How To Avoid Family Conflict When Writing Your Will

It's a sad reality that money can often bring out the worst in people. The reading of a will can often cause conflict within families, not just because everyone may have a different opinion as to who should be entitled to what, but because emotions are also very raw following a loss. Sometimes these conflicts…

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6 Tips for Surviving Sleep Deprivation

There are some great posts in the archives of Life Your Way that don’t get much attention anymore. This week, I’ll be sharing some of my favorites. Whether you’ve been around since the beginning or are a new reader, I think you’ll enjoy them! When you have children, you may go for several years with…

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Fun & Easy Hairstyles for Busy Moms
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Fun & Easy Hairstyles for Busy Moms

Lately I've been feeling kind of...dumpy. It seems like my hair is in a ponytail 6 days a week and I've worn sweatpants all day more often than I care to admit. It got so bad that last Friday I painted my fingernails, which may not seem like a big deal to most of you,…

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Preparing Your Home for the Holidays: Bathrooms
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Preparing Your Home for the Holidays: Bathrooms

Tara from Deal Seeking Mom and I have teamed up to bring you a special series over the next two weeks called Preparing Your Home for the Holidays. Join us as we clean and declutter so that we can fully enjoy the holiday season without being distracted by dirt and clutter. I'll be sharing tips for…

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25 novels and biographies about World War II

2013 was marked by an obsession with young adult dystopian novels, and last year was the year of escapism (and also the year I discovered that not all contemporary fiction is as cheesy as most of the contemporary Christian fiction I read in my early 20s...but that's a post for another day). While I have several…

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How Aldi is saving my grocery budget {$294.76 for 2 weeks of food for 8 people}

Over the past few years, as our family has grown and our kids have gotten bigger, our grocery budget has become a source of stress for me. We went from spending $100 a week to barely making $200 a week stretch far enough, and I found myself skimping constantly—using less meat, buying fewer snacks, running…

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Day 29-31: Choose Your Own Task {Spring Cleaning Made Easy}
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Day 29-31: Choose Your Own Task {Spring Cleaning Made Easy}

This month we're spring cleaning the easy way with our Spring Cleaning Made Easy series! The goal is to get the whole house clean -- one mini task at a time -- without having to set aside a whole week, or even a whole day, to clean. The hardest part about coordinating this series for…

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Free Printable Chalkboard Labels

The following post is from Jason & Jennifer Bruce of New Season Design: I've seen a ton of posts lately about how to make your own chalkboard labels for everything from kitchen staples to laundry supplies. I think they're really cute and love the idea of being able to erase and change the words on…

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The Trash Challenge: What’s In Your Trash?

Last week, I introduced The Trash Challenge. Funny enough, although I started off explaining that we are still filling 4-6 bags a week, we only ended up with 2 bags. I was very careful not to change any of our habits during the week, and I think that the switch back to cloth diapers as…

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How to Froth Milk Without Any Special Equipment

I pretty much consider coffee to be one of life's greatest simple pleasures, and over the past year, that's evolved from a love of coffee in general to a love of lattes in particular.  This article will show you how to froth milk without any special equipment. My husband surprised me with an inexpensive latte…

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