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Organizing Your Music

It’s a whole new world out there when it comes to music, how it’s packaged, and how you store it. When I was a kid, we traveled across country in a VW-bus, listening to 8-track tapes. My, times have changed. Today our family buys CDs or single-song downloads and burns them to our iTunes library. Then […]

Kids, Chores, and MyJobChart.com

As my family has grown in size and age over the years, one of the challenges has been to make sure that I’m teaching my children responsibility as well as keeping them accountable to those tasks they’ve been assigned. And, boy, it’s a tough job. With my younger ones, the Morning High Five works really […]

Get Organized to Welcome Unexpected Guests

The following post is from LifeasMOM contributor, Prerna: We’ve all had those moments. Doorbell rings, we open the door, only to be faced with a totally unexpected guest or guests, yelling, “Surprise!” And while you stand there with the goofy smile, your thoughts race to the living room that is a disaster, the bathroom that’s been […]

4 Cheap & Easy Ways to Go Green

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I’m a subtle shade of khaki when it comes to “green living.”  I’m not really brown, but I’m not a vivid green, either. But I am definitely trying to learn more and incorporate better stewardship and healthier habits into my home. Finding ways to make this convenient is […]

Beans & Rice Taco Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Salads)

This week we’ve been talking about ways to be better stewards of the resources God’s given us, specifically the earth. When it comes to food, one of the first things I associate with “green living” is salads. Salads bursting with vegetables are a great way for us to nourish our bodies at the same time […]

Choosing the Right Fish

Last fall the FishFam visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium. We learned all kinds of useful information about how to preserve sea wildlife and how to be good stewards of our world’s oceans. The amount of information can be overwhelming. But, one thing I took away was the idea of being more intentional in how I […]

Tips for Using Reusable Shopping Bags

This is part of the Going Green series. Join me as we explore ways to make green living more convenient. Back in my youth, I worked at a grocery store. It was my very first “real” job. I bagged groceries for two years during high school. And since I was a perfectionist, I became “expert” […]

Small Ways to Go Green

It used to be that I thought recycling and environmental issues were for the extremists. You see, I went to a liberal arts college where the environmental studies majors were quite militant and “in your face” about green issues. That just rubbed me the wrong way and made me want to push back. After awhile, […]