Fennel Tea for Colicky Babies

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** I’m sharing how to use Fennel Tea to calm a colicky baby over at Frugal Granola today. Here’s an excerpt: If you are the mother of a colicky baby, you know how very difficult it is to listen […]

Servant Daddy (simple game – lots of fun)!

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** Servant Daddy is a game  my kids adore.  Although this is our own invention, I’m sure many families have their own version of it. My children enjoy playing Servant Daddy so much we use it for rewards and […]

Soup for the Spring and Summer

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** Something about soup speaks peace to me. As long as there is enough time to prepare it. Chopping, sauteing, stirring…it’s a comfortable ritual. Then comes the lovely aroma that fills the house and lingers, saying we are blessed. […]

Crafts for Kids: Frilly & Frugal Flip Flops

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** Today I’m participating in the Ultimate Blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at Hiccups In Time about using plants to clean the air in your home, and I’m excited to welcome Beth from In Good Cents to […]

Keep On Keeping On (and a picture of my living room)

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** I wrote yesterday about my messy tendencies and wanted to quickly share my clean living room: There are little bits on the floor that need vacuuming, the shelves are still overstuffed, but it’s not terrible, right? I don’t […]

Messy Confessions and a 31 Days to Clean Giveaway!

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** Confession: I am messy! (If you are not interested in messy confessions, and just want to get to the giveaway already, scroll down :)) As a child, my bedroom floor was usually covered with stuff. It didn’t cause […]

Becoming a Better Mother: Remain Steadfast!

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** This post could also be titled: keep your focus! Steadfast can be defined as: 1. Fixed or unchanging; steady. 2. Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving (thefreedictionary.com) When it comes to our kids and the goal of heaven, this […]

Giveaway Winners

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** The winner of the Tropical Traditions Shredded Coconut is Pamela J (pj…330@) The winner of the Against The Grain e-book is Jennifer (whitewavesus@) Both winners have been notified with further instructions. Thank you all for entering! I have […]

Exploding Bath Salts?

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** Thanks to Michelle from Open Eye Health for alerting me to a possible danger associated with storing bath salts made with baking soda in a glass jar! I have never had this happen to me, nor have I […]

When small things are BIG things

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! Until 7/31! Details here.** Image by Andrea Pokrzywinski (I wish I’d been able to take my own picture, but my camera was among the messes described below!) This afternoon I sat on a chair, acting as a barrier between my 18 month […]