Summer Survival Guide for Mom

Summer is officially here and you have a few months before the next school year begins. If you’re like most moms, the next several weeks will likely include entertaining your children (and their friends), possibly entertaining your neighbors, and in the midst of that, finding a few moments for yourself. So what’s a busy mom to do when she’s staring at two full months of fun and entertainment, Read more ...

6 Creative Uses for Paper Towels

Paper towels are a must-have in the kitchen for cleaning up spills, but did you know they come in handy for a few other things as well? Here are six creative uses for paper towels that can help you get through a day, and even save you a few bucks. 1. Keep greens and herbs fresh. Lettuce, herbs, chard and other greens tend to wilt in the fridge. Add a moist paper towel to the bag you keep them in Read more ...

10 Life Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Being a mom is a tough job, and with four kids, I was always in search of ways to streamline my schedule and make life run a little more smoothly. Now that my kids are older and almost on their own, I miss the chaos, to be honest. But I’m so thankful for the tips, tricks and hacks I learned along the way that helped keep me sane while I had four little munchkins under foot. Here are my favorite Read more ...

Creative Cash Gifts for Grads

Before you start writing checks for all those “Congratulations, Graduate” cards this year, consider something a little more creative. While it’s true that cash is the number one gift of choice for graduates, you could have some fun passing the buck(s) on to your favorite students with these creative cash gifts for grads ideas. First, don’t think that giving cash has to be in the form Read more ...

The Best Anti-Aging Secret the Beauty Industry Doesn’t Talk About

Wear sunscreen—that’s the number one anti-aging secret and the best thing you can do to slow down the aging effects of the sun. And now that summer is right around the corner, sunscreen is particularly important, not just on beach days, but every day that you plan to venture outside and spend any amount of time under the sun’s harmful rays. Most people understand how important sunscreen Read more ...

5 Reasons Moms Deserve a Month Instead of a Day

  Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and people everywhere are making plans to celebrate their moms next Sunday—and this is great! But I’m going to be honest with you: A day to celebrate Mom just isn’t enough. Motherhood is hard. Easily the hardest job I’ve ever had. As much as I love my four kids, being their mom, mommy, mother or personal ATM (and taxi driver) can be Read more ...

How to Make a Terrarium (and Celebrate Your Earthy Side)

To celebrate the arrival of spring and all things turning green this month, we decided to bring a bit of the outdoors inside by creating our own terrariums. First the basics: A terrarium is a mini indoor garden in a glass container. The plants require low maintenance and are perfect for people who don't have the time to care for a garden or just don't have a green thumb (like a few of us on Read more ...

The Eggs Have It: Creative Ways to Decorate Eggs

Egg decorating is the perfect time to let your creativity run wild. Start with the basic inexpensive kits, like those from Paas or Dudley and then improvise. Instead of splurging on fancy kits, find things around your house and be all sorts of artistic when you decorate eggs. Here’s how to add some flair to your Easter eggs. Dye eggs while they’re still warm. It’ll help the dye to Read more ...