Recent Read-Alouds


First, a bit of housekeeping: thanks so much to all who responded to the survey! The winner of the gift card and ebook has been emailed. A few books we've enjoyed reading aloud recently: ... to the little ones: Blueberries for Sal - who doesn't love a sweet romp through the blueberry … [Continue reading]

The importance of self-discipline, mom version

the importance of self-discipline for moms

Disciplining our kids is a real challenge. We question ourselves, trying to meet that balance of being effective without being harsh, adjusting for our individual children's unique personalities and challenges. But perhaps we overlook the most important aspect: self-discipline. I read an … [Continue reading]

Recent frugal wins and fails


A few things I've done recently to save money, and a few fails. One: Very proud of this one - hubby and I registered his business as an LLC, a move … [Continue reading]

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 … [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 … [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]