“I Need HOW Many Lights?” A Guide To Decorating Your Christmas Tree

“I Need HOW Many Lights?” A guide to decorating your Christmas Tree… I know I’m not the only frustrated Martha Stewart wanna-be who’s done the Decorating Walk Of Shame to the store at midnight, buying 16 more packages of lights for the tree because I ran out halfway through.  And you can’t stop–the thing is […]

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Organizing A Gift Wrap Central

  Organizing A Gift Wrap Central. I learned my lesson about a gift wrap closet years ago when I realized I was racing up the stairs from the basement to the second floor to wrap gifts that would then be hidden on the first floor.  It was around midnight on Christmas Eve that I finally […]

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Black Friday Shopping: What To Do With The Kids

Black Friday Shopping: What To Do With The Kids. I have a long-standing policy with the twins and Zoe: I don’t drag them from store to store all day, and they don’t set the paper towel aisle on fire when my back is turned.  Kids uniformly look miserable, cry, drag on Mom’s hand and eventually […]

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What To Do With A Bored Kid On Thanksgiving Day

What to do with a bored kid on Thanksgiving Day? Let’s face it.  Thanksgiving is filled with wonderful smells, laughter and the occasional hiss of “Jimmy!  For the last time, get OUT of the kitchen!”   For little kids not interested in football or how to make a flaky pie crust, it can stink.  Here’s 5 […]

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Your Complete “Fall Cleaning” Checklist

Your Complete “Fall Cleaning” Checklist. I stumbled across this excellent deep cleaning checklist–very handy because I actually do my major “Spring Cleaning” in the Fall. Before the debris of our lives gets dragged back into the house after the warmth of summer, I try to make every room as clean and spare as possible.  It’s easier to open […]

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5 Apps To Survive Your Family This Thanksgiving

5 Apps To Survive Your Family This Thanksgiving.  Oh, sure.  You love them.  We all love our family.  (Editor’s note: except for that weird guy who kept showing up every Thanksgiving and insisting we call him “Uncle Mort.”  I’ve known since I was 5 there is no brother named “Mort” on either side of the […]

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Halloween Party Decor Ideas

Halloween Party Decor Ideas. Desperate for some last minute, pretty ideas for your Halloween party? It’s not too late to look like you TOTALLY had this planned. Totally. If you’re planning a Halloween party and you’re desperate for some fresh new ideas, take a look through these images, and then click here for a free […]

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5 Free Halloween Decorating Ideas–Creepy, Cool, Clever

5 Free Halloween Decorating Ideas–Creepy, Cool, Clever. I passed by the adorable baby ornamental pumpkins in the grocery store today. It took every ounce of strength I had to not gather them all in my arms and croon, “you are all my children…” Ready for more Halloween decor ideas?   5 Free Halloween Decorating Ideas–Creepy, […]

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New Halloween Traditions: 5 Fun Ideas

New Halloween Traditions: 5 Fun Ideas. The importance of developing traditions together as a family has really hit me again since Zoe (our tempestuous 6 year old) started questioning our Halloween quirks and oddities. “Why do we have a Halloween tree?  Jane doesn’t have a Halloween tree.” “Adam and Peter across the street already haaaaave […]

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I Did Not Know That! The 5 Best Life Hacks Of The Week

I Did Not Know That! The 5 Best Life Hacks Of The Week. Why the 5 best life hacks of the week?  Because if there were ever a time we need more…um…time, it would be now as the frenzy of the Holidays ramps up.  One silly thing standing in your way of creating the Most […]

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