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Get Organized!

Get Organized!

    Well we are knee-deep in February, how are those New Year’s resolutions holding up? Yeah me neither. It’s not too late to turn it around my friends! I vowed to get more organized, and well it started off ok, but somewhere it went kinda downhill again. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to review a new organizer from a fellow blogger and friend to get myself back on track, and it has really helped. Lisa Lightner, blogger of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health, Momma Gotta Have, Organizers, Special Needs Children

Get Organized for Back-to-School with the Epson LW-600P Portable Label Printer

Get Organized for Back-to-School with the Epson LW-600P Portable Label Printer

*I was provided with an Epson LW-600P Portable Label Printer to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.” For those of you who are already Type A and super-duper organized, I don’t need to proselytize on the beauty that is the label. You already know that labels are good for school items, food in the fridge, closet and pantry organization, the list goes on and on. But then there are the rest of us. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Design Your Own, Momma Gotta Have, Organizers

How Do You Juggle It All? Cleaning Tips from a Working Mom

During my first pregnancy, I daydreamed about peaceful days spent strolling through the park or rocking a sleeping infant in my arms. While I love being a mom, my life is more chaotic than I’d envisioned. I have two young boys and work full-time outside the home. The competing demands of children and clients mean that I’m juggling all sorts of tasks from a never ending to-do list. Since my priority is finding time to spend with my boys without neglecting my responsibilities to my clients, I wind up “dropping the ball” on some tasks.  The first sacrifice I made as a working mother was sleep. I’ve decided that I would rather have an extra hour or two of playtime with my boys than sleep. 4 hours is typical. 6 hours feels like … Read entire article »

Filed under: Appliances, Cleaning, Home and Decorating, Organizers, Tips, Uncategorized

Protecting Family Memories

Protecting Family Memories

Preserving my family’s memories is important to me, and I’ve spent many happy hours scrapbooking. Unfortunately, some of the most precious documents are not on acid-free paper. I recently received a Fellowes Saturn2 95 Laminator to review, and I’m using it to preserve my children’s artwork, memorable school assignments and newspaper clippings. Newspaper clippings are among the most difficult items to scrapbook due to high amounts of both lignin and acid in newsprint. The lignin and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Arts, Coupons, Educational, Electronics, Featured, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Organizers, School Aged Children, Scrapbooking, Uncategorized

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Completing Shopping On Time Shopping for the holiday season is quite possibly the most stressful undertaking of the year. Buying presents for my immediate family is often a fun challenge – picking out what they’d like best, wrapping them in fun paper and seeing the look on their faces as they open them. I enjoy finding the most exciting and parent approved toys possible for my kids and figuring out what my husband secretly wants … Read entire article »

Filed under: Gift Ideas, Organizers, Sales

Stuck on You

Stuck on You

I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m a label fanatic. Labels combine my childhood love of stickers and my grown-up obsession with organization. I own a label-maker, which gets a lot of use in my house. If you’re looking for an inexpensive label, I would definitely use a label-maker. But when you need a label that can stand up to daily use, I.D. Me Labels is a good choice. They sent me some All Purpose Icon … Read entire article »

Filed under: Back to School, Design Your Own, Featured, Germ Protection, Organizers, Personalized, School Aged Children, Toddlers

Making It Fun To Be Neat

Making It Fun To Be Neat

Is your playroom cluttered with blocks, LEGO toys, cars, and trains?  While you could spend your precious free time organizing, a better strategy is to inspire your children to clean up their own toys.  Purchasing the right storage solutions makes the job easier. One of my favorite products is the ZipBin, a combination toy and organizational product. ZipBins convert between play mats and storage bins in a zip (sorry…I couldn’t resist the pun).  We have the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Contests, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Kids Gifts, Organizers, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children

Momma Gotta Have: Miss Gigi-Mae Tether System

Momma Gotta Have: Miss Gigi-Mae Tether System

The Miss Gigi-Mae Tether System is a Momma Gotta Have.  If you’ve ever reached around to grab a toy off the floor of your car while driving or picked your child’s sippy cup off a grimy restaurant floor, you’ll understand the need for this tether system. This mom-invented product is designed to  attach to a carseat, stroller or high chair. Simply attach baby’s toys or sippy cup to the four retractable clips to keep them off the floor … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Baby Gifts, Featured, Germ Protection, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Organizers, Registry Pick

Get Organized in 2009!

Get Organized in 2009!

Now that all your presents are unwrapped, give yourself a big present: get organized in 2009! Keep Track of Your To-Do List:I’m a busy mama, and I keep track of all my appointments, playdates, volunteer commitments and work projects using the 2009 BusyBodyBook Personal & Family Organizer. As a type-A person who actually enjoys organizing things, I’ve tried lots of calendars and planners over the years. I first discovered the BusyBodyBook in 2007. Its 5 column grid design has made it my … Read entire article »

Filed under: Books (Advice), Cleaning, Organizers

Win a Year’s Supply of Scott Bath Tissue and Paper Towels

Win a Year’s Supply of Scott Bath Tissue and Paper Towels

The Scott Common Sense Community allows you to share your household shortcuts and get tips from other members that will help you save time and money, organize your stuff and stay healthy. You can find daily tips at Scott Common Sense as well as helpful tools like a calorie counter, recipe substitution chart, a calendar (pictured here), and a Grocery Checklist. Using the Grocery Checklist, I can create a shopping list in record time, save it for future use and print it. Scott … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Contests, Home and Decorating, Organizers, Tips