When Toddler Silence is Actually Awesome

A few weeks ago, after having a couple of rough weeks, wellness-wise, here in the Douglas household, the school-age kids were finally back in class, I was starting to feel human again, and the house deserved a proper degermification. I readied my house-cleaning arsenal of cleaners and devices, and I vacuumed every crevice, corner, and carpet […]

What Happens When Your Puppy Wants to Help Sweep

During her sweet, loving, helpful times, my toddler loves to help me clean (and by “clean” I mean, take over the spray, spray everyfrigginthing she can, “washing dishes” by running water all over the place and splashing about, using the broom to sweep for about five minutes before using it as a sword/weapon, etc.). Despite the […]

Happiness is ______ {2014-W11} #happinessis

We spent 52 weeks in 2013 celebrating what made us happy, and it WAS a fantastic year. Let’s make 2014 the year where we really truly focus on surrounding ourselves with only joy and happiness all year round, every month, every week, every day.Tell me, what makes you happy? What is it that you do […]

Sexiest Husband Alive

“You and your bionic nose,” he scoffed. “I’m telling you, baby, something is MOLDY in there!” I whined. Every time I opened the fridge, the whiff of mold socked me in the mouth. I was five feet away folding laundry, and my oldest son opened the fridge, and I could still smell it, even from […]

Awfully Embarrassing Photos of the Inside of My Non-Self-Cleaning Oven #easyoff

The following post is sponsored by Burst on behalf of EASY-OFF®. It was a frantic search for this house, as you know, with one month to find, secure, and buy a house before we moved. The builders we eventually went with weren’t exactly as amenable and fantastic as they could have been. Upon the first […]

Childhood Chore Memories

“Mommy? Are you doing dishes?!” She calls to me from another room. “WAIT!” She barrels into the room, hopped up on corn bread from dinner, spinning around looking for her chair. “Don’t do anymore dishes without me!” Finally finding the kid chair in the pantry – the chair she uses as a step-stool – she […]

Happiness is ______ {Week Seventeen} #happinessis

2013 is going to be a fantastic year – a year where we collectively focus on the happy and the joy in our lives. What makes you happy? What is it that you do that you can’t get enough of? What makes your soul shine, your eyes beam, and your insides sparkle? Happiness is so […]

Printable Holiday Savings Bank for Kids

Are your children excited about the upcoming holiday and looking to earn a little extra money to buy something for you or for someone they love? I think the holidays are a great time to teach children about saving money for things to buy, whether for themselves or for others. There’s a lot of spending […]

Lack of Coffee Super Cleaning Powers

It’s 8:30am and I’m just now sitting down. The kids are fed, off to school, hubby is probably stuck in morning rush hour traffic, and I’m finally slurping my first delightful cup of coffee while dripping sweat. Why are you sweating, Lisa, you ask? Imagine, if you will, my kindergartner getting dressed while I was […]

Dear Wednesday – You Sucked. Bring on Thursday. Love, Lisa

Maybe it was sprinting up the stairs after twenty-minutes had gone by before I realized her alarm didn’t go off. It could have been the fog that draped over everything, blinding you while you drove, causing parents to drop off their kids in droves, and drive maniacally in order to do so. Perhaps it may […]