DIY

Gathering Goodies – One Room Challenge Week 4 – Parenting Twins Article

Okay, so although this is only my second One Room Challenge blog post, it is technically week 4 of the ORC. What did I get done this week? Well, a whole lot of gathering of goodies.Bedding? Check. Paint? Check. Plant? Check. Sconces? Check.I have got most of the prints and am either waiting for more to be delivered, or waiting to find a few minutes to fix my jammed printer… Eeek!But also, did you hear the news? HomeSenses across Canada…

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What to put in your tool box if you’ve never had one before – Single Mum, Parents Article

Of course, there are plenty of women who are DIY divas extraordinaire. I take my hat off to you all. I struggle to fix a squeaky door.But generally, it’s the man of the house who is the proud owner of an impressive tool kit. And, if you separate, you can bet he’ll be taking it with him. Leaving you, up the creak without a hammer.As a single mum, you’re gonna have things that need fixing, building and general DIYing, meaning…

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Quick and Cheap Hack- Extending the Life of My Freezer Shelf – Parents Article

When we moved to our new home about 3.5 years ago, we bought a new fridge instead of the 30 year old friend we had second hand before that. And while I’ve been pretty happy with this fridge/freezer combo, especially that its been maintenance free since we got it (unlike our old one that needed regular maintenance), there are some things about it that really annoy me. First off, I can’t adjust the heights of the shelves in the fridge,…

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The Perfect Easy Home Improvement DIY – Single Mum, Parents Article

0 Flares Reddit 0 StumbleUpon 0 Buffer 0 Filament.io 0 Flares × Hey mamas! How are you all doing? I hope everyone is stayin’ alive! (Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive…) My apologies, I couldn’t help it! 😛 So anyway, since we are all stuck……

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Crafts To Do While Quarantined – Single Mum, Parents Article

Are you having trouble staying productive during the quarantine? Is it getting harder and harder to find projects to keep yourself (and your kids) occupied and focused? Do you need something to keep you all busy? Here are a few ideas for crafts to do while quarantined. These projects will keep your mind and hands busy, and when this is all over … you’ll have something great to show for it! Wouldn’t it be fun to have something you can…

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Tips for Handling Home Isolation with Kids – Parents Article

Being stuck in quarantine isn’t easy, especially when you have little ones! Mange this period smartly with our Tips for Handling Home Isolation with Kids. We live in strange times. In fact, even our grandparents probably don’t remember a time when the entire planet was completely shut down, except perhaps those who lived in war zones. A time when no one goes to work, no one goes to school, and when we’re all hiding from an invisible enemy – unprecedented…

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Pokeball DIY for your Pokemon fans – Single Mum, Parents Article

Have Pokémon crazy kids like me? Looking for a craft to keep them busy these days with supplies you probably already have available? These pokeballs are the perfect craft.  (If you don’t have these supplies,  you can find them all at your local dollar store). I can’t take any credit for the idea, a Mom in one of my local Facebook groups came up with the idea and allowed me to share it with you. Pokeball Supplies: Bag of balloons…

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Kick-Starting My Spring Cleaning & A Simple Fridge Deodorizer Hack – Parenting Twins Article

Life is busy. Life is unpredictable. I cannot control what curveballs will be thrown at me each day, but one thing’s for sure, if my home is in chaos that energy trickles into my work, my parenting and how I care for myself. Keeping a (fairly) clean and organized home is so important.I’ve recently been on a mission to get a head start on my spring cleaning. Every year I have these grand plans of actually completing everything on my…

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Updating a room with a radiator cover by The Twinkle Diaries – Parenting Twins Article

Have you ever considered updating a room with a radiator cover? I’ve spoken about our ensuite bathroom before and how I was desperate to give it a makeover. Although it’s a nice sized room — with a lovely, old cast iron, roll-top bath — it was fairly bland; and uninspiring, to say the least. It certainly wouldn’t be winning any prizes for the most attractive bathroom award, that’s for sure. The base of the bath looked like it hadn’t been painted for…

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White elephant – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent. – Single Dad, Parents Article

The zero hours contract yielded 5 hours work today. Another 50000000 hours and I might just keep the bank manager from sending me snotty letters. Just enough time left for a quick run. The light was stunning. It’s the quiet before the next storm hits. “Is it true that we are getting another storm.” “Yes Son it’s due to hit at the weekend. But this time maybe just a little less wind but much more rain.” “Great. I bet they…

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