The Kid Clothes Survey and Results

do other people struggle with kids clothes too? yes, yes they do.

A few months ago I wrote a post on how to declutter your closet and another on what to do with tee shirts. But kids clothes are tricky! Before I write a post on that topic, I wanted to see the situation in your homes so I posted a survey on our facebook page. Here we go: The Kid Clothes Survey and Results. If you haven't filled it out yet, you can do so below. But first, What is so tricky … [Read more...]

Non-Stuff Things to Organize

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With our 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS decluttering challenge this year, I’ve been thinking a lot about decluttering the areas of life that aren’t stuff-ish. The stuff that nags on you like emails or your cleaning schedule that NEED to be organized and worked out.   For me, having a flexible schedule and check off lists helps me stay in check. Once I get away from that, I get overwhelmed and … [Read more...]

Mid-Season Growth Spurt? Old Navy to the Rescue!

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This past weekend I tackled the kids closet for the 40 BAGS 40 DAYS challenge and realized AHH! They have no pants! (That don’t look like floods, that is.) Do your kids always have a growth spurt mid-season? I feel like mine always do. While my youngest is styling with more jeans than I have, the older two needed some new ones. I heard Old Navy is having a Kids & Baby Sale, so we headed … [Read more...]

How to Tackle a Project When You Have Kids

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Recently we tackled a huge painting project around here that took two weeks and involved almost half of our house. We have three kids (3.5, 2.5, and 1) but try not to let that stop us from tackling home projects. I’ve been asked by several people how we can did it with them around. It’s tricky and not how I would want to live life on a normal basis! But if you space your projects out and don’t … [Read more...]

You Have Your Hands Full

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I’m going to take a second to call you out. You ready? I don’t like when you stop me in the grocery store (or yesterday, the post office) and tell me I have my hands full. When I hear that phrase, I hear these implications behind it: You have too many kids. You look like a hot mess. You look frazzled. You have bitten off more than you can chew. You have lost all control. You have too many … [Read more...]

Sippy Cup Storage

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When I posted my kitchen reveal (here, and here) with the new hardwood floors, I had two questions from readers concerning the lack of drawer hardware and where we keep the sippy cups. I noticed that you don’t have any hardware on your kitchen drawers? Is that for safety reasons for the kiddos? I actually didn’t realize this until you asked it, ha! Our drawers are the kind that have the … [Read more...]

Toddlers

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I have to get some thoughts out of my head. I feel like I’m losing my ever-lovin’ mind lately. I feel like my fuse is an inch long and my patience is tested daily hourly minutely. I am wearing a bib (per my kid’s instructions). I just found a lovely masterpiece on the wall done in crayon. I just refilled my coffee cup. Ben is climbing on my shoulder singing “bee-yowk! bee-yowk!” (milk! milk!). … [Read more...]

Our Daily Schedule

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I asked on our facebook what you’d like me to post about, and one of our readers left the following comment: I need to hear from other moms of 3 or more children - on how they maintain/keep up with house and balance time for themselves and their family. I am drowning these days and it doesn’t help that I have an infant waking up a lot through the night!!! Yawn!!!!!! I love this idea and … [Read more...]

Be My Sloppy Valentine

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Valentine’s Day snuck up on me, did it do the same for you?! Lily’s at an age (almost 3) where she’s starting to understand holidays. Christmas was a blast, and she’s been talking about hearts and love and giving people Valentines. I feel bad, I wanted to start getting stuff up early and go all out, but with three under three, two toddlers with opposite nap schedules (I’m not complaining – at … [Read more...]

Adam’s Baptism

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Last Sunday, our sweet Adam Joseph was baptized! Here are some pictures of the day. Here we are with Adam’s Godparents: Doug’s sister Bonnie and her husband Scott. Afterwards we had a little get together at our house with our families. Doug’s family was sick, so they were unable to come. :( Lots of delicious food! Fettuccini alfredo with chicken and broccoli, salad, garlic bread, … [Read more...]