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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)

Healthy Snacks for Kids on the Go

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Having a child with food allergies makes snacking when we’re not at home a bit challenging. I have to prepare ahead of time because I can’t stop and pick something up at a restaurant or a vending machine. This challenge... (Continue reading)

5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do

5 Things You Never Knew Your Cell Phone Could Do ... (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)

Holding the pen correctly

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Do you have problems getting your kids to hold the markers correctly when they are learning to write? I found that Crayola pip squeaks are so small that they are bound to grip them the right way. Suzie 2001 ford... (Continue reading)

Avocado Hair Mask at Home

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For valentines day, here is a quick but effective (and messy) hair treatment. The avocado makes your hair unbelievably soft and shiny and young. Avocado for Hair: Mix 1 Avocado (you can even use those ones which have become too... (Continue reading)

What I got when I was scared of driving accidentally into a ditch or pond or lake

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Do you remember there was a big bridge collapse a few years back and there were stories of cars and vans driving into the water and people and kids unable to get out? I am somehow terrified of that scenario.... (Continue reading)

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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)

Valentines day for very young kids

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Kids too young to celebrate valentines day or aren’t in school yet?  Instead of all those chocolate hearts and candy, get them a simple board book about Valentine’s Day. I got my sons Where Is Baby’s Valentine? by Karen Katz and Clifford’s First Valentine’s... (Continue reading)

Safe Scissors

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Have you been looking for safe scissors so that kids dont cut themselves or others? I finally found safe ones – they are called Safety Scissors by Lakeshore Learning. east central community college defined benefit plan spinal muscular atrophy piperlime... (Continue reading)

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Reducing Minivan Mayhem

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Is your mini van or car filled with gloves, sweaters, jackets, umbrellas, rain boots, etc.? I like to feel prepared but the weather here is unpredictable. So I just carry it all in a foldable canvas storage box bought from Target.... (Continue reading)

Cleaning mirrors and glass

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So here is something that gives Windex a run for its money. Newspapers are one of the best things to clean glass or mirror. Just wet and clean away. This has been tried and tested in many homes in India... (Continue reading)

De-odorizing your kitchen and sink

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Did you know that you could deodorize the sink and get a fresh smell in the kitchen by throwing lemon peel into the garbage disposer and then running it? It also helps clean out the disposer. Let me know if... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tipoff – Water Rings

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I learnt this one recently. Do you have water rings left on your wooden furniture after your holiday party? Just cover the rings with full fat mayo, rubbing it in, leave on overnight, then wipe off in the morning. It takes... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Leftover Wine?

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More often than not, my holiday parties leave me with a couple of wine bottles with some wine leftover at the bottom.  If that happens to you, you can freeze the wine in ice cube trays and re-use later in... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Preventing rust on cast iron equipment

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To prevent rust on cast iron equipment, just rub the surfaces with used tea leaves. Enjoy a little longer life and less rubbing! green sea turtle google nexus prime gold toe socks carne asada marinade nordstrom coupon code... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Holiday Party Idea

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A couple of years ago I threw a holiday party at our house, and in spite of all the arrangements, one of my Russian friends said something was missing – the ‘smell’ of the holidays. So he suggested using clementines/... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip Off – Recycling Coffee Grounds

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Did you know coffee grounds make a great fertilizer? Just dump them in the lawn or dig in around your potted plants. Just another way to get more mileage from your daily cup. Wonder if decaf works too. I am... (Continue reading)

The Daily Tip off – Using Pre-natal class logic in real life

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I learnt this in pre-natal class, and it really helps me destress on the go. Isnt that funny, destress on the go? Anyway, while stuck in traffic, bumper to bumper, turn down the radio, or switch to calming music and... (Continue reading)

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The Daily Tip Off – Removing Tea Stains from China/Stoneware

To remove a tea stain from a china or a stoneware cup, sprinkle some salt on a lemon peel and rub it on the stain.  It will wash away in a jiffy.... (Continue reading)

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