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All Blog Posts Tagged 'home' (391)

Embracing the dark side

The bears in my household outnumber me. They are there in the morning, facing me with their anger at the fact that the sun has risen in the sky yet again, forcing them from their slumber and making them face another day. I try to focus on my thankfulness that it is another beautiful day; I try to enjoy the morning...but why do people think that it is OK to be…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 17, 2016 at 6:33am — No Comments

5 Work Tips For Moms With Toddlers

Working From Home In my life right now, I have two very active toddlers and a 6 month old puppy who is already 50+ lbs. Jason and I have been trying to get out of debt, off and on for the last 3 1/2 years. Of course things happen and every now and then, we go backwards. Right now we are right back in it and working hard. He has been really great trying to pick up any extra shift that comes available to him. As you all know, I stay at home and don't have an income that will help us. If we really want…

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Added by Samantha Roberts on August 13, 2016 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Find Eldercare that Speaks Your Language

Recent demographic numbers have revealed that in Canada, approximately 29% of seniors (aged 65-84) were not born in Canada, considerably higher than the national average among non-seniors at 17%. While many came here earlier in life to find work and begin their families, others immigrated to Canada later on, often in order to be with children and grandchildren. As these seniors reach an age when they need assistance due to conditions such as dementia, arthritis, or visual impairment, it can…

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Added by Angela Smith on August 5, 2016 at 4:42am — No Comments

Living life on default mode

When I look at my phone, I see all the apps that I use the most on my first screen. I took all those factory apps that I never use and stuck them in a folder so I could have more room, and put the apps that I have to have but rarely use on a secondary screen. At the time, I thought of this as me staying organized, but after reading this piece on…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 1, 2016 at 6:35am — No Comments

Please go home, Mom

Sometimes, I work late.



It's not intentional, but things happen, and I work a little later than I originally intended to. It's not frequent, as I am a huge advocate of the work/life balance for my employees, and I believe in setting a good role model for them and showing them that I don't work late (at least…

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Added by Lauren Markman on July 1, 2016 at 7:59am — No Comments

Dinner Party for Slackers | Slacker Mom’s Guide to Dinner Parties

I love to host dinner parties, but I really don’t like doing all the work. My husband is this huge foodie. I make a gourmet meal almost every day. To be honest, I like to eat well, and he does do his fair share of the cooking, but after a while, I’m over it! (Especially when he NEVER does the dishes, even when he cooks.) So over my many years of entertaining…

I have come up with a few tips and tricks to pull off an outstanding spread, while making my guests…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on June 22, 2016 at 7:51am — No Comments

Trying to stay put

We are about to move homes. Although my husband and I have moved lots of times together (we're experts at purging and packing), I've recently realized that this is the third time we've moved since having our son.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 1, 2016 at 6:44am — No Comments

Moving back home

Sometimes I tease my Mom about her home (sorry, Mom), because she maintains two guest bedrooms that are reserved for her grandchildren to stay with her whenever they want. I tease her because I know it takes a lot of work to keep up her home, but she does a lovely job with it. And, my son absolutely loves the idea that he has his own bedroom at his Nana's house.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 31, 2016 at 6:36am — No Comments

Home Sweet Home - Free Printable

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have just discovered how much I enjoy creating printables.

So today I have a new printable for you – a little colorful addition to your home.

We all know there is no place like home, so this printable aims to make your nest a little cozier and happier.

You can click on…

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Added by Irina on May 26, 2016 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Most Effective Natural Substances to Remove Sun Tan

Sun Tan is unavoidable thing when you want to enjoy beaches and open park. For kids you can not apply the intense sunscreen lotion. Also these chemicals can be harsh on your skin over a regular use.

There are less known natural ingredients which work best for sun tan removal.

1. Fuller's Earth: Its a clay like material rich with minerals. Works like wonders on all your skin problems like acne, wrinkles, pimples, dark patches and sun tan. Its earthly smell is…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on May 19, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Eating During Labor | Is it okay to eat during labor? New episode of BLABBERMOM |

Did your hospital or midwife allow eating during labor? Most of us MomCavers weren’t allowed to eat once we arrived at the hospital. The reasoning behind this (barbaric, in our opinion) practice is that in an emergency, general anesthesia may be used and any food eaten could aspirate into the lungs. While this may be a concern in very rare cases, most laboring moms are doing the most physically demanding work of their lives and could use some sustenance.

Last fall,…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on May 11, 2016 at 11:54am — No Comments

Cleaning Hacks for Slackers | SLACKER MOM’S Guide to Housekeeping

Last minute playdate with a sancti-mommy? Surprise visit from your mother-in-law? Never fear. SLACKER MOM is back with a brand-new episode.  In this video, we share our cleaning hacks, some serious and some… not so much. Because you’re already keeping tiny humans alive. Who has time to clean?

 Cleaning Hacks for Slackers | SLACKER MOM’S Guide to Housekeeping…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on April 26, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

What is Licorice and what are its health benefits?

An Ancient Herb Licorice:

Licorice also known as Liquorice or in Sanskrit: Yashtimadhu. Its botanical name is "Glycyrrhiza glabra" is and old Indian Herb known for its various health benefits.

Here in Picture are the sticks of Licorice

Its originally grown in Sub Tropical and hot…

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Added by Sapana Vibhandik on April 21, 2016 at 12:02pm — No Comments

How to Incorporate Pastels into Your Home Decor. EASILY.

Pastels have never really excited me. I've always appreciated a strong hue. A boldstatement. Or at the very least, a good neutral. But then Spring 2016 emerged with a cotton candy, lemonade, blue sky, baby blush color palette…

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Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on April 17, 2016 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Prepare Your Garden for the Winter Season

The winter is fast approaching, and everybody is preparing themselves and their properties for the cold. Being prepared for…

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Added by Jane Wilson on April 13, 2016 at 10:28am — No Comments

How to Throw Your Tween a Crafting Party

Tween Girl turned 10!

If you have tweens, then you know how fickle they can be, especially when it comes to their birthday parties. In previous years, we have done small parties, classroom parties, movie parties, Chuck E. Cheese parties and big parties with family.

I was SUPER excited about this year's party because it involved things Tween Girl and I both love: Crafts!…

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Added by Tiffany Benyacko on March 30, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

Parenting Standards… Lowered. | Anna Lane on MomCave LIVE

Dear Parents I Used to Nanny For,

Twenty years, twenty pounds, and a marriage and two kids ago, I was your nanny. And I judged you. My parenting standards were based on unrealistic expectations. I knew nothing of the shit storm that is parenting. While I made bewildered mental notes about the state of your home, the behavior of your children, and your fashion choices, you were keeping actual human beings alive. I apologize.

I have seen the light. And so has Anna Lane, who…

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Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on March 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

How to Easily Create Beautiful Chalkboard Lettering {+ FREE PRINTABLES}

Almost two years ago, I wrote out my “Mommy Motto” verse on a little chalkboard in my kitchen, doing my best to use my prettiest “scripty” print on it. While my handwriting isn’t…

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Added by Kishona Lape on March 15, 2016 at 10:01am — No Comments

DIY Your Own Wall Art (Instead of Spending a Small Fortune)

We haven't lived in our apartment long and therefore I am still in the process of decorating it (does that process ever end, though?). It's an industrial loft with very high ceilings and all white walls so for me, a lover of art, color, and texture, getting the place…

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Added by Terina Nicole McKinney on March 2, 2016 at 9:48pm — No Comments

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