An Exercise in Sympathy for the Homeless: Explode Your Budget

Do you know what it’s like to live paycheck to paycheck? Or worse, none check to homeless? It is happening to good people, smart people, hard workers, nice families… To have sympathy for someone in that situation it simply takes … Continue reading

Want to Know What the Homeless REALLY Want in Care Packages? The Real Deal From a Mama Who Has Been There.

  Want to help the homeless in your area? You can create a care package, survival kit, or blessing bag. No doubt you’ve seen these posted online somewhere, but often those items are not as helpful as you might hope. … Continue reading

I have a confession to make: the meal plan is a lie (homelessness stinks)

If you follow this blog, and possibly you enjoy my meal plans (they’re the best thing since sliced bread, yes?), you may have noticed that we missed a couple posts recently. We missed a lot of things, and homelessness is … Continue reading

Printable Appreciation Notes – Teaching Your Kids Gratitude

It is so important to show your appreciation for the people who help you raise fine, upstanding kidlets. You don’t have to spend a wad of cash on some extravagant appreciation gift, but a little thought goes a long way. … Continue reading

25 Spring Acts of Kindness for Your Kids with Printable and Kindness Cards

Here is a list of 25 things you can do with your kids this spring, for your RAKing pleasure. Spring Acts of Kindness Sort toys and donate Write a thank you note to your favorite teacher or coach Make a … Continue reading

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar – RACK Printables, Cover Photos, and Links

This year for our advent calendar I wanted to incorporate random acts of kindness. In the past I have assigned tasks to specific days, but it seems like often that task is not best suited for that day. I have … Continue reading

Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen – Links & Resources

Recipes with Cost Per Serving Info and Other Links Recipes with Price Per Serving Info Please keep in mind that cost per serving changes with your area, the time of year, and as time passes from when the recipe was … Continue reading

Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen – Calculating Price Per Serving

Here is a table listing some common ingredients and their prices per several different measurements. Your cost per serving will vary widely depending on many factors, but here are some numbers to start with. Ingredient prices per measurement Price Item … Continue reading