• MANAGING MONEY

    saving for the good times and the bad

  • HEALTHY LIVING

    information and home remedies

    photo credit: bohomisfit on flickr
  • HOME DECOR

    everyday style

  • HANDS AT HOME

    crafting a beautiful living space

  • ELDER CARE

    help for the caregiver

  • GARDENING

    growing your own

  • CRAFTS

    knitting, sewing and more

  • HOME COOKING

    simple ingredients, simply prepared

  • RELATIONSHIPS

    keeping them healthy and whole

  • CLEAN AND ORGANIZED

    for a sane and happy home

  • MAKING CONNECTIONS

    our communities, our friends and ourselves

  • FAMILY

    where it all starts

Diary of a New Homemaker

May 8

A Stroke

It occurred in early December.

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.

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

Homeschooling for Beginners

Ae you considering homeschooling your children? While there is more information out there about homeschooling than ever before, you may not know where to start. So let's take a look at homeschooling, from a beginner's perspective.

"Homeschooling" in a legal sense means that one or more children of not more than 2 families are instructed by parents or legal guardians, or a member of either household. The laws that define homeschooling vary from state to state, and country to country.

From Our Archives

Organizing Small Living Spaces

When space is at a premium, you need to take advantage of every scrap of it you can squeeze out. It is possible to find "a place for everything" even in tiny living quarters. And these tips can apply to the biggest mansion, since stuff seems to expand to fill whatever space we do have.

More than what cleaners to use--what cleaners to avoid
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