Nearly every year, my husband waits until December 24th to do his Christmas shopping. It’s kind of a tradition. A very annoying tradition.
Most of the time he does a good job selecting gifts for me. In 18 years I’ve only actually had to return one thing, and that was because ...more
Picking gifts for teens can be challenging. Teenagers can be a finicky lot. They tend to have expensive tastes, but there are many things you can get for them that they would find useful and enjoyable that don't cost a fortune.
Here are 29 gift ideas, covering a wide range of ...more
Are you having holiday guests over the next couple of months? In my three-part series, I go over everything you need to make your guests feel welcome.
Where will your visitors sleep?
Part of being the best hostess ever means making sure your guests have a comfortable place to sleep. In part ...more
There are only six days left before Halloween. Of course, you are totally on top of things and already have your family's costumes ready to go. Right?
No? Me neither.
I’m the queen of Halloween procrastination! I have been known to shop for materials just two hours before trick or treating started, ...more
If you are planning to teach your elementary school children at home this year, don't spend any money just yet! I've compiled a list of FREE homeschool English lessons and helpers for you. Many of these are good through high-school, but you can find everything you would need to teach ...more
Studying spelling can be boring. Although the traditional methods to practice spelling are good ways to learn and should still be used, there's no reason you can't make it a little more fun sometimes.
Here are 45 different ways to practice spelling words!
Use a water gun to write your words ...more
I find it difficult to make time for fun and extra-curricular activities when homeschooling. It's not because we don't have time in our school day, but because I don't know where to start or what exactly I'm supposed to be teaching.
Art is one of those subjects I haven't found time ...more
Do you struggle to pack healthy lunches for the kids?
Are you tired of paying money for nasty school lunches with little nutritional value?
Are you trying to stick to a budget, but you grab fast food or other junk at lunchtime?
Do you want to save money on your vacation by packing ...more
Men are notoriously hard to buy for. Unless you have hundreds to spend, it's hard to come up with man gift ideas that will really make him happy.
I asked some guys for ideas on gifts they think would be cool.
I got some strange answers, but this is what they came ...more
A couple of weeks ago I was talking about simple ideas to have a fun and stress-free summer. Have you made your plans yet? I’m sure you know all of your big-ticket plans already, like visits to amusement parks and the family vacation.
What will you do with the kids for ...more