Your Modern Family https://www.yourmodernfamily.com Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money Sat, 23 Jun 2018 05:18:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-YMF-Logo-Icon-150x150.jpg Your Modern Family https://www.yourmodernfamily.com 32 32 Working mom to Stay at home mom (finance how-to) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/how-to-become-a-stay-at-home-mom-on-one-income/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/how-to-become-a-stay-at-home-mom-on-one-income/#comments Wed, 31 Jan 2018 05:00:20 +0000 https://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=2283 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Going from two incomes to one to become a stay at home Mom can be hard! I have learned many tips over the years that have helped our family to save money to be able to have me be a stay at home mom. I hope that these tips help you, too!

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Tips to Organize your Refrigerator https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/tips-organize-refrigerator/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/tips-organize-refrigerator/#respond Tue, 28 Nov 2017 05:00:09 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=32716 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Whirlpool. The opinions and text are all mine. This post has been sponsored by the Whirlpool Corporation. I received appliances and compensation, but all opinions are my own. The kitchen is the heart of the home and being able to organize your refrigerator will...

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Declutter my home: How clutter affects your family & what you can do about it. https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/day-2-of-decluttering/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/day-2-of-decluttering/#comments Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:02:37 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=9111 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Is this you??? "Oh- I need to update my schedule. I need to clean out the linen closet. I need to file my bank statements. I need to pay these bills~ where is that pile again? I need to clean out my organized files. I need to …. "
Physical clutter quickly turns into emotional clutter, taking up precious time and energy. Lets get to the bottom of that emotional clutter today and take action against the physical clutter!

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FREE Printable Fall Themed Planner https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/printable-fall-themed-planner/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/printable-fall-themed-planner/#respond Sun, 27 Aug 2017 04:00:10 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=20967 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

As summer winds down, and fall creeps closer and closer, you may find yourself jumping from one busy season to the next. Vacations are over, but school is now in session, and before you know it, the hustle and bustle of the holidays will be here. If you are anything like me, planners are your...

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Packing for a trip with kids! (with a video hack you’ll love!) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/packing-for-a-trip-with-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/packing-for-a-trip-with-kids/#comments Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:46 +0000 https://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=2833 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

If you are packing for a trip with kids, I have a few easy tips to get your packing moving along quickly and easily.

I am not going to give you a checklist, because if you are like me, you already have your own! I want to share just a few tips to make your packing easier. When you are deciding to go on a vacation, the thought of packing can seem overwhelming. We have four kids, so packing for all of them can be a daunting task. I have found a few ways that help me to pack and I hope that you can use them to help you, too.

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Healthy meals on a budget https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/healthy-and-cheap-meals/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/healthy-and-cheap-meals/#comments Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:31 +0000 https://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=2098 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Picture this scenario:   You look at the clock and it is 5:00.   You have nothing planned for dinner.   The meat is frozen.  You are out of pasta sauce.  You haven’t prepped any vegetables.   When you look into the living room, you see that your kids are starting to become a little antsy....

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Clutter & Depression go hand in hand https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/help-decluttering-my-home/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/help-decluttering-my-home/#comments Sun, 01 Jan 2017 07:01:19 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=9110 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Do you ever feel like clutter is weighing you down? It can be any kind of clutter: physical or emotional. I found help decluttering my home in the tips that I am going to share with you over the next few days, in the hopes that you can find the help that you need, as well.

Simplifying your life can take the weight off. If you feel like you are being pulled in so many directions and barely keeping your head above water, this post is for you. (I should say these posts, since there will be many posts in this series).

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Tips for taking a road trip with kids (& a giveaway!) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/road-trip-with-kids/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/road-trip-with-kids/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2016 06:00:12 +0000 https://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=2853 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Wow- have you ever noticed how much easier it is to travel as your kids get older?   Now that we don’t have a baby anymore and we don’t need to stop so often, road trips aren’t bad at all.  In fact, we recently flew to Disney (first time flying there) and we both agreed...

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21 Cleaning Tips for Busy Moms https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/cleaning-tips-busy-moms/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/cleaning-tips-busy-moms/#comments Thu, 12 May 2016 04:00:45 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=19541 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

I love to find cleaning tips for busy moms because we all want a clean home, but sometimes it just isn’t feasible. Between raising children, running errands and everything else life throws at us, a clean home can easily end up on the back burner, if we let it. While it’s easy to let the...

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Declutter : Paper & Mail https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/declutter-my-mail/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/declutter-my-mail/#comments Sat, 09 Apr 2016 00:00:16 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=9115 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

 Since starting my 7 decluttering challenge course, I have had so many people emailing me and sending amazing before & after photos!   One area that seemed to be a big problem area before the course is paper:  Mail, stacks of paper & receipts, etc… Here are my tips for cutting down on paper work:...

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When you can’t find time to keep up with cleaning (& a chance to win) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/cant-find-time-to-keep-up-with-cleaning/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/cant-find-time-to-keep-up-with-cleaning/#comments Sat, 05 Sep 2015 04:00:49 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=21120 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Sometimes you just can't find time to keep up with cleaning, so today I am sharing my best "quick-cleaning" tips that make life easier... and homes cleaner!

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Organize your refrigerator (40 days of Organization series) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/organize-your-refrigerator/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/organize-your-refrigerator/#comments Sun, 23 Aug 2015 02:00:47 +0000 https://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=1503 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Once you organize your refrigerator, you’ll feel so much better.  It will feel like a clean kitchen all over!                                                                        ...

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De-cluttering the garage https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/de-cluttering-the-garage/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/de-cluttering-the-garage/#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:48 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=19605 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Our garage was a cluttered mess and we wanted to work on de-cluttering the garage as a Father's day gift for my husband! Four kids, two grown-ups and now a dog = a LOT of stuff. Where does it all go? Into the garage!

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What you NEED in a diaper bag https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/what-you-need-in-a-diaper-bag/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/what-you-need-in-a-diaper-bag/#respond Tue, 05 May 2015 04:05:51 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=18838 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.  When my friend Sam and I were talking, we were shocked at how much we had forgotten since having our first babies.  As Sam was telling me  a great story, I told her that she had...

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How to unpack quickly after moving https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/how-to-unpack-quickly/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/how-to-unpack-quickly/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:00:41 +0000 https://yourmodernfamily.com/?p=5691 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Here are a few tips that I think might help with a move…  – Plan on ordering meals (we had take-out… mostly from Subway) for about 3 days straight.  The reason?  Until you get your food moved in and your kitchen the way that you want it.  It was also much easier to not have to...

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Over 25 Cleaning Tips to make cleaning easier https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/25-cleaning-hacks/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/25-cleaning-hacks/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 04:00:40 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=17601 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Spring cleaning is on many of our minds these days, so these 25 ways to make cleaning easier should be helpful! We all want to get our families together to clean our houses from top to bottom.  With some teamwork and the use of these practical cleaning tips, you can get your cleaning done in no time! 1)...

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5 hacks for cleaner laundry (crayon stains, mildew smell & more) https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/washcloth/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/washcloth/#respond Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:13:57 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=14373 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Here are a few of my favorite Laundry Cleaning tips… take the mildew smell out of washcloths that were only used once. Take crayon marks off of your child's t-shirt … and more!

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Day 4: Help declutter my home : What stays & what goes https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/help-declutter-my-home/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/help-declutter-my-home/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:00:07 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=9117 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Before you move onto day 4 of Help declutter my home -be sure to read: Day 1- Clutter is weighing me down Day 2- how it was affecting our family Day 3- How I started to minimize. HOW I DECIDED WHAT STAYED & WHAT WENT… Clutter… it can weigh you down physically and emotionally.  ...

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Day 3 – help declutter my home … Taking your first step towards getting rid of it! https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/day-3-help-declutter-my-home/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/day-3-help-declutter-my-home/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:00:30 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=9113 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

Welcome back to the help declutter my home series. Here is what you missed (I recommend you read Day 1 & Day 2 before reading today’s post.  They are the foundation of what you are going to do and why you need to do it.) Day 1- Clutter is weighing me down Day 2-  How it...

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Top 10 posts from 2013 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/top-10-posts-2013/ https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/top-10-posts-2013/#respond Fri, 10 Jan 2014 05:00:11 +0000 https://www.yourmodernfamily.com/?p=7756 Your Modern Family - Raising our kids, organizing our home & saving money https://yourmodernfamily.com Download your Free eBook, Beat the Boredom in a Week, here!

In January, I found the reader-picked top ten posts and shared them with you.  I wanted to share them again today, hoping that you can find a tip that you forgot about or one that could help you in some way.  Here are the most popular ones:  1.  Potty Training in 3 days series also Potty...

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