Mom Hacks

January 30, 2019

I used to feel completely overwhelmed and behind with laundry. My poor couch would be buried in a laundry avalanche. But now, I'm free and easy.

September 25, 2018

Kid's birthdays are easy, but I have struggled with the old birthday for my husband, poor guy. It's silly because he's an amazing man who loves me and our kids. But I have struggled. 

While marriages are complicated and all different, these are some truths I've (sl...

September 7, 2018

Want to know the biggest trick I have up my sleeve for packing school lunches?

1. Make the kids do it. 


I come from a family of 8 kids and I never remember packing a single lunch growing up. Seriously, my mom is Super Woman and packed a lunch for all of us and my swee...

August 14, 2018

I really think it's a testament to how miserable moving truly is that it's taken me like 2 months after we moved to even be able to think about writing about it. 

It's just the worst. 

But I have a few tricks/ideas/whatever that I've learned from our 7 moves that I thoug...

May 3, 2018

Full disclosure: I haven't menu planned in a while. Since I did a post on how easy and wonderful it is and how essential and blah blah blah, I'm kind of embarrassed to admit that here. But it's true.

We've been flying by our seats and while I hate it, I'm obviously not...

April 27, 2018

We all have times when we are barely getting by, where microwaving dinner sounds just too hard. 

As pathetic as I am, I have just been through a week of that. Matt's had a business trip for 6 days and I'll tell you what, it is no joke.

I have NO IDEA how you si...

April 24, 2018

Having a clean house with little kids is like running up a down escalator. Wearing roller skates.

But it's a problem, because when my house is a mess I feel crazy. I know of plenty of amazing women who don't feel that way. They are able to happily function in the kicked...

April 17, 2018

Meal prep is the bane of my existence, along with laundry. And vacuuming. Not ironing, because I don't do that, but if I did, it would be too. 

But anything I can do to simplify and streamline the old daily grind of getting delicious food on the table and into our belli...

April 13, 2018

The last time we moved I had four kids, ages 9 down to 2 and was a month away from delivering my fifth. It was the worst, although I really shouldn't complain because a few days before my seriously amazing sister, her daughter, and my mom cleaned, packed and unpacked m...

April 3, 2018

Yesterday I got my oil changed, which is not really noteworthy or anything. But Matt kept the kids and I had a whole hour and a half to my lonesome, and THAT was exciting. 

Being the wild woman I am, I seized the day and walked a block to the Dollar Tree. Carp...

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