Month: November 2014

Top 5 Superficial Things I’m Thankful For in 2014

It’s a Thanksgiving tradition on my blog to share my thankful list. But I like to switch it up a little bit and, instead of sharing my cheezy, warm and fuzzy thankful list, I share a more superficial list.   5. Netflix, Hulu (click the […]

12 Tips to Save Your Sanity During an ER Visit with Your Child

No one likes going to the Emergency Room, least of all if you have to take one of your children.  My family and I are no strangers to visiting the ER with kids.  Having one child with Autism and one with a rare autoimmune disease […]

Easy Rustic Toilet Paper and Paper Towel Holders

My children are highly skilled at breaking both toilet paper holders and paper towel holders in their bathroom.  For a while we just tried setting the roll of toilet paper on the sink and using regular hand towels.  But I’m sorry to report that my children are disgusting.  The TP always ended up on the floor and so did the hand towel… and they were both wet… always wet.  I was so disappointed, especially in their inability to use a regular hand towel since we had gone an entire week without using any paper towels at all

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But I decided to stop fighting and I found the path of least resistance.  I grabbed my roll of twine from the kitchen and strung up a roll of toilet paper and a roll of paper towels.  It’s been 2 weeks since I hung them and they’re still clean and still dry! The bathroom is a neater and more rustic place. Win, win, win!

Are your kids as messy as mine?  What do you do to get ahead of the mess?


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Why I Don’t Bring Reusable Bags to the Grocery Store

I spent years toting a big satchel of reusable bags to grocery stores.  That is so over!  Now whenever I got to the grocery store I ask for paper.  Why?  Brown paper bags from the grocery store can be used for SO many things: wrapping […]

Why I’m not Shopping on Thanksgiving and You Shouldn’t Either

I started working retail in 1998 at the tender age of 16.  Back in 1998 Black Friday involved opening at 6 AM at the earliest.  Families could enjoy their Thanksgiving together, go to bed early in a Turkey-induced stupor and go to work early the […]

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