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Month: October 2015

How I Get Things Done: Doing 5 Things In One Area

How I Get Things Done: Doing 5 Things In One Area

I am often asked how I get things done. I know I am a single mother with busy kids so that means I have to get things done. Of course, I enlist my kids into helping because, most of the time, it is their mess. At the end of the day, though, most of the work falls on me to keep the house running smoothly and to get things done.I often don’t feel like doing anything. Morning is my best…

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If I Saw It on YouTube, It Has to Work: Sweet Potato Experiment

If I Saw It on YouTube, It Has to Work: Sweet Potato Experiment

One day this last Spring, I saw sweet potato slips at the local greenhouse. I wanted them. I love sweet potatoes and thought it would be a great addition to my winter food supply.However, I have planted sweet potatoes before. They looked like they did really well until I went to dig them and couldn’t find them. I found a never ending system of roots, but no tubers. I wasn’t a happy camper.Then I heard about planting sweet potatoes in…

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Want To Save Money? Learn To Live On Just Cash.

Want To Save Money? Learn To Live On Just Cash.

Money is necessary. It is not evil and it is not good, but it keeps gas in your car, heat in your home, and clothes on your back. Most people need to have money for one reason or another. We would all like to believe that we don’t need money, but we would be lying to ourselves. However, money is not the problem. The way you use money can be a problem. Many people rely on credit cards, floating checks, and not…

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A Single Parent Needs These 10 Things!

A Single Parent Needs These 10 Things!

Some people are single parents right away. Some people become single parents after being married for a while then becoming divorced or widowed. Either way you become a single parent, you have to make big adjustments. You need certain things in your single parent arsenal to be a better one. Because, let’s face it, being one isn’t easy. Some days go really well. Some days go really bad. An unexpected bill, a misbehaving child, a broken washer, or that phone call…

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October Monthly Meal Plan – A First In My World!

October Monthly Meal Plan – A First In My World!

In junction with my once a month shopping trip to the grocery store, I needed to work out a month of meals to make. This was actually pretty easy for me because we have a lot of the same meals from month to month. I usually try 2-3 new meals a month as well, but I don’t always get it done.From October 8th, when we went grocery shopping, this what I have made so far:Thursday: Frugal Refrigerator Clean-out FrittataFriday: Slow…

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Frugal Refrigerator Clean-out Frittata

Frugal Refrigerator Clean-out Frittata

So when you have a lot of eggs that need to be used up, some vegetables in the fridge that needs to be used up, and need a quick meal, what do you do? You make Fritatta! I love frittata. I love saying the word frittata. So much fun! Below is a couple days worth of eggs. While I sell them or send home with the college kids some of the extras, we still have to step up and eat…

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