Do you ever get bogged down reading other people’s blogs or Facebook status updates? How about looking at everyone’s perfect homes on Pinterest? I realized the other day as I was staging one of my photos that we truly see only what people want us to see online. [Read more…]
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I wear Rigid Gas Permeable, or Hard contacts, and have since I was in High School. My eyes are two different prescriptions, so it is imperative that I put the correct contact in the correct eye. On more than one occasion during that time, I have gotten my contacts mixed up. Whether I accidentally bump the case while it is open and they both fall to the floor, or I put them in as part of my morning routine and realize that I can’t see as clearly as usual. Two tips that I have finally learned just this year that have cleared up ANY chance of getting my contacts mixed up. [Read more…]
Best advice for shopping with little kids: Don’t!
I am not affiliated with Walmart. I just wanted to pass on a helpful hint, from one mom to another!
Last month we were preparing for a wedding and went to just about every single store within 20 miles of us trying to find the perfect dresses, ties, accessories, etc. for everyone. Maybe I’m weird, but I’m not about to pay a sitter to watch my kids so that I can go shopping only to return with dresses that either don’t fit, or that my girls are never going to wear again. My kids and I were both sick of me dragging them from store to store. And don’t even get me started about how awesome it was to try on dresses with 5 kids in the dressing room. Especially since the baby wanted to be held the whole time and a certain 3 year old thought it would be so fun to play peek-a-boo with anyone waiting to use the dressing room…
Anyway, this morning, my third grader requested some boots to go with her new-found love of wearing skirts. I totally want to help her explore her fashion side and I realize that tennis shoes don’t exactly go with skirts, so I decided to do a little shopping this morning while she was at school.
Three kids at a store is definitely MUCH easier than 5, but it is still not ideal. So, here is my shopping tip with little kids: Just don’t do it! There is this beautiful thing called online shopping that I am always worried is going to steer me wrong, but trust me on this. It is SO much better! [Read more…]
Solve your disappearing shampoo problem in less than 5 minutes!
Do you struggle with buying double the amount of shampoo as soon as you teach your children to wash their own hair? When you are teaching them, do you see nearly the entire bottle being poured out in their hand and watch it quickly run down the drain? The first time I saw this happen, I knew something had to change.
I love it when I find “Mom Hacks” or “Life Hacks” that can make life run better. With simple supplies that you surely have laying around your house, you can solve this problem before your kid’s next shower! [Read more…]
Looking to raise readers? We have included a love of reading as part of our family culture. Here are 5 ways you can create a love of reading in your home.
I have to brag a second, because that’s what Mom’s do, right? My kids are FABULOUS readers, and early readers. We love to read in our family. I think that is the key here: We, as in my whole family, LOVE to read! We have included a love of reading as part of our family culture.
Here are 5 ways you can create a love of reading in your home. [Read more…]