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Organizing the Everymom: Pantry edition

Well friends, after a brief respite, I’m back with our final organization post. The dreaded pantry. In all transparency here, my own photos show that even I, the proudest of organizers, do not have a perfectly organized pantry. I mean, for the majority of us, this is the single most utilized space in our homes.… Continue reading Organizing the Everymom: Pantry edition

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Organizing the Everymom Part II: Cutting through the excess

If you’re anything like me, your attempt at momming looks like a bad economic equation: too much demand and not enough supply. We are our family’s most scarce and precious resource. Say it with me! I am a precious resource. No, there is not enough of you to go around making everyone happy all the time. No,… Continue reading Organizing the Everymom Part II: Cutting through the excess

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Organizing The Everymom, Part I: Getting Started

At long last friends, it’s here. The Type A, manic-mom in me is rejoicing a little louder than usual- I am SO excited to talk about organization. It’s borderline embarrassing. But I will happily go out on the limb of humiliation if it means helping other moms stress even a teeny-weeny bit less about household organization. Right… Continue reading Organizing The Everymom, Part I: Getting Started

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Shout-out to the neat freaks!

So…this picture annoys the crap out of me. I get it. The intended message here is something along the lines of “it’s okay, mama, stop freaking out about cleaning up and have fun with your kids.” Totally understandable. But like everything else on the freaking internet right now, it’s completely unfair to one side of… Continue reading Shout-out to the neat freaks!

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Christmas Traditions

I had the craziest realization today. Let me set the stage for you: world’s okayest mom makes goal to create lasting memories and start new traditions as part of a family Christmas, including fun, culturally-normal activities like a puppet version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Today, I took Cora, James (2) and Kent (8 months)… Continue reading Christmas Traditions

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Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

The Finale Here it is. The final notes on our perfect-for-us vacay with the little troop. It might not fit in with everyone’s definition of the perfect vacation, but it wayyyy surpassed my expectations and will serve as the model for all future vacations involving our brood. Rather than bore you with all the notes… Continue reading Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

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Eating clean on a budget

There are a zillion posts on the internet devoted to saving money at the grocery store. A zillion. I honestly have no new coupon tricks or life hacks or other little secrets to save you tons of money while eating clean- I got nothing. But… I do know a thing or two about budgeting and… Continue reading Eating clean on a budget