Help! My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!

Are the kids driving you crazy while they are on summer vacation? Check out my guest post on Scottsdale Moms Blog for tips to keep your sanity! Here’s a little sneak peak… It’s summertime. Kids are out of school and that usually means that at least one parent now has little companions ALL DAY LONG. What do you do if your kids are driving you nuts by, well, being kids? Here are a few tips to help you survive, and dare I say it, enjoy the time your kids are out of school.

How to Find a Good Home Contractor

You’ve probably heard it before: “It’s not what you know, it’s WHO you know.” While this rings true for everything from finding a job to finding someone to date, it is especially true for finding a good contractor for your home repairs and services. Sure you could do a google search, but “home remodeling Phoenix” just got 423,000 results on google. How are you to know who is a legit company, much less a great contractor? Easy – Ask another contractor you bring into your home who they recommend. Well, only if you trust them because (as a former boss of mine used to say), superstars hang out with superstars, and losers hang out with losers! Harsh words, but if you don’t trust your landscaper, don’t ask them for a referral for a plumber. They probably know one that is of similar quality as they are. Trust me, Moxie Girl has kissed a lot of toads to find the Prince Charming of home service...

Kids and Laundry…

One of the Moxie Girls was out of town this past weekend, so I got to help her client while she was gone. She normally goes into this home Mondays and Fridays to pick up after the kids, do laundry, and run errands. I thought covering her shift Monday would be a piece of cake since everything was done Friday afternoon when I left. The least of my worries was the laundry. Silly mistake from a woman with no kids….. Can someone tell me how kids wear so many clothes?!? It’s funny when you hear stories from other people about how often their child changes clothes, but seeing first-hand how much laundry is produced in less than 72 hours is amazing! How do kids accomplish this? As a grown woman, I have trouble picking out ONE outfit a day to wear, let alone the three or four to produce a hamper full. I am simply amazed!