Archives for June 2014

Salted Espresso Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It’s summer! And the kids are home! I don’t know about you, but for me, that means I need more coffee. Ahem. So, Alison of Writing, Wishing was generous enough to share her AMAZING recipe for Salted Espresso Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with us. Espresso, oatmeal, chocolate chips…perfect! Ingredients 1½ cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons […]

Quick Tip Tuesday: Work Intervals With a Timer

Today’s Quick Tip Tuesday is great for the summertime, when you don’t really want to work (you’d probably rather be at the pool or enjoying the sunshine or reading a good book, right?) but really need to because business doesn’t stop when the weather is nice and the kids get out of school. Short bursts […]

The Right Degree Can Help Make the World a Better Place

Martin Luther King Jr. said, “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” Giving back to the world is a personal and internal quest, a combination of passion, ability and resources. First you must raise yourself up, then bring your community with you. Select a degree or […]

Quick Tip Tuesday: Get A Handle on Laundry

Dan Morris shared this simple yet effective tip. Why didn’t I think of that?! Quick Tip Tuesday: Get a Handle on Laundry   We all know that when laundry piles up, it stresses us out and ends up a literal mountain to be done. Doing a load of laundry every day is the perfect way […]

Four Tips For Surviving the Summer Schedule

For nine months of the year, my daily routine is pretty set. Since I teach high school, I would say it’s even more structured than most people since a bell drives my deadlines and tells me when I can npee each hour. But in the summer, I am suddenly thrown into the unstructured world of […]

Father’s Day Recipe: Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce

Hello fellow work-at-home moms! Would you like an idea for dinner that takes ten minutes to make and will have your husband thinking you are a rock star? Introducing . . . steak with blue cheese sauce!   You’ll need a thick steak for each of you. Like this.   This recipe is just for […]

Summer Birthday Party Ideas

Summer birthday parties are a blast, but sometimes it’s hard to think of new, fun ideas that kids and adults will all enjoy. The beauty of summer birthdays is that there are so many different things to do and themes to try (how many Frozen birthday parties can a kid go to, anyway?). Here’s a […]

Quick Tip Tuesday: Grocery Store Delegating

For Quick Tip Tuesday this week, Dani Stone (of is sharing how she gets grocery shopping done faster….with grocery store delegating!   If you’re in the store with kids that are old enough to leave your sight for a few minutes at a time, give each of them a short list of specific grocery […]

Hannah, Delivered Book Review

When I picked up Hannah, Delivered, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I thought the book, about a woman who works in a hospital and decides to start assisting births and eventually become a midwife, might be a little dry or a little too historical. I was so wrong. The author, Elizabeth Jarrett […]