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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...]

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...]

Cheater’s Guide ~ How to Post Your Awesome DSLR Photos to Instagram

Cheater's Guide ~ How to Post Your Awesome DSLR Photos to Instagram By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, so we all know how awesome Instagram is {case in point, Jess~ The Fun Instagram Mom}, but we also all know how frustrating it is that we can't post the fantabulous pics we take with our super expensive DSLR cameras. What did we buy them for anyways, if we always end up taking pics of important events with our phones JUST so we can throw 'em up onto Instagram later? Well, there are apps you … [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...]

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...]

Cheater’s Guide ~ 60+ Uses For Vinegar and Freebie Printable!

Cheater's Guide ~ 60+ Uses For Vinegar and Freebie Printable! By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, by the looks of the "Seasonal" aisle at just about any store....it seems that Spring is soon to be upon us. And when I think of Spring, I usually start to think about cleaning up my messy house and getting all the grit and grime vanished. But, as you all may know, I get migraines.....a lot. So, the traditional cleaning products out there tend to trigger those fantastic bouts of pain and … [Read more...]

Easy & Yummy Valentine’s Sprinkle Layer Cake + Frosting Tips

Easy & Yummy Valentine's Sprinkle Layer Cake By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Ok, I have a confession to make. I'm not very good at making layer cakes. There. I said it. Yep, they always end up being lopsided, lumpy, and {yes, AND} crummy. So, I've been making a lot of cakes lately in an attempt to finally get it right {luckily, no one here has been complaining about all the extra cake}. This one was actually pretty easy to make and looks really cute {and kind of hides … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips~How To Add a Click-Through Photo {JPEG} for Your Printable In WordPress

How To Add a Click-Through Photo {JPEG} for Your Printable In WordPress By: NotSoIdleHands.com

The new year has started and it's time to get down to some serious blogging business. I know I have a lot of things on my list to learn, and I bet you do too. So, I wanted to start a series showing the cool things I've learned about blogging that have helped me make my blog what it is so far and might be helpful to you all too (sharing is caring, after all). This first post will show you how to … [Read more...]