10 Tips & Tricks for the Sports Mom


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.

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Staging Your Home to Sell (For Cheap!)

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.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Finish Line

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You’re officially at the finish line! Congratulations for making it through 31 days of time-consuming, ultra de-cluttering, daily aggravation, and organizing the mess out of your home. Whether you were fully committed to the task each day or just did a few areas that were bugging you, we appreciate you taking the time out of your busy lives to join us in making our homes happier, cleaner, and more peaceful.

We enjoyed seeing your photos on Instagram as well. There’s nothing like the camaraderie of women from all walks of life coming together for one united purpose. If you want to check out the IG photos from this challenge, follow us at @dailymomig and find #DM31dayOC.

There are three more days left in this month, and we aren’t giving you a break quite yet. It’s time to wrap up the Daily Mom 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition by tying up any loose ends around the house and talking about our goals for this new year.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 4

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It’s Week 4, which means we’ve made it to the end of January and the last week of the 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition! By now, most of your house should be clutter-free and more organized than it was a few weeks ago. Find a second wind and put that last burst of energy into this final week. We’ll be knocking out the bathrooms and a few other miscellaneous areas around the house. Word of warning: The last half of this week will be slightly more intense than other days, due to focusing on one whole room/area per day. Let’s finish strong!

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 3

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We are about halfway through the month, and we’re sure this is becoming the longest, most exhausting, nitty-gritty month of work you’ve ever put into decluttering and organizing your house! We promise you it will be well worth it when you meet the finish line. And you’re almost there. So keep pushing up your sleeves, turn on some motivating tunes, and pick up the pace as we start tackling those bedrooms. Whether you have two or six, try to go through as many bedrooms as you can this week. Bonus points for giving your kids (if they’re old enough) the same printable list you’re following and let them take charge of their room. Go ahead and offer (or bribe) a sweet reward if they do a great job!

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 2

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Congratulations on making it through Week 1! Whether you strictly stuck to the schedule and enjoyed every moment of the challenge or just begrudgingly did a couple days here and there while getting your toes wet, we hope you were able to clear out some clutter and better organize your kitchen space. This week we are focusing on the main living areas and the dining areas. This can look different for different houses and setups, so again, use this just as a guideline and customize it to your specific areas. For example, you may have a living room and family room or no dining room and just a breakfast area. It’s up to you to decide which areas you want to declutter and organize that generally fall into these two categories.

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition: Week 1

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Welcome to Week 1 of Daily Mom’s 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition! Get ready to dive head first into decluttering and organizing your entire home, starting with the biggest and probably most overwhelming area, the kitchen. Since you are excited, fresh, and ready to start this challenge, you will have the most energy this first week, so we’re starting big. 

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31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition

2015 is almost upon us, and most everyone is probably thinking about their resolutions for the new year. If getting your house organized and in tip-top shape is on your list, then we have something perfect for you! Daily Mom is introducing the 31 Day Organization Challenge: House Edition. For 31 days starting January 1st, you will go through each room in your house, declutter and organize each space with our guidance, and end the month living in a cleaner, more peaceful space.

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30 Simple Ways to Organize Your Holiday

Let’s face it, the holiday season can be pretty chaotic. From buying gifts to attending and hosting parties to all the hours spent in the kitchen baking cookies, there’s not much time left over for organization. But what if actually organizing your holidays this year brings less chaos and less stress? Give it a try! We’ve rounded up 30 simple and creative ways to help you organize your holiday.

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6 Tips for a Hassle-Free Move with Children!

6 Tips for a Hassle-Free Move

You have dreamed of this day. You have found the perfect house and are ready to make it your own. There is just one huge thing standing in your way – MOVING. The thing that every person dreads and it is like a dark cloud looming over you. And now you’re not only moving yourself, but you’re moving with a baby, toddler, young child, or multiple children. Well don’t worry! We have a list of 6 ways to make moving with children hassle-free!

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Nesting With Flair

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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.

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10 Tips for Keeping Your Car Clean and Organized

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.

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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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Creating the Perfect Homework Station

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.

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