One of the Hardest Qualities to Instill in Kids Today

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This post is sponsored by SmartyPants Vitamins. All opinions are my own. I was born at the end of the 80's and was a child of the 90's and into the 00's. Thus, it may surprise you that I grew up like many generations before mine with rules like "come home when the street lights turn on" and frequently went to parks with siblings or friends sans any parents.I remember sitting in parked cars, with the windows rolled down, waiting for my mom to finish taking care of her business at the bank or post office. I don't ever remember riding in a car seat or booster seat, and sat in the front seat well before I was 12 years old. I ...

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DIY Solution to Remove Poop Stains and Smells from Carpets

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Got poop stains on your carpet? Follow this cleaning tutorial to learn how to remove poop stains from carpets as well as get rid of the smell! If you have a baby in diapers, about the worst thing that can happen is them getting a bought of sickness that gives your baby the runs. Yes, I mean diarrhea. Sorry, it's not very glamorous to talk about. Actually, it downright gross and it stinks. But, it is an unfortunate and common reality for all parents, at some point. I have already shared what to do to remove baby poop stains from clothes (and bedding or whatever) but if your human baby gets some of their nasty feces mess onto ...

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How to Remove Dried Set In Blood Stains from Clothes

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If you forget to care for a blood stain right away, have no fear! Here's how to remove set-in blood stains from clothes and other fabrics! This past year we had a lot of rain and with that rain came lots of mosquitoes. My kids love playing outside and quickly amassed multiple mosquito bug bites, which they went on to itch, and itch, and itch, despite mom and dad repeatedly telling them NOT to itch! From the itching and scratching, they developed scabs, which they then loved to pick! This meant they were bleeding all over our house, on their clothes, on their bed sheets, and more. I wasn't able to treat every blood stain on ...

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How to Remove Gum from a T-Shirt with Goo Gone

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If you've had a recent misfortune with gum and your clothes, here's how to remove gum from a shirt. My husband hates chewing gum because people are irresponsible with it, sticking it or spitting it wherever they please, leaving unsuspecting, innocent people to come across something that was masticated in someone else's mouth, for who knows how long, with who knows what kind of germs or bacteria attached to it. It gets stuck on the bottom of your shoes far too often, and sometimes stuck other places too, like on your clothes. Our son Michael got it stuck on the back of his shirt and on his car seat then because we didn't know ...

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The Easiest Way to Quickly Remove Lip Gloss Stains from Fabric

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Finding yourself with an ugly lip gloss or lipstick stain? Here's how to remove lip gloss stains from fabric. I don't know how it happened, but happen it did. All I know is that one day I went into my twin daughters' bedroom and lying there was an uncapped Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer tube and a baby doll bum covered in its hue.My young children think because it looks like chapstick, it must be okay for them to use liberally, including my three-year-old son. I am not sure if they applied it on their own lips and then wiped the overabundance onto the nearest fabric, or if they colored with the lip gloss directly onto the fabric ...

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How to Clean the Sticky Brown Gunk Off Ceramic Curling Irons

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Got a sticky ceramic curling iron? Here's how to clean a curling iron for real! I don't often curl my hair, nor am I particularly good at it, in that I don't really know how to make it do what I want. I wrap a section of hair, wait, uncurl it, and hope for the best. Then I spray it with hair spray so that my precious time spent curling my hair will last longer than 1 hour. Somewhere along this simple process, my curling iron began building up this sticky, brown residue, from product in my hair or perhaps from burning my hair. I'm not entirely sure. What I do know is that my curling iron is sticky, tacky, and brown, and my hair ...

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The Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Basic Baby Feeding Supplies

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This post is sponsored by KUDL. All opinions on essential baby feeding supplies are my own. As a new mom, there were few things I stressed over more than feeding my babies. I read up on when to introduce solids to a baby (which varied based on the source), how to breastfeed a newborn, how often to nurse said baby, how often to feed them, when to stop feeding for the night, when to introduce finger foods, and how to introduce them. However, we were poor and had twin babies to feed. And other than bottles and bibs, no one had gifted us baby feeding supplies at our various baby showers. We didn't even have baby spoons, baby bowls, ...

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The Easiest and Best Way to Save Money for Christmas All Year Long

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Even though Christmas comes but once time a year, it's a big expense. That's why I'm excited to share what I think is the best way to save for Christmas in partnership with Sears Mastercard.  I used to really not like Christmas, but it's grown on me a lot since having my own children. And, like my husband, I want to make it magical for our kids. It's the one time of year that I want to give them all-the-things. I want to spoil them rotten because I love them and I don't spoil them hardly at all during the year. But this seasonal desire clashes hard with my ever-present frugal inner self who hates spending money, hates going into ...

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The Surprisingly Easy Chemical-Free Way to Remove Carpet Stains

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If you've ever had a coffee stain, red Kool-Aid stain, or grape juice stain on your carpet, then you need to know how to remove carpet stains! Keep reading to discover the amazingly easy, chemical-free way to remove even old carpet stains!  Okay, friends...let's just say I move a lot.  A LOT, a lot.  I've typically been a renter, so I've picked up some really good household cleaning tips and tricks along the way, because I'm also one of those people that insist on getting my full rental deposit back when I move from a place.  I got to cheat a little, when it came to picking up these life hacks, because I also worked in apartment ...

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The Truth about Hello Fresh Meals and If They’re Worth It for Families

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If you peeked at our dinner meals lately, there's a high chance you'd be disappointed with our limited variety and less than healthy choices. During the past semester, where my husband wasn't home to cook dinner (he's really the cook in the family) and me tackling four kids who like to stick up their noses at anything I cook other than pizza (everyone likes pizza in this house), I wasn't really in the mood to get creative, experiment, or figure out how to eat healthier. I just want us to all eat. Period. So, we rotated through the same handful of dinners - breakfast, tacos, pasta, pizza - by and large. I'm not proud of the ...

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