The Temporary Tightwad is .99 for one day!

As a way of saying "thank you" to the readers of this blog, I made my new ebook, The Temporary Tightwad: Radically reduce your spending, meet a money goal and change your life forever, only .99 - but only for one day! It would be an honor if you would consider buying my book and leaving me a … [Continue reading]

Friday flaner

A few things I wanted to share before you start your weekend... I haven't gotten into the adult coloring book craze yet, but as a huge fan of her work, I ordered this new book by Gretchen Rubin: The Happiness Project Mini Posters: A Coloring Book: 20 Hand-Lettered Quotes to Pull Out and … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]