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Routine Housekeeping

This week I’m sharing a thought in response to a question we received recently about establishing routines and schedules around the home: “I am really struggling to set up a schedule for my young family of three… I feel like if I could just get together a schedule things would go so much smoother and my husband would come home to a happier environment in the evenings. I was wondering if you moms could give a few suggestions […]

Menu planning, Part 2

Today I want to talk a bit about how menu planning helps me stick to my budget:

Menu planning

I didn’t really get serious about menu planning until after Jameson was born. At that point, it became more than a good idea; it was the only way I could guarantee to get dinner on the table! I certainly don’t get to this every week, but my week goes so much better when I do. […]

Comfort food: Potato Soup and Oatmeal Muffins

Last week was a bit on the chilly side, so Jameson and I made some favorite recipes: potato soup and oatmeal muffins. Potato Soup (the way I make it!) serves 6-8 1. Saute small onion and 3 cloves of garlic in butter. 2. Add 6-7 peeled and cubed white potatoes (or the equivalent of any […]

Easter memories

Holidays are worth celebrating, and none more than Easter — at least, that’s the impression I grew up with, given the special attention my parents gave to celebrating this important Sunday.

And so I thought it might be fun to write a bit about the Easter traditions we had growing up. I know it’s now only a few days before the event, but if nothing else, this will be fodder for next year’s celebration! […]

How to fold a fitted sheet

I have always had a reputation for being cantankerous particular about my bed. It has to be made, it has to be made my way, and it has to stay the way I left it all day. My poor sisters — I would go into a panic if I walked into our bedroom and saw […]