Favorite Mom Hacks

How To Improve Shower Water Pressure

Every mama relies on the luxury of a good shower. This post will help you determine how to improve shower water pressure at home, so you can fully enjoy it!

So let’s clear the air first: I can all but hear you scratching your collective heads. If you’re a regular reader, you’re going, “Huh? – what does a post on how to improve shower water pressure have to do with better parenting?” And if you found your way here by doing a web search, you’re …

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Tips for Teaching Your Kids Responsibility

Teaching your kids responsibility is easier than you might think, if you start when they're young. These tips will give you a head start on the process.

Kids need responsibility. It helps them to grow and develop. It teaches them how to look after things, and the value of goods and experiences. Learning responsibility as a child prepares them for adult life and shows them more about how to look after themselves. But finding age-appropriate ways to teach them about responsibility – …

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My Top Packing-To-Move Hacks

Packing to move is never fun or easy. But these packing-to-move hacks should help make the process as painless as possible. (Really!)

Moving is one of the most stressful experiences people can undergo. There’s just something unnatural about packing up everything we own, and locking the door to our former home for good. But the actual packing process has got to be my least favorite part. My recent post about streamlining this process through advance planning really …

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Read This Before Going Back To Work After Baby

Going back to work after Baby? There's tons of details to manage! From what you can expect, to a checklist to help you prepare, this post has your back.

For many women, going back to work after Baby comes is anything but a straightforward, clear-cut decision. Many new moms (me included, back in the day!) want to think about more than tracking diapers and feedings. And/or, they miss adult conversations on subjects other than children’s bowel movements. Even if you can’t wait to go back, …

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Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal, Made Easy

Improving your home's curb appeal is always a top priority, but especially if you'll be selling your house soon. These tips will get you started.

Are you considering selling your home soon? Before you place it on the market, or even meet with a real-estate agent, it’s never too early to start thinking about how potential buyers will see your home. There’s no way to make up for a bad first impression. How your home looks from the outside will …

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Stress-Free Moving Tips You Need

Moving is often stressful - but it doesn't have to be. These tips for stress-free moving will help your family's next move go as smoothly as possible.

Out of all of life’s experiences, moving is often ranked as one of the most stressful. Even though it should be an exciting step towards the future, it’s an awfully demanding activity that can leave you both physically exhausted and emotionally drained. However, if you want to take the stress out of it, the single …

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Getting Your First Mortgage in the New Year

Getting your first mortgage is easier if you know what to expect, and how the process works. These tips will help you save money over the long haul.

The new year is almost upon us; what are your goals for 2019? Is becoming a first-time homeowner on your list? If so, you need to know what to expect from the financial journey ahead of you when getting your first mortgage. Having purchased two homes now (first as a single gal, and later with my …

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Eco-Friendly Homes: How To Have One

Ever been intrigued by eco-friendly homes? Wondering how to shrink your family's footprint? This eco-friendly tips can help you get started.

It’s hard to have missed the memo on the detrimental impact that human behavior is having on the planet. Our planet. My kids came home from their half-day of school on the Friday before Christmas and donned not their snow gear (as one might expect where we live), but shorts and T-shirts! It’s no wonder that so …

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Getting Your Living Room Ready For Christmas

With Christmas almost here, it's time to finish the final preparations on your home. These tips will help with getting your living room ready for Christmas!

The final countdown to the big day is on; Christmas Day is two weeks from today! Have you finished your decorating and other house-prep for the big day? No worries if you’re not quite there yet. These tips will help with getting your living room ready for Christmas in no time flat. RELATED POST: Christmas Morning …

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How To Make Money From Home: 7 Tips For Success

Whether it's holiday spending or just everyday life that has you wondering how to make money from home, here are five things to try.

Many of us think of our family home as a place of refuge from the outside world. It’s where people retreat to at the end of a long and stressful work day, or a hectic day of errands and crowds and road rage and lines and waiting rooms. It’s where we recharge our batteries and …

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Christmas Morning Hacks: How To Have Your Smoothest Christmas Ever

Are you set for Christmas? Or is the prep stressing you out? My Christmas morning hacks can help you have the smoothest Christmas yet, without the stress!

For many kids, Christmas morning is the most magical time of year. There’s nothing like coming downstairs to see a tree with presents underneath, and watching our kids’ faces full of wonder is enough to bring us back to when we, too, felt that wonder and excitement one morning a year. But as a busy …

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How To NOT Get Sick This Winter

Do you know how to NOT get sick this winter? Read this post and see how your family ranks when it comes to staying healthy during the colder months.

Don’t you just love the winter holiday season? So much fun family time, so many joyful celebrations, so much cozy togetherness. And with all that quality social time comes a gazillion opportunities to share germs. That’s why all mamas (really, everyone) need some good hacks on how to NOT get sick over the winter, so …

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How To Get Out Grease Stains (Even Set In Oil Stains!)

Whether cleaning up from holiday fun or everyday messes, everyone needs to know how to get out grease stains at some point. This is my foolproof secret.

The days are getting shorter and cooler. And (football families excepted) if you’re a parent who likes to keep your kiddos’ clothing stain-free, it’s time to trade getting mud out of clothes for figuring out how to get out grease stains. You know – turkey grease, butter, oily gravy, salad dressings. All those lovely grease …

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How To Remove Adhesive From An Iron

So you goofed in your crafting project, and your iron faceplate is now coated with goo. Here's how to remove adhesive from an iron without killing the iron!

The final countdown is on – just over a week until all those Halloween costumes need to be ready to go! For those of you who are DIYing, especially if you’re cranking out a homemade ghost sheet costume or two, you may be busy with your sewing machine, iron, and/or fusible interfacing. Or now that …

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How To Save Money On Baby Stuff

What - you DON'T have oodles of extra money lying around for that little bundle of joy? These tips and hacks will show you how to save money on baby stuff!

So you’re about to become a parent for the first time. Congratulations! Are you in sticker shock yet? According to the USDA, parents in the US spend over $12,000 on average per year on child-related costs for that precious little bundle of joy! (Use the calculator here for your own customized reality check.) And that’s not …

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Invest In Your Family’s Financial Future With Passive Revenue Streams

Is your famliy's financial future sound? Here are some ideas for how you can invest wisely to supplement your income, and ensure that foundation.

There are many things we can do to ensure our children have a bright and positive future, but it’s hard to avoid the fact that finances play a role. If you can create a financially sound platform and future, then you’ll be well on your way to meeting the needs of everyone in your clan. …

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How To Visit National Parks For Free!

How'd you like to visit national parks in the US for FREE for an entire year? If your family includes a student in 4th grade, this post tells you how!

How would your family like to visit national park sites in the United States for FREE, for an entire year? Did you know that some families can qualify for a free annual pass to visit all the parks they want? And whether you qualify has nothing to do with financial status! Sound too good to …

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Back-To-School Lunch Hacks For Busy Parents

Want to make the daily grind of filling those lunch boxes a little easier? Add these school lunch hacks to your toolkit, and streamline your mornings.

If your kids aren’t back to school yet, you know the clock is ticking. And if you’re a family that packs lunch from home, you know that the daily grind of filling those lunch boxes (and snack bags!) is real. Wouldn’t you love some hacks to simplify the process? These school lunch hacks have made …

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Healthy, Easy School Lunch Box Ideas

Whether you're packing 180 school lunches this school year or 500+, this cheat sheet of ideas will help you pack meals that are yummy, healthy, AND easy.

My kids went back to school this week. In the United States at least, that means 180 days of school lunches. Multiply that by my two kids, and we’ve got 360 school lunches to pack. For friends of mine with three or more school-aged children, we’re talking over 500 lunches between now and next summer …

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Green Home Hacks to Save Money and Save Mother Earth

Did you know that simple changes at home can help you save money AND the environment? These green home hacks will help you do both at the same time.

How much do you like saving money? How about saving the planet at the same time? If both of these sound good to you, then you need this post on simple green home hacks that will help you do both! It’s hard to ignore the massive climate changes going on right now, or the mountain …

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