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Simple and Fun DIY Family Message Center

Simple and Fun DIY Family Message Center @NotSoIdleHands.com

Hi All! Come check me out at Somewhat Simple today and see how to make this awesomely easy Family Message Center. You know you want to.... Have fun! Don't forget to grab some goodies at our Etsy Shop! … [Read more...]

Get Your Kids to Do Chores & Make It Last!

Get Your Kids to Do Chores & Make It Last! @NotSoIdleHands.com

All parents know the struggle {and if you've never been there....I want your kids to come hang out with mine!}: How the heck do you get those cute kiddos of yours to help out with the household chores without a fight....or at least no bloodshed? It's so stinking hard just to get the kids to go do the chores and when they even comply, they don't complete them the right way....and so you have to … [Read more...]

Cute and Quick Color Block Kraft Notebook

Cute and Quick Color Block Kraft Notebook @NotSoIdleHands.com

I know that this is the time to make resolutions and keeping a journal is one of mine {reliably, this time I hope}. A few months back my friend asked if I could help think up a cute way the young women could dress up these kraft notebooks at girl's camp....fairly easily and with not too many supplies required. So, this is what I came up with....cute and easy polka dot notebooks. You … [Read more...]

Cheater’s Guide For Eliminating Holiday Clutter~ADHD Friendly Too!

Cheater's Guide For Eliminating Holiday Clutter~ADHD Friendly Too! @NotSoIdleHands.com

If you're anything like us over here, you might still be swimming in all that clutter from Christmas. We still have wrapping paper out, brand new out~of~the~box gifts {played with once}, Christmas decorations {partially put away}, and mountains of laundry {yes, not necessarily Christmas related...but still}. I'm not the most organized person, but since I have ADHD I've always had to be creative … [Read more...]

17 Marvelous Mudroom Makeovers

17 Marvelous Mudroom Makeovers @NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, the weather outside is definitely getting frightful and since the kiddos are starting to drag wet shoes and boots through the house, it's made me think about mudrooms/areas once again. We made ours last year, and we LoVe it, but here are some other awesome ones to help you get started on any makeovers you have in mind. Entry Way Re~Do from Hello From the Natos Cutie Patootie Mudroom … [Read more...]

Cheater’s Guide~Checklists to Make Your Mornings Smoother + Freebie Printable

Cheater's Guide~Checklists to Make Your Mornings Smoother + Freebie Printable By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Around these parts, hubby is required to be gone a lot for work, which means I need to be on top of my game to get 3 kiddos ready for school each day. So last year, I was drowning so much every morning that I needed to devise a way to encourage the girls to want to get on board with my ideas too. It needed to be something fun, so they wouldn't get bored of it.....but also something that would be … [Read more...]

A Sad Farewell To My Inner Super Mom

A Sad Farewell To My Inner Super Mom By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Dear Super Mom~ Can I just call you SuMo?....I think we're past formalities now that we have almost 10 years of parenting under our belts along with about 3,000 rounds with whiny kids and exactly 893 times passed out in front of the t.v., halfway through our favorite show. I know we wanted the title of Supermom SO badly, but I'm finally realizing that's not really going to happen. In fact, every … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips~ Make A Schedule Already….and Stick to It!

Blogging Tips~ Make A Schedule Already....and Stick to It! By: NotSoIdleHands.com

So, does this sound familiar to you? You finally have the house to yourself (or at least your tiny computer area at the kitchen table while little ones are sleeping), but you just. can't. get. to. that. post.? You are ready to sit down and bang it all out, but you keep getting distracted by that towering pile of laundry, a counter~full of dirty dishes, or even that beautiful sunny day that's … [Read more...]