This was supposed to be a one month challenge but the world decided to upend every routine we had and so here we are two months later with our cleaning routine results! While we are all still adjusting to this social distancing lifestyle (I really miss my Dollar store trips and crafts!) and the kids being home until the next school year starts, I have made some strides when it comes to sticking to my cleaning routine. Is it perfect? Not yet… but it’s getting there and I feel confident enough to make this post. Cleaning Routine Results, Getting Organized This post may contain affiliateRead More →

Getting a new job can be a wonderful and exciting time for a family! Often new jobs and new careers come with the promise of increased pay or opportunities for future growth that can make a large difference in your future. You should celebrate the changes to come but it’s also completely normal to be a bit nervous about the challenges that moving for work can bring with it. This is especially true if the job transfer happens to be a long-distance move with family and pets involved. Navigating a move can be difficult at the best of times. Finding the time to pack allRead More →

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As a blogger, social media can play an important part in increasing your traffic and getting your posts out there for the world to see. Platforms like Instagram and Pinterest can be your best friends, not only in gaining traffic but in securing the commissions and collaborations that are the goal of many bloggers who are trying to monetize their blogs. When you’re new to blogging (or even if you’ve been blogging for a while) the social media platforms can seem confusing to navigate and learn and it’s important to understand the best ways to use each one. By far and away I have foundRead More →

It’s easy to let some chores slip through the cracks. Life gets busy and even mandatory tasks like laundry and dishes can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming! While recently trying to keep up with these day-to-day chores thanks to the use of a cleaning schedule it’s come to my attention that there is a whole host of other tasks that should be seen to. These yearly home maintenance tasks are easy to forget about because they happen less often but are no less important in the grand scheme of things! Catching problems early, before they escalate further can save you from a lot of heartache,Read More →

The decision has been made – you’re ready, the kids are aware, and it’s time to book the flights. You are moving abroad and leaving everything behind. It shouldn’t be as overwhelming as people say. Moving abroad should be something of an adventure, and when you get it right, your big move is going to be the best thing that you and your children have ever done. Moving your family is going to be a big deal. So, let’s check out some of the essential tips you need before you get your family packed and moving. Tips For Moving Your Family Abroad This is aRead More →

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I have been a stay at home mom for many years now and you would think that means I’d have this whole housework thing down by now! Sadly, keeping up with the housework is something I continue to struggle with and have for as long as I can remember. As a child and teenager, my room was a disaster. My locker at school? well…we nicknamed it ‘The Abyss’. Things went into those places and oftentimes, they never came out! While my house doesn’t reach that level of chaos I am well aware it could be better! The counters are cluttery, the laundry sometimes doesn’t getRead More →

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We all know someone with a hobby they love! Odds are they talk about it endlessly, they might spend a good bit of money on it and they have probably tried to talk you into joining them at least once. People can’t help it – when we find something we love its natural to try and share that love with others. The passion and joy you hear in your friend’s voice when they talk about their hobby are one of the most important clues as to why hobbies are important – but it’s not the only one. Finding the hobby that’s perfect for you mightRead More →

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Not everyone is a naturally organized person. In fact, a lot of us muddle through life in a near-constant state of chaos when left to our own devices. Learning to be organized is a skill and like any other life skill, it takes practice to master. Practice, perseverance, and sometimes, the help of a few good tools. If your ready to plan your way to a great year in 2020 (and every year afterward) then read below for a few tips to help you out. Plan Your Way to a Great Year in 2020 This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchaseRead More →

Doing the dishes has never been one of my favorites chores. I mean, I bought a dishwasher for a reason! But its normally not an overly stressful chore – until you notice water leaking out under your cabinets! Que the pipe leak panic as you rush to find out where it’s coming from and how you can stop it before too much damage is done. Thankfully in our case, the fix was easy. We just had to tighten a connection that had come loose. But this isn’t always the case and sometimes more extreme measures are needed. Pipe Leak Panic! Causes and Prevention This isRead More →

Moving can be extremely exciting but there are a lot of reasons why moving is also one of the most stressful events in our lives. Between the uncertainty of what life will be like in your new home, another city or even country, you also need to think about the finer details of moving – what to do with household items, how to pack them, how to transport them safely, etc. If you have the budget for it, hiring movers can be a great way to alleviate some of these stressors. Should You Hire Movers To Pack Your Things? This is a guest post. ThisRead More →