If you have kids in sports (or multiple kids, in multiple sports) then you know how fun and also stressful it can be. Running this way and that from one field to another can be challenging but it’s also so rewarding to see your kids enjoying themselves playing whatever their chosen sport is. As your kids get older and more competitive then their time commitments increase, and so do yours. These seasons can get quite stressful if you are not prepared, but you are in luck because we have polled all of our sports moms and narrowed down the ten best tips and tricks to help you survive this season, and all of those to come.
If you’re like us, you’re crazy for nut butters! Creamy, crunchy, flavored, unflavored, in smoothies, on fruit, or by the spoonful — nut butters make the perfect addition to any snack.
But what we don’t like about nut butters are the additives, preservatives, and price tag — a jar of organic almond butter can easily set you back $10! And when you’re adding the delicious spread to everything, this habit can get quite expensive.
The solution? Make it yourself! With a few kitchen supplies, ingredients, and time, you can easily whip up your very own nut butters, customized exactly to your tastes and preferences!
Spring has sprung and summer is just around the corner. With the nicer weather in full swing you may be feeling the urge to get a good deep cleaning done around your house. Here at Daily Mom we certainly are! Sometimes spray bottles, paper towels and the handy old broom and dustpan just aren’t going to cut it. When you really want your deep cleaning to be effective sometimes you need to turn to the use of cutting edge high-tech cleaning accessories. Today, we have rounded up some of the essential and amazing pieces of machinery that will help you take this spring to the next level!
Treat Mom this Mother’s Day to a delicious spritzer (or two or three or four!) made with our favorite drink mixers from Powell and Mahoney. This company takes drinks to the next level, with all natural ingredients – made of only the purest, finest juices, essential oils and pure cane sugar, and we really cannot speak highly enough of these products. We’ve taken classic drink recipes and given them a spritzy twist to add some refreshment to your Mother’s Day. They’re each perfect for a brunch (think: amped up mimosa), lunch, or barbecue, and no matter what the venue for your Mother’s Day celebration, it will be pure perfection with the addition of these spritzers!
It’s spring, and besides seeing lots of flowers bloom, bird nests everywhere, and parks filled with kids, you’re probably also seeing For Sale signs on every street corner. It’s prime time for putting your house on the market. If your family is ready to take the leap from homeowner to home seller, then we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up some ways to get your home in tip top shape for showings and open houses this spring. All of our tips are geared towards staging your home for little or next to nothing out of your pocket. Before you pull out the big guns of total kitchen remodels or professional home staging services, see what you can do yourself with a few weekends of work, a little bit of cash, and a whole lot of motivation to sell.
Spring has sprung, and why not celebrate with some new decor for your house! We’ve already covered your bedrooms, bathrooms and every where in between, but what about your kids’ bedrooms or the playroom? Those rooms get lots of use, so we have rounded up some of our favorite new spring pieces and accessories that can really had a punch of spring and also withstand the use of kids! These pieces will not only look beautiful but will last and be functional as well, so let’s get decorating!
You’ve been waiting all winter long to whip out your green thumb, to visit the nursery and pick out your favorite flowers and seeds, to feel the cool soil between your fingers, and to let the sun warm your back. It’s finally time, and you’re just about to drop the exact number of microscopic seeds into a perfectly measured hole when you’re startled by a happy yell and an ice cold stream of water pummeling your back, knocking you over and sending the organic seeds flying through the air. In your garden zen, you forgot for a moment that you have a toddler.
Whether you have a half acre garden or a raised square foot bed, one toddler or three, you can still happily tend to your garden this year with your toddler underfoot. Here are some ways to garden alongside your little one with less stress and less mess.
As busy moms, shuttling kids from activity-to-activity with an ever-growing to-do list, it can be easy to neglect maintenance on your car. The integrity of your tires is arguably one of the most important aspects of keeping you and your family safe on the road. New brakes, suspension upgrades, the latest crumple technology all become trivial when you’re riding on a worn set of tires. Luckily, your car’s tires are one of the easiest parts of your car to monitor and maintain (no need to poke around under your hood or stain your hands with motor oil). Below we’ve got tips on tire safety moms can easily and quickly follow to ensure your family’s safety on the road, as well as some basic tire information you should know.
If you are on a mission to rid your house of unwanted chemicals, a great first place to start is your cleaning cabinet. There are many excellent natural cleaning products out there on the market that not only look great but are very expensive. While these products are great to have on hand, why not save yourself some money and make some at home? We’ve already addressed all the amazing uses of vinegar when it comes to cleaning, but did you know that baking soda has almost as many surprising and natural uses? Baking soda is non-toxic, multi-purpose and CHEAP and can be used in cleaning, baking, cooking, and even medicinally.
If you’ve had a busy day and find yourself frantically trying to come up with something quick and tasty to make for dinner, our Asian beef chips and rice will leave your family asking for seconds, and quickly become one of your go-to recipes for years to come.
As the new flowers grow and weather starts to warm up, we often get the itch to make some changes in our house. If you have had the same bedding and bath towels since before the kids were born, it’s time to be out with the old and in with the new! We have gathered some of our favorite pieces of spring decor for the bedroom and bathroom that can have a major impact on a small budget- and we are thrilled to share them with you today!
Spring is here and what better way to welcome the warmer weather and changing of seasons than by freshening up your decor! Fall and winter are all about the warm fabrics and darker, comforting colors, but spring is about new life, brightness, and color. Most of us can’t redo our entire decor, but just by adding in a fresh coat of paint, some accessories, rugs or throw pillows you can change up a whole room so it feels fresh and new. We have gathered some of our favorite and inexpensive ways to liven up your decor just in time for spring and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Ahhh Spring break: drinks in hand, beach sand between our toes, a teeny swim suit on. Oh wait, that was Spring Break, pre-kids. Now-a-days it’s sprinkler time, noodle crafts, and play dates, but just because we have babies now doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a warm spring evening cocktail! For this Spring Break, we have taken three classic drinks: the cosmopolitan, a bloody mary and the margarita and changed them up a bit. We have taken some of our favorite mixers and liquors and combined them with a twist to each drink and made them unique, and more suited for spring break! So after the kids are in bed, try one of these unique drinks and just imagine you are on the beach instead of in your backyard.
When life gives you snow, make ice cream! This cool treat will turn a snow day into a very sweet memory. It tastes delicious and only takes about 5 minutes to make. There’s no need for an ice cream maker, blender or food processor, heavy cream, or refined sugar. This ice cream has a soft-serve consistency that will make you and your kids want to peek out your window and wish for more snow.
Are you searching for something to make for dinner that is fun and unique? Maybe you have a pizza night each week and just can’t agree on toppings that everyone is happy with? Personal pizzas are fun to make and easier than you might imagine–not to mention, delicious! These pizzas have a delicious thin crust that will have you reminiscing of the famous personal pizzas from your favorite pizzeria in Florence.