How to Clear Your Shred Pile in a Flash without a Paper Shredder

How to Clear Your Shred Pile in a Flash without a Paper Shredder

Fastest way to shred paper without a paper shredder; this fast and frugal decluttering idea saves money and time organizing your home. After years of fighting my paper clutter, my shred pile is finally gone for good with this simple solution. There’s no DIY involved, and it’s much cheaper than buying a paper shredder.

Our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Our Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum

Looking for the best Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum for your family? Check out this detailed review of our favorite resources and homeschooling ideas for Kindergarten, including pros and cons, costs, time commitment, planning tricks and ways to stay organized.

How to Build the Ultimate Home Climbing Wall Under $200

How to Build the Ultimate Home Climbing Wall Under $200

You’ll have fun with the whole family when you build a home climbing wall! Whether you incorporate it into your home decor as your next amazing kids bedroom idea, build it in the garage to boost fitness for an indoor workout, or put it in the backyard, this rock climbing wall DIY tutorial will make the process easy. Includes cost-conscious project budget and material list.

Why We’re Starting Kindergarten at Age 4

Why We’re Starting Kindergarten at Age 4

Whether you chose to wait until age 6 to start Kindergarten or decide to start school a little early like we are, it’s all about making the right decision for your child and your family! These are the 4 reasons we chose to start homeschool kindergarten at age 4 and why we’re loving it!

Spring Cleaning Challenge #3: Clear the Clutter

Spring Cleaning Challenge #3: Clear the Clutter

Today’s the day to clear the clutter, both physical and mental in Day #3 of our 7-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge! I absolutely love to Clear the Clutter! It just feels so exhilarating to clear out the unneeded stuff from every cabinet, drawer, and shelf. It is so freeing to ship off those sacks of extra clutter from my home and my mind.

7-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge

7-Day Spring Cleaning Challenge

It seems like all that sunshine streaming in my windows is reaching just about every dark and dusty corner of my life lately, and I’m in the mood for a project! Want to join me? I’m planning a 7-day Spring Cleaning Challenge coming up on April 21, and I would love for you to participate!

My Dish Disaster

My Dish Disaster

The day my social media followers thanked me for posting a picture of my sink full of dirty dishes. My mom was probably horrified. My husband said it was kind of like airing my dirty laundry, but I’m so glad I did it. Here’s why.

What I’m Into April 2015

What I’m Into April 2015

I usually don’t like to write a blog post about something until I’ve solidly used a given strategy to accomplish something (like budgeting to get out of debt) or applied the principles for a long period of time to see how and if they really work in many...
7 Simple Tips to Fight Fatigue Naturally

7 Simple Tips to Fight Fatigue Naturally

The night I had to go lay down in the middle of dinner for the second time that week, I knew I needed a new plan to fight fatigue naturally. I had tried so hard for over a year, looking for that dramatic cure that would suddenly have me bounding with energy. The strict diets and detailed supplement regimens I had tried didn’t help, because they were way too involved for me to maintain. I need something really easy to fight fatigue that works! Now I’m working on making small changes that will make a significant impact in helping me manage my fatigue and give me a better quality of life on a daily basis. Here are the 7 simple steps that are helping me fight fatigue naturally.

My One Word 2015

My One Word 2015

In “long standing” blogging tradition, I’m choosing one word to represent my 2015. Unlike resolutions or even goals which are easily broken, this is one word that I will keep coming back to as the mission or theme for the whole year. My word for 2015 popped into my head back in October, and it hasn’t let me go since.

Announcing the Real Mom Resource Guide

Announcing the Real Mom Resource Guide

Over my 3+ years of writing about simple living on GrowingSlower, I have shared a lot of tips and strategies. I have finally gathered the very best ones all in one convenient place to share with you. These are my favorite resources that make my crazy busy life as a real mom so much easier! They are the resources I find myself recommending to friends and readers over and over again to help them meet their biggest challenges.

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