12 Tips On How To Keep Your House Clean Without Really Trying

I, by no means, am an expert or consider my own home to be the super tidy model home that we were referring to above, but my sister does jokingly call my house “the museum” and I do take pride in keeping a mostly clean, tidy, and organized home. Now that I am a mom of an 18-month-old, a furry dog baby named Henry Ford and pregnant with number two, I have learned some tricks to help me stay on top of housekeeping without a huge, concerted effort. I also consulted with other moms whose homes I revere as spotless to see what hacks they leverage to share with you (and to steal personally). 

The day I stepped out of my comfort zone: paddleboarding

But then the next thing I knew, I was off-balance, stepping backward, and then water was over my head. I had a quick freakout moment that I was in the water and “was I going to be ok?” I truly don’t know exactly what happened when I fell, but now I had the task of trying to collect myself and get back on. I grabbed the paddle, plopped it on the board, and tried to conjure up a plan to get back on.

Local mom shares her love of cooking on YouTube

Making things from scratch, or semi-homemade, teaches a lot of different skills to children as well. You need to read a recipe thoroughly and correctly or take the risk of your hard work not turning out. Measurements need to be pretty precise for baking, and knowing the difference between a teaspoon and tablespoon can make a big difference to your end result. And, of course, getting to spend time together laughing and working is the best part.

Creating Work-Life Balance

Believing you can get there is the first step. If you’re already thinking that’s not something attainable for you, you’re already blocking your brain from figuring out ways to make it a success for you. I have two little kids with another on the way. I want to be able to spend as much time with them as possible. I want to take a maternity leave that I want, not what a job tells me I can do.

Farmers Markets in Waukesha County

It’s Farmers’ Market season and they are open and ready to share their local products with all of us. I love visiting farmers’ markets and even roadside vegetable stands to pickup some great local faire for my family.  So far this year, I have attended the Waukesha Farmers’ Market, and […]

A Somewhere In Between Mom

Whether you’re a work-at-home mom, a work out of the home mom, a work at an office mom, a uniformed mom or a somewhere in between mom, you are still Mom first and foremost. Whatever way you choose to support your family, your first job is Mom. We are all bonded in a special way, this motherhood tribe. We need to remember this. Instead of tearing each other down, we need to be lifting each other up. Rejoicing in each other’s triumphs and lending a shoulder when the tears start falling.

What Will She See?

Sweet, round cheeks. Beautiful skin. Precious red curls. Piercing green eyes. I look at my 10-month old daughter and can’t help, though I am extremely biased, but admire what a beautiful little creature she is. I see glimpses of her dad in her eyes and her smile, and of my […]

Be the Friend That Shows Up

I was in the middle of a Christmas party last year when I started having contractions. I was only 30 weeks along and I was terrified. Per the on-call doctor’s directions, my husband and I left my two older children with their grandparents and headed over to the Emergency Department. […]

looking for one last adventure before school starts?

Did you know that you can enjoy all the fun at Great Wolf Lodge without spending the night?! Neither did I! That is until Great Wolf Lodge reached out to us & invited us to come spend the day there. Families can actually buy day passes & enjoy the indoor […]