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Dani

Dani lives in North Carolina with her two preschoolers. She is a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom who loves to clean and organize anything and everything. Her happiness is found in Jesus, days at the spa, and combating dark chocolate peanut butter cups with everyday workouts at the gym. She owns a wedding, lifestyle, and freelance photography business, Dani Nicole Photography.

6 Steps to a Perfect Pantry

The pantry is one of the most used areas in your kitchen, especially if you have kids who love to eat! Chances are it’s overrun by countless boxes of granola bars, expired spices, ten bags of half eaten chips, and cereal boxes mixed in amongst cans of soup and stale crackers. Take back control of your kitchen by following these 6 easy steps to a more organized and perfect pantry!

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Lactation Cookies

Looking for a way to help boost your breast milk supply? Sure, there are herbs and teas you can try, but wouldn’t it be awesome if eating cookies could make you more milk? Well, they can! Packed full of healthy ingredients that are shown to increase breast milk production, these yummy cookies will not only make you smile, but will keep your baby happy and satisfied as well.

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Budget Basics for Busy Moms

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We all know how easy it is to spend the money we’ve been blessed with. We are pros at loading up our Target cart every week and hitting up the mall each season for a new wardrobe. But are you good at keeping track of all those purchases? Do you really know how much money you are bringing in each month versus how much money is going out? Are you confident in your money management skills? Do you have a budget that works for you and your family? If not, we are here to help! We will teach you the basics of setting up a monthly budget, as well as how to stick to that budget, which is the key to your financial success.

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Juggling After School Activities

School is almost back in session. You pull out your calendar, wistfully flip past the empty summer months pages, and get ready to fill up your days again. You know that even when the school day is over, your day is far from over. Once you hustle the kids in the door from the bus, grab them a bite to eat, and make them do a few pages of homework, next come the piano lessons, soccer practice, and Boy Scout meetings. Take a deep breath Mom. Let’s start the school year off right by learning how to juggle those after school activities with ease!

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Visitors are Coming! Fake a Clean House FAST

Your phone beeps with a new text. Your mother-in-law is in the area and would love to stop by to see you and the kids. She knows it’s short notice, but you won’t mind, of course. You love unplanned visitors. You sneak a glance around your home and cringe at the sight of Legos littering the floor, dirty dishes on the counter, dust bunnies in the corner, and shoes piled by the door. Don’t panic! Here’s how to fake a clean home when visitors are just minutes away.

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Keeping up with the Baby Book

It’s on every baby registry checklist. Everyone tells you to get one. So you do. You sit in your new plush glider, the smell of freshly painted walls engulfing you, turning the blank, crisp pages of the most beautiful baby book you spent five hours researching. You have every intention to fill up that book until it’s bursting at the seams. One month later, you’re sitting in that same glider, with puffy, sleep-deprived eyes, spit up stains on a shirt that hasn’t been changed in three days, holding a screaming newborn, with the treasured baby book shoved in the back of a closet, all good intentions long forgotten. There’s hope Mom! We’re here to help make your dream of having a full, up-to-date baby book a reality.

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10 Tips: Bath Time Fun for Everyone

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Bath time is an essential part of any child’s routine. While some kids just love splashing away, others are more hesitant. And of course, since kids are kids, they may love washing up one night, and hate it the next. Daily Mom has rounded up some tips, tricks, and gear for making your next bath night one to remember!

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Managing Toy Clutter

Managing Toy Clutter

Blocks, toy cars, stuffed animals, balls, books, dolls, and lincoln logs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the toys laying around every toddler-infested household. While the kids just love watching Thomas and his friends choo-choo their way through the living room, mom is trying to rack her brain with ways to make those trains magically disappear without a tantrum. We love to watch our kids enjoy the toys that they have been blessed with. We just don’t love seeing our oriental rug buried beneath a train track and a tea party. Here are some mom-friendly and toddler-friendly ways to manage and conceal that toy clutter.

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