Nesting: it’s that burst of energy you get sometime during the last month of your pregnancy. For some women it comes with the desire to cook, and for others it comes as the need to clean and organize, stock up on essentials, or “bed down” in preparation for the birth of your new baby. It can sometimes be hard to know where to start or how to use this great burst of energy to your best advantage. So, here are some ideas to help make your nesting period as productive as possible.
As busy moms, our car is our office. We log a lot of hours in that trusty vehicle, from carpooling the kids around, to grocery shopping and appointment hopping. People would be surprised at the kinds of things a mom can accomplish within the four doors of her car, from breastfeeding and changing diapers to potty training and time outs. With all the busyness that your car endures within your 24 hour workday, it’s bound to take a beating and get overloaded with clutter, trash, and stuff. Clock out for the day (or at least for a naptime), grab a Starbucks and some cleaning supplies, and give that four wheeled gas guzzler the cleaning and decluttering it deserves.
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!
Depending on where you live, back to school time may already upon you or, perhaps, just around the corner. Back to school means new clothes, school supplies, a stricter schedule and homework- sometimes lots of it. Homework is an essential element to school success because it helps to reinforce the concepts that have been taught in class. It also helps to strengthen that home-to-school connection, allowing parents to be aware of concepts that their children have been working on and shows them how well their kids understand these concepts. Certain topics, especially in the primary grades, can be lost on kids if they are not practicing them over time. Homework is one opportunity for this to happen so creating the best environment for your child to do their homework in is essential.
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.
3 Sprouts carries a line of unique, well designed and modern storage and child care solutions that can be personalized to everyone’s home, child’s personality and preference.
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.
Summertime is the season of shorts and tank tops, lemonade stands, backyard barbecues and… YARD SALES! As yard sale season commences, we have compiled a list of the very best secrets for a successful and profitable sale.
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.
Setting up house as a new homeowner can sometimes be a daunting task.The luxury of calling a maintenance man in case something breaks or leaks is gone, and certain tasks are extremely fixable with a little Google power, and the right tools. Below is our list of the essential items that every homeowner should have.
With Thanksgiving wrapping up and Christmas just around the corner you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed, but we have the perfect solution, our Stress-Free Christmas preparation list, to have you organized, relaxed and ready to enjoy every bit of the holidays with the ones that matter, your family.
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Do you have the pleasure of hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year? Are you feeling a little bit intimidated? Well, don’t be! With a little bit of planning and prep, you can put on a stress-free Thanksgiving dinner your family and friends will never forget.
It’s that time again! Back to school means back to routines and schedules. It also means your little artists will be bringing home drawings and paintings galore. Most kids love seeing their creations displayed throughout the house, but how can you do that without the artwork taking over every last inch of fridge and wall space? We’ve found a bunch of creative and cute ways to display your little one’s masterpieces!
Shopping for school supplies can be a nightmare for parents. You try to plan your trip to Target around the tax-free holidays in your state and then prepare for a marathon of colored pencils, glue and pencil boxes. How do you stay organized? Do you just go in hoping for the best and make return trips if you forgot something? Or are you more meticulous, organizing your shopping list down to the very aisles you will find the school supplies on. Maybe you fall somewhere in the middle. Here at Daily Mom we strive to make things easier on all moms and have created a few basic back to school checklist for those of you who are sending your children off for the first day of school!