One of my biggest passions in life is convincing people to wash their hair less. I'm not kidding. I can really get on a soap box about it and luckily this blog is my unresisting platform. Muwhaha! If you are tired of washing your hair every day and the time it takes to style it, or the resulting frustration … Continue reading Solutions to Wash Your Hair Less (Days 1-6 PICS!)
Because this February spring that's happening, though incredibly lovely, is kind of freaking me out! I live in Virginia and we've had several weeks now of a cycle of highs in the 60s and 70s, followed by a "cold" day where the high is 50*F. Um, what?! In actuality, I'm concerned less about our immediate extinction and more … Continue reading In Real Time: are we going to end up like the dinosaurs?
The closest I’ve lived to family since becoming a parent is a 21-hour drive, so childcare solutions have become a special talent of mine. I decided very early on that being a martyr would only hurt my family; I’m an extrovert and need to leave the house. But I’ve found that my lovely introvert parent-friends … Continue reading Creative (& Cheaper) Childcare Solutions
Think your kid is going to be perfectly potty trained after 72 hours of potty training? Think again, and read on for some good solutions for staying sane during this journey.
I know our generation has been trained to recoil at anything 1950s and domestic, but hear me out. There was some serious genius there. Called the apron. “The apron principle” is how I was finally able to dress like an adult at home. For those of you who have read earlier posts in this series … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: the Page I took from the Midcentury Housewife’s Book
I've written about the importance of dressing like an adult each day and how to do it, but for many of us the time required to get ready for each day is simply too much--so we don't. Further, when B wrote about the Pre-dawn Power Hour, she didn't mention getting ready for the day as the … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Solutions to Get Ready for the Day Faster
I’ve been a high school track & field state champion, collegiate distance runner, and [currently] exceptionally lazy mom—how’s that for qualified to write this post? Basically I’ve run the entire spectrum of dedication when it comes to working out. I know, we’re already tired of talking about exercise by January 15, but I thought I’d … Continue reading Doable and Time-Efficient Workouts from Home
Contemporary communication etiquette for every day life. Methods for communicating and planning better.
Before we take a wee break for the holidays, we wanted to share the logic behind our favorite question (arguably three questions), which, conveniently, is especially helpful around said holidays. Interestingly, a reader addressed today’s topic in response to our last post and provided a perfect illustration. Lee started a series on “dressing like an … Continue reading The Question to Ask Yourself Before and After the Holidays
If you're scrolling through Pinterest these days, you've surely noticed the term Capsule Wardrobe beneath a graphic featuring at least a dozen outfits created from only 2 pairs of pants, a few $300 shirts, a hairpin (MacGyver style) and a crap ton of magic. Of course I'm exaggerating, but the idea of buying all new clothes/shoes/accessories or throwing out … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Capsule Wardrobes Demystified & Simplified