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How to Move with Children Underfoot

Change is stressful, and you can’t get much bigger of a change than moving, now can you? Add a few little kids into the mix and you could be looking disaster right in its face. But before you freak out … Continue reading

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How to Move with Children Underfoot

Change is stressful, and you can’t get much bigger of a change than moving, now can you? Add a few little kids into the mix and you could be looking disaster right in its face. But before you freak out … Continue reading

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Laughable Instructions

As a mom, and more importantly, as me, I’ve noticed that the manufacturers of common products really have no idea what they’re talking about or who they’re even talking to. Here are just a few of the hundreds of instructions … Continue reading

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Getting Things Done – The Specifics

Everyone has their own system to get things done that work for them. Here are some things I’ve found that help me along. 1) Determine the goals of your to-do list. If you are the type of person who will … Continue reading

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The Bissel Steam Cleaner – A Less Than Stellar Review

My carpets are wrecked. The main reason for this being that I have almost four-year-old twins who like markers and playdoh and mess.  But I had been able to keep up with it for the most part. Until a few … Continue reading

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How to Be a Most Excellent Stay at Home Mom

1) Your child wakes up screaming about something her sister did to her last night. Correct Response: This isn’t a very good way to wake up, is it? But I can’t understand you when you cry like that. Can you use … Continue reading

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I Don’t Wanna

Would you like to see my sink?  I’ll answer for you. No, you would not. Because this morning, at 8 a.m., just 45 minutes after my husband woke me up by doing sit ups at the foot of our bed, … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 76: Cake and Marker

Problem: It’s someone’s birthday, and you want to make a sheet cake, but you can never get it out of the pan without cracking it or crumbling it in some way. Solution: Aluminum foil. If you line the pan with … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Post Christmas Cleanup

After the last of the wrapping paper was scrapped and the boxes tossed out, I lined toys up against the wall, I stashed them in corners. I tidied. I didn’t clean. Why? Because it’s scary, that’s why. And I was … Continue reading

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Toddler Tricks – 70: Make the Bed

Problem: You want your three year old to start taking a little bit more responsibility, but anytime you push a certain chore he rebels and refuses to do it. Solution: This is a several-tiered solution. First, make it habit. Make … Continue reading

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