The best-kept secret to a clean home

While I was scraping dried food bits off my seven-month-old son’s Bumbo the other day, I was reminded of the best universal cleaning hack there is. Photo by Messy Nessy Clean it right away. Seriously. If I had wiped off my son’s Bumbo as soon as he finished spreading his meal hither and yon, it (read more…)

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Subscribing to Blogs 101 : the why, the how, & the where

Photo by Tony Triolo Simple Mom reader Mindy wrote me recently and asked this question: “I don’t have a lot of extra time but I find that blogs can eat up the little bit of time I do have. I find that some people don’t update their blog daily or even weekly but I can’t (read more…)

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Maximize your staycation with preschoolers

It’s good to be back to a regular routine starting today, though we really did have a great family vacation and staycation. We went to the beach for a few days, and hit up the nearby water park, but other than that, we stayed home. Staycation is the latest buzzword – it basically means what (read more…)

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Link love :: the back-to-reality edition

Photo by Athena I’ve had a fabulous vacation and staycation with my family. I’ll be back tomorrow with more of the usual here at Simple Mom – tips, hacks, ideas, and encouragement for leading a simple life while managing your home. And very soon – get ready for another great giveaway! All five guest posters (read more…)

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Soap, delightful drawings, homage to a pencil, and more

Simple Mom has some great sponsors. For the record, I am picky about recommending resources to my readers. Because I advocate simple living and frugality, it would be confusing at best to recommend a bunch of stuff you don’t really need. Every dollar in our household has a name, so I would be doing you (read more…)

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