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Domesticity

Nutella Pastry Pockets

If you haven't been to Tim Horton's lately, you must not live in Canada. But if you do, you've probably been to one in the last few weeks. Have you…
Domesticity

Rules For Decluttering

I've been on a serious spring cleaning spree the past couple of weeks.  I recently did my kitchen in the 30 Minute Declutter Challenge, and it went so well that…
Domesticity

Pinterest Meets Real Life

A couple of years ago, I designed a solution to our front entrance clutter.  Our tiny hall closet is home to my husband's things, along with some of our footwear…
DIY Projects

Mason Jar Brownies

My husband has a significant birthday happening this month.  I won't give it away, but it's a pretty good one. We're headed out on a picnic for his birthday dinner. …
Home Daycare

DIY Cuts & Scrapes Travel Kit

You know it's bound to happen -- while you're exploring the caves, your daughter scrapes her knee on a rocky wall.  Or maybe you're at the park and your toddler…
DIY Projects

DIY Vintage Wooden Crate

Those ugly stacks of bottled water in the kitchen were driving me nuts, and I needed a solution fast.  So off to Michael's I went! I found these two wooden…
Life In General

Save a Life {PediaSwim}

It's a beautiful sunny afternoon in August and you're relaxing by the pool with your family.  The warm sun and the smell of sunscreen and chlorine lull you into a…
Life In General

4 Ways To Choose Your Battles

Being a parent means you'll be doing battle, even with the most easy-going of children.  But even if it's not a full-out battle of wills, how do you decide when…
Domesticity

The Case For Moms Doing More

I've been wandering around the blogosphere of late, and I've seen more and more posts about stay at home moms doing too much. I've actually written a few of those…
DIY Projects

DIY Wax Melts

6 kids in diapers + 2 preteen boys + not being able to open the windows all winter = 1 STINKY house!  And that's not exactly what you want your…