Once-a-Month Cooking: Tips and Resources
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Once-a-Month Cooking: Tips and Resources

The key to successfully using the once-a-month cooking method is to get organized and plan ahead. This is not the time to fly by the seat of your pants in the kitchen! While I'm sure there are a few people who could do that and still end up with a freezer full of delicious home-cooked…

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Once-a-Month Cooking: An Interview with the Authors Who Started It All

Today I have the privilege of sharing a Q&A interview with the authors of Once-a-Month Cooking and Once-a-Month Cooking Family Favorites, Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson: You were the first to publish a book about bulk freezer cooking, and many others have come after you. How did you think of this concept—and what made…

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Once-a-Month Cooking: What, Why and How?

Once-a-month cooking (OAMC) continues to be a growing trend because it allows families to have home-cooked meals throughout the week without the work of slaving away in the kitchen each night. It involves setting aside one day each month as a cooking day to fill your freezer for the rest of the month. You simply…

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Question of the Day: Are You a Perfectionist?

As we've started talking about home management notebooks this week, a lot of you have said, "I've been meaning to start one, but..." It got me thinking about the things get between us and getting organized. I know my perfectionism is an obstacle in my own life because I never want to start something unless…

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Organizing Computer Files: A Step-by-Step Plan

I hope you've already taken time this week to purge your digital files and rename any with ambiguous titles. If not, I encourage you to go back and do that before moving on to the next step of setting up a computer file system. There are a couple benefits to tackling this project in two…

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Choosing a Backup Solution That Works for You

Whether your computer holds business documents, personal records or photos, backing up your files is an important -- and often neglected -- task.  We've all heard from people who've had their hard drive crash and lost all of their data. A friend of mine lost all of the photos from her son's first six weeks…

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Knowing What to Send to the Recycle Bin

One of the biggest obstacles to organizing digital files is simply deciding what should be kept and what should be deleted. Unlike paper files, digital files don't take up physical space in your home, and it's tempting to keep more for that reason. To be honest, I'm not sure I've found the perfect balance in…

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Organizing Computer Files: Thinking Through Your Needs

I continue to believe that one of the most important steps in getting organized is to take some time before you begin to really think about what you need to make a system work. It's not enough to simply pick up someone else's system and put it in place in your own life without this…

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Quick Tip: Pack a Nursing Basket

As a side note, I call this my nursing basket, but this post is not meant to exclude bottle-feeding families. I don't really know whether having a basket like this would be helpful for moms who formula feed because I don't think it takes nearly as long or requires as many supplies as nursing does…

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Question of the Day: Share Your Organizing Successes

On an organizing blog like this, it's easy to set up some kind of ideal that makes others feel like they're never organized or productive enough. That is definitely not what I want Organizing Your Way to become, and today I want to hear your organizing successes! Whether you're a very organized person or someone…

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