The Perfect Cup For The Home With Children

These are absolutely the best cups I have found for a dinner table containing children I have searched high and low for the last year for the perfect cup that will not tip over. We had some similar that we used so often AND mistakenly put in the dishwasher too many times, that are now […]

Finding The Perfect Daily Schedule

I said to my husband the other night ‘I’m always looking for that perfect formula of beauty and function” (whether it’s the daily schedule or how to arrange the furniture in a room.) He reminded me, “For the schedule, you will never find it, because life is always changing.” Oh. Right. Remembering that IS key, […]

Powder Laundry Detergent – Yes, Homemade :)

Powder – Definitely Easier I gave you a recipe for Liquid Laundry Detergent, about a year ago, but over the last 6 months or so, I have been making this powdered version thanks to various friends (Ladonna & Catherine!)who convinced me it was easier. They were right!  So much easier! Easy Vs Chemicals In Our […]

Mom: Hen – ry, Laundry Time

Mom:  Henry, it’s time to put your clothes away.  Remember, shirts in the top drawer, pants in the middle drawer and pj’s in the bottom drawer. Great.  You’re doing a good job.  Keep it up! Mom walks out of the room. Henry:  Hey, what’s this? Henry:  A toy.  Cool. Henry:  I must play with this […]

How I Got Rid Of My Microwave

Most of us have been hearing for years how bad microwaves are, right?  They do crazy things like change the cellular structure of the food we eat and add things to our bloodstream that should not be there.  Here is a link that will give you details on what microwaving is doing to our food […]

Out With All The Clothes!

Oh Glory.  The Laundry. “Out.”  I say “Out.”  I have finally had enough.  Enough laundry.  Enough random articles of children’s clothing.  Is it clean?  Is it dirty?  Does it fit you still?  Why are your drawers stuffed when we just cleaned them out and sent a bag of clothes to the thrift shop? And why, […]

Getting Out The Door w/ Children

And, Hopefully, A Smile On Your Face Old Friends Last night we were pleasantly surprised with a visit from an old law school buddy of my husband’s, his wife and their 2 sons, ages 9 and 6. They had just gone on a drive and ended up in our town. He apparently said, “Hey I […]