Frugal Friday: Cleaning and Dejunking Can Save You Money

A home with 8 inhabitants is a clutter-magnet. Kid stuff, mom stuff, papa stuff – we’ve got it all. And need I mention all the things that I think I should keep? What if we go to the snow? I should keep all 20 sizes of children’s cold weather gear. What if someone wants to […]

How to Clean a Carseat

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It’s happened to you before. Your child gets carsick, has a blowout, or simply enjoys his ice cream cone a little too much. One of the casualties is the carseat. Nowhere in the parenting manual are there directions for how to clean puke out of the crevices or chocolate ice cream from the straps. Never […]

Have You Met Alice?


No, I’m not talking out the housekeeper for the Brady Bunch, but I am thinking I need one of those. This Alice is an online, one-stop shop for household goods, like pantry staples, cleaning supplies, toiletries, even some over-the-counter medicines. It’s a grocery and drug store  — without the cart. It even supplies the coupons […]

Join the Spring Clean Along!

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April is here and so is Spring. The sun has started to shine a little more often, birds are singing, the air feels crisp and the sunshine warm. After a long, cold winter, this fresh start is exhilarating. However, what lurks in your home behind closed doors? Dust bunnies? Musty smells? A few piles of […]

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

I am not a cleanie by nature. But, I love to have a clean house. It frees me up to do the things that I do love. However, laundry is one of the household tasks I actually enjoy. Yeah, call me crazy. There is something therapeutic about seeing a mess of stinky Boy clothes transformed […]

Productive Procrastination: Just Do SOMETHING!

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I have always struggled with procrastination. In college, I was notorious for leaving my paper writing until the night before it was due. Finals? Yeah, I pulled an all-nighter on those, too. One habit I developed at the time was what I like to call, productive procrastination. Sure, I may have had a paper to […]

My Household Planner Revealed (& a Few Free Downloads)

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What do you put inside a household planner to help you manage the day to day without going crazy? Here are the planning pages that make a great household notebook. In 2010, I shared this post which includes some free printables that I used at the time. Those pages have been updated and are available […]

Easing Into a Laundry Routine: A Guest Post

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Mine is a household that generates two tons of laundry virtually overnight. Thankfully, I like laundry. But, it can be difficult to stay on top of it no matter how much I enjoy it. That’s where having a routine can really bless you — and the rest of the family. Clean underwear is one of […]