Plain Mennonites save money with some very old-fashioned skills and practices. These skills and practices are available to most of us.
Easily remove yellow stains from coffee mugs and tea cups with a safe, common household item.
Diatomaceous earth – the perfect choice for insect control when you have animals or small children. Completely harmless for people and animals, but deadly for insects
Summer camp can often be the best way to get childcare during the summer vacation, but it’s important to take a solid look at the pros and cons.
Age appropriate chores for children can seem hard to understand. Here is what children can do at various ages.
Children everywhere have selective hearing. Here are some ways to get them to pay attention and (maybe) hear what you have to say.
No matter the size of your home, it has to be cleaned. Here is a detailed deep cleaning list of what you need to do in your house.
There are energy hogs in your home and they have control of your power bill. Here are some ways to get them under control
You can learn to keep house like a Mennonite – even you certainly are not one – with a dash of humour and a few tips from my Mennonite friends.
Now that you’ve found the leak in your basement and fixed it, you need to know how to dry wet carpet in order to prevent a moldy, toxic mess
Organizing school supplies can be quite a challenge, whether children are in public school or are homeschooling. With a few tricks and a little creativity, though, you can keep everything where it can be found.
That Pinterest perfect Christmas is a myth but we continue to fall into the trap anyway. Take a step away and claim the joy in your own Christmas, however it looks.
Turn old newspapers into a cute tabletop Christmas tree craft that can also be displayed in your car
I will always try to house clean before you visit, so you see our home at its best. Here’s why.
Are you feeling overly stressed? If so, why not consider creating a healing environment at home? It can be done!
Get your finances under control by creating a family budget – together!
We often think about reading bedtime stories for our small children, but school aged children still need bedtime stories – here is why to keep reading to your independent readers.
Dust settles everywhere, no matter how well you clean. Knowing how to get rid of dust naturally will help you keep the air in your home breathable.
A debt-free Christmas is possible. No one really wants you to go into debt in order to buy them gifts. Slow down the spending.
Lifestyle creep … it’s so easy for that pay raise to disappear in lifestyle upgrades. Some might improve your quality of life, but do they all?
Make a scoop from a plastic jug. You can use a milk jug or any other handled plastic jug to make this easy upcycled project. It’s completely free and the only supplies needed are a large plastic jug, a utility knife, and a marker!
3 years without running water and with minimal electricity taught me a lot about keeping a house clean.
Unplugging appliances to save money – ignore what the naysayers tell you. It really is worth the effort.
Here are 50 easy items to toss as you start decluttering your home – 50 items you almost certainly don’t need to hang on to!