Favorite Mom Hacks

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

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

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

Are you considering selling your home in the months to come? 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 …

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Getting Your First Mortgage in the New Year

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

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

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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Christmas Morning Hacks: How To Have Your Smoothest Christmas Ever

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

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 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

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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Back-To-School Lunch Hacks For Busy Parents

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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