Oh What Fun We Have – Easy and Free to Low Cost Summer Break Ideas

Summer break has been here for about a month or so now, the kids and I are no where near ready to kill each other. I have been enjoying the Summer break quite a bit, sure the lack in routine can occasionally be a bit of a challenge for my son Aj, but overall things are going awesome! As a Mom who has been a penny pincher for as long as she can remember, I wanted to share some tips on how our family has a blast without spending any money, or maybe just a little tiny bit of money […]

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My Theory Regarding Chores for Kids

When my kids were super young we had a chore chart up on the fridge, I created it and it worked awesome. At some point it was magnetic and at other points it was simply a tally mark system. Each child had set chores, for the boys brushing teeth was even one of those chores to encourage good teeth brushing habits. The tally mark would represent a penny or nickle, whatever it was back then. Each child could lose a tally mark though, if they misbehaved or didn’t follow rules at some point. It was a wonderful system that worked […]

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10 Timesaving Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Keeping your kitchen clean is essential for maintaining a productive, healthy, and comfortable home. From scrubbing the counter to sorting the dishes, simple tasks are often all it takes to keep your kitchen fresh and tidy in any situation. To help you clean your kitchen quickly and easily, Tile Depot has put together ten simple kitchen cleaning tips:                              1. Keep a ‘clean anything’ towel Nothing is worse than having to clean up a nasty mess with a clean towel. Keep a ‘clean anything’ towel in your […]

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Blending Families – The Talk About How we Will Parent Together

On July 1st my boyfriend and I combined families into a new home, while his kids live with their mother for residential purposes they are with us three weekends a month so we still needed to be sure to address how we would parent five children together; his and mine. Communication is one of the most important factors when you are working to blend two families together and is an important part of a healthy relationship. Both my boyfriend and I were acutely aware that we needed to find a middle ground to parent our five children together. I have […]

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Thinking About Being Consistent and Chores

I keep thinking back to the day when my oldest was about 2 years old, she would help me with laundry and other household chores. My oldest grew up with responsibility and consequences for her actions in a consistent manner. My oldest learned how to help her Mama around the house without complaint, it had simply become a part of her everyday life without hesitation. Now, here I am a Mom of three with the youngest being four and I don’t believe either of my sons have ever really had any consistent chores in the house. Sure they pick up […]

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Chore Chart Gets Kids Off those Electronics

I used to have an amazing chore chart that I created my own self at home out of craft supplies and I found using a chore chart is a fantastic way to show the kids that they are completely their responsibilities and in turn get some form of reward, even if it’s simply your praise vocally! This in turn creates happier kids who then appreciate the life they have due to their parents hard work all that much more! I recently read an article about The Demise of Guys? Over my Dead Body and upon completing this little article, I […]

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Having Clean Carpets Brings Me Joy

I run a pretty decent looking household, meaning I have the more “lived in” look versus the actual “spectacular spotless” type environment. Having three kids and a work from home business to run means that some chores such as dusting or vacuuming as often as I should are put on the back burner.  As I sit and stare at the floors and dream of having nice clean carpets that were professionally cleaned from carpet cleaning nyc I have to remind myself that no matter how lived in my home appears, that it is sanitary. Having quality time with my kids […]

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Take a Look At What I Do not Get Done

This week I am meeting with a case management person, they help with a lot of areas in your life and for me, I have requested that this woman come into my home, sit down with me and talk about my day. I have always joked about wanting to be on SuperNanny but when the cast calling came to my local area and I received an email to get on the show, I got choked up. You see, I need SuperNanny help but I don’t want to be on television, honestly. I love sharing my life here, being honest, outspoken […]

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Home and Summer Ideas

This post is brought to you by your friends at ShopWiki Kitchen Appliances. Summer time is a great time to enjoy a home made treat from your blender such as a smoothie or a non-alcoholic (or rum included) strawberry daiquiri. I have shopped for kitchen blenders before and ended up buying the cheapest one I could find at a local store. This blender has worked wonders for me on a hot Summer evening when I’m in the mood for a non-alcoholic pina colada or strawberry daiquiri. Another product I have at home that helps me cook a good wholesome meal […]

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