Getting the Family to Help Clean the House

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Living with your whole family is fun because you get to spend a lot of time with them especially during weekends and holidays. However, it is sometimes frustrating when you have a house full of people and you’re the only one who keeps it clean with a vacuum cleaner. Whether it’s the … Read more

Is Your House New Born Friendly?

Is Your House New Born Friendly

Newborns are a great blissful addition – they bring joy and a whole new change in the lives of parents. Both parents and newborn learn and explore over time. If you’re a new parent, and this is your first newborn, there are a lot of questions that you need to think about. … Read more

KiDecals Product Review

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Disclosure: We received complimentary KiDecals products in exchange for posting the following review.  All opinions are 100% ours.  This review was not guided by KiDecals, nor did they provide any suggestions or requirements as to how the review is written. We are really excited to write about a product that we tried recently, Kidecals.  Because we mostly write about … Read more

Organizing Girls Hair Accessories

Organizing Girls Hair Accessories

Organizing little girl’s hair accessories can be a bit maddening especially since they aren’t too organized themselves.  You can take a few simple steps to get everything in place. This can clear up a lot of clutter on her dresser and make all of her hair accessories much easier to find.  Your … Read more

Easy Menu Board and Meal Planner

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I, like all of you, see so many cute menu boards for meal planning on Pinterest and on blogs.  My initial thought is “how cute!”, followed quickly by “I don’t think I could ever replicate that!”.  Unfortunately I inherited the ideas gene, but not the crafty gene, so I have to stick … Read more

Woo hoo laundry

I hate that I’m writing an entire post on the laundry process, and even more, that I’ve been excited to write about this for a while now.  But, I’m pretty sure I’ve perfected the laundry process.  I hope you can pick up some tips that will simplify this dreaded chore. One of … Read more

Gift ideas

As the old saying goes, “it is better to give than to receive.” As it turns out, there’s a reason that is an old saying; today, gift giving is stressful. It’s almost impossible to buy a gift without a million questions running through your head: “will she like it?”, “does he already … Read more

Holiday planning

Ahhh the holidays.  When did the most wonderful time of the year turn into the most stressful time of the year?  I try to plan ahead as much as possible and do holiday tasks around the year so that I can actually enjoy the special time.  Here are some ways to make … Read more

Packing for Travel with Kids

Organized packing for vacations As a minimalist, I hate “stuff.”  By “stuff” I mean items that are unneeded, unloved, cause stress, take up space, and require maintenance.  Also, I don’t know about you, but I want to spend my vacation time on the beach, not digging through my suitcase.  Using minimalist thinking, I believe … Read more

Master Schedules

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Well, those drifter’s days are past me now, I’ve got so much more to think about: Deadlines and commitments, What to leave in, what to leave out. -Bob Seger That lyric is for my mom, but it perfectly sums up time management as a new mother.  That’s probably not the situation for … Read more

Creating a Family Notebook

There are a handful of must haves in an organized house: the family notebook, family file, family calendar, and house message board. Everyone in the house should know where these are and how they work. In this post Ill talk about the Family Notebook because its the first organization tool I used … Read more

Traveling with Kids

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My daughter flew twenty-six times, including internationally, before she turned three years old – true story.  We don’t plan on slowing down any time soon, so needless to say, I have mastered the art of traveling with children.  As usual, you can find a printable at the end of this post: a … Read more