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Fridge Tips for Back to School

Fridge Tips for Back to School

Back to school means back to making meals on a schedule and when it comes to the refrigerator, its time to come clean.  While the kitchen is where your family gathers, its the refrigerator that can make it or break it for smooth transitions and relaxing meals. With a simple plan for where to put […]

Pantry Ideas for Back to School

Pantry Ideas for Back to School

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then pantry ideas for back to school are the secret to a smooth start of an organized school year.  The pantry is not only all about organized storage but its also a launching pad for life skills.  When organized well, you’ll find your personal to-do list […]

Back to School ~ 7 Tips Just for Mom

Back to School ~ 7 Tips Just for Mom

I’m always excited for the  first day of school!  No really, I am but not because I’m doing the happy dance to send my kids off and reclaim my workdays.  I’m happy for the fresh start that the first day of school always offers.  New friends, new teachers, new opportunities to explore, create, and discover your […]

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Family Meals

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Family Meals

  Today we are talking about family meals and the WAHM Summer Juggle.  I don’t know about you, but the last thing that I want to do is cook inside or out on the grill when its way too hot. If I happen to be out with the kids for activities or sports, its so […]

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Household Chores

The WAHM Summer Juggle ~ Household Chores

Household chores might just be the greatest WAHM summer juggle there is. I don’t know about you but I always look to the summer and think “Wow! It will be so much easier for us to get the busyness and the back end work of taking care of house done without having to keep up […]

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

5 Easy Summer Picnic Recipes

Looking for fun but easy summer picnic recipes for Memorial Day Weekend? As you kick off the summer and gather with friends and family, here are a few of my favorite picnic recipes from the always clever folks at Spoonful.com.  Easy to make and sure to please, these are perfect for you to share a […]

5 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

5 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Recipes

St. Patrick’s Day recipes are always fun because they are more than just a color or a theme.  They are tied to tradition, folklore, and so much fun that my Irish roots simply demand I honor.  Celebrated on March 17, it is actually the religious holiday that Catholics honor St. Patrick.  Growing up Catholic, the […]

Small Pantry Organizing Tips

Small Pantry Organizing Tips

A small pantry might appear to be completely useless.   Too small to really hold what you want to put there or too hard to get to and therefore you just don’t use it well.  Small spaces beg for smart organization and I simply love that!  With very little wiggle room, you have no choice […]

7 Tips for Taking a Meal to a Friend

7 Tips for Taking a Meal to a Friend

When it comes to helping someone in need, I have found a humbling grace when taking a meal to a friend.  It wasn’t always this way.  I’ve had seasons in my life when cooking for someone else would put me over the edge because I found myself so challenged to cook for my own family. […]

7 Tips to Get Ready for a Snow Day

7 Tips to Get Ready for a Snow Day

For most school aged children, the words “snow day” are music to their ears!  The ultimate winter hall pass, you get to sleep in, play with your friends, and throw snow balls at your siblings without getting in trouble….mostly.  Thanks to my midwest roots, I have fond memories of winter days made magical by sledding […]