4 Ideas for Easier Easter Egg Dyeing

To me, coloring Easter eggs is like crafting with glitter – the end result is lovely but the process is a big mess.  Since cutting out this colorful tradition isn’t really an option (my kids love it too much), I came up with a few simple strategies to make the egg dyeing process a little easier and the clean-up a lot quicker. 1.  Cover Your Bases Newspaper and paper towels can only...
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Back To School Solutions #1: Managing the Morning Mayhem

Back in 2007, I wrote an article for Organize magazine entitled Making the Grade. It was loaded with great tips for keeping your family organized during the school year.  The original article is a bit long for a single post, so I’ll be trimming it a bit and breaking it up into four posts focused on the common back to school frustrations: Managing the Morning Mayhem, Avoiding the...
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Talk to Me Tuesday: Creative Discipline – Cuddle Sac Giveaway

As most of you know by now, I’m a stay at home Mom to four oh-so-charming kids.  And as much as I love them, there are many moments when their charming sides fade and their sneaky/rebellious/I’m-gonna-bug-my-sister-till-she-cries sides surface.  I’ve never been a big fan of spanking or screaming, so I’ve had to get creative with my discipline over the years.  Just as a...
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Banish Monsters Forever with a Monster Catcher Journal

About two years ago, my son started having a little trouble with nightmares.  Like most five-year-olds, he was convinced there were monsters lurking in every shadow. For the first few nights, I went through the traditional parental reassurance methods; checking under the beds and opening closet doors, but it seemed a bit futile. After all, I wanted my son to be able to banish these imaginary...
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Simple Tip for Tighter Sheets

When I was pregnant with my fourth baby last year, I finally decided to fork out a hunk of cash to get a memory-foam topper for my mattress.  It saved me from third trimester tossing and turning but it brought with it one incredibly annoying problem – my sheets wouldn’t stay put. I have a fairly thick mattress to begin with, so adding an additional four inches of foam made it...
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