Monthly Archives: February 2011

Frugal and Fabulous

I have been poor for a long time. I have had some good ideas of frugality. Raising 6 kids on a less then poverty budget is always fun and exciting. I always scoff at the websites that tell you that … Continue reading

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The Mother Zen getting Kids to Work

A good rest is half the work. (Yugoslav proverb) Children become very interesting creatures when it comes time to do chores. When you normally can’t get them to leave you alone, often on chore day you can’t find them anywhere … Continue reading

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Volunteer Vacation as a Family in 2013

We have a family goal. We are going to go on a month long volunteer vacation in the fall of 2013. In order to do this we need to raise money. Lots of it, a family of 8 does not … Continue reading

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Flannel Sheets and Flannel Pajamas

are not a good mix. It feels like sleeping on a felt board and it is almost impossible to roll over.

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Dreams and Miracles

“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in … Continue reading

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A Cloak

I want to sew a cloak and wear it as I gather herbs or hand out my soap. Like these…..

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Break ups are hard for some…..

As you may or may not have noticed I am obsessed with Soap making. So much so that I broke up with Diet Pepsi. I was the type of person that would drink 1/2 a litre to 1 litre a … Continue reading

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