If you have kids, you're keenly aware of the one major factor they all have in common: They don't stop growing. And that growing is a big problem for the budget, especially as they go through spurts. Isn't it fantastic when you can count on them as...

We do a lot of painting. Whether it's touching up or refreshing a room, finishing a decor project, or upcycling a beautiful piece of previously-loved furniture, there's nothing that really dresses up a project like a fresh coat of paint. But, of course, painting can get...

A lot of folks have the idea that cooking can be overly complicated. There are so many recipes to remember, and so many rules about what goes with what, and how long things should cook before starting other things. What’s more, the list of gadgets...

…the fastest possible routine for maintaining a sane, yet tidy, existence. Busy families are busy. That's pretty obvious. But what it means is that even though I'm super diligent when it comes to cleaning, sometimes schedules don't always align. Sometimes little people don't nap as long as...

Oh, parents of the world. It's summer camp season, and just a month before school is in. That means everything that can be shared from child to child will be shared, and is very likely to make its way home to you. Probably one of the...

I love food. Unfortunately, like most people, I love all the wrong kinds of food. Don't get me wrong. I really do love vegetables and fruit. Healthy food is great, and I actually do like the way most of it tastes. But realistically, my desert island pantry would...

When you’re expecting, you’re immediately bombarded with list after list after pin after pin of items and devices you absolutely MUST have in order to make your time with a newborn the most precious and magical months in the history of everything. As it turns out,...

We love appliances. They really do make the work so much simpler. And when they work they're a reliable part of the home's infrastructure. But when they don't, all hell seems to break loose, doesn't it? So it was a couple of years ago when our dishwasher...

New Additions (and Editions) Wow! It's been a while! We came out strong back in January, and built up a bit of a following for our little blog here, but then this new guy showed up and threw our whole lives into...