Establishing a Bedtime Routine

I am such a creature of habit. I think it’s mostly because I usually end up sidetracked and thinking about other things while I’m trying to get ready in the mornings or when I’m getting ready for bed. It’s my habit each night to do three things – take out my contacts, wash my face, and brush my teeth (actually, make that four – I’m adding flossing!). There are some nights I am so tired, I have to count off how many I have done because that’s the only......

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Cooking and Nutrition: Your Toolbox
October 07, 2014

Cooking and Nutrition: Your Toolbox

While the mechanics of cooking hasn’t changed much over the years (unless you’re into molecular gastronomy), nutritional recommendations seem to shift with the wind. Aside from individual tastes and preferences, we have to consider food...

The Vintage Life
October 05, 2014

The Vintage Life

America’s Houskeeping Book describes the American home as “our most vital industry.” While there are so many differing points of view that swirl around this idea of homemaking and housekeeping that stem from past and...

Best of the 'Net
October 04, 2014

Best of the ‘Net

I love to watch educational videos from the 40s and 50s. They’re a great source for the tidbits of knowledge from home economics classes of the past. Here’s one on personal grooming. (And yes. I...

Finance: Your Toolbox
October 03, 2014

Finance: Your Toolbox

Remember my caveat and grace note about numbers? If that is going to apply anywhere for most people, it will be here. Dealing with your personal finances – especially if you’ve ignored them for too long...

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