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How to Get Your Laundry off the Hot Mess Express

Laundry is no joke at my house. As a mother of three children, we are always doing laundry. If we don’t stay on top of it all, we end up at the end of the week with the Mount Everest of Laundry. Laundry is one of those chores that never end. Not a super encouraging thought, but

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What to Pack in Your Toddler’s Carry On

  Are you planning on taking a trip soon with your toddler soon? Are you wondering what you need to bring to manage your time on the flight? Here are some of my time-tested recommendations for what to pack in your toddler’s carry on to rock your next trip! Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon

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Kids Carry On | Must Have Packing List

So, you’re flying with your child and wondering what to pack in their carry on bag. You want something to keep them happy, quiet and busy. Am I right?! After close to 10 years of flying across the globe, here is my list of essentials! Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC

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How to Help a Forgetful Child

The ability to stay organized and on task isn’t something that is intuitive to most children. This is definitely a learned skill– and if we are being completely honest, many adults still struggle with this very issue. So, how do we help a forgetful child? How do we teach them to become more organized? Check

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The 1 Trick You Need to Save Money and Stop Food Waste

Food waste is my nemesis for so many reasons. If I’m completely honest, cooking has never been something that I’m excited to do. I do it because the alternative is that my family starves. Dramatic? Maybe… So, yeah, the wasted food, I just can’t with it! Nothing pains me more than throwing food out. I

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How to Get Your Kids to Stop Running Off

How to Stop Kids from Running Off Kids have boundless amounts of energy and mine are no exception. As a mother of 3 kids I was constantly grabbing hands, cajoling, threatening and sometimes yelling- circumstance dependent- to keep my girls from running off or running too far ahead! Walking in Target, the grocery store, heading

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34 Reasons You Should Never Be Without Ziploc Bags

Ziploc bags are incredibly useful! I’m sure you already have a number of them in a variety of sizes in your home. While they are best known for food storage you can use them for so much more! Check out my list of 34 other ways you can use them! 34 WAYS TO USE YOUR

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The Carry On Essentials for a Baby

Have you ever heard the expression, ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’? Well, any experienced traveler can tell you that preparation is key to successfully traveling with kids. I’m a HUGE fan of lists. I make lists for everything: groceries, budgeting, to do– you get the picture. Traveling is no exception. Here is my

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Flying with Kids | Surviving Long-Haul International Flights

Flying with kids can be daunting for even the most experienced traveler. Let’s be honest, between the packing, the commute to and from the airport, checking in, making it through security, the potty breaks, boarding, deplaning, then when you factor in the added bonus of being on the plane for 8+ hours for your international flight,–