how to get stuff done when you have little kids

Great tips for how to get stuff done when you have little kids at home! Wish I'd read this years ago.

My youngest child is now five, but I remember what days were like back when I had more toddlers than hands to hold them with: the way walls got “decorated” on what felt like a daily bases, the way a mess could multiply in seconds, and the way it seemed like I could never, ever sit down long […]

more shows to watch now that Downton Abbey is over

Looking for something new to watch now that Downton Abbey is over? 20 more great shows like Downton (period pieces, British TV) + a link to 60 more!

A few years ago I compiled a mega-list of shows to watch if you love Downton Abbey, and it’s been really popular. Now that Downton is over (I can hardly believe it!), I decided to pull together a new list covering more period pieces, British TV shows, and other great movies with a Downton feel. If […]

how comparison steals our joy {and how to get it back}

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It’s happened before, but this time it started with shoes. Cute shoes. Booties, or wedges, or whatever you want to call them. I found a great deal online and ordered a pair on a whim, making sure I could return them when they (inevitably) hurt my feet. But when they arrived I was surprised to […]

DIY photo mounting for a cheap + easy gallery wall

Use this easy tip to space pictures on your wall perfectly! No more hammering in a bunch of nails trying to get things straight!

Mount large prints on dollar store foam core board for an easy, inexpensive way to create a large gallery wall. Also, learn the best way to get them spaced perfectly when you hang them! We moved into our new house last May and as of last week I still hadn’t hung one thing up on the […]

teach kids to fold laundry with this simple hack!

GENIUS! This simple cardboard folding helper makes it easy for kids fold their own clothes - what a great way to teach them to clean up. Click through to see how to make this laundry hack for $1.

I am a firm believer in teaching kids to do chores around the house, even when it’s easier to just do them yourself. However, there’s one chore I never have the little ones help with. (And no, it’s not loading the dishwasher – I’m not one of those people who won’t even let another adult touch […]

the best parenting hacks {products to make your life easier!}

These are genius! The best parenting hacks - products that will make your life with kids SO MUCH EASIER! I wish I'd had some of these when my kids were little.

So, I think we can all agree that parenting’s just kinda tough. Clothing, feeding, and caring for a tiny person (or two, or three, or more) is hard enough, but add in teaching her all the things she needs to know while navigating a landmine of legos and Barbie shoes and you now have a herculean task. […]

7 way to prepare your car for winter & a giveaway

I didn't know you could use a penny to tell if you need new tires! How to get your car ready for winter.

Winter driving can be a nightmare. Rain, snow, icy conditions and low visibility can make even a short trip nerve-wracking. I always tell my kids not to talk to me when I’m driving on snowy roads – I need all my attention for making sure we don’t slide off the road, which means there’s none left […]

20 coolest DIY play kitchen tutorials

Play kitchens are a great Christmas gift! Learn how to build your own toy kitchen with these 20 best play kitchen tutorials. Click through for ideas and instructions to make an easy cardboard kitchen, a custom wood kitchen, kitchens made from thrifted furniture, and more!

From a simple play kitchen in a box to a thrift store makeover, there are plenty of options for making your own inexpensive DIY play kitchen, and some of them aren’t as time consuming as you’d think! When my kids were younger I had a rule for what toys could live at our house: the kids […]