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Bringing the home back into order after a messy summer

July 24, 2012 – 1:58 pm
After a flurry of weekend cleaning, we can finally access our front door without stepping on shoes and other clutter.

As children prepared to head off to school, I looked at my house and sighed. Weeks of hours of play at home with lots of friends showed in the toys on the floor, the books …

Weekend craziness: Yes, we went to the store in our PJs

February 26, 2012 – 9:16 am

So when you’re out of milk, and you have three hungry kids, you run to the store, right? I confess, that exhausted from being up since 4:30 with my toddler, I just loaded them all …

When it’s chaos inside, reach for the door

December 31, 2011 – 1:20 pm

The holiday decorations are scattered on the dining room table, gathered from various rooms in the house. There are baskets of clean laundry in the loft (and the hallway and my room). Dirty dishes overflow …

Three sick kids and one sick hubby equal few blog posts

February 24, 2011 – 9:49 am

I was drained last week. Completely. Utterly. Drained.
The weekend didn’t help.
With my husband down with the flu (that then spread to my two older kids, though to much less degree since both had flu shots) …

Holiday aftermath: How do you put the house back in order?

December 29, 2010 – 10:37 am

A friend posted a one-liner on her Facebook page the day after Christmas: “Collapse.”
Yup, I felt the same way!
With our hustle and bustle from one family to the next complete, we arrived home about 9, …

Holiday baking: Fudge in a box

December 16, 2010 – 4:50 pm

This week is CRAZY (ok, so are the next few weeks). So when I bought baking supplies from the store, I picked up a few easy, put together kits (that bakes up goodies I don’t …

Chores first: Pay for play at home

October 11, 2010 – 10:03 am

I’m feeling a little guilty about an episode that took place at our home Saturday.
That morning I was REAL tired (hey – I have a 10 week old at home!). So when the bigger kids …

ZZZ … the sweet sound of summer

July 8, 2010 – 9:36 am

Ah, summer. In our house, I now associate summer with sleep.

Keeping it clean: Chasing after dog and kids

February 8, 2010 – 11:51 am

I had two crazy events happen at my house the last few days… of course they revolved around the children and the family pet.
Both were those situations where if you have 45 minutes to get …

'Operation sleep' appears to be (somewhat) working

February 5, 2010 – 2:41 pm

About a month ago I wrote about how we’ve had some sleeping issues in our home – as in children NOT sleeping! After weekend away with my mom (who was exposed to my daughter’s nighttime …