Dec 01 2015
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10 Simple Things Happy Homemakers Do Every Day

Most of us know other homemakers who always seem to be cheerful, even when things are chaotic. What daily habits do these happy homemakers have in common?


Nov 29 2015
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How to make the easiest balloon garland ever, for decorations for every party. Birthdays, baby showers, bridal showers, and more.

This is the easiest ever balloon party garland! Make strands of balloons & easy balloon bunches for decorating birthday parties, baby showers, and more.


Nov 24 2015
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11 toys minimalist families love and 3 types to avoid

Even minimalists’ kids have toys… here are 11 that stand the test of time, and 3 types to avoid at all costs.


Are you decluttering? Here are 3 questions to help you decide what to KEEP!

The internet is full of “What to get rid of” questions. What about What to KEEP? Here are 3 fresh decluttering questions that get right to the heart of it.


Nov 11 2015
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A (Real) Day in The Life of a Stay at Home Mom

A day in the life of a stay-at-home-mom varies SO much. It depends on the mama, the kids, the family, where they live, what their schedule is like, if dad is home or not, how much he helps, and so on… For my family, it varies a ton depending on kids’ moods, whether my husband is


Aug 12 2015
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7 Things to Organize Before Baby Arrives

Here’s a real-life checklist of 7 things to organize before baby arrives. You don’t need a list of 101 things to do. This is basically it. Stay sane.


Jun 20 2015
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the best android and iphone baby monitor

Want the best video baby monitor for iPhone or Android? How about the cheapest? This one is both! Under $100 and easy to set up. Here’s how.


Organizing - 3 Things I Learned From a Trip to the Museum

My family loves to visit museums. We visit aviation museums, science museums, children’s museums, art museums, and more. After we went to the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland, my 2-year-old son sobbed in his car seat, “I just want to go to anovver museum. I don’t want to go to lunch. I want to go to anovver museum.”


Teach Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms ... Every time you ask. (Without threats, bribes, or punishments.)

Kid Stuff. It’s everywhere. Toys and books litter the living room floor, clothes are all over their bedrooms, and somehow there’s garbage mixed in with everything. Food wrappers, scraps of paper, pieces of trash that look to your child like they could be “something” with just a little bit of glue, glitter, and ribbon added.


May 12 2015
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What's your cleaning style? Here are the 5 types, and how to create a cleaning routine that works the best for YOU.

There isn’t really one right way to clean. Some of you might be frustrated about that. I understand. I’m the kind of person who likes to do things the Right Way whenever possible. I always liked school rules and guidelines, etiquette books that instructed me in the one correct way to eat a piece of


May 05 2015
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My #1 Kitchen Organizing Tip (Plus, the no-holds-barred, open-cabinets TOUR)

I loved this kitchen. It was huge, bright, open… the granite countertops let me put hot things down on them or cut directly on them without worrying for their safety. There was plenty of room for my kids to pull step stools over to help me with food prep, or they could work on activities


Apr 28 2015
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Take a peek into my organized, bright, open dining room!

Our Maryland open floor plan dining room was a hub of activity, both an extension of our kitchen and an integral part of our living area. Every family dinner was eaten at this table (other than Movie Night dinners). The kids did crafts here. I set up painting or sewing projects for myself sometimes. Other



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