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    It Takes A Village: What To Do If You Don’t Have One

    It takes a village.  A sense of community.  Gal Pals.   These are all popular buzz terms in mom circles.  It’s great to have a group of supportive moms you can call on when you need advice, adult conversation, play dates, and babysitters.  It seems that there is a push for mom’s to have a village too.  But what if you don’t have one? I recently did a google search on creating a village and I came across an article that said, “It takes a village to raise a child, be a part of it!”  I read another post on how to make mom friends and it said, “Just put yourself…

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    How To Conquer The Day After A Sleepless Night

    Have you been up all night mama? Let me guess you painted the town red with a wonderful date night.  You were binge-watching your favorite show.  No?  Oh yeah, the baby was up every 2 hours wanting to eat.  You were up with your sick toddler.  Your older child needed your consolation after a bad dream.  A mother’s work never ends.  Do you find the day after these kinds of nights is just as rough as the sleep itself?  Life has to continue on, but how do you get through it when you have bags under your eyes the size of real grocery bags and your body feels is as…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Cleaning Strategies Part 2

    The two biggest struggles with keeping house are finding the time and doing it efficiently.  In our last post we covered creating a cleaning schedule to work for you.  If you missed it check it out here.  Now that you’ve figured out a flexible cleaning routine that works for your schedule let’s tackle some simple cleaning strategies so you’re not spending more time than necessary on your chores. Work Smarter Not Harder! Cleaning strategies, tips hacks, call them what you want they all have the same goal:  To make cleaning easier on you so you can get ‘er done and get on out. One of my favorite tools I’ve used…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Cleaning Strategies Part 1

    Do you ever feel like as the chores pile up you have less time to get them done?  I know I do.  It seems like once everything has been cleaned there are new things to tidy up!  With kids around, it’s inevitable that messes are just a part of daily life.  In today’s installment of the Super Simple Series, I’m going to cover simple cleaning strategies to help you make the most of your time as you scrub and tidy so you can be done quickly.  This post also includes a free Simple Cleaning printable to help you schedule your cleaning and keep track of your weekly and daily chores.…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Toy Storage Solutions

    Toys, toys everywhere!  They overtake the house like flies on food at a picnic.  Then there is the whole issue of cleaning up, either you performing the task or getting the kids to pitch in.  Do you find yourself in this struggle?  In today’s installment of the Super Simple Series, I’m going to discuss simple toy storage solutions.  Whether you have a dedicated playroom or keep toys out in the common living area these ideas will help you with simple storage and make picking up easy. This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Are you busting at the seams…

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    Super Simple Series-Cut the Kitchen Clutter With Simple Spaces

    Ahh yes, the heart of the home, the kitchen!  It’s where all of the action is, including the messes.  Not just dirty dishes and food.  I’m talking about coats, books, charging devices, homework, shoes, toys, mail, mud, sticks. You know everybody’s “treasures.”  It ends up on the floor, under the table, on the counters. Can you relate?  To keep you from feeling like the walls are caving in on you from the all the junk we’re going to explore setting up spaces within your kitchen. Cut the kitchen clutter with simple spaces so it all has a place to go! Why Does My Kitchen Have To Be A Dumping Ground…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Meal Planning

    You may have read or heard about how great meal planning is.  You always know what’s for dinner.  You can save tons of money by only getting what you need.  Food doesn’t go to waste.  Do you ever feel that planning meals is complicated though?  Sifting through recipes, taking inventory of what you have in stock already, comparing that to what you need plus making a list of other food items can be time-consuming.  In today’s post from the Super Simple Series we’re talking Simple Meal Planning. Why does meal planning have to be so complicated? Simple Meal Planning   You may have heard how great meal planning is.  It can…

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    Super Simple Series–Simple Routines For The Kitchen

    It seems like life hacks are all the craze these days.  Many of them are clever yet some might not be helpful.  They all have one thing in common though, they are intended to make life easy. Maybe super simple. Wouldn’t it be great if things in life were easy? Well, I hate to break it to you, but not everything in life is easy.  If it were we’d never get the satisfaction that comes from working hard on a task.  If everything can’t be easy is there a way to lighten the load? Can we possible not hit our nose to the grindstone so much, my nose is hurting! …

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    Six Easy And Healthy School Lunch Ideas

    Who’s excited for back to school?  Who’s looking forward to packing lunches? Packing lunches doesn’t have to be a horrible chore! There are trade offs with kids going back to school.  You trade messy houses for neater ones.  Carefree and idle time for routine and structure.  Kids grabbing things to eat from the fridge or pantry for packing lunches.  Ugh, sack lunches…how fun. Do you roll your eyes like me because you have to come up with a new lunch five times a week, for the rest of the school year? What’s a parent to do? Make packing lunches a breeze with these six easy and healthy school lunch ideas…

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    Busy Mom’s on the Run Training Tips

    Busy moms can train to run a race! I did it!  I completed my half marathon this past Saturday.  It was fun! I felt great!  I got my best time for 13.1 miles too.  A few months ago, when I was at the beginning of this journey I shared with you how I made the fitness goal to complete a half marathon.  You can check that post out here. I’m here to report that even with an injury, 3 kids home from school, and hot and rainy weather I was able to do it.  Here is the lowdown from start to finish of my experience.  It was enjoyable yet hard,…