8 Tips for Taking Down Christmas Decorations

8 Tips for Taking Down Christmas Decorations 8 Tips for Taking Down Christmas Decorations

5 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

5 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes 5 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 12

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 12 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 12

Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this. Totally Unprepared for Christmas? Just do this.

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 11

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas — Week 11 Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas -- Week 11

Have I got an awesome deal for you people! In fact, as soon as I’ve finished telling you about it, I’m going to order it myself! For 5 days only, 27 respected Healthy Living authors have joined together to bundle 34 of their most popular eBooks, valued at just over $300, for the incredibly low price of $29. (Did you catch that incredibly low price?…

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The Simple Homemakers Simple Bread Recipe

Update: I posted this simple and delicious bread recipe a year ago, and since then many happy people have written to tell me that it really is simple and delicious. I am reposting it for all my new followers…and for all of those who didn’t believe me the first time around when I said it was simple and delicious. You know who you are!  Many…

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The Travel Bags

I know a thing or two about traveling with children…and dogs. We have seven of them (children, that is), and we have been traveling with them for 15 years. Currently we are on the road full-time traveling the country as part of my husband’s music mission. Yup, all of us. You can read about that at The Travel Bags. Go to The Travel Bags. As…

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Sometimes life plays hardball, throwing curve ball after curve ball until you’re one strike away from throwing in the towel. Other times life piles so much on the plate that you barely have time to scratch your nose. Whether good or bad, life’s activity list can leave a person a little overwhelmed.   Case in point: Currently we are on tour with my husband’s music…

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April showers bring May flowers, as they say…whoever they are. Even in our desert, the spring rains bring with them a burst of opportunistic flowers known (un)affectionately as “those blasted weeds.” And so starts allergy season. Not being allergy sufferers, most of my littles and I look forward to the rain and flowers. (Honestly, people, don’t little ones make everything, even rain, just a bit more…

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Today I’m participating in the Ultimate blog Swap. You’ll find me posting over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers about how we roadschool (that’s Simple Homemaker lingo for homeschooling on the road), and I’m excited to welcome Amanda from Coping with Frugality at the Simple Homemaker. Pouch Cooking: Baking Fish in Foil I love all types of cooking–grilling, baking, fresh food. There is one cooking method that…

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How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Someone once told me that her son never cried. Not ever!  Not even once! Two things come to mind: 1) That most definitely was not the experience I had with any of my seven babies. 2) Liar, liar, pants on fire. Babies cry.  It’s just one of those things.  Your job as a parent or caretaker or babysitter or the lucky person on nursery duty…

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