Homemaking

When you’re a busy mom you need to find ways to save time and keep your household running “Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion”, and we’ve got the tips and secrets to help you do just that.

Whether you’re Spring Cleaning or just every day cleaning there is no reason why the kids can’t get involved, especially if you make it fun. I’ve been visiting my fellow Super Moms and I’ve pulled together some of their fabulous words of wisdom and tips to help you get the kids involved!

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Are essential oils worth the money?

Have you been reading about essential oils lately? It suddenly seems like the hottest topic on the internet. From improving moods, and sleep patterns, to helping children cope with ADHD and sensory issues. Those little amber bottles are filled with powerful stuff. But if you’re wondering whether essential oils are really worth the money you need to keep reading…

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If you’re expecting your first baby you’ve probably given some thought as to whether you are going to breastfeed or not. Most new mothers decide to nurse their babies because it’s the most natural way, but things don’t always go to plan. Here are five things I wish someone had told me before my babies were born so that I would have felt better prepared.

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Whether you’re planning a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner for family and friends one thing is certain. When all the guests have gone you’ll be left with a bit of a mess! While it’s very tempting to just close the kitchen door and go to bed, it’s really not nice to come back to that mess in the morning. Here’s seven things you can do at the end of the party so that you wake up to a clean and tidy kitchen the next day.

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I love this age group because they look at any new toy with a sense of wonder and it’s amazing to watch them learn new skills. If you’re struggling for ideas for stocking stuffers for toddlers, or bigger gift ideas then don’t worry, I’ve pulled together a list of 32 gift ideas for babies and … Continue reading Stocking Stuffers for Toddlers and Other Christmas Gift Ideas

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Does the thought of sending the kids back to school fill you with dread? Don’t worry, we’ve got some routines for the kids to help them share some of the chores, a whole month’s worth of school lunch ideas so you don’t bore them with PB&J sandwiches and some wonderful DIY gifts so they can show their teacher how much they were missed!

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Routines are the key to a smoothly running household. They establish expectations for behavior and responsibility. During the school year, having established routines at home for getting ready for school, homework, and bedtime ensure that most of the time, things will get done. Sometimes, on a crazy, busy day, a routine can make the difference between an overwhelmed parent and a stressed parent who gets almost everything taken care of.

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A report published earlier this year showed that each year in the US more than 7,000 children and teenagers are hospitalised or killed by guns. That’s around 20 a day, and it’s too many. More startling perhaps is that 3,000 children die before they even reach the emergency room. Injuries caused by guns are not minor, they include brain and spinal injuries so even if the child survives the chances are they will have life long health problems following the incident.

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Happy Friday! Are you heading to the grocery store this weekend? Here are the latest free online coupons to help you save money on your groceries. Just click on the get coupon button, print them out and take them with you when you go shopping. If you’re a fan of Zantac it’s time to stock up thanks to a huge $6 saving!

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By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever!

If you’ve not heard of it before The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of fabulous eBooks on all things homemaking—you’ll keep coming back to these books for many years to come.

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As a new mom one of the things I really wanted to do was to document my children’s milestones and keep a journal that I could share with them when they get older. I tried a few things during their first year, including Project Life and the Day One app, but neither worked for me. Then I discovered Evernote and If This Then That (IFTTT) and suddenly documenting milestones and keeping notes about what life looks like right now has got a whole lot simpler!

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Babies are an expensive business (especially when you have two at the same time!) and while you can save money on some items by making your own you might also be considering buying some preloved baby gear to help keep the costs down. Here’s my take on which used baby items you should never buy and why.

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