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Now that we're all forced to stay home and "be productive" within our four walls, what better time than to bring back Marie Kondo (author of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing")?...

Let Them Be Helpers

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“Mommy, can I help you?” I hear this sweet question from my daughter every single day. And as much as possible, I want my answer to be “Yes.”   There are definitely times that my daughter’s help could be considered less than helpful...
So you’ve KonMari'd your closet … heck, your whole house. NOW WHAT!? So, maybe you are of the ilk, get it all out. Donate, trash, hand-me-down, just OUT. Or maybe you think “I’ve invested a small fortune on non...
It's no secret to anyone that knows me, I love a good deal! Spend the night at a new Chick fil a for a year of free chicken? Done! Stand in line at a new Zaxby's for a year...
As a mom, I’m down for saving energy, time, or money. And if it’s something that saves all three at once, sign me up. I don’t go as far as extreme couponing, but give me an easy life-hack and I’m...
In an effort to raise money to send my son to summer camp, I recently hosted a garage sale. Just the thought of doing all that work is probably enough to make any mom nauseated, but I also enjoy...
Growing up, our house was always neat. Even when it wasn't sparkling clean, everything was in its place. It wasn't something my mom talked about or drilled into our heads; it just was. I remember being confused when I...
If you work or have kids or are a breathing human being, mornings come every day. Every.Single.Day. And, even for the most morning of morning person, finding a routine to kick off your day can be a challenge. Well, I...

The Freedom of Letting Go

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Two days after Christmas, my husband and I moved from a four-bedroom house to a three bedroom apartment. After the flood, we had sold our house and moved to a rent house with plans to buy not long thereafter....
I'll be there first to admit, I love me a good ol' family gathering. I love the holidays. I love all the magical chaos that comes along with it. I LOVE to entertain in my home, to host my...
 HELP WANTED No formal experience required. Hours are flexible, but “on call.” Work at home in your PJs. Pay is not great and the benefits will change your life   Eight years ago, my husband and I decided that I would pull back from my...

Modern Mommy Conveniences

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When I’m not momming or doing volunteer work, my “real” job is working with the geriatric population at a nursing home. Trust me, I’ve heard “How do you do that everyday??” more times than I can count. But really,...

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Did You Know? :: Baton Rouge has Community Fridges

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Here in Baton Rouge, we now have two of our own Community Fridges! When I learned that we had a mutual aid fridge in...

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