Keeping the Kids Occupied

I am the first to admit that even at the best of times keeping the kids occupied is difficult. They always want 100% and most of the time I can only handle 50%. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to give my kids all my energy all the time – but I simply haven’t…

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My Favorite Quick Dinners

When you have three kids under four, most things need to be quick. You’re dealing with three attention spans under 8 seconds – total. Being able to whip up a quick meal is a necessity. And, once again, it’s all about prep. I have a family of five including my husband and myself, so my…

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Baby Products I Couldn’t Live Without

Having three kids, every time I venture into Babies-R-Us, I feel like I’m in Santa’s workshop. I could wander around for hours… if I didn’t actually have three kids. There are so many new products out today that didn’t even exist when I had my first child, who is only 3 ½! There are far…

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How I Clean the House in Only 15 Minutes

Attention: this is not a myth! It can be done! You can clean your house in fifteen minutes, leaving plenty of time for the next ensuing mess. I always treat house cleaning like cooking. It’s all about the prep. This is also what allows me to get out of the house on time with three…

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Cooking with Kids

Cooking with your kids can be an absolute blast! But you must always prepare yourself for the mess. Just own it. You will be much less stressed out if you accept the probability of a disaster zone. And once you’ve done it a couple of times, you will learn how to stealthily maneuver your children…

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Introducing Solids

Oh, the joy of feeding your children real food instead of just milk and formula! It’s really not all it’s cracked up to be. Solids going in produce solids coming out. So, don’t say I didn’t warn you! But seriously, I was always super excited to get my kids started on solids. Needless to say,…

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