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Mothering with Creativity
Tip, tools, & resources for creatively teaching, organizing, cooking, and frugal living.
Tip, tools, & resources for creatively teaching, organizing, cooking, and frugal living.

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How to Save Money on Groceries When You Want to Eat Organic Foods
Once upon a time, I started this blog as a response to so many people asking HOW I could possibly keep our grocery bill so low, how I used coupons to pay just pennies on the dollar, and how I fed our family with so little.  At the time, our finances were so...

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The Three Best Things I Did for Myself Last Year
The older I get the more I realize the need to invest in and take care of myself.  I'm super high energy and can multitask like you wouldn't believe, so I tend to just "go, go, go."  I had four children while in my 20's, which meant by necessity, I was alwa...

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Don't Give My Kid That Medal
I think I grew up in the first generation to really be a part of the mass distribution of "participation awards".  I was a soccer player from the time I was 4 1/2 until the time I graduated high school. I have a distinct memory of sitting on the front walkw...

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My "Not New Years" Goals
I've never been much of a New Years Resolutions kinda person.  I have occasionally set a goal or two, but rarely have I kept up with them.  Far too often our goals are too big or too boring or too far outside our normal, current lifestyle, that we just can'...

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I'm a Homeschooling Mom, and I'm Choosing to be Selfish
I've been a homeschooling mom for four years now, and I'm pretty convinced that people believe that makes me selfless and amazing and all-consumed with my children all at once.  And I won't lie, I'm the first person to tell another homeschool momma that she...

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Why I Let My 9 Year Old Create Her Own Website
If you are a personal friend of mine on Facebook, chances are you have seen a little about this recently.  Over the past few months, my nine year old has really jumped into pestering me about creating her own website.  It doesn't come as a total surprise si...

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"Bringing Kids Along": Why (and How) We Spend Extra Time Doing Routine Tasks with Our Kids
Years ago, Ben and I decided that we would invest the extra time with our children now to teach them valuable life skills (such as baking, cooking, sewing, cleaning, laundry, gardening, budgeting, woodworking, etc.) so that SOMEDAY they would be fully capab...

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The Year of YES, Getting Over Myself, and Letting Go of My Fears
Photo from Edible Reno/Tahoe Magazine This last year and a half have been interesting for me.  I really felt like God has consistently been telling me to say, "yes" to opportunities that come my way.  Which sounds fine and dandy when said just like that, bu...

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How to Go on a Run with Four Children in 29 Easy Steps
A couple weeks ago, Ben was gone performing a couple wedding ceremonies (he officiates weddings occasionally).  I have been really dedicated this past month or two and have been working out almost daily.  So, since it was Saturday and the gym childcare was ...

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5 Reasons My Kids are in Martial Arts
  My crazy boy after his green belt test.  He was maybe just a little excited.   I can remember being in 1st or 2nd grade, and being "bothered" by these boys on the playground.  My mom thought karate might help me handle those obnoxious boys, and so she bro...
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