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Steals & Deals {Wednesday, May 27, 2015}

Welcome to our weekly edition of Steals and Deals: Top Picks for Affordable, Stay-at-Home Shopping! If you're like me, you love the convenience of online shopping. As a busy homemaker and work-at-home mom, this allows me to shop at my convenience for the very best prices for everything from clothing to household goods to gifts and even groceries! I'm excited to share the highlights of my online shopping with you here each week, so that you never have to miss a good deal again!  If you want to receive an email highlighting the very best deals each week, you can sign up here! You can … [keep reading...]

Most moms long for fellowship and togetherness. Be the mom to step up and host a playdate. You'll be glad you did.

How to Host a Playdate for Large Groups

Before you host a playdate this summer, check out these simple suggestions! By Hilary, Contributing Writer If you're a mom, you know that both mothers and children need playdates. Playdates give both mom and kids a chance to socialize. There's just something about visiting with other moms as your kids roam and play with each other. Sure, there's a lot of chaos --- but there's also a lot of fun. The good news is you don't have to wait to be invited to a playdate --- you can host your own. Large group logic While I've hosted my share of playdates with one or two other families, … [keep reading...]

Sunbeds and umbrella on the beach

How to Recognize Secondary Drowning: When Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Secondary drowning doesn't look like drowning. It can happen hours after someone has been in the water. It's important to educate ourselves and others about this rare but deadly form of drowning! Here's how to recognize secondary drowning.  We've lived in the Lake Norman area of North Carolina for almost six years now, but we had never gone out on the lake as a family until this past Saturday. The day couldn't have been more gorgeous: 80-degree weather and not a cloud in the sky. We slathered our three fair-skinned beauties in sunscreen, fastened on their puddle jumpers, and set out … [keep reading...]

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

Weekend Reads {May 23, 2015}

If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on … [keep reading...]

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

Weekend Reads {May 16, 2015}

If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on … [keep reading...]

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

Weekend Reads {May 9, 2015}

If you want to keep up with the reads that give me pause all week long, follow my Reads and Recipes board on Pinterest. If you want to follow along with my personal life, you can follow me on … [keep reading...]

One of my greatest goals as a homemaker is that my home be a sanctuary for my family. I want this to be a place of peace, rest and refuge.

Make Your Home a Sanctuary

Do you want your home to be a place of rest? Walk through these 5 questions to help you craft your home into a sanctuary where your family can draw peace! Guest post by Katie of Embracing a … [keep reading...]

Cooking with cast iron is a safe and non-toxic alternative to using nonstick cookware. Here's a step-by-step tutorial for restoring and re-seasoning a rusty cast iron skillet or pan!

How to Re-Season a Cast Iron Pan

Cooking with cast iron is a safe and non-toxic alternative to using nonstick cookware. Here's a step-by-step tutorial for restoring and re-seasoning a rusty cast iron skillet or pan! Guest post … [keep reading...]