Tribute to Mom

The Urban Homemaker is epitomized in my own mother.  I took it for granted, as a child, and foolishly thought most homes were like mine, with a mother who cooked supper every night, baked the best cookies and cinnamon rolls, and actually said she liked doing laundry and ironing!  I did wonder at times why […]

Making Playdough At Home – A Recipe For FUN!

  Although my own children have outgrown this activity, we still get to enjoy it now and then when entertaining other young ones!  It never fails to bring smiles, and is a safe, economical remedy for those “winter doldrums”! This recipe, which I’ve had for years, is easily made, with simple ingredients you have in […]

Plastic Eggs, Little Kids and an Object Lesson

I came up with this idea with a little help after hiding little plastic eggs in our backyard Saturday night while the house was sleeping. It has never been warm or dry enough to do a little hunt in years past and since my “Littles” are getting older, I wanted them to have this experience. […]

Pumpkin Spiced Latte: for Free!

I have figured out the best way to keep my house picked up and to have the occasional “Pumpkin Spiced Latte”- for free! A friend just emailed out that the wonderful fall spiced latte is back in town!   Well then, I must explain, so you, Ms Urban Homemaker, may enjoy one too! The Jar: […]

Potato Tradition

Every 2nd week of a new school year we find ourselves mourning the almost gone summer months. Every 2nd week of a new school year it is time to break the mold and HARVEST POTATOES! I love harvesting potatoes and you know my kids do too. Their motivation and attitude quickly changes and we find […]

Summer Tradition- Granola Bars

“What’s that recipe for granola bars?” – my hair stylist asked me. (She’s the best!)  Ok I’ll share! Enjoy…. I make these for most camping trips (whether camper camping or backpacking.) We eat them during the summer and it has become a summer tradition of sorts. I love that my family expects them and I […]

Shanty? Fort? Survival shelter?- Complete Brilliance!!!

This last Monday my kids were free! Yes, our homeschool year is complete and I, Kathy, am working hard on the Urban Homemaker! So freedom abounds for the Marsh Trio who are full fledged 2nd grade graduates! This week has been full of rain, but that is not a deterrent for the kids. They set […]

Child’s Play

Ed Note:  This article is written by my daughter Laura, a new mother and originally was posted to her blog:   thecoblecolumner. I wish I had been as resourceful as Laura when I was a young mother.  I hope this encourages young moms to enjoy their babies, because babies grow up very quickly!   Reprinted by […]

Tips for Avoiding and Overcoming the Flu, Naturally!

Mary came down with a sore throat on Sunday, right after I thought we had missed the cold and flu season.  After applying some of the below tips, she said her throat was almost better a day later. Here are some of my best tips for Avoiding and Overcoming the Flu Naturally that have worked […]

Get Those Dirty Dishes out of the Sink!

Ed Note: I’ll confess up front, I’m not always diligent about keeping up with the dishes and there are only two of us living here right now.  But I so love a tidy kitchen, especially my beautiful remodeled kitchen with its beautiful cabinets and count tops.  I assure you, my kitchen now has a lived […]