Category: My Blog

Natural Ingredients for DIY Cleaners

If you’re anything like me, you pay a lot of attention to the ingredients of your housekeeping supplies. When I’m not taking care of the kids, I’m working on projects around the house—small repairs, organizing, and cleaning. My cleaning kit is like a second spouse—some weeks, I spend more time with that thing than I […]

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Managing your Mortgage

Managing your mortgage is the first step to maintaining a successful and organized household. Whether you are a new homeowner just getting the hang of payments or amount to pay off your house completely, it is imperative to understand how your mortgage works. As the head of my household, mortgage payments and financing fall to […]

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Your Kid Brought Home Lice… Now What?

Headlice are every mom’s nightmare. Gross and blood-sucking, they can jump (literally!) onto your linens, clothes, and rugs, living in and infecting nearly every area of your home. I know what you’re thinking: How much insurance do we have? If I burnt down the house, would it cover the cost of a new one? Headlice […]

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The Easiest DIY Project to Re-Decorate Your Life

Maybe you’re bored with the way your home looks. Maybe your teenager wants a “room makeover” but you have more important crap to buy. Maybe you’re entering or exiting your mid-life crisis and want to mark the occasion with a spontaneously decorated new door or wall or… whatever. If you’re looking to bring a new […]

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Don’t Want a Kid? That’s OK!

Being a parent is the best, most important job in the world. You’ll never experience love like you will after having a child. Your life becomes meaningful and fulfilling the first time you hold your baby in your arms. You’ll feel a sense of regret and discontent if you don’t have a kid. We’ve heard […]

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Finding Time for Yourself

Taking care of children seems like an insurmountable task. Minutes alone are precious and sparse, but you can find small ways to extend your alone time. Most of my advice has to do with sleep and sleep schedules.   If your kid(s) have a designated nap time, use that hour to spend time as you […]

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Why is my Teenager a D-Bag?

Teenagers’ lives are clouded by cynicism and intense emotion. As parents, we might (internally or externally) trivialize the events in their day-to-day lives. Maybe your child, who had previously loved Justin Bieber, is now listening to gangster rap. Maybe they randomly gave up meat, offering no explanation for the new, vegetarian lifestyle. The pressure to […]

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How to Eat Healthy with Three Kids

Eating healthy is difficult for everyone. This is especially true for moms, who might want to indulge after a full day of stressful parenting. However, the eating habits you develop as an adult will be observed and picked up by your kids. It is important to set an example for how to appropriately address sugar […]

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