How To Feed Kids

I was talking to a fellow mom at my son’s school about what it is like to be a stay at home mom now that she was laid off from her job.  She said it is so much work and the part she gets the most anxious about is feeding her kids.  Every day is…

Our Favorite Kids Activity Ideas

If you have been reading MamasGoneMadison for any length of time, you will know that many of us are obsessed with Pinterest.  In fact, I can personally boast that I have pinned almost 6,000 ideas.  Now the number I have actually tried is MUCH less than that, but at least I have been inspired.  Pinterest…

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Out with the Old in with the New

One of the first things I pinned on Pinterest were these dessert stands made from old glassware.  I try and pin things that I know I can try and make and things that require few “ingredients”.  When my husband’s Grandma passed away the family had to go through her house and decide who gets what.…

Menu Planning Commitment

How many of you menu plan for the week?  I’ve always made a great effort in the past to do this.  I would consider Sunday as the day to plan out meals and go grocery shopping for the week.  This usually would last for a week and then we were back into our old habit…

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Winter Pinterest Challenge

(banner from Bower Power) A couple of blogs that I follow religiously are Young House Love and Bower Power.  A couple times a year they challenge each other and their readers to a Pinterest Challenge.  Basically, you stop pinning and start doing! Here are some tips to get you started: (From YHL): The only rule…

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Let there be light!

I saw the idea for my spray painted chandelier on Pinterest a couple of months ago (sorry I can’t seem to find the original link).  My daughter’s toy room was so poorly lit that I thought this would be the perfect solution to really take the room over the top.  I waited patiently, scouring Craigslist…

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Over the Door Organizers

Ever since my addiction for Pinterest has escalated, I’ve come across many over the door closet organizers.  What a brilliant way to keep collections organized! The following are some of my favorites.  Source: bhg.com via Elizabeth on Pinterest Source: thehappyhousewife.com via Elizabeth on Pinterest   Source: icanteachmychild.com via Elizabeth on Pinterest   Source: Uploaded by…

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The Stressed and Unstressed Issues of Organizing

Even before Pinterest came into my life I have always been one who likes to organize.  You can even read in my blog bio how much I love to purge and rearrange almost on a daily basis.  My husband enjoys it probably as much as me too…no wait that is completely not true, it’s something that can…

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Last Minute Valentines Ideas

For all of you last minute people out there *raises hand* here are a few ideas you can do quickly to remind the people in your life you love them more than anything! It is the little things right?!  Check out the Pinterest round up of some new ideas that are sure to delight your…

Pinterest Recipes: Success and Failure Part Two

As I mentioned in my earlier post about Pinterest recipes, I wish that there was a way to rate the recipes directly on Pinterest. But since there is not, I thought I would share my opinion on some of the ones that I have tried. Jamie Oliver’s Crunchy Garlic Chicken The flavor of the crunchy,…