Tweet Kids say the darnedest things…right? My daughter comes up with the most creative words. To be honest, I think she’s come up with a few terms more appropriate than the original. For example: An appliance that is a stove top and oven is a “stoven”. Makes perfect sense to me! Here’s another that many kids ingeniously use, “hanitizer”. Again, makes sense and I know exactly what they mean. One of my favorites has to be the “cat pool”…you...

Tweet Ever have one of those days (weeks, months) where you can’t seem to catch up with where you’re supposed to be…chasing your own tail of sorts. On days like those, parenting can be even harder. Let’s face it…what’s the REAL reason you are so far behind? YOU weren’t the one who needed an hour to eat half of a bowl of oatmeal. It’s not YOUR fault that the baby chose to blow out his diaper just as you’re headed out the door. The endless laundry...

Tweet My alter ego (other than Adaptive Mom) is The Essante Mama. Please look me up on Facebook and check me out at www.EssanteMama.com www.GoGreenGetPaid.com Please get back to whoever shared this post with you for more information! **Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I was not required to give a positive review and all opinions are 100% my own. I am an executive with Essante Organics and only receive compensation through their outlined system (sales, bonuses, commissions,...

Tweet   I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about my homemade automatic shower cleaner recipe so here it is… What you’ll need: Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower system with empty cartridge bottles (I recommend 3), vinegar, baking soda, toxic free soap, and cling wrap. Method: Remove the cap from the cartridge bottle (this part can be tricky) and empty and rinse if needed. My husband was able to remove the caps and shave down the “teeth” with various...

Tweet The other night my son fell asleep while nursing in my lap at his normal time. I followed suit a few hours later, about 11:00pm, with the help of my hubby who gently attempted to transfer my lil Bulldog from my lap, to his chest, and finally to his sidecar crib. Only this night was different. Lil Bulldog was restless and stirred at every attempt at “hug and roll” (sorry for the Friends reference). By the time I brushed my teeth and crawled into bed, he was all but awake. I nursed,...

Tweet Like many mamas, I too struggle with clutter. There are days when the kids toys and laundry seem to take over our entire house. What to do? I can’t just surrender…can I? So do you want to know my secrets for managing the clutter? Are you ready? Pop-Up Hampers and Bean Bags! Sounds crazy, right? I’ll start with the pop-up hampers. These little gems are SO versatile! They fold flat for easy storage and have endless uses around the house. When the soft toys begin to take...

Tweet Making a salad can be quite a messy and time consuming ordeal…so why not prepare a week’s worth at a time? Veggies will stay fresh and crisp in a mason jar and you’ll have more time to enjoy the fruits (and veggies) of your labor! ...

Tweet My breakfast most every morning. SO yummy! The pH 7.365 alkalizes and adds protein…and yummyness The Earth Greens adds 5.5 POUNDS of live, raw, green, organic, alkaline, whole food, nutrient dense vegetation Spinach keeps me fuller longer And the coffee …is… well, ESSENTIAL. 😉 ...

Tweet   I am a total sucker for the latest and greatest cleaning gadgets. I’ve wasted a lot of money trying each trend and learned 3 things: 1) most of the “As Seen on TV” gadgets are CRAP 2) You get what you pay for 3) and there is no such thing as a house that cleans itself. That said, here is a short list of the items I count on to keep my sanity, er…um, I mean my house clean. Dyson DC35 Digital Slim The Dyson DC35 Digital Slim vacuum cleaner is cordless and weighs...

Tweet Over the next few weeks, I’m going to do a bit of “show and tell”.  I’ll be sharing some of my favorite gadgets that make my adaptive life and motherhood a little easier. I’ll also provide you with links to do a little shopping for yourself. Who doesn’t love shopping, right? Let’s begin in the kitchen…Like most of you, I tend to go on autopilot in the kitchen juggling food prep, food fights, and “I don’t like this”. Any device...

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