Slow Cooking Saves Time in the Kitchen

Slow Cooking Saves Time

Make your slow cooker do the work for you! It will save you much time in the kitchen. When I was a newlywed (circa 1994), slow cookers were not cool. They were the small kitchen appliances that grammas used or that gathered dust on the shelf. They had weird, outdated illustrations on the side. They […]

Clean the Kitchen Before You Go to Bed to Save Time

Leave the Kitchen Clean Each Night to Save Time | Life as MOM

Leave the kitchen clean when you head to bed at night and you’ll have a nice kitchen to wake up to in the morning. This may come as a no-brainer to some of you. To others it is a timely reminder. If you go to bed with a clean kitchen, you will wake up to […]

Shop at One Store to Save Time

shopping at one store saves time

It’s true that you can save money by buying only the best priced items at each store. It’s called cherry picking, and it’s one means that I’ve used over the years to stretch a buck. I have a list of go-to items for Costco, Walmart, Ralphs, Trader Joe’s, and Sprouts, my five main stops. However, […]

Save Time with a Clean Fridge

Save Time with a Clean Fridge | Life as MOM

Keep your fridge clean to save time. Sometimes we have to spend time to save time. Sounds a little contradictory, but if you invest in something now, you can reap a time savings later. Freezer cooking is like that. So is making your own custom spice blends. Those activities take some time, but you get […]

Have a Trash Bowl at the Ready to Save Time in the Kitchen

Countertop trash saves time in the kitchen

We have a fairly big kitchen these days, at least compared to the 4 by 6 foot kitchen that made up our newlywed home. My kitchen now is pretty big. And while big is great — totally not complaining — traipsing back and forth throughout the kitchen during meal prep time can slow you down. […]

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 […]

How to Get a Band-aid (or Other Sticker) Out of the Carpet

How to Remove a Band-aid from Carpet | Life as MOM

As we all know, adhesive bandages, aka Band-aids, are a cure-all for all that ills a five-year old. At least at my house, that is usually the case. The girl has a minor scratch, a Band-aid can cure it magically. It happens often, as witnessed by the wrappers and papers left in her wake. One […]

Kids and Chores Can Mix

kitchen chores for kids

If you haven’t already instituted a chore routine for your kids, now might be a good time to do so. As summer gives way to the school year, it’s a natural time of transition and new beginnings. Here are a few chore-related posts from the Life as MOM archives to help get you thinking about […]