How I Clean the House in Only 15 Minutes

Attention: this is not a myth! It can be done! You can clean your house in fifteen minutes, leaving plenty of time for the next ensuing mess. I always treat house cleaning like cooking. It’s all about the prep. This is also what allows me to get out of the house on time with three…

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Why I Decided to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom

Being a stay-at-home mom was a difficult choice for me, but with so many parenting styles and influences on our kids, I also decided it was the best choice. I am an only child, a control freak, and a do-er. So, I always imagined my life would be career-driven… with a family. I pretty much…

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The Joy of Toilet Training Two Kids at Once!

First of all, toilet training should be considered an Olympic sport. And toilet training two toddlers at once should automatically guarantee you a medal of some kind. As for me, I would win a gold. Scratch that. I would win TWO golds! The key to toilet training is small victories. Toilet training is like a…

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Is a First Birthday Party Worth the Effort?

Having been through two first birthday parties, I feel like I can present a valid argument for why celebrating the big “1” is important for both you and your child. The birthday party tradition is one steeped in history. First celebrated by the Ancient Egyptians and made contemporary by the Germans, birthdays, especially first birthdays,…

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Why We Love Traveling with Kids

Traveling with kids may seem like a crazy idea; but, we all know I love crazy! Beyond the stress of planning our first trip, there is so much to gain from traveling with kids. I adore traveling with my kids – all three of them! Adulting can really warp your view of the world around…

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Planning Our First Trip with Three Kids

If you’re me, you pack three bags just for yourself for a weekend trip. One for clothes, one for toiletries, and one for accoutrements (wine, chips, cheese, etc.). I don’t like to be without the necessities wherever I go. So, when it came time for my husband and I to plan our first trip with…

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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with your kids can be an absolute blast! But you must always prepare yourself for the mess. Just own it. You will be much less stressed out if you accept the probability of a disaster zone. And once you’ve done it a couple of times, you will learn how to stealthily maneuver your children…

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