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 […]
As a mom to two little boys, I deal with a lot of messes. Boys are stain magnets. Between the grass stains and mud stains from a day on the playground or a muddy soccer game and the ketchup stains from summer barbecue parties, it is tough keeping their clothing looking like new. Using hand-me […]
My little boys are high energy; they zoom from one activity to the next without stopping for a breath. My older son loves soccer, which is a wonderful way to keep active, but terrible for keeping his clothes clean. Everything winds up with a grass or mud stain. The clothes that manage to escape the […]
My biggest laundry pet peeve is dealing with stains. I know it’s important to treat clothing properly, and I particularly want to keep my oldest’s clothing in good condition so it can be used as hand-me-downs for his younger brother. But after a long day at work, I don’t want to spend time googling stain removal. And now I don’t have to! My new Whirlpool Duet Washer has an app for that– right on the washing machine.
As a newlywed, I didn’t care much about my washer and dryer. Oh…how things have changed. In my pre-kid days, I wore lots of dry-clean only clothing to work. I did two or three loads of wash a week: sheets, towels/whites, and our clothing. Now as the mom to two kids, I do at least one load a day because, as every mom knows, babies make a lot of laundry.
Between the spit-up, the diaper blow outs and the baby food, it is difficult to keep baby’s clothing stain-free. Some of my friends tell me not to bother with stains since babies outgrow their clothing so quickly. But (aside from being type A) I’m a naturally thrifty person, so I don’t view baby clothing as disposable. I want to keep […]