Our resources

I work hard to make the most of our time, money, space and natural resources.

Tip for kids’ DVDs

Have you noticed that kids’ DVDs have a million previews on them? And on some they are difficult if not impossible to skip? Here’s the solution: Burn a copy of it (for only your own use of course) but leave…

Day 1 of the morning routine

7:15 Mark woke me to say he was leaving for work and I should go back to sleep because all the kids were still asleep and I’d been up with Ellie several times during the night. (She typically wakes only…

My anti-procrastination progress

Since renewing my fight against procrastination, I have: Applied for three jobs in the marketing field. Reorganized the closet that serves as our pantry, game storage and broom closet. Kept half the kitchen clean. Cleared all the paperwork, mail, magazines,…

Getting back to meal planning

My freezer just exploded. I ended up with chili all over myself and the floor. Why? I buy meat when it’s on sale but never make a plan to cook it. Or a freeze half of a large meal and…

Scheduling our days

I created a weekly schedule for us to help keep us all sane, so check that one off the to-do list. Here it is. Wish us luck. ———— To do update: I decided not to bother calling the chiro until…

To do: Save even more on groceries

One of my new favorite Web sites is momadvice.com, especially the blog The Motherload. If you are into saving money, organizing, doing craft projects or just getting fun ideas for things to do with or without kids, check it out.…