Simplify Your Life

Do you crave a simpler life? Less chaos? Less “stuff.” I do. Recently when we traveled to Jamestown and Yorktown VA, I noted that the recreated 18th century farmhouse was so simple. There...

Death by Appointment

Everything always seems to be running smoothly until I open my planner to reveal… an appointment. I don’t care if it’s ice skating lessons for one of my children, the doctor or the dentist. I seem to...

Tomato-Plant Tenacity

We are gardeners. I can say that now, because we actually have a garden in our backyard and we actually work in it. That makes us gardeners. We have a beautifully designed garden with plots that are ...

Why Do I Hate Socks?

Why do I hate socks so much? Is it because each sock in a pair has opposite magnetic poles making it violently repel its match, running from its mate, hiding out heavens only knows where, daring me t...

Coupon Queen

After a ten-year hiatus from serious couponing, I’m back cutting and clipping to save money at the register. While meeting at our local bakery for a Lego/Chess Club, a few homeschool moms started dis...