6 Superior Cleaning Tips for a Mother-in-Law’s Approval

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Now if any of you have been in my home, you may be thinking why is this clutter-pile gal giving ME tips on how to clean my abode? That is a valid question, which I will ignore. But this is not about me, but YOU! Just because I don’t have an OCD (obsessive/compulsive), 1950s looking home, doesn’t mean I don’t have the skills to do it. I choose to live this way and that is something between me and my cleaning lady. However, when I have family over for a seasonal function, I do give it a ... [ Read More ]

Mom Gets a Makeover and the Kids Go Wild

I’ve been noticing my Munchkins (ages 7 and 8) commenting on my attire. I don’t know why they are just now paying attention to what I’m wearing because with the exceptions of wedding, funerals, and disco parties, literally I have been wearing the same outfit since 2005. "I know this, how?" you ask. "After all, you are aging and blonde..." Yes, that's an astute observation, but my daughters are obsessed with watching home videos of themselves as babies. It was cute at first. There was a lot ... [ Read More ]

6 Signs You are Shopping With Your Child

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Shopping with your child is the WORST For the past eight years I have struggled with taking my children grocery shopping. I love my girls, but their behavior in public is like getting stabbed in the ears with chopsticks. Their indoor voices aren’t their strong suit. In fact, for years I’ve tried everything to make sure they aren’t with me when I’m at the supermarket. I’ve even written about their behavior in a book I co-authored – but did that change them? Nope. If the kids are invited to ... [ Read More ]

5 Reasons Why You SHOULD Eat Before Bed

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If you missed the announcement last week, then I want you to know that Nurse Mommy Laughs is going through a bit of a change. I’m shaking things up to improve content and make the blog more entertaining. In addition to moi, there will be a team of women bloggers who write fabulous tales of being a parent, how to improve your health in today’s world, and experts on kids’ health and nutrition. Everyone of them is capable of making you laugh out loud, snort or cry. It’s a talented group and I ... [ Read More ]