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Ten Tips for Traveling With Toddlers This Summer

By | June 26, 2013

By Virginia George, Contributing Writer “Mom!  He’s looking out my window!”  This is a true story my mother still tells of one particularly frustrating road trip that occurred more than 20 years ago.  We had just upgraded from the Ford Escort station wagon to a fancy 1988 Ford Aerostar minivan.  We had more space, but Read More

Updating Your Organization: Homemaking and Homeschooling Tips

By | May 1, 2013

In the last year or so, it’s been my goal to get my homemaking under control.  My house was often a mess (toys and clothes and dishes and trash in all directions) and I didn’t clean it often enough.  Oh, I ran through and “blitz” cleaned it every couple of weeks, but I somehow expected Read More

How to Create and Maintain a Workable Laundry Routine

By | January 19, 2013

Daily Tip: If something doesn’t work for you, that doesn’t mean you have failed.  It means that method wasn’t right for you – try something new. By Faith Storms, Contributing Writer Laundry is easily the number one chore about which I hear fellow stay at home moms complain. I don’t share this sentiment, but start talking Read More

How to Create a Simple Cleaning Routine

By | January 16, 2013

Image by clogozm Daily Tip: If you say you will start something in a week it will never happen. Get what you need to make the changes now. Make your commitment and stick to it for a month. I know it is hard. I know it is a lot of work. I know you can do this. (Amanda Read More

How to Stay Organized in a Season of Change

By | January 12, 2013

image source By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  “All great changes are preceded by chaos.” (Deepak Chopra) In 2012 I unpacked from a move within the same town (while pregnant), gave birth to our third child in less than four years, sold off most of our belongings and packed up for a cross-country move, experienced unemployment and Read More

Tackling Home Organization: Finding a Routine That Works

By | January 4, 2013

Image by Sadie Hernandez Daily Tip: Write down your goals in a place where you can refer to them easily, and do so often to motivate yourself. We’ve been enjoying getting to know our Challenge participants this week.  They’re all in a private Facebook group and we’ve been chatting about their personal goals and offering ideas Read More

How I Went From “I Can’t Keep My House Clean!” to “I Got This” and You Can Too….

By | November 6, 2012

dana robinson via Compfight If you told me three weeks ago that I would be writing this post I would say that either you were lying, or that I was being overly ambitious.  You know, that I had grander ideas in my head than would work out in real life.  I’m not the world’s greatest Read More

Creating a Daily Chore Routine

By | October 24, 2012

Melissa Barrett via Compfight A lot of people have been asking for tips on homemaking.  While I’m not the world’s greatest homemaker (at all), there are some things that work for me.  I plan to share what I do know, and we can muddle through the rest together. In our home, we have a general daily Read More


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