When Mama Loses Her Cool: Practical Tips for Tough Moments

image by anathea Daily Tip: a friend to help if you’re feeling stuck.  Friends can be your motivators and cheerleaders. By Joanna Rodriguez, Contributing Writer A new year is here. You’ve created goals and started working towards them. You’ve been organizing your homes, fine-tuning your schedules, and planning healthy meals. You want everything to run smoothly […]

7 Tips for Honestly Evaluating Your Goals

Image by mikebaird Daily Tip: If something “sometimes” works for you, give it a good three weeks before calling it quits or switching to something else.  It may just be the difficulty of learning a new habit. We’re getting towards the end of our challenge.  That means it’s time to evaluate: what is working for you, […]

Top 10 Natural Cleaning Tools I Use

Image by KOMUnews Daily Tip: Don’t be afraid to buy items that you really need to help yourself succeed.  Frugal doesn’t mean cheap, it means carefully chosen. When I first got married, I bought all the same stuff my parents had used — things like Soft Scrub, caustic toilet cleaner, regular ol’ dishwasher detergent, bleach….  Those […]

Taming the Toy Tornado — Let’s Plan the Playroom

Daily Tip: Place items in the areas of your home where you’ll use them, to increase the chances that you’ll follow through. By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer The playroom. Out of all the rooms in my house, I am fairly certain it is the room I like least. I wish that weren’t the case. I have […]

Taming the Clutter: Finding Tools to Make it Work for You

Image by peapod labs Daily Tip: Make a list of everything you need to have or do to achieve your goals, so that you don’t get stuck without something important. A lot of our readers have been talking about how they struggle with clutter.  There is stuff in every direction and on every surface.  I can relate. […]