Tag Archives: best tips

kon mari method

We have heard A LOT about the Kon Mari method of decluttering the last year or so. Marie Kondo’s book has been a bestseller for many moons now and nearly everyone we’ve heard read the book has becomec enchanted by the process. At the very least it has made us want to get rid of everything and live like monks. Have you read it? We’d love to hear your experience! We spotted this cheat sheet from the people at Make Space (a storage solution in NYC, DC, Chicago and LA that picks up, stores, and then re-delivers your storage when … Read more

family photo tips

By Lily of Lily Glass Photography. Catch her Mother’s Day Special right here! Preparing for In-Home Family Portrait Sessions / How to Take a Family Portrait and Actually Enjoy It  Family photos. Just the mention of it can cause your heart to race and your mind to spin. We all want lovely images of our family laughing and playing peacefully together, but is it really possible to get those pictures without threatening “stand still or no ice cream” through gritted teeth? As someone who gets to capture these moments, I assure you, it is. And my favorite place to photograph a family … Read more

CIRCLE with Disney

By Emily. So excited to share this new discovery with you guys today! We are constantly worried about our kids and devices. Protecting them from mature or inappropriate content, making sure the time they spend on those devices is educational and helpful to their growth. And of course keeping everything balanced — not too much but maybe enough to get that urgent email sent off. 😉 We’ve all noticed (moreso in some kids than others) that too much screen time makes them GRUMPY! Irritable, agitated, restless. It’s so interesting to watch and seeing those reactions only makes Circle with Disney that … Read more

babyganics dryer balls

Such a great new product coming from our friends at Babyganics we had to share! They recently launched their own wool dryer balls – have you all ever tried them? Here’s the scoop:These are Babyganics’ 100% natural wool dryer balls. They are designed in partnership with Made to Matter and sold exclusively at Target which you all know how much we love and adore. Essentially these dryer balls eliminate the need for conventional fabric softeners and dryer sheets. They are fragrance and chemical-free and non-allergenic. And from what we’ve read about traditional dryer sheets the chemicals used can cause some serious … Read more

BEACHMATE!

We are all about finding products that make our lives as busy moms on the go – easier! So when we came across BEACHMATE we about had a heart attack. As women who have schlepped a million belongings and our children across sandy beaches in the summer time, we breathed a huge sigh of relief when we found BeachMate.BEACHMATE is a super cool system that comes with all your beach necessities in one.There are industrial shovels your kids will love and never break, a cooler, buckets to compartmentalize your food and use to keep your food out of the sand but … Read more

tips for busy moms

This post is brought to you by Healthy Choice. We are far from perfect but, we definitely keep trying at finding the best ways to balance the different elements of our lives as working (from home) moms! Healthy Choice asked if we’d share what does (and doesn’t!) work for us and of course being healthy and taking care of ourselves is such a huge factor. Healthy eating It’s the number one factor in how we feel inside, how we function, and in turn how we feel about our workloads, how we interact with our kids, and the trickle down effect is infinite. … Read more

Sudo App

Today we are partnering with the new privacy app Sudo to share a little bit about how their free app can assist busy parents like us, and of course like you! Even though we all three are the best of friends and work in the same business, we all lead unique lives. We each found different key features we love about Sudo and so we wanted to share each of those features with you so you can see how the app fits into your life, too! First, Jenna! As many of you know I started working more with my favorite essential … Read more

piano preschool

We’re always wondering the proper ages to start our kids learning a new skill or talent. Piano and other instruments are no exception! We had to share this darling kit from Piano Preschool for you parents out there who are looking to get your kids started in the world of music. One kit will cover three months worth of music advantage, formulated by Suzuki instructor and parents of three, the Wollastons. Here’s what one darling suitcase provides:It comes with a DVD and CD for lots of visual and on-the-go learning. Harmonica, castanets, egg shakers and lots of surprises that come … Read more

Living Proof

We were so excited when Living Proof asked us to come in to a salon where their products are carried to put them in the test. Jenna was the lucky girl chosen and of course brought a long her best girl Lolly and a camera to document her experience. We hadn’t heard much about the products before but now we’re hooked. Jenna is more of a naturalist, but she learned from the educated Stylist, Rachel, that when you use GOOD products your hair style lasts longer and is healthier. Two things we busy moms are always looking for! What’s super … Read more

v-tech innotab max

Over the past few years we’ve shared lots and lots of iOS apps and games, and each time we do our Android friends are like, “Hey! What about us?” We’re so happy to share this product with you today! VTech InnoTab® Max is an Android-based tablet for kids, and the built-in features are pretty much endless. And with their Learning Lodge app store you can easily add to your library of educational games as your kids grow! Ready to check it out with us?The first feature we love is that all the games are vetted and approved by trained adolescent … Read more