Summer Routines on Family Fun Friday

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The complete change in routine is both the best and the worst thing about summer vacation.  For a mom that works at home, transitioning from a quiet house to one that is ringing with the laughter of children is daunting.  The change in routine can also affect children’s behavior! This week I chose some helpful […]

25 Tasty Summer Treats

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Based on the popularity of my easy popsicle recipes, especially the Strawberry Cheesecake Protein Pop, I am guessing that you guys like to indulge in “pseudo-decadent” treats.  Sticking to my current diet of 30% carbs, 40% protein, and 30% fats would be much more difficult for me if I didn’t have some tasty treats to […]

Last Minute Potluck Dish: Easy Chili Mac


It can’t just happen to me. Sometimes I get a last minute invite to a barbecue (this happens a lot in a large family where everyone assumes everyone else already knows we’re getting together).  Sometimes, the craziness of life happens and it slips my mind. Either way, I find myself scrambling at the last minute […]

10 Awesome DIY American Flag Wreaths

10 July 4th wreaths

My poor door is looking bare these days.  I am behind in my seasonal wreath game!  School is almost out and the kids and are brainstorming wreath ideas for our next holiday wreath.  Can you believe that the 4th of July is rapidly approaching?  We made this adorable and simple red, white and blue wreath […]

School is almost out!!! It’s time for family fun.

School's out for Summer

I finally felt it today–the anticipation for the last day of school.  While we were rushing out the door today, I thought about how great it is going to be to start my day off with a relaxed, unhurried cup of coffee.   It’s the little things in life that make me happy–along with coffee […]

10 Tips for keeping an organized family schedule leading up to Summer

Advice for moms on keeping an organized family schedule through the end of the school year leading into summer!

Summer is rapidly approaching, which also means it’s the perfect time for schedules to get very disorganized. Although your schedule may be getting crazier, it doesn’t mean it has to stay unorganized. Check out these 10 tips for keeping an organized family schedule this summer.  This month we have end of the school year performances, […]

Fridays are for Fun

Fridays are Fun

I’ve been so worried about the end of the school year that it took me a while to remember that we will have lots of quality family fun this summer.  Sometimes, I get overwhelmed by my to do list and forget that the most important thing is spending the time together. This week on Family […]

15 Amazing Strawberry Recipes

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Every day after school my kids race to the refrigerator and snack on fresh strawberries.  They love them and I let them eat as much as they want because they are chock full of vitamin C and antioxidants. I can barely keep the fridge stocked with the fruit.  In fact, I keep pints in the […]

Super Tough Disposable Disinfecting DIY Wipes

Homemade Disinfecting wipe using a natural cleaning recipe. This DIY cleaning wipe is strong enough to use at the gym and kills all sorts of nasty germs. This DIY is perfect for the fitness loving frugal mom that doesn’t want to bring home any germs after her workout. Thrifty alternative to store bought disposable wipes.

I still use my reusable cleaning wipes to clean the house.  They are perfect for wiping down the refrigerator or the counters.  This lazy homemaker wipes stuff down and just tosses the dirty wipe into the washing machine. Making my own cleaning wipes is a huge money saver.  But, I was still buying cheap, generic […]

Easing a Mother’s burden on Family Fun Friday

A break from your burdens

I will not be pampered on Mother’s Day. Like so many other women, whose husbands have to work, who are single, or who are widowed, I will be carrying on as usual. For some of us, there is no day off. Nevertheless, I enjoy reading about what moms really want for Mother’s Day. (*spoiler–it’s sleep) […]

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