Homekeeping

Summer Cooking Tips: Cool Off in the Kitchen!

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Posted by Cynthia Ewer on June 20, 2017

Who can imagine summer without summer food?

Steaming corn-on-the-cob, each kernel bursting with sweet flavor.

Burgers and barbecue. Ice cream sundaes.

The crisp red smile of a watermelon wedge, dripping with sweet juice.

There's a darker side to summer meals. Food budgets groan under the strain of substituting quick-cook steaks and chicken breasts for thrifty stove-top casseroles.

Printables:  food_menu_planner_weekly_list.pdf food_shopping_list.pdf

School's Out! Summer Survival for Busy Moms

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Posted by Cynthia Ewer on June 5, 2017

They're here! Tumbling from the school bus, fresh from Field Day, with papers and projects and petrified sandwiches spilling in their wake: your children.

Summer vacation is wonderful, no doubt about it.

Damp heads and wet bathing suits, backyard tents and fireflies in canning jars.

"Look, Mom!" rings out a hundred times a day, from the top of the pool slide to the bug-dotted bottom of an upturned rock.

Printables:  seasonal_picnic_checklist.pdf phone_emergency_information.pdf

Moving On: Tips For An Organized Move

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Posted by Cynthia Ewer on May 14, 2017

Every year, one in five American families makes a move --- and this year, it'll be your family on the road.

No doubt about it, moving can present the organizational challenge of a lifetime.

Every habit, every routine, every tiny piece of the mosaic of your life is tossed at random into a huge, cluttered van, to be shaken out and reassembled at the other end. 

It's a daunting task--but you can get organized and cut stress when the moving van arrives.

Moving on? Try these road-tested tips for an organized move.

Spring Forward: Safety Checklist for Time Change Sunday

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Posted by Cynthia Ewer on March 11, 2017

Ready to Spring forward? Time Change Sunday is on the way!

On Sunday, March 12, Daylight Savings Time will begin in most of the United States.

Setting the clock forward means it's time for a seasonal safety check!

As you circle the house, setting clocks ahead, make time for this short safety checklist. It'll see you into Spring from a safe--and organized--home.

Printables:  First Aid Kit Checklist Emergency Information
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