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My name is Bernice and I am a mom of 4 grown children, and nana to 8. Read more...

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How to spend less time in front of the kitchen sink

less time in front of sink

Dishes can be the bane of a mom’s soul. They can drive her batty. They can make her feel weighed down. But wait, these are just dirty dishes, right? They are inanimate objects. We can surely take control over them.

Below are 7 tips to enable you to spend less time in front of the sink

1. Designate a cup or sports bottle for each person in

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10 things you can throw out of the fridge right now

things to throw out of fridge

Many of us put off cleaning the fridge because we are making it out to be a HUGE project.

Try this. Take 5 minutes and pull out anything that looks disgusting. You might find a few of these:

1. the expired medicine

2. the coffee creamer from last year

3. the cottage cheese/yogurt dated 5 months ago

4. leftover Chinese food from 3 weeks ago

5. the shriveled

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20 questions to ask yourself about 2013 and 2014

looking back to look ahead

As we leave one year and begin another, it is a great time to reflect on what was important this past year. What impacted your life and what did YOU have impact on? In turn, this helps us look ahead and declare some intentions for the upcoming year.

This is a great project to do on your own, or in a small group setting where you

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Overwhelmed with your house? (and your life?)

mom overwhelmed with the house

We are all different, us moms. We are all in different stages of our parenting. Some are married, some are not. Some work full-time outside the home, some work from home, some have their own business, and some devote the majority of their time to raising their family. (and none of those <– are better than the others)

There are some women who just seem to have it all

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28 Days to Hope for your Home challenge

28 days to hope accountability group

I have been a big fan of Nony over at A Slob Comes Clean. She has been open and honest about her struggles with keeping an even moderately clean house. And I would beg to wager that many of you are in the same boat. I know I was, especially when I had little (and not so little ones) at home.

So many of you are at your wit’s

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Top tips to clean quick for the holidays

tips to clean quick for christmas

This holiday cleaning tips post is brought to you by Swiffer® as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post.

When the holidays come around, everybody is scurrying about, trying to clean house fast, quick, and easy. I have several posts on this blog to help you do just that. Look below to pick which posts fits your situation the best!

 

Need to clean the whole

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Getting children to help with chores {infographic)

Guide to getting children to help do chores {infographic}

Although I have already written about it here (see: Teaching children to do their fair share around the house), when this infographic was sent to me, I just had to share it with my readers. Some good stuff on here.

NOTE: Also check out my post Using chore charts to reduce mom stress, as well as A Slob Comes Clean’s book Teaching Kids to Clean.

Also check

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Healthy Living Bundle Sale is back for an Encore Sale- Black Friday Weekend!

encore big picture

Did you miss the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle the first time it came around? We’ve heard from so many people who were disappointed they missed out the first time around, that we’re happy to announce the Encore Flash Sale for Black Friday weekend only!

Don’t forget that my e-book, Find Your Balance, is part of The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, get yours now!

What’s in the Bundle?

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Learning to cook – Better than a Box

better than a box

When I was a kid, my mom cooked every meal for us. Well, she put together every meal for us. Convenience foods were newish and all the rage in the 60s and 70s. Nobody realized just how “not good” that stuff was for you.

Learning to cook

Fast forward to when I got married (VERY VERY young). We lived with my mother-in-law, and she began to teach me

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5 things to do when you feel overwhelmed

5 things to do when overwhelmed

I hear from readers every day who thank me for what I write. They are overwhelmed, they are depressed. They need a word of encouragement, they need to know they are not alone.

Many of us feel overwhelmed at times. Sometimes it may be a temporary situation, a crazy busy weekend. Or it may be that you are caring for a chronically ill family member. Maybe you are on

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