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Nov 12 2015

5 Life Lessons We Learn From Children

life lessons children mainWhen did we grow up? Have you asked yourself that question? I certainly have, many many times. Although we become wiser as we age, we also lose something with those fleeting years. Whether it be fun, the knack of making friends or taking life day by day with such enthusiasm, there are so many life lessons we can learn from observing our children. Here are the top lessons that we can start implementing in our lives today. Continue reading »

Sep 16 2015

National Working Parents Day: Parenting Tips for Balancing Work and Home

The most professional jugglers are not in the circus; they’re your parents and my parents. Working parents who had to learn how to balance work and life have been around for generations, and what kept them sane was the knowledge they’ve received from their parents and new knowledge they’ve discovered themselves.

Working Parents Day ParentToday is national Working Parents Day, and on this day we celebrate those who have been there for us as we grew older and they spent every moment earning and teaching us. And as some of us have children of our own, no matter how old our children are, we are still working and learning as parents.

Here are some helpful tips on teaching your children even though you may be away for more than half of the day working hard. Continue reading »

Nov 12 2014

Child Safety DIY Tips w/ Pool Noodles

Child safety is a big deal and believe it or not child safety and pool noodles go hand-in-hand with one another very well. They float, come in a variety of colors and more often than not your child uses it as a makeshift light saber. As a parent these inexpensive toys can serve for a multitude of child safety DIY tips to protect your children in and around the house. The following child safety tips will come in handy for a number of scenarios and will require you to cut the pool noodle into some form or another. Any sharp knife will work to help you implement these tips for your child’s benefit.

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Nov 10 2014

10 Easy Ways to Get Rid of a Sticky Mess!

Looking back at my mom’s funniest reactions, I would have to say that most of them included some sort of candy, food, gum or weird substance stuck to my clothes, her car interiors, school back packs or being all over the house.

Now as a mom, gum and candy are all forbidden from my household! Mostly because I’m afraid of two things, accustoming my daughter to eat candy and having to deal with the aftermath. But, how can I explain to my daughter the concept of Halloween and Trick-or-Treating without candy being involved? Exactly! Impossible!

Therefore, I have assigned myself to look for 10 easy ways to remove gum from all sorts of garments, fabrics and surfaces.

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Oct 17 2014

Animal & Baby Safe Homemade Cleaning Products

I treat my dog like a newborn baby, so I am always conscious about the cleaning products I use around the house.

Mrs. Meyer’s All Purpose Cleaner was one that I love because it is all natural, and baby and animal safe. However consistently purchasing specialty products, although worth it to keep my loved one safe, was like an itch that kept coming back. I could deal with it but after reading the label on the cleaning products, it seemed like products I could find at my local grocery store. After testing and mixing different solutions, I found mixtures to clean almost every surface of my house and keep it safe for my dog to roam everywhere she wants.

Most of the ingredients include baking soda, and vinegar. I’m sure this isn’t the first time you’ve heard about these two ingredient, but I honestly can’t begin to rave about how safe and effective they are. Both ingredients have antibacterials  properties that allow them to clean many areas.

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