All Blog Posts Tagged 'home' (325)

Being broke can be a blessing.





I used to make a lot of money, though  I didn't realize it at the time. That 20/20 hindsight can really burn some days.   I was doing really well for myself and for my family financially, but  I wasn't happy. I wasn't in love with my job anymore, and I tried to compensate by spending the money I was making. Writing at Starbucks, yoga, the gym, spas, masks, and spoiling my family.  When we found out we were expecting another little one, I decided I needed to make a change. I know…

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Added by bobbi keener on October 27, 2014 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

An Overview on Top Waxing At Home Products

Waxing, just like tweezing, can hurt. However, the pain usually comes with the strips and not due to removal of individual hairs. The waxing process is better than hair remover gels or creams because they don’t have unwanted smell. Also, waxing doesn’t give you nasty red rashes. The bikini line as well as the legs isn’t left with cuts and nicks, unlike the aftermath of shaving. Over-the-counter waxes include paraffin and beeswax and they come in containers which can be heated easily. You can…

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Added by Julia Gomes on October 19, 2014 at 7:03am — No Comments

Creating an exit strategy

My son wants to live with the firefighters. He has told me numerous times about his plans to live at the fire station and be in charge of fixing the trucks with special tools. He told me he doesn't want to fight the fires, but he does want to be able to slide down the pole.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Home Sweet (Organized) Home

Last year when we decided I would leave work and stay home to care for my mom and kids, one thing became immediately apparent…

Order was needed.

Some kind of system to find stuff and put stuff where stuff belonged after stuff was being looked for and stuff was not found. Another thing also became achingly apparent… we had a lot of… shi.. I mean, stuff!

There were homework supplies on the kitchen table. Fast food (yeah, yeah, we go there!) toys in the…

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Added by Tali Studley on October 3, 2014 at 5:02pm — No Comments

My Son's Turquoise Room

What color is your kid's room?

It's time to show of L's turquoise room for the Blue Cottage House Tour! I didn't want a blue room for him and absolutely love this color.

Blue Cottage House Tour: Landon’s Turquoise…

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Added by Dagmar Bleasdale on September 14, 2014 at 12:27pm — 2 Comments

Why #ichoose Scentsy

Before I joined Scentsy I was struggling working 2 jobs and practically homeless. After some mis-communication over parking tickets my husband and I decided to work on our marriage. One of the things I made clear was that I wanted to be independent and continue to work from home, but also make money from home.  The kids were in daycare and my…

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Added by Victoria Sconion on September 3, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Families interrupted by work

As soon as I got pregnant, two things started happening right away:

  1. Other mothers started telling me pregnancy- and child-related horror stories. (Seriously, why do women do this?)
  2. I was treated a little differently at…
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Added by Lauren Markman on September 3, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

Planning Ahead, Birthday Edition

Trying to plan a birthday party with 3 kids running around is rough. Today, I am sharing my planning methods that help me to be stress free and enjoy the planning process!

 My daughter is turning 5 this December. I plan birthday parties months ahead of time because I get everything  done without worrying about spending too much all at once, not finding certain decorations or anything I need at our local stores, making sure I order what I need with enough time to get here and send back…

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Added by Celeste Avina-Wilson on August 27, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Bad Sides to Having a Tile Floor

When it comes to tile flooring, people have countless opportunities to pick the right one for them. There are just so many kinds and types of tile flooring that some people just can’t make up their minds on one and they end up with a serious mess. We must admit that the nice tile floor has a lot of…

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Added by Jane Wilson on August 6, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Valuable Duct Maintenance Tips

The air is a source of live and we practically can't live without it. Without the amazing oxygen our life on this planet would be practically impossible. But we can't help but notice, that nowadays the quality of the air we breathe in has decreased significantly. This…

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Added by Jane Wilson on August 1, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

Must Do Home Projects for the Spring

The spring is both a beautiful and a dangerous season, and it's fast approaching in Australia. From one side there's the beauty of the nature, because this is the time when the trees start blossoming and getting back to life, which makes everything look quite…

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Added by Jane Wilson on July 17, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

Decorating - What is your home Decor?

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable…



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Added by Debby on July 16, 2014 at 12:54pm — No Comments

How to Control the Slugs in Your Garden

Taking care of a garden is a huge responsibility, but it's also the best possible way to get healthy vegetables and fruits without any chemicals in them. Also, many people think of the gardening as a hobby and something to do in their free time. Many of the people we…

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Added by Jane Wilson on July 11, 2014 at 4:25am — 1 Comment

Instagram Launches All New Creative Tools Suite

Instagram has taken the Internet by storm, and their latest update means you now have access to an entire new suite of tools to help you promote and increase brand recognition for your blog. For those of you who don’t use Instagram as actively as others, Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing,…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on June 25, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Daddies becoming Mommies (kind of)

When I was little, I had a stay-at-home Mom. She was home to give me a snack after school, took care of me when I was sick and spent hours devoting time to the PTA and the community to make a better life for us. (Thanks, Mom!) My Dad worked long hours, spent time working on the yard on the weekends and drove us to family functions on the weekends. (Thanks, Dad!)…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 11, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

6 Incredible Facts About Germs That Will Shock You!

WARNING: The following information is not recommended for people with weak hearts. What you are about to read can create an instant urge to run to the sink and clean your hands in anxiety.

  1. The Toilet: Did you know…
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Added by Joanna Johnson on April 29, 2014 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

Favorite Multi-Sensory Sight Word Activities

When learning how to read and spell, children respond best to hands-on strategies.  What better way to practice sight words than to use materials that will engage the visual, tactile, kinesthetic, and auditory senses.

Here is a list of my students’ and my own boys’ favorite ways to practice sight words and spelling.  Check out astutehoot.com for even more great learning ideas for parents and teachers!

1.  Sand or Salt…

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Added by Jennifer Zoglman on April 22, 2014 at 7:23pm — No Comments

The Perks of Being a Mom

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It's no secret that parenting is hands-down one of THE hardest jobs on the planet.  There are days when you love it and days when you want to turn in your notice and walk right out the door.  The pay is…

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Added by Jennifer Marshall on March 13, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

20 Fun Ways to Teach Children Their Colors

Did you know that you can teach your child how to sort by color without spending a ton of money?  Look around your house and you can easily find a wide variety of items that you can use to teach your child their colors.  For example you can use cereal, gummy bears, articles of clothing, blocks, construction paper, and a variety of other object around…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 4, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

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