The Efficient Mom

Driving dreams

Admitting to this is one of my biggest embarrassments. It’s been so long that I cant even remember how long I’ve been here in the US – and yet I don’t know how to drive. Honestly I’ve run out of... (Continue reading)

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The Emergency Bag

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For times when the kids are very cranky, say just after school or day care or a day at the mall, fish out the emergency bag! Just take any special looking bag (maybe those conference bags that you never use)... (Continue reading)

My internet fetish

As a consumer, I much prefer a virtual shopping cart to a real one. Out in the World Wide Marketplace, anything I could possibly want is on sale somewhere. I have bought a range of things – from children’s bedding,... (Continue reading)

The Efficient Mom – 5 things I cant do without part 2

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In my last post, I mentioned there are five things I must have with me before leaving the house.  The first one is antibacterial wipes and the second is little packets of tissue.  I stash them in my purse, diaper... (Continue reading)

Efficient Mom – Things I can’t do without

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I can’t leave the house without my Wet Ones antibacterial hands and face wipes. I keep a canister in the car, which fits nicely in the cup holder. I keep the individually wrapped Wet One’s in my purse and diaper... (Continue reading)

Efficient Mom Tip

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Just a reminder to those of you who love to plan ahead, now is the time to buy winter jackets, hats and gloves for next year.  Most of the major retailers have remarkable discounts and if you are not too... (Continue reading)

Reducing Minivan Mayhem – Travel Potty

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There’s nothing worse then driving around town in the rain with a toddler that has to go to the bathroom urgently.  Even though he went before we left the house. I used to end up stopping at a fast-food restaurant, ... (Continue reading)

Common House Hold Hazards you won’t find in Baby Proofing Books or Baby Books

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1. Toilet Lids – I never thought this could happen, but it did. One minute my son was going to the bathroom. I hear a loud slam, an even louder scream and then watch in horror as his genital area... (Continue reading)

Quick Tip for Organizing clean and dirty clothes when traveling with kids

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When traveling to Disney with kids or anywhere really, take with you a foldable canvas hamper. Choose an area in the hotel room to set it up. Then teach the kids and your husband what to do with their dirty... (Continue reading)