Telling Kids About The Divorce

Divorce & Kids

If you and your spouse have made the decision that you are ending your marriage, one of the biggest hurdles is talking to your kids  about your decision. I mean, it’s one thing to come to the place where you accept that your marriage is ending and an entirely different thing to tell your kids. You have had the benefit of rolling every event, painful situation and the fact that you can no longer stand to be in the same {Read More}

Dinner Is Served! Meal Prep Tips for Busy Moms

Carrie Willard Meal Prep Tips

  It’s a goal of mine to serve my family hot, healthy, home-cooked suppers. Perhaps you feel the same. Honestly, this can be really challenging some days. In my case, being a homeschooling mom to several kids as well as a blogger and author means that I’m not always willing to spend an hour or two in the kitchen every night. There are a few tricks we can keep up our sleeves to make the meal prep rush a little {Read More}

But I Don’t Want To Wear Underwear!!!

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For the past couple mornings, my youngest and I have had a disagreement about his attire for school. For TEN whole minutes he stands in front of me, tears streaming down his face because he doesn’t want to wear underwear. Every morning I help him get dressed.  I sit with him standing in front of me, said underwear in my hands ready for him to step into but he just keep repeating the mantra of But. I. Don’t. Want. To. {Read More}

ALDI: Groceries & More for a Budget Minded Family

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Last year I shared a post about ALDI.  You can read it here. Shopping at ALDI is a given in our house. (If you haven’t shopped at ALDI before make sure you bring a quarter for the shopping cart and your own bags for your purchases) I make the shopping list. I visit ALDI to purchase the items on my list that are available there (you can’t beat their milk prices!) and then finish up the  shopping list with a {Read More}

Hot Friday Freebies 11/2/12

Here’s this week’s Hot Friday Freebie list with free samples, products and legitimate offers found on the web. All you need to do is click on the link for the Product/Sample Offer you are interested in and you will be taken to the page to request the free item. Scotch Beef or Lamb Recipe Booklets Kids Haircuts from JCPenney Salons (K – 6th grade) *Begins November 4th* Merge Records Spring Sampler 2012 Five Minutes on Monday by Alan Lurie Attack {Read More}

Hot Friday Freebies 10/12/12

Here’s this week’s Hot Friday Freebie list with free samples, products and legitimate offers found on the web. All you need to do is click on the link for the Product/Sample Offer you are interested in and you will be taken to the page to request the free item. Pumpkin Carving Patterns Artists on the Rise MP3 Circle of Friends JoAnn & Vicki’s Favorite Recipes by Gooseberry Patch The Hour that Matters Most by Multiple Authors Soup and Bread Cookbook {Read More}

Hot Friday Freebies 10/5/12

Here’s this week’s Hot Friday Freebie list with free samples, products and legitimate offers found on the web. All you need to do is click on the link for the Product/Sample Offer you are interested in and you will be taken to the page to request the free item. Haircut and Style for Cancer Survivors at JCPenney Hair Salons (October) Halloween Candy Bar Printables Halloween Food (Instructables Halloween) by Instructables Authors Duct Tape Bags by Instructables Authors 10 Fun Things {Read More}

Hot Friday Freebies 9/28/12

Here’s this week’s Hot Friday Freebie list with free samples, products and legitimate offers found on the web. All you need to do is click on the link for the Product/Sample Offer you are interested in and you will be taken to the page to request the free item. 31 Halloween Craft Projects Spooky Treats and Party Eats from Mr. Food The Complete Set of Chronicles of Narnia (Audiobook) Halloween Label Printables Casper Babypants Downloads (Choose from: Take Me To {Read More}

Hot Friday Freebies 9/21/12

Here’s this week’s Hot Friday Freebie list with free samples, products and legitimate offers found on the web. All you need to do is click on the link for the Product/Sample Offer you are interested in and you will be taken to the page to request the free item. Pixel Perfect Puzzles Fast N Easy One Pot Dinner Recipes by Joan Chadwick Always Infinity Sample (Vocalpoint Members) Halloween Pumpkin Stencils FranklinCovey Style Guide by Stephen R. Covey 35 No – {Read More}

Hot Friday Freebies 09/06/12

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Here’s this week’s Hot Friday Freebie list with free samples, products and legitimate offers found on the web. All you need to do is click on the link for the Product/Sample Offer you are interested in and you will be taken to the page to request the free item. 3 Twinings Tea Samples Finish Quantum Sample 12 Delicious Chicken Casserole Recipes 28 Slow Cookin Crock Pot Recipes Winners Never Cheat: Even In Difficult Times by Jon M. Huntsman Cookie Recipes: {Read More}