Raising Children

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How We Changed Our Morning Routine

How We Changed Our Morning Routine

  My daughter is in a constant state of motion. This is not a new thing for her. It actually started from the minute she was conceived. While I was pregnant I never had to do kick counts, as she was ALWAYS moving in my tummy. After she was born, things were no different. She has never slept well (probably…
The Checklist Fairy

The Checklist Fairy

I'm a sucker for checklists. I think I've mentioned it before, but one of my favorite movies is an ABC Family Original movie called Lucky 7, when she writes something on her to do list, then does it right away, and then checks it off, all within about 2 minutes. That is me. I have several different checklists I use…
Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Review

Hot Wheels Wall Tracks Review

Hello! Have we met? I'm the Organized Mom. Which means, I kinda can't stand clutter. What comes with kids when they are playing with all their toys? A whole lotta mess, that's what. That's why when I saw Hot Wheels Wall Tracks, I had to have it. Immediately. We purchased our first set from Target and gave it to my…

Solution for Kid’s Messes

If your kids are anything like mine, they constantly leave things out.  No matter how many times I say "Don't leave your things out" it happens time and time again.  One day I saw something similar to this little project, and I've been meaning to do it for months! It's finally here, and you can download the files to make…
Feature Friday – School Station by Sarah

Feature Friday – School Station by Sarah

Hi! My name is Sarah, I am CEO of Veggie Kids, an online site providing nutrition and meal ideas for busy families, and a full time mom of three boys. I need all the organizational help I can get!  Having a second child enter elementary school this past year I knew I was going to be bogged down with papers, take-home…
School Break Organization

School Break Organization

All right, friends. I know for most of you Christmas break has begun. But, before you put your feet up I am going to give you one little piece of advice. It's a good one; you'll be thanking me later. Before you get in deep with the holiday festivities, go check your kids lunch boxes in their backpacks. Chances are…
Cookie Sheet Crafting

Cookie Sheet Crafting

It has begun. Winter is once again keeping us inside, and I can feel myself being pulled toward turning on yet another television show. If I have to watch one more episode of Yo Gabba Gabba I'm going to... Well, I'm going to watch it of course. Yo Gabba Gabba rocks. But, it would be nice to have some structured craft time…
Teach Kids How to Organize

Teach Kids How to Organize

As parents we are always on the lookout for teaching opportunities for our kids to learn skills that will help them for a lifetime.  Most of the time those opportunities naturally present themselves in everyday life.  For example: When a child leaves their toys out on the floor and someone accidentally steps on one and it breaks, it’s a hard…
Surviving Dinner One Question at a Time

Surviving Dinner One Question at a Time

Last night at dinner I spent over twenty minutes listening to my six and three year old aggressively debating which was the better movie: Barbie Fashion Fairytale or Barbie Princess Charm School. Someone please help me now. After banning the word Barbie from the table, the two set out to discuss which was the better pet, dogs or cats. Then they proceeded…
What to do With Leftover Halloween Candy

What to do With Leftover Halloween Candy

The day after Halloween I found my twelve year old stuffing Butterfinger chocolate bars in the side pocket of her backpack. She informed me they were for her math teacher at school, whom happened to announce to the class the day before Halloween they were his favorite. Remind me next year the day before Halloween to call dibs on all…