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18 everyday hacks for cooking from scratch

As I wrote earlier, cooking from scratch has so many benefits. It’s healthier and cheaper than prepackaged food-in-a-box, and cooking provides a shared skill you can enjoy with your family. Once it becomes a lifestyle choice, your menu planning will become much simpler and pleasant. But many people, especially those who didn’t grow up in (read more…)

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No book club today

Well, actually, the Book Club is always open.  But I won’t be on there today, as I’m in the air headed for Blissdom this weekend.  I’ll be back the following Thursday, ready to discuss chapter five of Your Money Or Your Life. Use this “break” as a chance to catch up on your reading, add (read more…)

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Q & A Tuesday: Cloth or disposable?

If you follow me on Twitter, you might have noticed an ongoing discussion we’ve had about cloth diapering. I’ve got a post in the works about this (sometimes) heated topic among parents, along with some reviews from those of you who cloth diaper your little ones.  So here’s today’s question: Do you use cloth or (read more…)

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Relinquish your power on the things that don’t matter

Photo by Wayne Silver I don’t share many parenting tips here, mostly because I don’t have a lot.  I’ll venture into pantry organization or budgeting – but raising up the next generation?  Now that’s territory in which I feel rather unqualified to write. That said – I do have a few tricks up my sleeve.  (read more…)

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Winter week of giveaways!

Thanks to everyone for a great Week of Giveaways.  If you won, you’ve been contacted, so please check your spam box if you haven’t heard from me yet.  Your name is also at the beginning of each giveaway post. Altogether, there were almost 8,000 entries for everything, so please don’t despair if you didn’t win.  (read more…)

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