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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Twaddle-free books for young children: my top 10 favorites

CS Lewis once said, “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally worth reading at the age of fifty.” In other words, if a grown adult can’t stomach a children’s book, why should a child be expected to? Charlotte Mason was a pioneer in children’s education during the (read more…)

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

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 remember if I checked (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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