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Step By Step Instructions For Vacation Packing

I love to travel. I also love to be organized. I’m a born planner. Still, now that I’m the mother of two small children, there’s always something I can’t anticipate. I pride myself on making detailed lists of all the things we might need and figuring out just how to organize them into the perfect […]

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How To Get Cleaner Air At Home With House Plants

I absolutely do not have a so-called green thumb. Not even close. Actually, as irony would have it, my son and I planted a few flowers and put them on the windowsill the other night. We’ll see how long it takes before I forget to water them. Of course it’s no surprise then that I […]

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5 Things That Are Better To Buy In Bulk

I may or may not have mentioned before that I hate grocery shopping. I actually much prefer buying on Amazon to pushing a cart containing a very bored toddler through multiple stores. Either way, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. There are quite a few things we buy in bulk, but some of […]

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Research Says It Might Be Time To Trade In Your Cough Syrup For Chocolate

I’m sure you probably did a double-take when you read that title, right? I assure you that I did too. It’s definitely hard to believe, but maybe it’s time to trade in your cough syrup for chocolate. We already know how awesome chocolate is for PMS. Okay, so maybe medical science hasn’t exactly caught up […]

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A Preservative In Cheese Might Help Kill Cancer Cells?

I’m as shocked as you are, no doubt. Cheese is seriously at the top of my list of favorite foods. And I assure you that I’m not even picky about it. Any cheese will do. Cheddar, Mozzarella, Colby-Jack, or Provolone. It’s all the same as far as I’m concerned. One of my favorite quick and […]

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5 Tips & Tricks To Grocery Shop Like A Pro From Moms With Big Families

I swear the worst errand in the world has to be grocery shopping. I’ve had a few friends tell me they use Amazon Prime just to avoid dragging multiple kids out of the house and into public on particularly bad days. And while we’re on the subject, every once in a while, I place an […]

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3 Things You Should Do On Sundays To Keep Ahead On The Housework

When you work full-time, you end up falling into the Sunday is for housework routine. It’s a vicious cycle. You work all week. You spend Saturday recovering. And then by Sunday, it’s time to pick up the pieces and start all over again. It drives me nuts. And you know what? Even if you don’t […]

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4 Ways To Think Like A Professional Organizer…And Create A More Organized Home In The Process

My husband tells me all the time that I’m a little obsessive about certain things. We’re pretty much to the point where my husband and our parents purposely mess with me when they’re here. My dad turned the numbers upside down on the little guy’s calendar. My husband flips the blinds. I mean, it’s all […]

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The BEST Arts & Crafts Tips for Moms

(VIDEO) The BEST Arts & Crafts Tips for Moms

Arts and Crafts hacks for moms! These are awesome! This video will help from cleaning up glitter in carpet to kids drawing on your walls, plus tons of other good to know tips, that all moms should know. Time to get the paint and glue out, it’s Arts and Crafts Time! With these helpful tips, […]

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3 Ways You’re Making Your House Messier

Don’t you just hate housework? It’s the gift that keeps on giving, that’s for sure. Laundry and dishes are never-ending and dusting? Don’t even get me started about dusting. We’re currently remodeling, so dusting is sort of non-negotiable, at least to some degree. It also seems like every time I get into a groove with […]

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Keep A Clean House With These Hacks!

I hate cleaning! Mostly I hate that it’s cyclical. The laundry never ends, there are always new dishes in the sink, and the floor never looks like it’s been vacuumed.  It sucks! I’ve learned some neat tricks to make my house look cleaner though. One trick is to shove all the clutter into the coat […]

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Could You Go 200 Days Without Buying Anything New?

I have a love hate relationship with shopping. I really love shopping online, but I hate searching through racks at the mall for hours.  Online shopping is a big struggle for me. It’s so easy for me to spend lots of money getting great deals online! This year I’m really trying to do a better […]

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How To Organize Your Filing System For 2016

I tend to start spring cleaning pretty early.  I start in January. Why?  The holidays tend to lead to clutter from decorations, shopping, and visiting guests.  By the time New Year’s Day rolls around, I’m looking at my house and considering tossing 1/2 our stuff out for the trash man. As I’m cleaning up, I […]

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5 Ways Moms Can Be Self-Sufficient In 2016

Have you heard about “preppers?”  These are people preparing for an impending apocalypse or other natural disaster.  They prepare by stockpiling supplies, attempting to live “off the grid,” and trying to be as self-sufficient as possible.  Sounds crazy right? Whether you’re on board with the preppers or not, we can all agree that there are […]

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4 Things Organized People Do Differently Than The Rest Of Us

Do you ever wonder how some moms stay so organized? I know, I do. I question how someone can have a full-time job, kids and pets, and even hobbies, yet still keep their homes immaculate. Sometimes, it amazes me. I clean up our studio, which is basically just a huge art/play space; and within minutes, […]

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This Is The Best Laundry Room Ever!

VIDEO – This Is The Best Laundry Room Ever!

When we bought our home, I was so excited to have a dedicated laundry room instead of the “laundry closet” we had abhorred in our rental.  I thought having a dedicated room for laundry would make it more efficient and less cluttered in that area of our home.  In some ways, I was right. But […]

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Eliminate Toy Clutter Forever!

I hate toy clutter! It makes me think the house is so filthy when I see all those blocks, superheroes, and stuffed animals spread across the floor.  When I asked my mom about it she said “They’re toys. It’s not dirt.” I’m trying to remember that as I step over mega block minefields and stack […]

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I Love Your Messy House!

When I visit friends, they often make an offhanded comment like “excuse the mess” which is a way of suppressing any guilt they might feel if you happen to catch sight of a spot they missed while cleaning the house.  When I say it, it’s laughable because there is no way you could possibly miss […]

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How To Organize Your Purse – And Keep It That Way!

My purse serves a lot of purposes. It functions as emergency kit, briefcase, airplane carry on, cosmetic case, wallet, diaper bag, and so much more!  I’d be lost without it. But I have to admit, I’m not 100% certain what’s in the bottom of that thing. In fact, I’d rather not know.  Sometimes my son’s […]

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5 Things You Can’t Throw Out After Christmas

At my house, spring cleaning is starting early!  I’ve got plans to send a lot of junk out the door with my Christmas tree this year.  I’m so excited about ditching the clutter that it’s tempting to start pulling my tree down immediately! I’m planning to toss out old decorations, things we don’t use, and […]

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