Household Hacks

Weekly Meal Planner Printable for Busy Families

By | March 20th, 2020|Categories: Household|Tags: |

I know how frustrating it can be when it is 5pm and you realize it’s time to eat! The last thing I want to think about after a busy day is what I’m going to make for dinner! If your life has you running from place to place and always on the go, this weekly meal planner printable can really help you to keep dinnertime organized, even if the rest of your life is a bit chaotic. Weekly Meal Planner Printable for Busy Families There is nothing worse than 5 p.m. rolling around and realizing that you don’t have any plans for dinner. I’ve put together this weekly meal planner printable so that you can spend one day (I prefer Sunday afternoon) and plan out all of the meals for the week. […]

25 Genius LEGO Storage Ideas

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Household, Parenting|Tags: , |

If you have kids, there is a good chance you have LEGO. And if you have LEGO, then there is a good chance that you have become frustrated with how to organize all of the pieces and store them when not in use!  And we’ve all experienced how painful it is to STEP on a LEGO that was left out! But no worries!  These 25 LEGO Storage Ideas are just what you need to take the frustration out of storing LEGO pieces. LEGO Storage Ideas I love all of these LEGO storage ideas listed below. There are so many clever ways to store LEGO pieces and Minifigures. […]

Printable Declutter Checklist for Kids Clutter

By | January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Household|Tags: , , , |

I had NO idea that such little people could accumulate so much stuff!  Every time I start decluttering my house, I get overwhelmed with my kids’ junk!  This Printable Declutter Checklist will help you to keep the kid’s clutter under control in your house. Printable Declutter Checklist The last time our family moved, was over 10 years ago and we could fit all of our belongings into a single horse trailer (a new one, just in case you were wondering about the “stuff” found in horse trailer. 😉 ) Now, that we have 3 additional kids, I can’t even imagine moving!  We have too much stuff!!  Each kid has added to our household clutter and at least once a year, I have to go through and clean and declutter my kid’s rooms and the areas of the house where they store their treasures. (Things can get a big scary!) […]

Preserve your Child’s Artwork with Keepy

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: Household, Products We Love|Tags: |

If you have kids, you have probably had to deal with  massive amounts of school papers and endless artwork piling up on your kitchen counter. Do you keep it or trash it? Is it something your child treasures (most of them are!) or something you can get rid of? I just discovered Keepy, the perfect app (it’s free!) to help organize kid’s school papers and preserve your child’s special artwork! Keepy App The Keepy app is a dream come true for sentimental clean freaks like myself.  I WANT to keep everything, but I have four kids.  I can’t possibly hang on to all of their artwork, acknowledgements and report cards forever. Keepy makes it easy to organize kid’s school papers and special artwork and to share it with the important people in your child’s life. You can also take a picture of special moments, such as the first day of school or the first tooth your child loses and save it in an organized place. […]

Remove Stains From Clothes: Everything You NEED to Know

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Household, Parenting|Tags: |

I have boys.  Lots of boys, which means we have a lot of dirty clothes.  And unfortunately, a lot of the time those clothes get stained while my boys are out adventuring.  When my boys walk in with stains on their clothes my heart sinks. Not because I’m mad, but because I know that stains are hard to get out and clothes are expensive. I am on a mission to make sure that stains on clothing come out! I’ve searched high and low for the best ways to remove stains from clothes and here are my best tips and tricks. How to Remove Stains from Clothes I’m yet to meet someone who LOVES laundry.  If you do, please come to my house and help me with my mountains of dirty clothes.  When it comes to treating stains, busy parents don’t have a lot of time.  These tips and tricks for removing stains from clothes, will make your life so much easier! […]

25 Baby Proofing Hazards You May Have Forgotten

By | April 28th, 2016|Categories: Household, Just for Mom, Parenting|Tags: , |

When it comes to our curious babies we can never be too cautious. These 25 Baby Proofing hazards may be things that you have forgotten. 25 Baby Proofing Tips I still remember the day that it happened!  That day that I had been hoping to put off for as long as possible came in the blink of an eye.  My sweet baby, who was supposed to stay small forever, decided that it was time to branch out and explore the world of crawling. He crawled earlier than my older boys so I found myself frantically baby proofing my house! […]

Ideas for Organizing Toys

By | April 6th, 2016|Categories: Household, Parenting|

Do you ever feel as though toys are taking over your house?  Having a home full of boys means my house can be in complete chaos in the toy department. Honestly, it’s one of the hardest things to deal with. I’m always looking for ideas for organizing toys.  I could scoop up all of the toys, throw them away, and not care one bit. However, my boys love their toys. I figure it’s important that we come to some solution so that they can keep their toys and I can keep my sanity. I asked the Moms of Boys Facebook group how they keep their toys organized. I really see some great answers in there and I look forward to applying some of these principles to our home. Check out these great ideas for organizing toys. […]

The Simplest Way to Remove Urine Stains from a Mattress

By | October 29th, 2015|Categories: Household, Parenting|Tags: , , |

I’ll be honest.  I was SO sceptical when I came across this simple way to remove stains from a mattress.  Unfortunately my “sleep-walking/peeing” toddler made it so I needed to go out searching for this information and when I found this, it seemed too good to be true. How to Remove Urine Stains from a Mattress […]

Guidelines For Appropriate Use of Video Games

By | October 28th, 2015|Categories: Household, Parenting|Tags: , , |

Boys tend to love gaming, but is playing video games affecting their motivation and social skills?  Here are some guidelines for appropriate use of video games. Boys and Video Games We live in a world of technology.  There is no escaping the fact that technology is everywhere and for our children, that means video games are everywhere.  There has been a lot of debate lately on the effects of video games on our children and whether or not we should have technology limits and guidelines that our kids need to follow. It seems as though everyone has an opinion on what is best. Several recent studies have shown that video games are helping to drive a growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and that there is a correlation between the amount of time spent playing video games and poor school performance. […]

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