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All-Natural Home Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

All-Natural Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

Life as MOM contributor Janel offers tips and tricks to deodorizing a home the all-natural way. This past summer, my family was “homeless.” We house-sat for various friends and acquaintances for 8 weeks in California and then spent a few weeks visiting family and driving across the country back to Virginia. Meanwhile, all of our […]

Are You on Zone Defense?

zone-defense

Some folks just intuitively keep their homes spotless. That would not be me. I try, though. I usually have the living areas picked up. Thursday, however, was a crazy day. I was prepping for a photo shoot that involved a professional photog, SIX kids, and food. There was clothes and ingredients and equipment to pack […]

Kids Can Clean the Bathrooms (with FREE printable checklists)

Kids Can Clean the Bathrooms - Life as MOM

Once upon a time, I did the bulk of the housekeeping on my own. Today, my kids help share the load. I’m both humbled and amazed at where we are today. (Hang in there, mamas of little ones, your time will come!) Now with children aged 16, 12, 11, 9, 6, and 4, I have […]

Time Management Tips for Moms

Time Management for Moms

Kids going back to school, new baby coming into the family, changes in the work place — they can all put a stress on our time management skills. Here are some tips to help you manage your time and enjoy this life as MOM. Oh. my. word. The day starts, and before I blink it […]

5 Systems to Make Back-to-School Easier on Mom

5 systems to make back to school easy on you

Back-to-School can be a great season of change and new beginnings. Life as MOM contributor Prerna offers ways to make the back-to-school transition easier on Mom. Whoosh! Did you hear that? Summer’s speeding past and before we know it, it’ll be time to get back to school runs, homework and more! I know. I apologize […]

Cleaning and Decluttering the Bathrooms (Zone Defense)

I hope you haven’t forgotten Zone Defense! This year, we’re going through our homes, zone-by-zone, tackling different areas of home life. This post originally appeared on August 28, 2012. It’s back as a reminder to get to the bathroom and make it spiffy. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, offers some tips to get you going on […]

Get Organized Now, Not Later

Tips to Organize Your Pantry

While I’m not quite ready to go back to the daily drill of homeschool, I am ready for the order and routine that the new school year brings with it. “Back to School” time is a fresh start and a great time to get organized. Whether your kids go back to school this week or […]

Make Your Personal Planner Personal

OLAM new calendars

Make your personal planner more personal this year. It will serve you better! (This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of those links, I will receive some monetary compensation. Your cost is not affected either way.) Each year about this time, I’m ready for a Do-Over. The summer’s […]