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7 Reasons To Create And Use A Home Management Binder With Your Family

Home Management Binder
It seems like every household management guru says you should create a home management binder, also known as a household notebook, or some other variation on that name. I know for the longest time I asked myself, why should I go to all that trouble? What can it really do for me and my family?

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Household Notebook: Use It To Organize Your Home Life

Household Notebook
A household notebook, also known as a home management binder or a homemaking notebook, is like a master planner for your home's needs and family's lives.

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How To Make A Homemaking Notebook

Homemaking Notebook
A homemaking notebook, to actually be useful, does not need to be complicated. In fact, the more complicated it is the less likely you will make it and use it. Simplicity is the key.

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52 Week Money Challenge: Save For A Better Year!

52 Week Money Challenge
You know I'm all about the 52 week challenges so when I saw various version of this 52 Week Money Challenge floating around the interwebs I knew I needed to give it a try.

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Teach Kids Proper Hand Washing Technique - Instructions And How To Videos

Hand Washing Technique
Teaching kids proper hand washing technique is one of the best, cheapest and most effective ways to prevent or slow the spread of germs within your family.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #13

 Stress Free Holidays Week #13
Now that the holidays are over (mainly) you would think holiday stress would be a thing of the past, but instead, you can get stressed thinking about the clean up.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #12

 Stress Free Holidays Week #12
Below are the tasks you should do this week for getting ready for Christmas, so you can experience less stress now and when Christmas day arrives.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #11

 Stress Free Holidays Week #11
Christmas preparations can be a fun part of the holiday season themselves. Here are the tasks to do this week to make a Christmas that is stress free, and enjoyable for you and your whole family.

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Easy Peanut Butter Fudge Recipe - Perfect For The Holidays Or Anytime

 Peanut Butter Fudge
Here is an easy peanut butter fudge recipe, with step by step pictures, that you can make as one of your Christmas candy recipes this year.

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Printable Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker

Holidays & Celebrations Gift Tracker
Here's a free printable gift tracker template you can use for any holiday or celebration to keep track of the gifts received. It will help you make sure you send thank you notes to everyone.

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Tips To Prevent Frozen Water Pipes In Your Home

Prevent Frozen Water Pipes
Here are tips to prevent frozen water pipes in your home when the temperature outside dips down extremely low.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #10

 Stress Free Holidays Week #10
Do you want a stress free Christmas? If so, planning ahead is key, so find out what tasks you need to do this week to make a great Christmas a reality.

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Printable Christmas Menu Planner Form

Christmas Menu Planner
Here are free printable Christmas menu planner forms that you can use to plan your Christmas meals including your Christmas Eve meal, Christmas breakfast and Christmas dinner.

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When To Use Salted Or Unsalted Butter For Baking, Cooking & Serving

Salted Or Unsalted Butter
When you purchase butter at the store there are two choices, salted or unsalted butter. Here's easy tips to know when to use each of these two kinds so you know which to buy, or how to use the one you've got on hand.

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Printable Christmas Grocery List For Your Holiday Meals

Christmas Grocery List
Here's a free printable Christmas grocery list, below, that you can use to plan all the items you need to purchase to make all of your holiday meals.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #9

 Stress Free Holidays Week #9
Christmas preparation must include Christmas planning, so that you can have a stress free holiday season. Get a list of activities to do this week to get ready for the big day.

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Printable Christmas Calendar For December

Printable Christmas Calendar
Here's a free printable Christmas calendar, for December, that you can place in your holiday planner. It is undated so you can use a copy year after year.

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Free Printable Christmas To Do List

Christmas To Do List
Here is a free printable Christmas to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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Grinch Kabobs: Easy Fun Christmas Treat To Make With Your Kids

Grinch Kabobs
Making Grinch Kabobs has quickly become one of our family's Christmas traditions, since they're quick, easy and so very much fun to make and eat. Here's how to do it.

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Top 10 Family Christmas Movies For Kids & Adults

Family Christmas Movies
Here's my top 10 family Christmas movies for kids and adults list, with suggestions of the best films to watch each holiday season together.

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Real Christmas Tree Care Tips From Set Up To Clean Up

Real Christmas Tree Care
Here's real Christmas tree care tips you can use to set up your tree properly, make sure it lasts as long as possible, plus tips for clean up of needles and sap messes if they occur.

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Thanksgiving Day Prayers - Ideas And Traditions For Your Family

Thanksgiving Day Prayers
Here are some ideas and traditions you can start with your family as part of your Thanksgiving Day prayers, to celebrate the real meaning of the holiday.

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Kitchen Cleaning Tips: 6 Daily Tasks For A Clean Kitchen

Kitchen Cleaning Tips
Follow these six kitchen cleaning tips regarding daily care of your kitchen and you will be able to keep on top of the never-ending, it seems, amount of dirty dishes and crumbs underfoot.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #8

 Stress Free Holidays Week #8
There is no reason to experience Thanksgiving stress this year if you do some simple last minute tasks ahead of time.

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Housekeeping Checklist For A Messy House: Get Ready For Guests Without Stress {Includes Free Printable}

Housekeeping Checklist
Here's a plan you can use whenever you're going to host guests to clean up your messy house, using this free printable housekeeping checklist.

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How To Fold A Napkin Several Fancy Ways

How To Fold A Napkin
Ever wonder how to fold a napkin for your dinner parties, or when you host the family holiday dinner?

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How To Defrost Turkey - Make Sure You Start Soon Enough For Thanksgiving Day

Defrost Turkey
Learn the safest ways to completely defrost turkey, and also make sure you start the process soon enough to get your bird ready for Thanksgiving Day.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #7

 Stress Free Holidays Week #7
Planning for Thanksgiving is a great investment of your time, because it pays off with a fun, stress free day with your family. See the steps to take this week to enjoy Turkey day this year.

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Snoopy Thanksgiving Movie And Party Idea For Kids

Snoopy Thanksgiving
Here is a good party idea for watching the Snoopy Thanksgiving movie with your kids that is both easy and fun.

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Handprint Turkey Craft - Easy Thanksgiving Kids Craft Idea

Handprint Turkey Craft
An easy Thanksgiving craft you can do with your kids is to make this cute handprint turkey.

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Thanksgiving Traditions With Family And What It Teaches Us For The Rest Of The Year

Thanksgiving Traditions
Thanksgiving traditions of sharing food, fun and rest with our families can have life lessons for us all year round.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #6

 Stress Free Holidays Week #6
Here are some more steps to take as part of planning Thanksgiving day to make it a stress free, enjoyable time for you and your family.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Planner
Below is a free printable Thanksgiving dinner menu planner, to make sure you don't forget any of the favorite dishes your family wants for this special holiday meal.

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Printable Thanksgiving Grocery List & Shopping List

Thanksgiving Grocery List
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving grocery list and shopping list template (scroll down for it) that you can print out and fill out to make sure you don't forget anything for the big day.

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Spring Forward Fall Back - Routines For Your House Around This Biannual Event

Spring Forward Fall Back
The spring forward fall back biannual event changes the time forward or back an hour, but you can also use the event to remember to do certain chores around your home.

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How To Check Smoke Alarm Or Smoke Detector

How To Check Smoke Alarm
Checking your smoke alarm is a very simple fire safety tip that is often overlooked.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #5

Stress Free Holidays Week #5
Thanksgiving planning time is now upon us in week 5 of this series. Follow these steps for a stress free Thanksgiving with your family.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving To Do List

Thanksgiving To Do List
Here is a free printable Thanksgiving to do list that you can use to track the tasks you need to accomplish before the holiday.

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Printable Thanksgiving Calendar For November

Printable Thanksgiving Calendar
Here's a free printable Thanksgiving calendar, for November, that you can place in your holiday planner. It is undated so you can use a copy year after year.

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Fire Escape Plans: Make Sure Your Family Has One & Practices It

Fire Escape Plans
Do you and your family have any fire escape plans? If not, learn how to make a plan here to keep your family safe, and how to practice it.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #4

Stress Free Holidays Week #4
This week our main priority is Halloween planning because the holiday is just a few days away!

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Writing Christmas Letters To Friends & Family: Ideas & Tips

Writing Christmas Letters
Some people groan at the thought of Christmas letters tucked inside a Christmas card, but honestly, a well written letter from a friend or family member is one of my favorite parts of receiving cards.

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Thanksgiving Countdown: Plan For A Great Day {Includes Free Printable}

Thanksgiving Countdown
Getting ready for a big holiday celebration, like Thanksgiving, can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to. Use this Thanksgiving countdown plan, which lists all of the major things you need to do to get ready for the big day, to help you. I've even included a free printable checklist or schedule of tasks you can reference!

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How To Practice Stop Drop And Roll With Your Kids

Stop Drop And Roll
Does your child know how to stop drop and roll if their clothing catches on fire? Check out this video which gives a demonstration of the technique for kids (and adults).

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Family Christmas Photo Ideas: Tips To Make Your Pictures Fun & Easy

Family Christmas Photo Ideas
Sometimes you just need some Christmas photo ideas to make something that can be fun, and a wonderful memory, not seem like such a big undertaking.Hopefully you'll be inspired to make some memories with your family that will last for generations to come with these tips this holiday season.

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Free Printable Thanksgiving Planner {6 Forms Included}

Thanksgiving Planner
Get ready for a stress free Thanksgiving holiday with this free Thanksgiving planner. It contains 6 printable forms to help you get yourself organized.

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Free Printable Christmas Wish List For Kids & Adults

Christmas Wish List
Here's a free printable Christmas wish list that can be used by either kids or adults, to help you get ideas for what to buy your loved ones.

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Christmas Gift List Printable: Use It To Help Create Your Christmas Budget

 Christmas Gift List Printable
Use this printable Christmas gift list, below, to plan the gifts you will give this Christmas season, and also as a budgeting tool at the same time.

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Stress Free Holidays Week #3

 Stress Free Holidays Week #3
Everyone wants a stress free holiday season, right? Follow these steps this week to make your holiday a peaceful and joyful one for you and your family.

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