Category Archives: Homemaking

Homemade Baby Wipe Solution

When I tried making my own baby wipes (using paper towels), it was a colossal FAIL. The paper towels shredded where I cut them, leaving huge fuzzy balls everywhere, including baby’s linty butt. I didn’t find that they cleaned particularly … Continue reading

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Ways to Use Tea Tree Oil Around Your Home

Tea tree oil is one of those natural products that every mom should learn to know and love. It has so many uses, and is inexpensive and concentrated. A small bottle, purchased for less than $10, may last you a … Continue reading

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32 Weeks

I did pretty good with my countdown to baby weekly to-do list last week. Week 30:  Make appointment @ Dentist for a cleaning Continue daily walking – but increase to 2 walks a day (this will be a real challenge, … Continue reading

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Yard Sale Haul 6/4/12

I love a good yard sale, don’t you? Saturday hubby and I went to a community yard sale just a mile from our house. There were 8 or 9 sales all within a couple of blocks of each other. Divine! … Continue reading

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Make Postpartum Life Easier: Kitchen Edition

After this baby arrives, I don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Source: pinterestoffer.com via Scully on Pinterest   At least for the first few weeks, I don’t want to cook. And I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Project Simplify: Hall Closet

For the first 5 months of my pregnancies, everything seems to slide. Can you relate? Then, I spend the next few months in a frenzy of cleaning, decluttering, nesting… with a big baby belly to haul around in the heat … Continue reading

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Getting Monthly and Weekly Cleaning Chores Done

When you’re a mom of young kids, much of your housecleaning time involves putting out fires. Today so far I’ve: Wiped up 3 water or milk spills courtesy of toddler Picked up strewn books, toys, etc off floor Changed toddler … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Kids To Clean Up In The Bathroom

Teaching Your Kids To Clean Up In The Bathroom As a mother and as a person, I cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining a clean and welcoming bathroom. Thanks to indoor plumbing and all the trappings of modernity, the … Continue reading

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Stripping Fuzzi Bunz

(Earlier today I wrote about pregnancy depression, a much deeper topic than stanky diapers.) Lately Ruby has been putting the fun in her Fuzzi Bunz, and they stink BADLY. In the warmer months I don’t have a problem with this … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Dishwashing Liquid

I love to challenge myself to make things myself instead of buying them. Sometimes, the motivation is financial. Homemade stuff is almost always cheaper. Sometimes, it’s the healthier, more natural option. And all of the time, the homemade version is … Continue reading

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