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5 Ways to Reduce Time Spent on Washing Dishes + a Deal You Won’t Want to Miss!

Dishes. The never-ending household chore. Some women love to do dishes. I am not one of them! Dishes are my nemesis. So finding ways to get them done faster is something I’m always trying to do. Here are a few tips. 1. Rinse dishes immediately after use. When you are cooking, baking, etc. rinsing out

How to Quickly Make Corn on the Cob without Boiling Water

This is a quick tip that I wish I had discovered awhile ago! You can make wonderful, moist, and perfectly cooked corn on the cob in just a few minutes by doing the following: 1- Cut the stem of the stalk off so it will fit and rotate/spin around on a plate in your microwave.

7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp When You Aren’t in School

It’s really important to exercise our mind. If we don’t, it’s weakened. For example, after graduating with my Bachelors at age 20, I traveled and learned a new language. Because of this, I was studying often. When I got back to the US, I stopped studying and took a few years off from anything academic.

How to Easily Fit 128 GB of Photos and Videos in Your Pocket

As a busy mom of two and blogger I’m always using my iPhone and iPad to take video and images of our family, my activities, and food. I love how easy iPads and iPhones are to take the perfect photograph or capture an awesome video. If you were alive or remember the day of cassette

How to Keep Your Baby Cool in Their Rear-Facing Car Seat

UPDATE- I have received both criticism and praise for this project on social media. I just have to say that the vent is made of a tin foil type substance that is very thin and light weight. I truly believe it poses no threat to my baby—even if we were to get in an accident

How to Get Stains out of Clothes, Even after They Have Been Dried—without Scrubbing

My daughter has been teething like nobody’s business! It is so bad, slobber even goes through her bibs. Non-stop slobber + staining formula is a recipe for horrendous looking neck-stained-onesies. She just grew into size 6 onesies (of which I have about 15). So when they all turned out looking like this picture I wasn’t

The One Year Week-by-Week Family Emergency Plan

It is crucial for peace of mind and financial stability to be ready for natural disasters, economic downturns, or emergencies. If you want to put food and supplies aside for such a time but are just too busy or can’t afford it all at once, don’t worry.This course will make getting your family prepared for

4 Reasons to Have Food Storage in Times of Non-Emergency

*Article written by Karen Jensen, my sister and co-author of our book Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Successful Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. Welcome Karen, Shortly after my husband and I were married we decided to work on building a food storage supply. We didn’t have

How to Balance Your Time and Create a More Well-Rounded Life

The vast majority of us have more to do in a day than we can possibly get done. We often have to-do lists that are very long and schedules that are jam packed. Despite us doing so much and working so hard, we often neglect ourselves. Other times we may neglect important things that we value

How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

In the last 24 hours, my sister’s town, Moapa Valley, Nevada was on a high flood alert. Homes were flooded, the power went out, people were stranded in or out of their homes, kids were stranded at schools and had to spend the night there, and many people abandoned their vehicles to get to safety.

11 Pregnancy “Must-Carry-With-You-Items”

It’s nice to have a check list of helpful things to carry with in your purse while pregnant. I really like preparing for the unexpected, being comfortable during pregnancy, and saving money. All of the items mentioned below are extremely helpful, increase comfort while pregnant, and 90% of them cost less than $1.00 per item.

11 Steps to Throwing a Fun and Stress-Free Party

  Planning a party can be a bit overwhelming. Especially if you really want it to be memorable and fun. I’ve found that breaking the party planning and prepping down into 11 steps makes everything go much more smoothly. By following these steps you can have an amazing, yet stress-free party! 1. Start early (at

How To Prepare for, React to, & Recover from ‘ The Earthquake’

My sister has lived in Los Angeles for two years and has already been in 2 earthquakes. They were smaller, but she felt them. One occurred while she was in her apartment and the other happened while she was driving. When I lived in Taiwan (teaching English) I experienced an earthquake as well. It was

Newspaper Seed Starter Growing Pot

I’m so happy to introduce you to my friend Ali. She, her sisters, and mom blog at The Mama’s Girls. Its an awesome blog that you should check out! Ali made this IMPRESSIVE newspaper seed starter pot and has included some great information on how to get your plants to grow well. Thanks Ali… Hello! I

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