Category Archives: Making A Happy Home

10 Phone Rules for Kids

Parenting is hard nowadays. Kids as young as four beg their parents for a cell phone. By the time middle school hits, they’re devastated that most of their friends already have one and they don’t. If the time has come and you’re giving into the kid cell phone epidemic, prepare to set some rules to keep your child safe.

Rule #1: Do not send any text or images you wouldn’t want your parents to see.

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Organization: 3 Simple Rules

Let’s be honest.

How many people love rules?

But the thing is, if you’re serious about home organization, then there are some specific rules you’ll want to follow.

You’ll see how much easier organization will be by taking the following simple steps. How do I know? Because this is an area that I’ve struggled in for YEARS and as I’ve simplified my life and really honed in on being more organized,

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Decluttering Your Life

Decluttering your physical space can have an amazingly uplifting effect on your mood. Feng Shui experts claim that buildings and furniture store the memories of events in the form of energy, and that by decluttering you can clear the energy of historic traumatic events. Whether or not you put any store in that kind of theory, nobody who has ever decluttered a space could deny the positive benefits of increasing the physical space in their environment.

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Celebrations As A Family

There are many important things in life. Learning, growing, loving, and exploring are all things that each person should take time for. Celebration is another thing that everyone should take time for. Celebration adds an excitement and a lot of fun to life.


Family celebrations can happen for a variety of formal or informal reasons. Probably most people have gone to a celebration in honor of someone’s birthday,

Budgeting as a Family

Financial literacy is a passion of mine. I shared in a recent post why I prepare for rainy days while enjoying my sunny days and the security and happiness of my family is a large factor. Budgeting as a family isn’t always fun or easy to do, but it does help to get everyone on the same page and create an awareness of short and long-term goals for your family.

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Accident Prevention In The Home

Accident prevention. What a fun topic to kick off my Making A Happy Home From A to Z for April, right? Well, in our household this is always a hot topic. With three very lively and active kiddos, it seems like I’m almost always watching an accident ready to happen. I truly believe my 7 year old is incapable of walking – he runs, skips, flips, jumps and catapults everywhere. His 3 year old little sister is his shadow and is often right behind him and taking it up a notch.

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