Forget To Do Lists – Start a Got Done List!

Posted by idawrites on February 2, 2010 in Chores, Planning |

Last week, I talked about giving yourself permission to succeed and not being the barrier to your own success.  This is my new promise to myself, and I believe I’m making progress in that arena. One of the first things I did was log into Google Wave and delete my To Do List. I didn’t need […]


Homemade Laundry Detergent

Posted by idawrites on January 9, 2009 in Chores, DIY, Frugal, homemade |

Several weeks ago, I highlighted a series of articles about homemade laundry detergent from my friends Kris and Whit. Since they raved about the fabulous results, I decided to give it a try myself. I’ve always been fascinated by being a “do it yourselfer”. In the past, I’ve thought “wow, it would be so great […]


Clean Clothes On The Cheap

Posted by idawrites on December 15, 2008 in Chores, Frugal, Frugal Tips, Going Green, Recipes |

I haven’t seen too many good deals on laundry detergent recently, and I NEVER find deals that excite me on fabric softener. With frugal laundry supplies a little difficult to come by, I got pretty excited when I found a series of articles about homemade laundry detergent and fabric softener from our friends over at […]


Say Goodbye to your To Do List

Posted by idawrites on September 16, 2008 in Chores, Planning |

To Do Lists are a fabulous way to keep track of the million and one details we have to keep up with. Except that they always seem to get longer and longer… and the items never seem to be crossed off. I’ve got “Remodel the Bathroom” at the top of the list, where it’s been […]


Just Another Day In Paradise

Posted by idawrites on May 7, 2008 in Chores, Family, Lost Income |

Child with sprained ankle … Check Sick day depleted … Check Laundry done … Check $100 extra on the AmEx … Check Laptop priced for Brittany’s graduation gift … Check Home haircuts for Anna, Sierra, and Faitha … Check Visit with mom … Check 2 glasses of red wine … Check It has been one long […]


Weekend – The Ramble

Posted by idawrites on April 21, 2008 in Children, Chores, Family |

This weekend was a challenge for our family. Actually, every other weekend really is. It’s very hard not to spend like crazy to make the weekends nice and fun when we only get to see Geoff four days a month. Mark and I kicked around the idea of going ahead and getting the Six Flags […]


The Cost of Chores

Posted by idawrites on April 14, 2008 in Children, Chores, Snowflaking |

When we moved into our house 3 1/2 years ago, we made a decision that the children (the 3 that live with us) would have equal parts in maintaining it. Mark and I both work outside the home, and try to cook dinner and spend family time as often as possible. In order to keep […]

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