Halloween Style: Sale of the Week

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What to do when you feel ineffective

Lately I’ve been feeling ineffective, and like I have not done anything “blogworthy.”  I haven’t tackled any huge projects, or made any big changes around the house.  I thought I really wasn’t accomplishing much.  Then I thought that some of you had probably felt that way too, unless I’m mistaken. A couple of days ago,…

Modcloth: Sale of the Week

I love affiliate links.  I love helping my fellow bloggers make extra money on things I was already planning on buying or downloading.  More than that, I love shopping.  Each week I’m planning (and by planning I mean it may never happen again) to post a “Sale of the Week” post highlighting something exciting from…

Liebster Award Nomination

A huge thank you to Allie from Live Love Mess for the nomination! Live Love Mess is a fun and helpful blog for moms.  From advice for parents to activities for kids, the blog has a lot to offer. My current favorite post is her “Family Friendly Bucket List” which is a list of 50 activities…

Meal Planning for Busy Families

There are so many apps, websites, printables and planners to teach you how to meal plan or help you do the planning that it can be genuinely overwhelming when you sit down to do it.  I’m still working on my method, but I do have a plan that works pretty well. As some of you…

Easy Tilapia “Piccata” with Summer Squash

If you’re like me, dinner is a nightly struggle to figure out what to make, and then actually make it.  I try to plan ahead, but that doesn’t always happen.  When I do have something planned, I like for it to be as fast and easy as possible.  I usually get home from work at…

Relaxing and Recharging

We’ve got the dishes under control (for the moment) and I’m working on keeping up with them.  The dishwasher is running as I type this, as a matter of fact. I spent last weekend mostly having fun and not doing chores.  I’m telling you this because I want to remind you that it’s ok to…

Bonus Post: Sell Your Crap

To go along with yesterday’s post, here is another view on cutting back and minimalism.

Book Review:  The Joy of Less by Francine Jay

  Last week we talked about getting everything out of our heads and down on paper, and just starting with one task.  For me that task was dishes.  By both working on keeping up with the dishes myself, and having my kids chip in, we’ve had a week of (mostly) clean counters and having lots…

How Overwhelmed Are You?

Notice the title of this post is not “Are you overwhelmed?” because I know most of you are.  That’s why you’re here right?  It’s hard not to be these days.  Many of us have full-time jobs, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have full-time work to do at home as well.  Even if home is…