Creating a Babysitting Notebook

This is the final post in the Back to School Series. The last post I talked about how you can have your family room double as a playroom in a way that works for both the kids and the adults. Check it out here. Today I’m talking about a babysitting notebook. A...

Using Your Family Room as a Playroom

Not many of us have the space to be able to have a separate family room and playroom so here are two ways that you can effectively have one space function as both. CHOOSE DOUBLE DUTY FURNITURE The first thing to do is to choose furniture that can be adapted for...

How to Create a Family Drop Zone

Most people have some place in their home where as they walk in they drop what they came in with. This could be your purse, the mail, keys, or the kids backpacks. This spot is your family’s ‘drop zone’. Oftentimes this spot is considered a clutter hotspot that you...

Get Organized for a Road Trip

Are you planning a road trip this summer? If so, here are some tips on how to stay organized while on the road. First, decide what vehicle you will use for the trip. Think about how many passengers there will be and suitcases. Once you know which vehicle you will be...

Weekly Meal Planning

Planning your meals out the week ahead can help you save some time and money. What I usually do is is write out the days of the week and under each day of the week write out Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, and Dinner. If you would like your own copy of my meal planning...

Is this expired? Let’s talk Food Safety

Have you ever asked yourself, “Hmm, I wonder if this chicken is still okay to cook, does it expire?” If you have then you are like many of us. We go shopping and fill up our fridge and freezer with food for our family and then try to use it before it goes bad. Or we...