• HEALTHY LIVING

    information and home remedies

    photo credit: bohomisfit on flickr
  • ELDER CARE

    help for the caregiver

  • FAMILY

    where it all starts

  • CRAFTS

    knitting, sewing and more

  • HOME COOKING

    simple ingredients, simply prepared

  • HOME DECOR

    everyday style

  • MAKING CONNECTIONS

    our communities, our friends and ourselves

  • MANAGING MONEY

    saving for the good times and the bad

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    keeping them healthy and whole

  • HANDS AT HOME

    crafting a beautiful living space

  • CLEAN AND ORGANIZED

    for a sane and happy home

  • GARDENING

    growing your own

Diary of a New Homemaker

Nov 24

In Which I Am Burned Out of My House

On November 13th, at 2:30 in the morning, we ran for our lives from my home of 27 years.

Sep 22

Me on Family Finance at Mint.com!

I was interviewed on Mint.com!

Newest Article

10 Truly Multi-Purpose Kitchen Tools For A Clutter-Free Kitchen

If you're looking around and wondering how you wound up with 15 spatulas, 12 wooden spoons, eight or so ladles and six kitchen electronics (half of which you have no idea what they do), then it's time to break open some drawers, clear off some shelves and take your kitchen down to its useful and clutter-free basics.

In our kitchen, which is comfortable for one person but a tight squeeze for two, we've narrowed it down to tools -- outside of essentials like pots, pans and mixing bowls, of course -- that are not only used on a regular basis, but serve at least two purposes, if not more.

Autumn, Back to School and Halloween

Autumn Aromas

One of my favorite signs of autumn is the spicy, aromatic scents of seasonal treats.If you are like me and crave these spicy scents, you will be pleased to know that there are many simple and inexpensive ways to fill your own home with autumn's crisp aromas!

From Our Archives

An Excerpt from 'Time Management from the Inside Out'

So what makes time management so difficult? It is my observation that the single most common obstacle people face in managing their days lies in the way they view time. Therefore, the very first step in taking control of time is to challenge your very perception of it.

Readying your family for whatever comes
Oh no -- your toddler has befriended the daughter of the frostiest mom at playgroup! How to deal when you have to spend time with someone you don't particularly care for.
Tips to help you remember it all!