I Don’t Do Spring Cleaning

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By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer I’m coming out of the cleaning closet. Are you ready for this? Much to my mother’s dismay, I do not do spring cleaning. Yes, I know – your eyes are bugging out of your head. I see all these posts all over the internet about 10 Easy Steps to Spring Cleaning Your Home or Spring Cleaning Your Home Using Only Vinegar and One Towel! I’m keepin’ it real, y’all…I just send those posts directly to my trash folder. Booya. I’ve […]

What On Earth Do You Do With 97 eBooks?

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I was hesitant back when I bought my very first eBook, and even more so when my husband encouraged me to purchase a Kindle a couple years back. The feeling of holding a book, its pages beneath my fingers, being able to flip from section to section, and all of those tangibles that make a book a “book” had me questioning whether eBooks were really something I would ever come to appreciate in the same manner. {Note- This sale has now ended. Hopefully we’ll be […]

97 Ways to Solve Your Biggest Homemaking Challenges

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Note- This sale has now ended. Hopefully we’ll be doing it again next year! :) Let’s face it. Being a homemaker is a hard job. (Can I get an amen?) Not only is it the hardest role I’ve ever taken on, but it’s also one of the most important. Homemaking encompasses how I care for my family, how I nurture my relationship with my husband, how I raise my children, how I steward the time and resources that I’ve been given. It’s this incredibly crucial […]

Why This Pen and Paper Gal is Turning to Digital Organization (A Review of the New ListPlanIt)

Why this pen and paper gal is turning to digital organization

One of my favorite ways to stay organized has just gotten even better. I’ve been using ListPlanIt’s printable lists and organizational pages in my homemaking binder, menu plans on my fridge, shopping lists tucked into my purse, and anywhere else I needed them for the last several years. Personally, I still love printable lists. I’m a pen and paper gal at heart. These days, though, I’m sort of without my pen and paper. As we’re traveling this year, we don’t have printer access, nor do […]

Keeping a Morning Routine During Busy Seasons

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By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer I just recently had my fourth baby.  My oldest turned 5 a couple of months ago. As you can imagine, it’s pretty busy around here!  I have been lucky enough to have my husband stay home for two weeks (as he has after each baby), and my mother came to stay for two more weeks. So I had help from at least one other adult during the first month. I know a lot of moms don’t have that kind of […]

Winter Giveaway Week: Win 1 of 2 Year-Long Memberships to Plan to Eat

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Meal planning is such a must for busy moms and homemakers. Even as we’re spending a year traveling around the world (yes, really- you can read about it here), I’m still realizing the need for it. Just this afternoon, I drew up a list of the foods I’ve managed to stock up in our small, temporary pantry and kitchen. I took that list and went straight to my Plan to Eat account. Last spring, I mentioned that I had been finding my Plan to Eat […]

Cutting Your Kitchen Prep Time in Half — Or More!

How to Cut Your Kitchen Prep Time in Half

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we’re running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner’s Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to answer the questions you might have and make the transition a whole lot easier! Plan Ahead to Save Your Sanity Meal planning is key to success and efficiency in the kitchen. We all probably know this. But you have to be intentional about it, […]

New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Have to Be Cliche

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By Kate, Contributing Writer We’re coming up on the end of December, and the end of 2012, pretty rapidly. A lot of people are starting to think about New Year’s resolutions. Still others have given up the practice…they consider resolutions to be silly and cliched and generally a waste of time. The majority of people will eventually break their New Year’s Resolutions. In light of that, it does seem like maybe they are just a cliche. After all, it’s not really a “magic time” when […]