Favorite Mom Hacks

CSA and You: Save Money, Eat Better, and Get Your Kids to Love Veggies

The days are short, the outside temps are frigid, and what you’re going to eat this summer is probably the last thing on your mind. But ‘tis the season for CSA registration; if you haven’t already joined one for the upcoming growing season, now’s the time to act. The CSA bandwagon is one worth jumping …

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It’s Black Friday: Are You Saving Money?

Happy Black Friday, to those of you who celebrate such a day.  I am not a big shop-til-you-drop Black Friday gal myself. I find it more family-budget-friendly to score deals on Christmas gifts year-round, and I’m not big on fighting my way through crowded stores and parking lots in the month of December. But for …

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Want Something Done? Try Counting

My husband is a math teacher. He lives, breathes, and eats numbers. Thus it’s not too surprising that numbers are floating through the atmosphere in our house on a pretty regular basis, or that Kimmie and Essie have been a bit ahead of the curve in learning to count. But early in our parenting journey, …

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Watermelon Made Easy: Summer Snacks Simplified

First off, my apologies to those of you who will read this post and say “duh!” You’re probably at least ten steps ahead of me already on hacking mommyhood and otherwise simplifying your parental existence.   When I stop and think about what I’m about to tell you, part of me thinks, How banal! How obvious! …

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Why Frozen Grapes are THE Best Summer Snack

Frozen grapes are the perfect healthy summer snack for kids. If you haven't tried them before, here's why you should - along with complete step-by-step how-to's for the easiest summer snack EVER!

My kids’ fave munchies for hot summer days? Hands-down, frozen grapes. I first came across this idea a couple of years before I actually tried it, and I only wish I’d tried it sooner. My hesitation is simple to explain: I assumed the grapes would freeze into little rocks that I’d then have to thaw …

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Why Parents Need an Eating-Out Bag

Prepping for meals out with an infant and toddler used to eat up half the morning, until I developed a shortcut: The Eating-Out Bag.

When you become a first-time parent to a newborn, you quickly learn that you just can’t leave home without a diaper bag. And that your diaper bag needs to contain several toys and clothing changes, as well as the diapers. But by the time I had two kids in diapers, I discovered something equally important: …

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The “Mommy Potty” and Other Secrets to Toilet Training On-The-Go

The "mommy potty" is what my girls call the elegant solution my husband devised for what to do when you're toilet-training away from home.

Chances are, if you’ve got a kiddo who’s toilet-training, you’ve found yourself far away from a potty seat or child-sized toilet at least once on this adventure. (Unless you never set foot outside of the house, of course.) My husband devised a simple but elegant solution to this dilemma when Kimmie was on the path …

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