You’re expecting another child and, understandably, you’re concerned with how your older child will adjust to the new baby. It’s never too early to start preparing them for what’s to come. An easy place to start is with books!.. read more
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.
Looking to downsize your living space? Are you trying to be “greener” with regards to cost savings and environmental impact? Or maybe you are relocating and looking to rent before buying? There are many great reasons to downsize your home, but this can be a very intimidating process. Couple that with having a busy infant or toddler and you can feel that you are in over your head! You find yourself looking around at a house full of baby items, toys and clothes and thinking that this child has more stuff than your partner and you combined! How are you going take everything you’ve accumulated in a single family home and fit it in a small apartment? Not to fear – here are 7 ways to take the stress out of downsizing your home and maximizing the space for your baby.
In the sea of juvenile products, it is easy to get lost or get what’s convenient while sacrificing looks, quality and often price. However with just some minor research and patience, one can find solutions that are unique, beautiful and affordable. Luckily, you have us, Daily Moms, to do the job for you!
We would like to introduce you to 3 Sprouts, a company that makes being someone’s mother/organizer/cleaner-upper/chauffeur just a little more fun.
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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.
As busy moms ourselves, we know you don’t have time to spend standing over the kitchen sink at the end of the day, scraping and scrubbing stuck-on grease and food particles off of your cookware and oven racks. While scrapers and Brillo pads can help remove this annoying grime quickly, it could leave permanent scratches on your cookware. And powerful commercial dish soaps can contain questionable chemicals that you don’t want to use on your family’s dishes. We have a natural solution to one of life’s grimiest problems.
You love your pets. But you don’t love the messes they sometimes leave on your carpets and furniture. From hairballs to pee puddles, it can be a pain to find the right cleaner to eliminate these stains. With all of the products on the market today claiming to be the best pet stain remover, it can be a daunting and expensive task to find one that truly works. Not to mention many cleaners on the market have questionable chemicals in them. So, how do you eliminate pet stains naturally and effectively? Is that even possible? Yes! We have rounded up the best recipes for pet stain solutions for you!
With husbands, kids and pets, you might feel like it’s impossible to keep your house clean and your air and furniture smelling fresh. You probably find yourself washing throw blankets and pillows constantly to rid them of common odors. But what do you do with the things you can’t toss in the wash? Have you resorted to using common air and fabric fresheners, like Febreze or even Lysol? While these items might act as a quick fix to common household odor problems, they are probably doing your family more harm than good. Read on to find out why and how, with three simple ingredients, you can eliminate odor in your house naturally and safely.
It’s the season of warm weather, cottage country, camping trips and you guessed it….MOSQUITOES! Not to worry, all is well, Daily Mom is here to help you keep those pesky blood sucking insects at bay and let you enjoy a glorious summer.
You’ve done it! You (and your home) have made it through the long and daunting winter season, and you’re ready to begin preparing for the warmer spring and summer months. The fall and spring are prime times to get out your pen and paper and create a To-Do List, and we’re here to help with some things that should be done every spring, around your home.
It takes time to establish house rules with your family. Old habits are hard to break. It might have been difficult to get your husband to adopt the habit of taking his shoes off at the door when he was raised in a house where that wasn’t a rule. It might have been even more difficult to get your children to wash their hands before meals or to not eat in front of the TV when they’ve seen you or your husband breaking these rules from time to time. But hard work pays off, and you’ve finally found yourself and your family in harmony with the rules you find necessary to maintain your home. But how do you get your family to continue to follow and enforce those rules when guests arrive at your door? The following are some helpful tips on maintaining house rules with guests:
Browsing Pinterest for baby’s nursery inspiration, you’ve probably seen a million and one ideas. But many can be time-consuming, and as an expectant or new mom, you need a project that’s high-impact yet simple. A soft, whimsical way to add some color is with some Pom-Poms. You’ve seen them on Etsy, but have you ever thought of crafting your own? Check out this simple how-to for DIY Pom-Poms!
It’s the season of love! Whether that special someone in your life is your spouse, a dear friend, or even your child, go above and beyond this Valentine’s Day with a special gift that steps outside the boundaries of traditional flowers and chocolate. Here are our picks for unique and special gifts that you may just want to treat yourself to, as well.
Are you looking for an easy craft to either keep and cherish, or gift to grandparents? This simple project is fun, so involving your kids is possible and encouraged!
You’ve snagged the best realtor in the area. You’ve made a list of everything you’re looking for in your dream home. You’ve scoured every realty site for countless hours and mapped out the perfect route for a weekend jam packed full of showings. You are ready to jump head first into the daunting task of house hunting. There’s just one little problem: you couldn’t find a babysitter. While the thought of hours upon hours of viewing homes with your little ones in tow makes you want to throw in the towel before you even begin, fear not. While it’s not the ideal situation, with careful thought and planning, you can successfully house hunt with your kids. If you follow these helpful tips, finding your dream home can be a memorable and enjoyable family task.
Making a wreath is a fun tradition to challenge yourself artistically every year, and the materials are so affordable that it’ll leave you coming back, year after year!