Category: Recommendations

October: Get the most of your 31 days

Yesterday I told you that I was going to make some changes in October. I already relinquished the cockatiel we’ve had for 9+ years to the ARL to simplify life here and give Fluffy a less-stressed life. I’m determined to have made some real changes in this place I...

3 Boys + 1 Husband = Lots of Underwear

I buy underwear as often as I buy milk. I only wish I were kidding. Every time turn around, one of the boys is in a different size. Sometimes I fail to notice until it’s bordering on neglectful. Case in point: Boy #3, who is now 6, occasionally has...

The (Rare) Cleaning and Organizing Post

Since it’s already been a week since Labor Day and I’ve already shared with you the Labor-Less part of my Labor Day weekend, I thought I’d better prove to you that I made good on the “Labor” part of the holiday as well. Before, you know, it’s Halloween. I...

Healthy lunches — and a giveaway from Libby’s

***Congratulations to #5, Elaine! You were randomly selected as the winner of the Libby’s giveaway! Thanks to all who entered!*** Do your kids eat school lunch, or do you pack their lunch? Although it’s much easier to just send them off to school at the mercy of the school...

Why I Love Jody — and the I_Blog Conference

***Update: Jody created my own coupon code (I’ve never had my own coupon code!) if you register for the I_Blog Conference! Get $20 off with the code FOP (friend of Paula)! Thanks, Jody!!*** If it weren’t for Jody Halsted, I wouldn’t still be blogging. I know myself too well....

5 Easy Ways to Save Money

I’m all about saving money, but I’m also busy and somewhat disorganized (I know, shocker!). There are some bloggers who save some amazing cash, but some of the methods they use frankly sound like a full-time job to me, which is great if you have the time. Unfortunately, I...

Some Bandwagons Are Worth Jumping On

I’m not a bandwagon girl. I’m not sure exactly why; it’s nothing that’s been planned. But for some reason, the more accolades a movie, or book, or TV show receives, the less interested I become. Need some examples? Okay, let’s see . . . Titanic? Never saw it. (And...

Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Are

I found the book Do Hard Things by brothers Alex & Brett Harris while browsing through our local Christian bookstore, and I immediately thought of my oldest son. Just entering adolescence, he was starting to experience the pressures of being like “everyone else” and I feared him falling in...