36 tips for productivity in the home

pro•duc•tive: (adj) Having the power to produce readily and abundantly; generative; creative. Photo by bitporters We home managers have a lot to do. What are ways we can increase our productivity without hiring a staff? Here are a few tips. 1. Determine your specific goals and desired results. Do you want a perfectly labeled pantry? (read more…)

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Shabby Apple

From time to time, I’m going to feature one of the Recommended Resources you’ll see in the right-hand section of this site.  I have special place in my heart for mom-owned business, and today’s feature is one of them – Shabby Apple’s childrens line, Shabby Baby. These dresses are aDORable.  And they come in sizes (read more…)

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10 surprising side effects to money management

I love reading your blogs full of excitement about looking into Dave Ramsey’s concept of financial freedom. The idea of a “total money makeover” truly has been eye-opening and freeing for our little family. We never relied heavily on debt, but we still never thought we could actually be financially fit. It always seemed like (read more…)

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A creative summer for preschoolers: homemade play doh

This summer, I hope to post one frugal idea a week for preschool summer fun. And what child doesn’t love Play Doh? Hours of fun, indeed. It’s already blazes hot where we live, so I’m searching my creative mind for some indoor fun. In the meantime, Play Doh is a favorite standby. My daughter asks (read more…)

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Personal finance 101 – live like no one else

This is the eighth and last part in my series on Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps, a proven personal financial plan. My goal is to explain a really solid money management plan in plain ol’ English, for intelligent yet financially “average” home managers. Photo by Ivan Makarov Missed other parts of my series? Dave Ramsey’s Financial (read more…)

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