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Beach Vacation Meal Plan

Beach Vacation Meal Plan

You’ve probably seen the jokes, or perhaps this article from the Onion,  about how moms still have to run a household when on vacation at the beach.  It’s kind of true (I swept up at least five pounds of sand, ran three loads of wash, and cooked several meals on our last visit), but homesteading in a beach condo is still pretty nice if you ask me. One thing that makes it a little easier is to … Read entire article »

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When the Truth is Written All Over Your Face

When the Truth is Written All Over Your Face

Teaching my children about telling the truth has both surprised and challenged me as a mother.  I think I had the (unfounded) belief that children just naturally tell the truth, and that they wouldn’t start to tell bold-faced lies until they were old enough to really think through the process of having devious motivation, an alibi, and details to back their claims up.  It seems, though, that kids (at least, MY kids) are actually naturally … Read entire article »

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Making a Plan…

Making a Plan…

Today I’ve been in spring-summer planning mode, thanks to a great article I found on The Savvy Source website called Planning Your Year. If you have a preschooler in your house, I think you’ll love this resource too. The article starts with an introduction to planning, and then highlights specific holidays and seasonal pass-times with links to specific crafts and activities for each month.  From doing coin rubbings this Monday for Presidents Day, to planting a … Read entire article »

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Ode to My Clothesline

Ode to My Clothesline

I love my clothesline.  You know, clothesline?  A string between two poles in your backyard with clips on it?  Your grandmother probably has one.  It’s totally making a comeback.  In fact, I was surprised when the topic came up among the moms on the playground a few weeks ago, and several moms professed their love for outdoor laundering. Some people imagine that hanging clothes out on a line to dry them is a lot of extra … Read entire article »

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