Tag: Household Tips and Tricks

Kitchen Kids: Lemon Cheesecake Pie

Kitchen Kids: Lemon Cheesecake Pie

I am a firm believer that kids need to know their way around a kitchen, not only because it’s a necessary life skill, but also because it helps them to feel capable and that they can accomplish Things of Awesome. This dessert—Lemon Cheesecake Pie—is a […]

How to Remove Sharpie from All the Things

How to Remove Sharpie from All the Things

There’s a little something floating around Pinterest that tells you all the magical ways to remove permanent (Sharpie) marker from different surfaces. It looked like just the thing for the Pinterest Busters to test. Removing Sharpie from clothing using hand sanitizer? One of our Pinterest […]

How to Set Up an Extra Chores Extra Cash System for Your Kids

How to Set Up an Extra Chores Extra Cash System for Your Kids

Sometimes knowing how to handle allowances with kids is a struggle. There can be disagreement about kids helping out with work simply because they are part of the family versus paying kids to do things (because you realize as an adult, you can do it […]

Why I Pay My Kids An Allowance To Do Chores

Why I Pay My Kids An Allowance To Do Chores

  Whether or not to pay kids an allowance is one of those parenting things that generally puts people on one side of a fence or the other. And trust me, I’ve seen both sides of the fence. I mean, it wasn’t so long ago […]

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly

You all. I’m here to tell you about the best lunch ever: fried peanut butter and jelly. Fried peanut butter and jelly is the awesome lunch that I grew up on. I still love this lunchtime treat, and my kids do, too. It’s like peanut […]

Will Vicks in a Wax Tart Warmer Relieve Congestion?

Will Vicks in a Wax Tart Warmer Relieve Congestion?

  My kids are, and always have been, crazy for Vicks. According to them, Vicks is the miracle cure for everything. If they could eat it with a spoon, they probably would. On the other hand, I don’t much care for Vicks, but I am […]

The #1 Reason Time Savers Don’t Work

The #1 Reason Time Savers Don’t Work

“It’s funny, she said, “I have a bread machine, a laundry machine, a dishwasher, a slow cooker, and a dozen apps on my phone to help me save time…and yet I don’t have any time to spare. How did moms keep it all together 50 […]

I’m Done Cleaning My House For You

I’m Done Cleaning My House For You

I’m going to let you in on a dirty little secret. The last time we had friends over to visit, I didn’t clean behind my oven. I. Know. Crazy that I would forget that, right? Actually, not really. See, I’ve noticed there’s a sort of […]