Homemade household cleaners

I’m surveying the dirty dishes on the kitchen counter and the dust on our bookshelves – that means cleaning is on my mind. Where we live, everything is expensive, including cleaners. To save money, and heck – why not the environment while I’m at it, I’m a big fan of homemade cleaners. I love the (read more…)

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The start of our homeschooling exploration

If we are still living overseas by the time our three-year-old daughter starts kindergarten, we will be homeschooling. There’s actually still a chance we’d be doing that even if we’re back in the States – we’re still not sure. But regardless of what educational path we take, the topic of homeschooling fascinates me, so I (read more…)

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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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