Well, here we go … just two weeks to go before Christmas and only 15 days before my kiddos arrive!
Recently, I contacted teachers I know, asking them how they really feel about gifts from parents and students—at Christmas and
Sure they want toys, but underneath it all what kids really want for Christmas (adults, too) just might surprise you.
To some people, a cobbler is a lovely fruit dessert, best served warm. To others, it is a shoemaker who
Yesterday was so much fun—a kind of kick-off to Christmas around our house! Our grandsons Eli and Sam opened the
Learning toys do more than sit there and entertain—they stimulate and teach kids important skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, logic, and even
The relatively short season for fresh cranberries (October through December) is now in full swing with bags of the ruby
Good news! Another Black Friday is in the books. You survived—unscathed I hope. If you bag some amazing bargains without
Happy Black Friday!
To be perfectly honest, I’m not completely sure where all the happy is in this day of out-of-control
My Dear Readers, I just got a message that this morning’s early send had a bum link in it. Oh,
I could teach you how to be an extreme couponer. I’ve had a lot of experience including the time I
If you have a wood-burning fireplace, it’s likely that now and then you toss things like cardboard, junk mail, and
Recently as I was halfway out the door, car keys in hand and on the way to the home improvement
Happy Sunday, Everybody!
Once again, it’s mailbag day, when I reach in and pull out your questions. While there are
I have no pride and, according to some, no taste. I love fruitcake. Sickeningly sweet, loaded with pecans, cherries, pineapple,
If there is one thing that will ruin your kids’ lives, it’s greed. Teach them while they’re young how to
According to a study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the most important thing people want to change
I am nothing if not a gadget lover. Ingenious items that make my life easier are great, but when I
Just about everyone who shops online knows to look for a discount, promotional code, or coupon of some kind before
With the price of beef skyrocketing, now more than ever, chicken needs to become backbone of your frugal kitchen.
I just pulled a load of questions from my mailbag, which is really my email inbox, and while I don’t
It’s Day 2 in our 40-Day Christmas Challenge! Listen right here, or download all Episodes at
Laundry softeners are designed to reduce the amount of static in synthetic fibers and make clothes and linens come out feeling
If today’s topic seems a bit premature because Thanksgiving is still two weeks away, let me remind you (trust me,
If there’s one thing we should be thankful for this Thanksgiving, it’s this: Turkey is cheap! And the rest of
Once again, it time to reach into the mailbag to pull out a handful of questions from you, my dear
Contrary to popular belief, you can wash silver and silverplate flatware in the dishwasher without causing harm, just follow the
The guys who installed our new shower doors warned us not to use Windex to clean them as it will
Is money a little tight? Hoping a raise will come through soon? I hate to burst your bubble, but even
If soaring food prices are getting you down, help is on the way! Here are some basic saving strategies, practical solutions,