Adding background music at home for free

I love music, and I love to have it playing all day at home. It adds to the mood and the ambiance of our environment – when I clean, I have more energy and a better attitude if I’m listening to this song; I love reading and writing with anything by this guy in the (read more…)

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Busy at home

Crystal has a guest poster today, who excellently and convictingly writes about what it means to be “busy at home,” per Titus 2. She says: Let us first consider the difference between “busy” and “busyness.”If we have a home in perfect order, but a two-year-old that has been begging Mommy all day to read a (read more…)

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Personal finance 101 – the debt snowball

This is the third 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. Baby Step #2 in Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover is really the crux of the (read more…)

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Menu plan Monday – easy, kid-friendly fare

Crazy weekend! How about you?  I definitely need to keep things simple this week, so our menu follows suit. MONDAY: chicken biscuit pie (love this as an easy alternative to chicken pot pie) TUESDAY: breakfast tacos WEDNESDAY: stir fry THURSDAY: sandwiches and fruit for a waterfront picnic (if the weather’s still gorgeous)! FRIDAY: homemade pizza (read more…)

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Doing it all?

Katie writes me an email today and says: I have to tell you – i am way impressed by you. I don’t really understand how you have the time for everything you do, and also, you’re so organized, with your meal planning and all of that… I still find it nearly impossible to cook more (read more…)

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