One mother sharing her knowledge with others.

Monthly Archives: March 2008

Budget Savers

How to Make a Teapot Planter

Has you favorite teapot developed a crack, making it unsafe to use? Perhaps you have a vintage teapot sitting unused in a cupboard somewhere? If you’re like me, you hate to throw out anything if you can find a way to re-purpose it. When my favorite teapot developed a hairline crack inside, I decided it was time to switch teapots rather…

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Super Mom’s Household Tip of the Day #1

I thought it would be fun to do a Super Mom’s Household Tip of the Day post whenever I think of some household tip or trick that I’ve learned along the way to cook better, clean easier or something that just generally makes life run a bit more smoothly. To get this started, here’s today’s Household Tip of the Day:…

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Recipes

Super Mom’s No-Fail Pie Crust

When I was first married, I could never get my pie crusts to work.   Then in 1985, my mother started working at a small ice cream shop where they also served coffee, tea and pies.  Mom learned this recipe while working there and passed it along to me.    5 c all purpose flour 1 lb of lard   Cut the lard into the…

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Pay It Forward

Setting the Tone: Pay It Forward

I’ve seen this on other blogs and decided that I wanted to do this to set the tone for this blog.    Different blogs have worded it differently, but the main idea can be paraphrased in this way: To the first three people who comment on this post, I will send a small handmade gift.  It may not be tomorrow or the next…

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Am I Really a Super Mom?

When our oldest was born at little over 23 years ago, I remember looking down at her sweet little face and suddenly feeling completely overwhelmed and unprepared for the task ahead.   But just as quickly, I realized that being overwhelmed wasn’t an option.  That little person was depending on me to figure it out.  So with the loving support of my husband and the advice and guidance…

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