The Great Homemaking Ideas Party

Come Join the Great Homemaking Ideas Party!This isn't just any party... and it isn't just any linkup, either! I am working on the final draft of my book, Hacking Homemaking: Homemaking and Housekeeping Tips and Tools to Make Your Life Easier, Greener and a Lot More Fun! And now it's your turn......more

Non-Toxic Breast Cancer Prevention?

Anyone who knows my family history would understand my interest in finding anything that might lower my risk of breast cancer....more

Building the Chicken Run!

It seems a whole lifetime ago that we bought our little chicks for Jon's 4H project. At the time, we figured it would be no problem to get a coop built and move them outside as soon as weather and size permitted....more

Getting the Garden Started

Well, we've had the garden supplies ready for quite some time now. In fact, we've had seeds since last year (I love heirlooms!) Since the weather has been so wacky (not to mention our lives so crazy!) this is the first chance I've had to get out into the yard and start working on getting it ready for this season....more

Can ANY Mother Breastfeed?

When I tell people that I am a board certified lactation counselor, I tend to get one of two reactions.The first reaction is, "Oh, cool! That's interesting..." or something along those lines....more

Is that Sale Price REALLY a Good Deal?

With the economy the way it is, food prices higher than ever and budgets stretched ever tighter... most people realize that they need to do something to help bring their food costs under control. So, with the best of intentions, you clip coupons and watch the sales ads for your local grocery stores... but did you know that you don't always get the best price possible?...more

How Much Do You Spend on Groceries?

One of the biggest budgeting expenditures for many families is the food budget. It's an area where you can often scrimp, save and cut... but you can't eliminate it. I mean, really, you can cut out entire bills when it comes to things like cable or internet (it would kind of suck, but you could). You can't eliminate feeding yourself and the kids....more

Taking the 2014 52-Week Savings Challenge?

Well, it's that time of year... the 52-Week Savings Challenge is being trumpeted across Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram... Most people are familiar with it... a lot of people swear to try it... but New Years' Resolutions being what they are, many people begin with the best of intentions only to find it stall out (sometimes before the end of January!)...more
I wanted to do this but due to the fact my soon to be sister in law thought it was a good idea ...more

Just a Quick Post - See You in the Morning

Well, today’s “more and less” is definitely going to be doing “more” than ought to be expected of the human body with “less” than a human amount of sleep… after getting up at 4 pm yesterday and then working a 12 hour shift last night, I had a difficult day in town with no real chance to nap.So, at this point, I have been up for 30 hours straight, driven home 60 miles in ice and snow… and will be far more coherent and useful to you guys in the morning!...more

Do More With Less

This December, the NaBloPoMo (the what?? see my sidebar for a link. It's a daily blogging challenge) theme is "More-Less"....more