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Mostly Measurable, Manageable March Goals--Do you set goals? They help you stay focused and get things accomplished. Try it!

How did you do on your February goals? Personally, I mastered omelettes, celebrated National Pizza Day, and made peach pie, so I consider last month a success! Time for March. Remember the ridiculously obvious rules for our mostly measurable, manageable monthly goals: They should be mostly measurable. It’s manageable. It’s a monthly goal. You have to write your own goals, but here are my mostly measurable…

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I love pie. In fact, I have deemed 2016 the year of the pie, and we are choosing a pie each month to bake; there’s a homemade peach pie waiting for us for breakfast. I should say that it’s waiting for my family, not for me. I’m not eating pie. And this is why: I’m on the Total Elimination Diet, which heretofore shall be affectionately…

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Just so you know: I was given a free download of HISTORY Through the Ages Hands-on History Lap-Pak: U.S. Elections by the amazing Home School in the Woods to review. All opinions are my own–okay, that’s a lie. Some of the opinions are actually my kids’, but rest assured that they’re not easily influenced…except by chocolate.  Anyone who knows my roadschooling/life approach knows I am totally into simple. Simple to…

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Join The Simple Homemaker in setting mostly measurable, manageable goals for February.

How did you do on your January goals? If you did great, great! If you overdid your goals, cut back for February. Remember, make it manageable. Remember the ridiculously obvious rules for our mostly measurable, manageable monthly goals: They should be mostly measurable. It’s manageable. It’s a monthly goal. My list is shorter this month than last, because–confession time–I overdid it last month. And because my…

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Today I turn 43. Because I’m not really a cake fan and can’t fit 43 candles on a slice of pie without seriously messing that baby up, I’ve come up with a birthday alternative. Many people ask about the blogger behind the blog. While I don’t generally like to talk about myself too much (I mostly do it to fill air space), I thought today…

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It’s my grandfather’s birthday. He would have been 91 today if he weren’t already in the arms of Jesus. So today we had two lemon meringue pies for breakfast. I can see you’re not following me. Let me jump back a few decades. Grandpa’s birthday is January 29; mine is February 1. I grew up on Grandpa’s farm. He was the father I always wanted,…

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10 Manners to Teach Your Kids

There were eight pieces of fudge on the little plate at the end of the refreshment buffet on Sunday after the morning service at the church we visited last year. There were 110 people in attendance. If I had made that fudge, I would have eaten all eight pieces myself rather than subject 102 people to fudgeless disappointment.  But that’s not the point. The point…

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