with math, learn filmmaking and cooking and basically expand our horizons beyond our wildest dreams. Bwahaha. Can you hear me knock over end […]