We have a box of packing paper (large sheets of plain newsprint) that’s been sitting in our garage for a long time and I really just got tired of shuffling it around, so I decided to put it to use.
We were working on a craft at our school table last week that required the use [...]
We’re still on this ongoing journey to a cleaner, more healthy lifestyle and one of my biggest endeavors has been to get rid of the host of cleaning products we’ve had in our home that have some really nasty chemicals in them (seriously, if it makes your eyes burn when using it, it’s probably not [...]
“Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Who else heard that saying during their growing up years? Were you given any explanation of how we earn money? I knew my dad worked and he made money and that we had enough. However, I also know that even into my young adult years I was still far too [...]
I’ve posted before on some of my solutions for keeping a toddler/preschooler busy during school time with older kids, but I’ve recently had to rethink my game plan.
I have a new toddler now (she’s only 28 months) and she’s too young for some of the things that Eli was doing when I first started teaching [...]
Wow! It’s hard to believe I’ve been shampoo free for a year (14 months, actually)!
What started out as a frustrating endeavor has ended up working really well for me.
My basic routine has changed a little over the year, but I’ve been using my current routine for several months now and have wonderful results.
Every other day:
Ever have a stain on an article of clothing that you just can’t seem to get rid of? I might have your solution! This is my most used (and most effective) method of stain removal:
Note: There were about 6 spots (of what, I don’t know) on that dress and all but one of [...]
Do you have a recipe binder? If not, you should!
I think it is one of the best tools to have in the kitchen. It has been an invaluable asset to cooking meals, baking and meal planning.
I would like to show you a little about how it works for me.
I simply use a basic [...]
As any mom can attest, laundry is a never ending job. I am definitely no stranger to the laundry battle – you know the one where the mountain builds and builds and then you feel overwhelmed… BUT I have some tips that I hope you’ll find helpful in your laundry endeavors.
First, I have to give [...]
One of my favorite ways to keep Eli (3½) occupied for a decent amount of time (usually about 30 minutes) while I am working on a lesson with Jacob has been activity bins. I first got the idea from Stephanie at Keeper of the Home almost a year ago and immediately ran with it. Over [...]
If your family is like mine there are plenty of receipts around, possibly in varying places around the house.
A few years ago I came up with a solution to our receipt problem….
This is a magnetic note paper holder. It use to have note paper in it, but once it was all used up, I [...]