There’s something about the “life hack” articles that pop up on my Facebook feed that make my finger automatically click on them. I usually scroll through the whole list, and occasionally find a “wow” idea that I actually use. My favorite one so far is using a binder clip to keep my headphone wires from running amuck.
“Only 35 days of school until summer break!” This was one of my kids a week or so ago. Kid: happy. Me: panicking about what on earth the kids would do over the summer (check out Laura’s many comprehensive camp lists here and pray you’re not too late if that’s your jam today.) But even I
As a baby, my son was not a good napper. Even as an 11-year-old now, he will do almost anything to avoid bedtime. (Last night he even Swiffered the floors!) He hated naps. Like kicked-and-screamed hated. As a desperate mom with another one on the way, I’d load my two-year-old into the car and drive around with
This is good. Really good. If you’ve ever struggled to keep everyone in clean clothes, and clean towels in the bathroom, and clean sheets on the bed (be honest) this is your luck day! Laundry Angels is here to help. The concept of Madison resident Michael Hoskam and his wife Nina Ratzrnan, Laundry Angels is
Housekeeping is a job that is all about the tools. I don’t have a tool belt, but I was thinking Batman is probably onto something. I started to fantasize what I would put in my tool belt. Actually, Batman’s is called a utility belt and has its own Wikipedia entry. While Batman, like me, relies
Every year, my family asks me what I want for Christmas, and I tell them that what I really want I already have: them and their loving wonderful selves. Their presence in my life is gift enough. Actually, that’s a lie. No one ever asks me what I want because they are too busy telling
A few years ago, I slipped as I was carrying laundry down the stairs and fractured my ankle. I got a lot of interesting reactions when I told people about it, but one woman said, “Laundry is THE WORST.” Which is basically true. I can’t say I was glad to have ankle surgery and stay