Tag: home management

5 Tips for Busy Moms to Declutter the Home

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Motherhood is a daily battle of managing the time to finish laundry, make meals, drive the kids to extracurricular activities, and on top of...

Tips to Organize Your Kid’s Closet Like a Boss

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Raising a child and corralling their closet truly takes a village! It’s hard to avoid a closet cluster especially when our kiddos accumulate so...

Simplified Organization for 5 Chaotic Areas

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Organization isn't my natural gift and I also tend to over-complicate things.  Yet here I am, writing about simplified organization.  I've read many books...

Easy Glitter Play-Doh for Us Less-Pinteresty Types

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So, it's still hot out. (That's the jist of how I start every blog post for SMB. You're welcome.) Some of us have preschoolers who...

6 Non-Phone Work From Home Jobs

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Let’s face it — phone jobs are fairly common in the work-from-home world. A quick “work-from-home” keyword search on any popular job site will...

Finding My Zen with Essential Oils

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I’ve recently been interested in knowing more about different essential oils and how you can use them daily. I knew a little about oils...

SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for March 2018

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March is the magical month, here in Scottsdale. It’s our reward for why we live here during the summer months. The weather perfection (nice & warm...

The Day I Hit Rock Bottom at Target and the 30...

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July 4, 2016  That was the day I hit rock bottom at Target. Here's my little secret...I shop for my feelings. If I have something to...

Moms About Town – SMB Guide to Family Friendly Events for...

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Cheers to July! It's hot out, no doubt about it. The average temperature in Scottsdale in the month of July is 107. Here are some...

Renovation Survival Tips…with a Toddler!

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There are dozens of shows about home renovation, somehow they make it seem both easy and terrifying to embark on that journey at the...

How minimalism saved my sanity (and how it could save yours,...

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January was a month of big changes for my family and for me personally. Everything changed at the start of the month and as...

Tidy Up KonMari Style This Spring

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    Last year hubby started reading "The Life Changing Magic of Tying Up" by Marie Kondo. This year we decided to de-clutter our home using the...

5 Reasons To Overpay Your Best Babysitter

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All hail the great babysitters!! {we're not woooorthyyyy!!!} If you (like me) have no extended-family help within a day's driving distance, then extra Cheers. I...

Down With “Should”

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Dear "Should", I am so over you. "Should". You are a burden. You are intrusive. You are the source of Mommy Wars and exhaustion, laughably high standards and...

10 Practical Organization Tips for a Clutter-Free Home

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Do you struggle to clear the clutter from your home? Are you constantly overwhelmed by the amount of stuff accumulating in all the rooms...

Retirement Saving for the Stay-at-Home Mom

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When you’re working full-time, it’s easy to put retirement savings on auto-pilot: sign up for the 401(k) plan at work, have your contribution deducted from...

A Busy Mom’s Guide to Amazon Subscribe & Save

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I often wonder how my parents managed to raise a family without the one, crucial tool I use every day: Amazon.com. If I realize...

7 Things I Thought Were Easy Before I Became “MOM”

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Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices... or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I...

21 Day Fix : 1 Valley Mom’s 2 Cents

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We made it. Our family survived our first, full Phoenix summer. And, all I can say is -- WOW.  That desert heat is no...

Silikids: Smart Tableware for Kids {and Giveaway!}

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Have you tried Silikids Tableware for your toddlers and young kids? I had not heard of these gadgets until our last SMB Mom's Night...

Cookies on Parade! 3 Holiday Treats From My Kitchen to...

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I may have mentioned this in a previous post, but one of my absolute, hands-down favorite things to do around the holiday season is...

5 Reasons Why You (yes, YOU!) Should Just Give Up and...

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I’m new to the area.  And by “the area”, I mean the West Coast in general--we just moved here from North Carolina this summer....

Mommy Quick Tips | How to Pack a Family for Vacation

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It's inevitable.  We're an hour outside the city headed for a great family vacation and the light bulb in my brain dings big and...

Oops…I forgot. I have Mommy Brain.

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Oops...I forgot. That seems to me my mantra lately. I call it mommy brain because I've had it for about 7 years now. I USED to think...

{Pregnancy Week} Creating a Shared Space for Boy/Girl Siblings

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It's Pregnancy Week here on Scottsdale Moms Blog! If you are just tuning in, be sure to read the rest of the week's posts...

Stain Fighting 101: My 7 Favorite Laundry Secrets

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Laundry Secrets When it comes to kids, the only thing as sure as meltdowns are the stains on their clothes. Be it jelly, paint or...

GIVEAWAY | Dependable Divas Home Organizing

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Today's the day to get organized! Erika and Kerry from Dependable Divas, featured in last Friday's post, are giving away 6 hours of their time (3...

Local Business Spotlight | Dependable Divas

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I recently had the chance to sit down with the owners and creators of Dependable Divas, Erika and Kerry. This mother and daughter team...

Summer Decorating

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Now that the heat is upon us, it's time to bring summer indoors. We break out the toys that have been stored away while...

Chalk It Up: 3 Ways to Use Chalkboard Paint

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  If I had to pick a go to item in my craft closet, it would be chalkboard paint. It's fast. It's fun. And it...