Like this? Then share it with your friends! When I was asked review Kleenex’s new products, I was already a Kleenex fan. But when I got the package in the mail, I was blown away! The new and improved packages were exactly what I needed to make my allergy-prone family more comfortable on-the-go. So what’s so great about new packaging? It’s the same old product, right? Not always… I couldn’t count how many boxes of Kleenex have been stepped on & broken open in my minivan, leaving the Kleenex strewn all over the place. This wasn’t an issue with the boxes themselves, it’s just a factRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! During my early childhood years, my mom was a WAHM, a Work At Home Mom. My dad owned his own business, and when work was scarce, my mom always took on extra work to make sure we had food on the table and a roof over our heads. Working from home allowed her the luxury of still being a mom, making sure we got to school on time and made it home safely again in the afternoon, and taxiing us around to our various school events and extracurricular activities. When my parents divorced, everything changed. My momRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! The beginning of school is quickly approaching, and my boys are getting excited about the first day of school. But how can we make going back to school safer and easier for kids these days? Here are my top 5 tips on making the kids feel safe and secure for the new school year: Make sure that the kids know their phone numbers and address. It takes time for the office staff to get student records in order, and you’ll want the kids to be able to contact you whether it be for a stomach ache or anRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! If you’re like me, you’re the Mom (or Dad) Taxi, and you’re in the car most of the day every day of the week. Now I know what my mom went through when my sisters and I were younger. Running around town, getting one kid to this event and hustling over to the next event to pick a kid up. There are times when I don’t even get a chance to grab something to drink, let alone eat lunch. Ever wonder how you can make your time in the car more pleasant, or at least less stressful? HereRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I thought my kitchen was a safe haven for my family to enjoy our meals together. But did I get an awakening when I read some of the articles from the experts at the Home Food Safety website. The Home Food Safety website is dedicated to raising consumer awareness of how to handle food safely and avoid spreading foodborne illnesses and bacteria. Boy did it get my attention! Here are some quick tips that I found off the bat: Wash hands for 20 seconds with warm soapy water often Use a food thermometer to make sure you’re cooking food to theRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! One night I had a dream that we went on vacation. Don’t laugh, any of you with kids knows how pricey it gets to haul around a gaggle of screaming kids, not to mention the headaches of planning and execution of a so-called “relaxing vacation”. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to visit tropical places as much a the next gal, but is that practical with 3 boys, and a dad who says that “we’ll need a vacation from our vacation”? Back to my dream…it was fantastic, relaxing, and the kids were quietly humming in the backRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! I’ve been gone from my beloved blogging far too long. Just like other moms (and yes, dads), I have kid activities, school activities, work (even though I work from home) and house duties. On top of all that, I try to spend time with my kids. And busy or not, I also try to make sure my relationship with my wonderful husband stays strong. How do I fit it all in? I was recently asked that question by an overwhelmed new mom. She’s trying hard to figure out how to fit in a full-time job, make sure sheRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Last year, I saw this neat looking little gadget called NeatReceipts(made by NeatCo) in Costco for $125. I don’t usually splurge on myself (as my husband will attest to), so I passed it up because it seemed like a bit of a waste of money. Since I’m a true computer geek and I know a lot about scanning and OCR, I figured I could just do the same thing with my good old All-in-One and ReadIris OCR. When that didn’t work as well as I’d hoped, I asked my husband to buy me that cute little NeatReceipts package for Christmas. MyRead More →

Well, whadda ya know…I’m now a Purex Insider 😉 I think it’s cool that I’ll be getting samples of new products to test before the general public, don’t you? I just LOVE being special! But now more about Purex Crystals Softener. The box that this sample size bottle of Purex Crystals came in was really pretty and shiny blue. I guess they did their reasearch and realized that I’ve been partial to blue lately. I opened it up and there was this miniature bottle in it’s own little form-fitted foam case. The  bottle was SO adorable, how could I NOT love it? But I hadn’t ever used fabric softenerRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming! That’s the excitement that kids have at this time of year. Adults are usually thinking the same thing, except sometimes with not such an excited tone. We sometimes get “lost in the weeds” and can’t just enjoy the moment, mostly because of the stress caused by the activities this time of the year. So here are my favorite ways to relieve some of that stress so you can actually enjoy the holiday. Make a prioritized list Although some people believe that looking at that long list of “to-do’s” is even more stressful,Read More →