Well, you can’t be on Pinterest or read mom blogs for too long without coming across recipes for homemade laundry detergent. So as my Tide pods were running low, I decided to give it a try. After a little research, I landed on this recipe because it was the prettiest (and also got great reviews by the commenters). However, after using it for a couple weeks, I wasn’t convinced it was working well, so I wanted to put it to the test.
I’m not a professional provider of services to people with special needs, only a mom of a child with Down syndrome. As much as that qualifies me to give advice, here are my tips for being a good friend: Use “people first” language. People with disabilities are people first, and identifying them by their disability […]
(In case you missed it, find the main article where I outline my weight loss plan here!) Here a few other things that I have learned along the way as a personal trainer that have helped me to succeed: 1. It takes 1-2 weeks to start seeing results. How many times have you had a […]
Again, please remember that this is just what has worked for me! I don’t think that it is the “best”, “most healthy” way to lose weight, but right now, it is better than the doing nothing at all and it works :) FAQ Are you “naturally” skinny?
I’ve read them all. Every tip, trick, list, and suggestion on Pinterest to keep my house clean so that I am not embarrassed if someone were to drop by and expect to come in. The problem was, until I changed my mindset about my messy house, no tip in the world could help. The FlyLady website was extremely helpful in learning how stressful clutter is and how happy a clean home really is for my family and I.
I also began to realize that it was one of those things that was just going to take consistent effort. So a couple years down the road, with a pretty consistently clean house, here is the only trick that I have found:
Summer is here and the neighborhood is prowling with neighbors out and about enjoying the fresh air, which means it is time to brush-up on your “How do you do?” neighbor skills. Most of the good advice on being a good neighbor is a little too Mr. Rodgers for me.