Pen stains on your clothes are bad enough, but they’re truly horrifying when they happen to your lighter clothes. We all know the feeling of seeing a dark blue or black splotch on that white shirt that we loved. Fortunately, pen stains don’t have to mark the end for even the lightest of clothing. There are several quick, easy tricks to get pen stains out of light … [Read more...] about Tricks to Get Pen Stains Out of Light Clothes
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Growing up, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house. They lived about 10 minutes away and their place was my second home. I went there after school as a kid, and in high school, nearly every night to call my friends who lived in their phone prefix. In those days, long-distance was real AF and we didn’t have Facebook or texting. We didn’t get to speak until the next day … [Read more...] about How will the pandemic change you?
What will draw smells out of a closet? Closed closets can be hosting a variety of strange, musty smells when you finally open the doors. This is especially true in a room belonging to a child. Remind the family that dirty clothing should be tossed into the laundry bin instead of being shoved into the closet. Cleaning the closet, airing out the clothes and removing shoes with … [Read more...] about What Will Draw Smells Out of a Closet?
These are trying times for parents. Being stuck home with small children can be isolating. Without playdates, the days can drag on and on. Parents of teens are also struggling. Teens do NOT like being told they can’t hang out with their friends, and they’re using choice words to tell parents how they feel about the situation. With six kids between the ages of 10 and 20, I … [Read more...] about Survival Mode: Keeping Kids Busy During Social Distancing
How Long Can You Refrigerate Fresh Lemon Juice? The sharp, bright, acidic flavor of freshly squeezed lemon juice is ideal for any number of summertime recipes. Even the scent that this juice carries recalls the carefree days of a childhood filled with lemonade, cakes, and cookies. If you love lemons and want to keep a steady supply of fresh juice on hand, you can feel free … [Read more...] about How Long Can You Refrigerate Fresh Lemon Juice?