Over my years as a mom of a houseful of children and having grown up in a family of tightwads, it’s just in my blood to save money!  I’ve added the best of my tips for being able to run a home and enjoy simple pleasures by saving a little here and a little there.

Lessons from the Garden Can Make You A Better Parent

Lessons from the Garden Can Make You A Better Parent

Like plants, strong, capable kids don’t just “happen” without a healthy pot of rich soil. Where roots grow long and
My Struggle to Find Focus —  Biblical Truth for a Blogger

My Struggle to Find Focus — Biblical Truth for a Blogger

I’ll be honest with you — I’ve been struggling with my blog focus lately.  I’ve wondered if
Finding Love in a Storm

Finding Love in a Storm

As I sit here, watching the storm blow in, I can’t help but remember my childhood at the lake. 
Fear Of Planning — It’s A Real Thing!

Fear Of Planning — It’s A Real Thing!

Guess what?!  There really is such a thing as the fear of planning!  You know that feeling — you want to
Prayer — Who’s It For Anyway?

Prayer — Who’s It For Anyway?

Prayer — It’s something we often take for granted.  It’s also something we can think of too little.  Something
What’s This About Christmas and Tiny Tim?

What’s This About Christmas and Tiny Tim?

Well, we’ve entered into this holiday season full swing! In our home, the decorations are slowly put up so
This Is Definitely What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown!

This Is Definitely What Christmas Is All About, Charlie Brown!

  Linus’s age-old adage rings as true now as it did 50 years ago!  We remember with much nostalgia
Planning For God’s Glory—Or Your Own?

Planning For God’s Glory—Or Your Own?

You know—God is amazing!  He works in the little things, but usually, we only notice Him in the big
Simple Steps To Gain Sanity Through Planning

Simple Steps To Gain Sanity Through Planning

First Things First—Be Willing To Do the Work! This post has the potential to bring order to your busy
3 Steps To Stop The Chaos…Why You Need A Plan!

3 Steps To Stop The Chaos…Why You Need A Plan!

Are You Guilty Of Creating Chaos? Did you know you can create chaos through lack of planning?  Does a feeling
School’s Starting! – You Need To Plan For the Perfect Day

School’s Starting! – You Need To Plan For the Perfect Day

It’s that time of year again!  Where did summer go?!  No more vacay — it’s time to get organized!
More Blogs, More Noise – How To Choose?

More Blogs, More Noise – How To Choose?

Online Noise The online culture is noisy and distracting:  Someone wants you to grab a cookbook or a podcast or
Friendship — The Gift of Love

Friendship — The Gift of Love

During the early years of homeschooling, our children would read the Pathway Readers, written during a more simple era.  One
Why I Took A Blogging Break

Why I Took A Blogging Break

Time… Yup, it’s getting close to a year since I posted on this blog.   It’s hard to know
Are Christians Like Woodpeckers?

Are Christians Like Woodpeckers?

I peered out my window the other day and saw an amazingly huge Woodpecker stabbing at the Crab Apple tree.  
Let Pain Do It’s Perfect Work

Let Pain Do It’s Perfect Work

We live in a society that does it’s utmost to avoid pain.  We are told to “be happy,” “put
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