6 little questions (and a gift card and free ebook)


It's been YEARS since I surveyed the readers of this blog and asked them to share their opinions and experiences. I don't want this space to be a long soliloquy, but a conversation. So it's time for a survey! Just 6 little questions, and you don't even have to answer all of them. In exchange … [Continue reading]

Mrs. Meyer’s Grove Special Offer: FREE Cleaning Kit

Mrs. Meyer's Grove Special Offer

Yesterday, I sent my newest book off to a tech-savvy gal to convert for Kindle format. This means that in about a week I'll be announcing that it's available in the Amazon marketplace (it will also be available in paperback). One of the topics I address in the book is how to save money on … [Continue reading]

Homeschool Philosophies: Take What You Want, Leave the Rest


When I was a La Leche League leader, I rehearsed a little ditty that I shared with the group before each monthly meeting. Part of it included … [Continue reading]

Recent reads

quick lit, books recently read

Linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy's Quick Lit This was a good month for books. A couple of these were among the most enjoyable I've read all … [Continue reading]

Falling for coconut oil again

It's rare that I do product reviews here, but occasionally I find something that impresses me and wish to pass it along. Skinny & Co sent me a … [Continue reading]

The Gift of Laryngitis

laryngitis - a surpise gift for moms

I think it would be ideal if a mom lost her voice at least once a year. Just as a reminder. This morning, after a couple of weeks of sore … [Continue reading]

Friday flâner

Friday flâner

A few things I enjoyed from around the web this week: Whenever my family goes on a road trip, I like to buy coffee out but bring breakfast, and … [Continue reading]

42 weeks pregnant: Ignore This Post

[Update 2016: I found this post in my drafts folder, never published. It's now over four years old, like the baby. I was 42 weeks pregnant with baby … [Continue reading]

Friday flâner


Good Friday! I hope you enjoyed your first day of autumn yesterday (I've never understood why we don't capitalize the seasons. Oh well.). It's … [Continue reading]

From Crunchy to Soggy (plus giveaway)

frugality and environmentalism

As I review the nearly 2,000 posts published on this blog in the last several years, a few things have struck me. I've changed through the years. One … [Continue reading]