I Brake for Moms

She reorganized the pantry to reduce food waste at home

With the help of a label maker, this mom is reorganizing foods by expiration date instead of type.

 

Life lessons from Grandma are pandemic essentials

As we wait out the coronavirus outbreak, you may just find yourself turning into a grandmother.

 

Heavy drinking during pandemic sends kids a bad message

Parents drinking to excess may be teaching their children that when the going gets tough, it’s time to hit the bottle.

 

40 years later, our kids will have quite the story to tell

“When I was your age, I wasn’t allowed to go to school. It was a canceled because of a pandemic.”

Stay-at-home order means dogs are victims of bad haircuts, too

She watched a groomer give a poodle a new ‘do on YouTube before trying out the clippers herself.

There’s no place like home — and all its worn-out furnishings

What makes a home a home isn’t the latest decor trends, but whether it’s lived in.

A cheap, easy ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ sheet-pan meal

Pick your protein, starch and veggies, cut them into 1-inch chunks and bake in the oven. Dinner’s served.

With a bidet, TP shortages no longer scare the crap out of us

This family ordered their new toilet just in time. Now bidets are either sold out or on back-order.

How to keep your kids busy while you’re working from home

Here are five high-interest activities for kids that will give you 20 minutes of quiet time.

Barre3 workouts help you unleash your hidden superpower

Classes combine weights, cardio, stretching and mindfulness into a simple-to-follow hour of exercise.

Soft plastic recycling service expands to Snohomish County

A Seattle-based company that recycles plastic film, batteries and lightbulbs now offers its services here.

Teaching your children how to cook is scary but rewarding

This mom’s 10-year-old daughter made a beef stew in the Instant Pot — with careful supervision.

Why we need sex-ed in public schools starting in kindergarten

All children, starting at a young age, deserve to be taught that they have ownership of their bodies.

Snow days start out grand but quickly cause cabin fever

The recent bout of snowy weather made her family feel all of the emotions. Here’s a day-by-day recap.

How to organize your housekeeping schedule with to-do lists

You don’t have to shell out $49.99 to purchase one of the many mommy-blogger planners out there.

Guess what, kiddo? You’re going back into a booster seat

Washington’s car seat law has changed in 2020 to keep children under 4-feet-9 or 13 years old in a booster.

Does following old wives’ tales support your immune system?

Maybe that daily spoonful of elderberry syrup is helping this mom ward off the flu. Or maybe not.

Those priceless family Christmas traditions are too pricey

Santa photos, personalized cards and matching family pajamas are making the holiday extra expensive.

The best teachers give life to any subject — even dead languages

She doesn’t remember much Latin, but she does remember Mr. Stansell, one of her favorite teachers.

Online grocery shopping gives you more time to buy ice cream

It’s also pretty easy — assuming your computer doesn’t crash, the world doesn’t explode, etc.

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