Last Minute Gift Ideas

It’s less than a week to Christmas. Stressing much? If you like to shop in a real store, prepare your body armor. If you want to shop online, make sure you upgrade shipping to get your gifts in time (and even then, there’s no guarantee). So, time’s running out, and you need to get creative. […]

Complainers Don’t Win and Winners Don’t Complain

5 ways to help our children develop winning attitudes

On a typical day in the average family, a parent hears approximately 127 complaints per hour. “I’m hungry.” “I’m bored.” “I don’t want to eat that.” “I want a puppy.” “I want an iPod.” “It’s not my turn to wash dishes.” “Why doesn’t she have to help?” “When do I get a turn?” “I want. I want. […]

Think Twice Before You Add a Dash of Salt to Your Food

Holidays are just about synonymous with crazy eating.  Big meals.  Lots of desserts.  Snacks on every corner.  If you didn’t resist that eating frenzy, don’t feel bad.  Now, it’s time to do something about it.  And I’m not talking about the typical New Year’s resolution to lose 100 pounds and never eat sugar again.  Yeah, […]

Get Your FREE Computer Tip Sheet

Want to buy a computer, but don’t know what you need? There’s a lot of stuff out there, and everyone is trying to sell you something. Here’s your chance to get an easy-to-read tip sheet on what is what with computers. Join my email list, and I’ll send you a FREE tip sheet explaining the […]

Techy Tuesday: Plan a password strategy and stop locking up your bank account

The human brain is designed to hold a gazillion trillion amounts of information. I made that number up, because really no one knows for sure how much information the human brain really holds. Like when you recall some obscure childhood memory where you put play dough in a door lock thereby cementing the internal mechanisms […]

Teaching Teens Online Manners

Or how to bang your head against a wall

Teenagers have an uncanny ability to tune out their parents calling them for chores, but they can hear the blip of their phone’s text alert in the other room. They develop sudden amnesia when homework is due but can follow a complicated digital conversation among eight people for hours. Face to face communication is virtually […]

Identifying and Finding the Type of Work That’s Right for You

If you, as a homeschool mom, find yourself in the position to need some extra income, there are many factors to consider.  I discuss some of them in Can You Work AND Homeschool I Do and Four Principles of A Family-Friendly Job. What can you do without joining or rejoining the workforce full time or permanently? These […]

Four Principles of a Family-Friendly Job

When I worked full time in the corporate world, I was blessed to work for a company that was family friendly in almost every sense of the term. Most everyone in our 30-person office was married. Most of our outside staff were also family men and women. We had company parties that included spouses and […]

Can You Work AND Homeschool? I Do

It’s tough getting by on one income. Like tight with a capital T. I quit working full time when I was pregnant with my second child, the week after I finished my MBA. Great timing? We thought we were in pretty good shape. No debt, except the mortgage. A little savings. A budget. Boy, were […]

Need Help With Eating Real Food? Try These Helpful E-Books.

I love books. Almost any kind of book. Fiction. Non-fiction. Biography. Historical. Classical. Mystery. Most self-improvement (there are some wackos out there, though). Funny. Adventurous. Even cookbooks. Especially cookbooks. Nothing will replace the feel and smell of a real hardbound novel, but I like electronic cookbooks. It seems so much more efficient to search and bookmark […]