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This behavior chart is intended to be a positive tool to help your child visualize the progress of their day or goal. This should be a motivational tool to help your child eliminate negative behavior, as well as reinforcing positive behavior. This is a very simplistic color chart where you move a marker from level to level. You can use a clothespin to mark the level, use stickers, or write a smiley/frowney face with dry erase marker.
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Take control of your preschoolers day or reach a behavior goal with my new free printable, Royal Color Behavior Clip Chart. #preschool #behaviorchart #goals 
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I added links to some other meal plans, time for some food window shopping! 
Download PDF. This has the links in the order listed above. Keep in mind I don’t limit myself to particular days, so this is not in order by date. Save it to your desktop and you will always have a … Continue reading →
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New post! February includes Valentine's Day, so make sure you way over-indulge on the chocolate! Ideas and resources for menu planning in February, many seasonal winter and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes intended for a tight budget. Real food/from scratch/traditional diet/nutrient dense/whole food/blah blah blah. My monthly meal plans use an alternative meal planning method, recipes organized into tiers based on how perishable the ingredients are, not sorted into particular days.
Download PDF. This has the links in the order listed above. Keep in mind I don’t limit myself to particular days, so this is not in order by date. Save it to your desktop and you will always have a … Continue reading →
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Did you see my recap for 2014?
 
New post! 2014 Recap from The More With Less Mom - With a new year here, let’s take a look at the wondrous wonders from the past year. Some lovely posts happened in 2014. I might have had a little too much fun digging into stats on the different social media sites. Here is a snapshot of the year on this little blog o’ mine. 
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New post! 2014 Recap from The More With Less Mom - With a new year here, let’s take a look at the wondrous wonders from the past year. Some lovely posts happened in 2014. I might have had a little too much fun digging into stats on the different social media sites. Here is a snapshot of the year on this little blog o’ mine. 
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Is it weird that I love lentils so much? 
 
Chocolate and peanut butter get a healthy boost of protein and more in this amazing buttercream frosting!
Tender coconut cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate peanut butter frosting are the home-baked version of candy aisle bliss.  However, unlike candy, these treats have a hidden healthy twist! Chocol...
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Not weird at all.  You're in good company!
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Take control of your preschoolers day or reach a behavior goal! 
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February Real Food Meal Plan from The More With Less Mom - Seasonal fabulousness for dinner! 
Download PDF. This has the links in the order listed above. Keep in mind I don’t limit myself to particular days, so this is not in order by date. Save it to your desktop and you will always have a … Continue reading →
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I shared this before, but it's working so well for me I'm sharing it again. I've been fighting hoarder tendencies and have tried a lot of different methods for sorting and organizing, but the stuff always creeps back in, and honestly it never really left in the first place. The keep/toss method just doesn't work for me, I can think or reasons I might NEED something for, like, everything ever. This woman, Marie Kondo, says that you should not be choosing what you want to get rid of, but what you want to keep. You ask yourself if it "sparks joy." This is language I highly identify with. Not just something you like, something that makes you happy, but that extra burst of happiness. If it does not, you thank the item for its time with you, and then you can say goodbye to it and any guilt or worry attached to it. The thing that is motivating me is the thought of having an entire house full of things like that, that spark joy and make me squeal. Not a house full of piles and mountains of things that make me tired before I even crack the box. This is the most successful method I've ever tried and might be my forever friend. 
Marie Kondo has built a huge following with her method of organizing that focuses on keeping things that inspire joy.
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New post! 2014 Recap from HousePunkery - With a new year here, let’s take a look at the wondrous wonders from the past year. Some lovely posts happened in 2014. I might have had a little too much fun digging into stats on the different social media sites. Here is a snapshot of the year on this little blog o’ mine. 
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5 Green Gifts which take 5 Minutes to Make
Guesties are besties and we love this guest post by Trudi Holden from A Lazy Girl Goes Green
https://www.greenmoxie.com/5-green-gifts-which-take-5-minutes-to-make/ #greenmoxie #DIYChristmasGifts
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I am the crazy neighbor with paint under her nails, a cat in every window, and the Xmas tree up all year. My blog http://www.TheMoreWithLessMom.com, born in 2010, is designed to help the frugal family stretch dollars and enjoy life. My quirky, painstaking posts are the delight of the internet and social media users who follow me. My glitter addiction is surpassed only by my love of chocolate. And possibly my kids.


A frugal family blog: offbeat diy, homemaking, real food, natural parenting, simple living, and more. I am a thrifty, crunchy, geeky, scatterbrained, mom of 4. Scatterbrained possibly as a result of those four lovely monster children.
I share thrifty tips, green household alternatives, baby, toddler, and preschool activities, cleaning tips, family projects, free stuff, home ideas, meal plans, offbeat neat stuff, party plans, Pinterest tests, product reviews, repurposing and upcycling, savings, suggestions for charity and positivity.

I think that at the base of it simple living is about people and process. People over stuff, and enjoying experiences and quality time.
You get rid of clutter because it is getting in the way of enjoying your home and your time with your family and friends.
You start cooking from scratch so you can enjoy the process of cooking and appreciate the fruits of your labor.
You make your own personal products so you can protect yourself and the ones you love from dubious chemicals.
You use reusable household items because it is both better for your budget and the planet.
You buy or make open-ended toys so you can watch your children play with their imagination over and over.
You learn how to do things yourself to increase your knowledge and add your own value to the finished product.
You are frugal because you make informed decisions and intentional purchases.
Simple living is a mindset that depends very much on your needs and values. You decide what is important to you and focus on that. Once you know what is important to you it is much easier to eliminate the things that are not important.