Super Mom Hacks

French Market Soup: Easy GF Vegan Meal & Homemade Gift Idea

French Market Soup Mix is an easy kid-friendly homemade gift idea, and French Market Soup is the perfect hearty winter soup, as easy as it is tasty.

Meatless Monday Meal Idea and Kid-Friendly Homemade Gift: French Market Soup Mix Are you looking for a delicious, hearty, slow-cooker meal? an easy vegetarian/vegan option that can feed a crowd, for pennies per serving? a homemade gift idea that’s easy for littles to help make? French Market Soup Mix covers all these and more. It’s …

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No-Cook 15-Minute Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Homemade cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving is easier than you might think. This foolproof, make-ahead, no-cook recipe takes just 10-15 minutes of prep.

There are two types of people at Thanksgiving: cranberry-optional, and cranberry-must-have. Within the must-haves, there are two subsets: must-have the canned jelly kind, and must-have homemade cranberry sauce. Dear Husband’s family can take it or leave it. But for my family of origin, both canned AND homemade cranberry sauce are must-haves on the Thanksgiving table. …

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Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: Healthy Thanksgiving Leftovers

Want a post-Thanksgiving leftovers dish that's easy, healthy, and kid-pleasing? Then this Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini is a must-try!

Warm your tummies on Black Friday with this kid-friendly Skinny Turkey Tetrazzini: For the first time in the 15 years I’ve known my now-husband, we get to host Thanksgiving dinner this year! Which means we get to benefit directly from the second-best part of Thanksgiving dinner, after the meal itself: enjoying the leftovers! But since …

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Good-Enough Parenting for the 21st Century

What will really happen to your family if you decide to "settle" for good-enough parenting? The answers may surprise you.

Be honest, now: Do you try to be the “perfect parent”? Or are you OK with just “good-enough parenting”? That phrase – “good enough parenting” – is honestly something that just popped into my brain a little while ago. Once again, it is way too late and I am finding time to write ONLY BECAUSE …

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Ways to Warm Your Home (and Save Money!) This Winter

Ready for winter and its hefty heating bills? Whether you can spend $10 or $10K, these tips will help you warm your home (and save money!) this winter.

Has winter weather reached you yet? In our neck of the woods, we seem to have skipped from shorts weather to winter in about 36 hours last week. We’ve flipped the AC to the heating system, are scrambling to find the girls’ winter boots and coats, and are excited to test out some of our …

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Neurodiverse Children

Got kiddo(s) with a learning difference or two? These holiday gift ideas for neurodiverse children are kid- AND Mama-approved as worth reading.

Great Books for Kids with Learning Differences (and those without!) With the holiday gift-giving season approaching, many of us may be thinking about the perfect gift ideas for our kiddos. And now that we have two kiddos in our house whose brains are wired differently than the average child’s – one of whom is “2E” …

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Why To Jump-Start Home Projects in the Off-Season

The off-season months of fall, spring, and even winter are ideal times to jump start home projects. Here, some ideas to get you started.

The weather is finally turning cooler in our neck of the woods! I’ve been reacquainting myself with my slow-cookers and my cooler-weather attire. And dreaming of what we can do on the house between now and next spring. If you’re like most homeowners, you probably have several running lists of home projects: There’s the things …

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The Busy Mom’s Guide to School Halloween Party Ideas

Whether it's your first or your 10th time as class parent, you NEED these school Halloween party ideas. Includes FREE Fall Bingo printable!

How to Throw a Kid-Friendly School Halloween Party: Congratulations! You’re now a homeroom parent! For the first time! Which means you get to plan your kiddos’ school parties. Starting with the Halloween party (or Harvest Party, if that’s what your district prefers). Meaning you need to come up with a bunch of kid-friendly school Halloween …

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Fun Family Ideas For Building Memories Over the Holidays

With a little intentionality, building memories for your children over your next holiday break is easier than you might think. These tips will get you started.

Easy Tips for Building Memories Over Your Next Holiday Weekend: If you live in the United States or Canada, there’s a good chance your kids got a day off from school today, whether for Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, or Thanksgiving. Did you do anything special to mark this holiday weekend with them? Whatever the …

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Gift Ideas To Help Mom Be More Productive

What mama couldn't use a few extra hours in the day? These gift ideas are among my fave hacks to help mom be more productive every day.

My Fave Mom Hacks for Getting Stuff Done: If you’re a parent, I am betting there are never enough hours in the day. Ever wish you could clone yourself, or have that magic tool Hermione used in Harry Potter to get twice as much done at once? If so, Mamas, you should seriously consider putting …

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Fast & Frugal Easy Unicorn Costume Tutorial

Got a tween or teen who wants to be a unicorn this Halloween? This easy unicorn costume tutorial will get you a sophisticated look in a few hours.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Halloween DIY Unicorn Costume: Halloween is coming; are you and your kiddos ready yet? As many of you know, I’m into DIY Halloween costumes that are easy to make, not to mention cuter and more budget-friendly than store-bought costumes. So when eight-year-old Kimmie decided she wanted to be a unicorn last year, …

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DIY Moving vs Hiring a Local Mover

Have a big event (or a new house) just across town? Which is better, DIYing the move or hiring a local mover? This post will help you choose.

Are you planning a huge event for your local school, house of worship, or volunteer organization? dealing with the aftermath of an unexpected homeowner’s claim? about to move cross-town? looking at buying or inheriting a new-to-you, gently-loved piano for your budding musician?? These are all situations when you might be tempted to go it alone …

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Your Ultimate Guide to Back-To-Work Childcare Options

For those of us living in the United States, good back to work childcare options can be hard to find. This comprehensive guide covers all your choices.

How to Choose the Right Childcare for Your Family When Returning To Work: Congratulations! You’re a new parent! And … you’re headed back to work soon. (Ugh.) Moreover, if you’re like most of my readers, you live in the United States – the only major industrialized nation without guaranteed paid parental leave. Which means you’re …

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How to Stress-Proof Your Holiday Dinner Party

A holiday dinner party can be fun - or enough to reduce you to a bundle of frayed nerves. These tips will help you stress-proof your next holiday dinner party.

Do you like to entertain around the holidays? Even if you’re not much for entertaining the rest of the year, the holidays are often a time to host friends as well as family for get-togethers over dinner. Hosting a holiday dinner party can be hugely stressful, though. Unless you make a stress-proof plan ahead of …

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Can Taglines Help Teach Your Child Values?

It's hard to teach your child values amid the noisy backdrop and short attention spans of 21st-century life. Here's how crafting a family tagline can help.

Want your child to grow up with good values? Here’s where to start: In our fast-paced 21st-century existence, everyone’s attention span is getting ever-shorter. As parents, unless you constantly remove distractions from your kiddos’ lives (television, electronics, etc.), you’ll be competing for their attention at every turn. Starting as soon as they begin to play …

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Getting Your Home Ready For Winter

Does the thought of winter approaching leave you cold? Getting your home ready for winter is easy with this step-by-step checklist.

Winter is coming; is your home ready? It’s one thing to make your home all cozy for the cooler temperatures that autumn brings; but getting your home ready for winter is another matter. Recent winters have been no joke. Whether you want to call it climate change or Mother Nature’s sense of humor, phrases like …

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What To Do When Your Kid Locks You Out

Do you have a plan in place for when your kid locks you out? If not, you need to! This post will give you tips to help deal with (and even avoid) this problem.

Your Plan Of Action For When Your Child Locks The Door (Literally!): Anyone who thinks kids aren’t fascinated by door locks either doesn’t have kids, or hasn’t met every kid I know: At first, pushing that shiny button is the “let’s see what this does?” curiosity of a toddler. When your kid hits preschool age, …

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