Have you ever found yourself just overwhelmed at the sight or thought of a section in your house? Maybe it’s paperwork, clutter, or toys. No matter what overwhelms you, I’m here to show you easy, affordable and efficient ways to improve your home organization.Continue Reading
In this current cultural climate, the resounding noise for mothers to raise their children better and kinder is like a gender revolution battle cry. It is added pressure on mothers to make sure they don’t raise chauvinistic, entitled men or meek, soft-willed daughters. It is a high standard but mothers around the world are determined to meet it, to succeed it even. Mothers are determined to change societal views with the future of their children.
But, I would like to call attention to all those dads out there. Their responsibility is greater than ever. This is my battle cry to you.Continue Reading
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Recently, we made the decision to take on cleaning the house ourselves. Most reactions we received were thoughts of utter craziness. It was hard to understand how we could forgo a biweekly cleaning service to take it on ourselves instead. Determined to be more intentional with our cleaning time, we enlisted the help of the Libman Tornado Mop. It is definitely the most important thing in my Spring cleaning toolkit. Continue Reading
My wife nags. My husband doesn’t listen. According to my wife, I don’t do anything right. My husband is so lazy.
These are just a few of the typical one-liners you hear related to a typical married couple. But, the funny thing is those one-liners aren’t being said to the person who needs to hear it. Listen, I know everyone needs their friend to vent to but sometimes, there should be more open communication with your spouse instead. Not to mention, the more you let the same thing bother you, the more likely you will blow up over it.Continue Reading
Since I had my daughter, we have had a cleaning service. Both my husband and I have full-time jobs outside the home. We decided that cleaning was not something we wanted to focus on during our free time together. Paying for a cleaning service was an expense we were willing to incur. Recently, we stopped using our cleaning service. Here’s why and what happened.Continue Reading
When I moved a little further from work a couple of years ago, the drive wasn’t horrible. As more companies have opened up downtown, great things have been happening in the city. However, with those great things come more traffic. I found myself so stressed when I would get to work and even more stressed by the time I got home. I had to find ways to making traffic tolerable. Enter podcasts.
As someone who is on the cusp of the Generation X and Millennial generations, I had admittedly not checked out podcasts until this point. Sure, I had definitely heard about them but never listened. So naturally, I went to my Facebook friends to ask for assistance.Continue Reading
We recently made the road trip from the Detroit area to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Our main reason for making this trek across the East Coast was simply cost. Four plane tickets during winter break was really going to hit our pockets hard. So, after making the 21 hour drive to and from Fort Lauderdale, we made it out alive. Plus, I’m sharing some do’s and don’ts of road tripping with little ones.Continue Reading
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I’ve written before about ways to defy my age. It’s true about turning 32. There was something that happened with me that made me just feel more… tired. My kids didn’t change. Their sleep schedules didn’t change. I did. But, I’m tired of being tired.
The only thing I can imagine as the reason: putting too much on myself. I just can’t handle it as well as I used to… it’s more exhausting now. But, does that mean I’m going to cut back? Likely not.Continue Reading
As far as style goes, I’m just okay. I can put things together and make them look presentable, but fashionista, I am not. I would shop every few months from different department stores but felt like it was all the same. In an attempt to stay in tune with style but still feel comfortable, I looked into Stitch Fix. After a few minutes, I knew this was the avenue for improving my “mom style.”Continue Reading
Don’t worry, my children won’t be tearing apart the store shelves, that is not what I mean. I’m usually so wrapped up in order and schedule that I forget about fun. So, I’m learning to become the yes mom.
Generally speaking, we would stick to a pretty tight schedule. Breakfast, school drop-off, grocery shopping, then back to the house for some play time. Lunch is followed by nap time, then school pick-up and dinner prep. By the time bedtime hits, and we are ready for the next day, I realize my only day off with my kids has flown by.Continue Reading