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Last year I was introduced to the Ultimate Blog Party (UPB) sponsored by 5minutesformom. It was a great online party where I was introduced to some wonderful moms who hang out online! I know there are some of you who … Continue reading
As Mark and I state in the first few sentences of our “College: Higher Education at Lower Cost” chapter in Living With Less So Your Family Has More book…”If you want to know one Savage parenting regret, just ask us … Continue reading
“Recalculating,” states the voice on the GPS unit. “Recalculating,” she repeats once again as we find ourselves off course on a trip. It’s a scene most of us are familiar with in some way. Even if we don’t have a … Continue reading
Last week I rented the movie “Brian’s Song” to watch with my boys. As a child I remember watching the show on television and being powerfully moved by the movie. I posted on Facebook that we were watching this classic … Continue reading
When Kolya first arrived 7 years ago he spoke no English. We adopted him at the age of 9. He started school one week later. And I started school, too. I started researching what an ESL–English As A Second Language–students … Continue reading
At 6am this morning we awoke to get our birthday celebration of cake and ice cream for breakfast started! Funny…6am is just about the same time I was awakened by labor pains 14 years ago. In fact, today I was … Continue reading
When my kids were little we used chore charts with stars to motivate and hold our kids accountable to carry out their home responsibilities. As they’ve grown older, we found the need for a new strategy. And with our two … Continue reading
Our family is on vacation this week so I’m featuring a guest post by Angie Reedy, a mom of two little ones. Her post perfectly fits the summer challenge I made several weeks ago encouraging us all to do a … Continue reading
Last summer I ran this post on being a “yes” mom. Because I personally need the challenge once again, I’m re-posting it for this July! Last week my boys ran inside and said, “Mom, mom…it’s so hot outside! Can we … Continue reading