Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Getting kids involved

March 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Marriage & Family

Teaching children to pick up after themselves is a lesson of personal responsibility that will follow them into their adult lives. Picking up after them not only makes more work for you but also can lead you to feel resentment and anger toward those you love. Get tough. Let your kids know that whatever you […]

12 tips for Valentine’s Day

January 31, 2018 by  
Filed under Chore of the Day

Submitted by Happy Housewife Mary Ladies, Saint Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and love is in the air. I am so excited to share with you some very romantic and very awesome ways that you can make that special someone, the kiddies, and friends feel loved and cherished this Valentine’s Day. Here are a […]

Darla’s Schedule

January 1, 2018 by  
Filed under Cleaning & Organization

Every Day Make the bed as soon as you wake up. Wash up—do your make-up, throw on some jeans and a tee. Wipe down the bathroom counter when you leave the bathroom in the morning. Wipe mirrors, my kids always spit toothpaste onto them, I keep Windex wipes under the sink. Do a load of […]

Autumn Scents

October 17, 2017 by  
Filed under Cleaning & Organization

The warm, rich scents of autumn remind us of our mother’s cooking, snow working it’s way on the edge of a breeze, and rolling around in fallen leaves. Hay rides and pumpkin patches. Baked pies and roasted root veggies. All of that can easily be brought into the home without needing to buy scented seasonal […]

Save money on laundry

July 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Chore of the Day

Stop using additives! Additives like fabric softener promise to improve the texture of your laundry, but often has the opposite effect. Additives build up in the thick terry cloth, weighing the threads down. This leads to less absorbent, crusty towels. Additives can be used periodically when your towels need a boost, but are counter-productive when […]

Herbalize Your Bathtub

June 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Chore of the Day

By Nichole Gabriel, Founder, and HWIC, at Fullearths, Etc. The dreaded bath tub scrub! It has to be done, and although we have come to rely on products that make the job easier for us (like soft scrub foams), it’s difficult to admit that they’re not good for us. Especially since many of them are […]

How to get ready for a Garage Sale

June 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Cleaning & Organization

With spring cleaning creeping up on us and the sun starting to shine just a little bit brighter it may be just about the right time to start preparing for a garage sale. Garage sales, also called rummage sales, and yard sales in certain parts of the country are a great way to clean up […]

Lasagna Gardening

April 6, 2017 by  
Filed under Amy Grisak, Contributors, Recipes & Cooking

Written by Amy Grisak Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort. The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty […]

Get Growing!

April 4, 2017 by  
Filed under Amy Grisak, Cleaning & Organization

Writte by Amy Grisak, Living in Season Spring doesn’t always cooperate. Sometimes winter clings on until June, or it heats up to mid-summer temperatures sending the cool season crops bolting to seed overnight. Or, if you just didn’t get to the garden, have no fear – you can still plant some veggies and enjoy them […]

A penny saved

April 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Chore of the Day

Just because we don’t get a paycheck doesn’t mean we can’t be earners for our families. Learn how to cut corners and costs to save money. Also, with spring right around the corner, now is the time to start gathering up unwanted items and prepare for a garage sale! Garage sales are not only a […]

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