Savoring Summer with Sweet Tea

Disclosure: Thanks to today’s sponsor, Southern Breeze Sweet Tea, for a fabulous product to share and the inspiration to keep summer going a lot longer…

Savoring Summer with Southern Breeze Sweet Tea

The seasons have been wackier than usual in Virginia so far this year. It was close to 100 degrees in April, so it felt like the summer started early. Then we had a “cold” streak, really lovely weather in the 70s in early August, very confusing to the plants and bringing on fall allergies earlier than usual. I have no idea what we’re in for during fall or winter, but I can already tell the back to school season has brought on stress and a sense of overwhelm for most moms around me. I’ve heard:

“It hurts to look at the September calendar.”

“I’m stressed and the month hasn’t even started yet.”

What happened to the lazy days of summer? They were gone in the blink of an eye, apparently. But what if there were a way to savor summer throughout these busy months?

Savoring Summer with Sweet Tea

Do you have a ritual for yourself to help you through busy times? You need one. Every busy mom can benefit from a short break occasionally. Whenever you can carve out a few minutes, find a quiet place to sit. Then:

Sit down and calm your thoughts.



Yes, that’s it. I’m not even saying, “read a magazine,” because there’s already enough stimulation in your brain. Don’t add more! Just sit. And breathe. Even if you only take 3 minutes, it’s worth it. I like to take as long as it takes to drink a cup of tea. Slowly. Sip and savor.

Savoring Summer with Southern Breeze Sweet Tea

In the cold of winter, I’ll sip hot tea, but the rest of the year? Bring on the iced! I’m new to sweet tea; in fact, I lived in Virginia over 9 years before finally trying sweet tea. Why? I didn’t need more sweets in my diet. But I am really enjoying Southern Breeze Sweet Tea for two big reasons: it’s easy to make (you know I love easy) and it has zero-calorie Splenda right in the bags so it sweetens while it steeps, to just the right level of sweetness (not too much!). Make some iced tea to keep in the fridge for the next time you can steal away those 3 minutes of peace.

Brewing Southern Breeze Sweet Tea couldn’t be any easier:

  1. Add two tea bags to the pitcher.
  2. Add 1 quart of boiling water to the pitcher.
  3. Let steep for 3-5 minutes.
  4. Remove tea bags, and chill sweet tea in the fridge (add enough ice cubes to make 2 quarts).


Savoring Summer with Southern Breeze Sweet Tea

I’m eager to try their new flavors: Raspberry, Lemon and Peach! In our neck of the woods, you’ll find Southern Breeze at Harris Teeter, Wegmans and Food Lion, but you can always order on Amazon. Get more info by connecting with them on Twitter and Facebook. Happy sipping!

Curly Girls? Tips & Techniques to Help

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When I was a little girl growing up in early ’80s, I enjoyed styling hair on a popular toy of the time: The Barbie Head. Did you have one, too? My mom believed in a “low maintenance” approach to my crazy curls by making me have a short haircut all my life, so this was really the only practice I got doing hair.

Curly Girls? Tips & Techniques to Help


And unlike that Barbie Head, my girls do not sit still! My twin daughters have terrible tangles. As toddlers, they’d tear out any barrette/headband/clip I tried to use on them. In preschool, they acquiesced to an occasional barrette but they were immediately removed as class was dismissed. And now, at age 9, they still prefer a natural bedhead look than any time spent on personal grooming. It is not as easy or fun as the Barbie Head.

So it’s taken a few years, but I finally have my Curly Girls hair under control, for the most part. Today I’m sharing my Top 3 products and some techniques that work really well for us.

Top 3 Products for Curly Girls:

Curly Girls? Tips & Techniques to Help

The Wet Brush
I’d seen The Wet Brush around and assumed it would only work with straight hair, but my stylist suggested I use it on the girls’ hair. Really? On their curly, tangly hair? Turns out it’s a miracle–it glides through wet hair and takes all their knots out, and it doesn’t even hurt! With this brush, they are able to comb out their own tangles for the first time in all these years. YAY!

Wide-Toothed Comb
A wide-toothed comb is key with curly hair, and I still use it for making parts and sectioning off hair. After sleeping on clean hair overnight, we use it the next morning as a “pick” to set their hair again.

Hair Milk
This leave-in conditioner has made such a difference in my daughters’ hair. After they shower and we comb/brush through the tangles, they apply Hair Milk. It gives them so much softness and lets their curls dry naturally. I originally found it at Target but it’s less expensive at Amazon, so now I buy a few bottles at a time so we don’t run out.

Curly Girls? Tips & Techniques to Help

Curly Girl Techniques that Work

After all these years of struggling with the curls (first mine, now theirs!), we’ve found a few things that work really well:

Wash Hair Less Often & in the Evening
It takes too much time to detangle and deal with their hair in the morning before school, so we’ve stuck to a schedule of showers in the evening. They only wash their hair every other day, so it doesn’t dry out too much (same thing I do with mine). Then, they each comb out their tangles with the Wet Brush.

Curly Girls? Tips & Techniques to Help

Do the Twist
One issue we have is that the hair on top dries and sits on top of the curlier hair underneath (it looks like a shelf but I couldn’t get a good picture). The best technique to deal with this is to twist the hair by section while it’s still wet. Then, by morning, the hair is incorporated into parts that just comb out easily into soft curls.

Get Regular Haircuts
Oh, I envy those with straight hair who can wait a long time between haircuts. I find that it’s necessary to go every six weeks (eight at the very most) to get the shape under control and keep curly hair looking healthy. This year, I stopped taking my girls to the cheap place up the street and now take them to my stylist (it’s only $5 more than that place), and the quality haircut makes a difference. Pam knows how to shape curly hair, and I’ve found it much easier to style. She also suggested that my girls grow their hair out a bit, and now we see that it’s laying flatter (especially in the front) instead of sticking out to the sides.

Keep a Postivive Attitude
Yes, dealing with curly hair can be a pain, but I feel very strongly about keeping a positive attitude in front of my curly girls. I fought my curly hair for so many years, and it wasn’t until my 20s that I started to work with it instead of against it. Now I love it! And I want my girls to love theirs, too, and not to spend years pining over straight hair and wishing they looked different. They should be proud of their gorgeous hair!

Do you have curly girls?

What are your techniques that work?




Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays in VA and LA

Hurricane Preparedness Tax Holidays 2015 - Florida, Louisiana & Virginia | MoneywiseMoms
Beginning next week, save some money with Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holidays in Virginia and Louisiana. Florida often holds this event as well, but it has not been announced for 2015 yet.  Even if you do not need emergency equipment like a generator, this is a good time to update your home with some basic safety items like fire extinguishers and smoke detectors. You can also use this opportunity to stock up on batteries or bottled water for the rest of the year.

Get sales tax savings on items like:

  • Batteries
  • Bottled Water, both single and multi-packs
  • Cell Phone Batteries and Chargers
  • Coolers and Ice Chests
  • Duct Tape
  • Empty Gasoline or Propane Tanks under $60
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Flashlights, Lanterns and Candles
  • Plastic Storage Bags (like Ziploc)
  • Smoke Detectors

Virginia’s sales tax holiday runs all week, May 25-31st, while Louisiana’s tax holiday is next weekend, May 30th-31st.

It’s a good idea to have some emergency supplies on hand, no matter where you live, even if they’re not specifically for hurricane preparedness. FEMA’s list of basic emergency kit supplies is a great place to start. I also like this Disaster Checklist for Parents.

If you like to bulk cook like I do, it also helps to know how to prepare your freezer for a power outage.

7 Ways to Make Laundry Easier

Laundry. It never ends.

I’ll take any way to make laundry easier. Thankfully, having three children has given me lots and lots of practice. I’ve found a few strategies that really work to save time and stress.

7 Ways to Make Laundry Easier - my top tips! MoneywiseMoms

Before You Wash

Have a system for dirty clothes. Does everyone know where they go (and it’s not the floor)? Whether you use one hamper for the whole family or one in each bedroom, expect the kids to use it to keep the laundry regimen in motion. Part of our system includes wearing pajamas twice before they’re washed, and wearing jeans twice unless they’re dirty from outside. This saves wear & tear on the clothes as well as reducing the amount of laundry.

All white socks. Boring, maybe. But over the years, it has saved so much time and trouble. There’s no matching needed, and if a sock is lost or gets a hole, there are plenty of others to make a pair. Yes, we do this with the girls too, not just the boys.

Have less clothes. I know not everyone will like this one, but if you’re truly feeling overwhelmed with laundry piling up and drawers overflowing, I hope you’ll consider it. I came to this realization when the twins were 1 and my son was 3. We’d received tons of wonderful hand-me-downs and gifts, but I couldn’t keep up. Now that they’re older, everyone has enough clothes to get through 8-10 days, and it works with a weekly laundry cycle.

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While Washing & Drying

Do laundry every day (or almost every day). When all three kids were babies at the same time, we did laundry twice a week (my dad had to help, because it was 15+ loads a week). Now, we’re down to 5-6 loads plus towels and sheets, so it works to just do one load a day. It feels better–and you don’t lose a whole day (or weekend) to the chore. It’s also easier to get everyone to pitch in and help when it’s just a little each day.

Use one detergent for the whole family. I’ve used all free clear for over 10 years now. I started when my son was a baby and had terrible excema. He still has sensitive skin (as do I), and between everyone’s allergies, it’s just easier to stick with one laundry detergent that works for everyone. all free clear is the #1 recommended detergent brand by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for sensitive skin. It’s also 100% hypoallergenic.

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Folding & Putting Laundry Away

Have the kids help. Starting from age 2, kids can help sort types of clothing (shirts, socks, etc.) and help put their own things away. Laundry is a family necessity, so teaching kids to help out is part of teaching respect and cooperation.

Use bins and drawers, and skip folding. We started this when the kids were toddlers, but it’s still working so I’m sticking with it. They throw (that’s the fun part) their socks and underwear into bins or drawers. No folding needed! Now that they’re older, they hang shirts and pants in the closet or even lay pairs of shorts on the closet shelf. Easy peasy.

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Laundry isn’t going away, so figure out how to make it work for you.

How do you make laundry easier?


Favorite Christmas Ornaments

Since my mom was here when we put up our Christmas Tree this year, I spent some time showing off and reflecting on a lot of the ornaments we’ve collected over the years. We’ve been married 20 years now, so there are SO MANY ornaments, many of them collected well before we had kids. We have lots of silly ones–a set of Lego ornaments, superheroes wearing Santa hats, and a set of Playmobil ornaments. But there’s also a bunch that are very sentimental. Here’s a little tour of my favorite Christmas ornaments:

Childhood Christmas Ornaments | MoneywiseMoms

Ornaments from Childhood
Back when my mom retired and downsized her home, my two sisters and I split up the most meaningful ornaments from our childhood to take to our own families. I imagine there was originally a set of twelve of these fake-fruit baskets, but they just say ’70’s to me and were so memorable as some of the ornaments that we brought out year after year, so I had to have one. We also had a set of Wizard of Oz ornaments, which was one of our favorite movies growing up, so we split them between us. These are so fragile, over 30 years old now!

Homemade Christmas Ornaments | MoneywiseMoms

Homemade Ornaments
Some ornaments are from the lean years when we first got married. I made a lot of crafty ornaments and sewed some from fabric scraps. I especially like these angels made from twist paper and a wooden bead. Since then, my kids have contributed a bunch of homemade ornaments during their preschool years.

Teacher Christmas Ornaments | MoneywiseMoms

Teacher Ornaments

Pre-kids, I was an elementary school teacher, and one of the gifts I received often were ornaments. I have only held onto a few as mementos of that part of my life, this adorable teddy bear flying a paper airplane, and a sparkly gingerbread man with my name on it. It still weirds out my kids that I was a school teacher. They don’t even believe me when I show them my scrapbook albums of those years!

Dad Photo Christmas Ornament | MoneywiseMoms

Photo Ornaments
I love the handful of photo ornaments we have on the tree, seeing my kids’ faces as toddlers and as they’ve grown. My absolute favorite is this pewter ornament from Shutterfly that shows the only photo I have of my dad with all three kids. It’s a wonderful way to capture his memory.

Niagara Falls Christmas Ornament | MoneywiseMoms

New Traditions
Not that we need (or have room!) for more ornaments, but this year on a family vacation to Niagara Falls, my kids suggested that a great souvenir of our special trip would be a tree ornament that would bring back those memories. Great idea! I loved spending our souvenir budget this way instead of little knick knacks.

What are some of your favorite Christmas ornaments?


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$550 in Prizes at #FastDrySaveTime Twitter Party 10/3

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#FastDrySaveTime Twitter Party 10-3 at 1pm EST for Suavitel Fabric Softener

Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do and I’m excited to co-host a party about Suavitel® Fast Dry™, a new fabric softener that saves you time in the laundry room. On Friday, October 3rd, at 1:00 pm ET, please join us for the #FastDrySaveTime Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing turning laundry time into your favorite time and giving you a chance to win prizes.

How often do you do laundry? For our family of five, I do a little every day! Let’s make this laundry chore easier so you can do something more fun with your time. Introducing Suavitel® Fast Dry™ fabric softener, which can dry clothes 30% faster! At the #FastDrySaveTime Twitter Party, we’ll talk about ways to save time and energy, and you have a great chance to be one of the six gift card prize winners.

SoFabChats party guests who RSVP for the #FastDrySaveTime Twitter party can opt-in to receive an exclusive $1.00 off coupon on one bottle of Suavitel® Fast Dry™ Fabric Conditioner (50oz or larger) via postal service. You will not receive any brand emails or mail beyond this point. We only have 300 so it is first come, first serve and one per person.

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Kids Chore Chart with Finish Dishwasher Detergent

CBias Disclosure Sept 2014Kids Chore Chart with Finish Dishwasher Detergent #SparklySavings #shop

No one enjoys cleaning their house, but as my kids have gotten older, at least it’s gotten easier–because I have their help. I really don’t miss the days of having three kids under age three! We’ve kept our kids’ chores pretty simple, to make it easier for them (and mom and dad) to remember who does what. We have three kids so we brainstormed three types of chores: kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. Those are the tasks that need to be done every day, and my kids (ages 8, 8 and 11) are in charge of them. We have a simple chore chart to keep track, and at the beginning of each new week, we rotate the jobs. Each child keeps that chore for the week.

Chore Chart How-To | #SparklySavings #shop
It’s easy to make a chore chart to keep your kids on track:

1) Pick up a small wooden chalkboard and chalk pen ( found mine at Walmart for just $2.97 each).
2) Label your chalkboard with chores.
3) Decorate your chart (if desired). I used washi tape, but you could also have the kids paint or draw on the wood.
4) Use a stapler to attach a piece of ribbon to the back of your chart for hanging.

Kids Chore Chart with Finish Dishwasher Detergent #SparklySavings
With three kids, we came up with three jobs. If you have fewer or more kids, think about ways to “even out” the chores to make it fair. The other household chores (vacuuming, sweeping, etc.) are either done by Mom or Dad, or we tackle them as a family over the weekend. But these are the “big three” that get done daily:

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  • sorts laundry into hot-medium-cold loads
  • carries baskets up and down the stairs
  • helps fold laundry
  • puts laundry away

One of my biggest pet peeves is how it seems everyone’s shirts, pants and socks are always inside out. With a laundry helper, it’s their job to right-side-out everything before we fold it and put it away.

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  • change the hand towels daily
  • make sure there’s an extra roll of TP in every bathroom*
  • vacuum the floors of each bathroom twice per week
  • use wipes to clean the sinktop in each bathroom
  • restock tissue boxes around the house

*I’m so so glad I added this to the chore list. Seemed like it was always me who would get surprised by an empty roll! It hasn’t happened since.

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  • empty the dishwasher each morning
  • help set and clear the table for dinner
  • help load the dishwasher in the evening and add dishwasher detergent
  • take out the kitchen trash on trash days

Our kitchen is a busy place! I truly appreciate all the help the kids give cleaning and doing chores for our family. Be sure and supervise kids when they’re handling dishwasher detergent; I like that Finish has single-use tabs so they get the amount just right.

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We have tons of dishes each day, with a family of five and all the cooking I do. Ever since we got a new dishwasher a few years ago, I’ve been a loyal customer of Finish Dishwasher Detergent. It does the job at a price I like, and now I’m excited to try their newest product: Finish Quantum, which is great for family dishes because it uses hydrogen peroxide instead of harsh chemicals.

Finish Tabs at Walmart #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias

When you head to your local Walmart, you’ll easily find Finish products–like Quantum, All-in-One Powerball Tabs, All-in-One Gelpacs, Gel and Powder–in the Paper & Cleaning aisle. You’ll also find Rollback prices until October for clean dishes at a great discount. Remember that you can combine Rollback prices with a coupon, too!

Thanks to #CollectiveBias for this fun #SparklySavings campaign!

Getting Kids on a Morning Routine & Giveaway

Disclosure: I wrote this post as part of a paid campaign with El Monterey and Ruiz Foods. The opinions in this post are my own.

Back to school can be a really tough transition for both kids and their parents. Getting kids on a morning routine can help a lot. My kids (twins age 8, plus an 11-year-old) and I spent some time creating charts to help us all stay on track for this coming week as they head back to school.

Getting Kids on a Morning Routine | MoneywiseMoms

Let Kids Set the Routine
The girls brainstormed all the tasks that need to be done each morning, and they got to type up the routine and create the signs themselves. We used PowerPoint, and they had a great time trying out different fonts and choosing clip art. By doing it themselves (with a little coaching from me), they’re more likely to invest in the routine and be motivated to do it.

My son has early morning swim practice several times a week, so his morning routine is different on those days. He made a sign listing all the equipment he needs to pack–googles, fins, water bottle, etc.–and does a lot of the girls’ morning routine tasks the night before.


Make it Visual
We printed a sign for each child, slid it into a page protector, and put them in the dining room with a dry erase marker for checking off tasks as they’re done. Many kids do better with a visual reminder of what needs to get done (and many adults–like me!). With younger kids, you could use pictures or photos instead of words.

Morning Routine with El Monterey

Encourage Independence
Yes, it’s a lot faster if I pack their backpacks and do their hair, but kids of all ages need to learn to do their own self-care and grooming, be responsible for their items, and help around the house. Having a morning routine is a great way to encourage independence (and lighten your own load). My role in the mornings is encouraging them to to stay on task, manage their time, and get out the door to the bus on time. As for those 5:30 mornings, my son and I are quite bleary-eyed before practice, so I keep easy breakfasts like El Monterey Breakfast Burritos on hand for him to prep on his own. All he has to do is open one and microwave it, add a cup of milk and some fruit, and it’s a hearty, protein-rich breakfast to help him start the day.

El Monterey sent us all three varieties of Breakfast Burritos to try: Egg & Sausage, Egg & Bacon, and Jalapeno, Egg & Cheese. My kids and I found the Jalapeno a little too spicy, but my husband really likes them. They make a great afterschool snack as well.

El Monterey Breakfast Burritos | Morning Routine
Make it Doable
Most of the tasks on these charts are ones my kids can already do independently, with a few that are new skills for the new school year. I want my kids to get their own breakfasts this year, and as the year progresses, we’ll get to them making their own lunches as well. We can revise the charts to reflect these new responsibilities then.

We went ahead and make an Afterschool Routine as well. This includes unpacking the lunchbox, getting a snack and drink, and starting on homework. This is especially helpful since I have kids coming home at two different times in the afternoon, so after one is done with homework and heading outside to play, the others are just sitting down to eat a snack and start on homework.

Afterschool Routine | Getting Kids on a Morning Routine | MoneywiseMoms
Be Consistent
As a busy mom, it’s really hard to be consistent with my kids, whether it’s with discipline or routines. But if you expect the kids to take this seriously on the days that matter, you need to stick with it. The novelty of the first weeks of school will wear off soon enough, just in time for homework to be forgotten at home and for the whole crew to miss the bus (gee, how would I know?). Since I expect them to stick with the routine on weekdays, we can let it go on the weekends. On a Monday holiday or teacher workday, a “pajama day” is declared, and we all get to laze around, watching movies, reading and cuddling instead of sticking to the routine.


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El Monterey Breakfast Burritos with Fruit | Morning Routine | MoneywiseMoms

Treat Yourself with #AudioFest at Best Buy

Disclosure; I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Best Buy August #Audiofest

I love music. I really do. With everyone home for the summer, the kids have been amused watching me go through my daily routine hopping & bopping (did I just say that? how old am I?) to my favorite songs. I put music on whenever I’m doing a big cooking session in the kitchen. It’s just more fun. And house cleaning? Well, the few times that gets done, it’s done to music.

I’ve got a few playlists on my phone, and that’s also how I listen to music when I’m walking (which hasn’t been happening because it’s 90 and humid in the mornings, but I promise I’ll go back to it in the fall). I really get pepped up when I listen to music, and it puts me in a great mood. But what do I listen with? Whatever ratty earbuds I can find, when I can find them. And I hate how earbuds feel; I actually preferred the old-fashioned headphones from the old days’ Walkman (yes, old again).

When Best Buy asked me to check out JBL products and update my listening for August’s AudioFest, I jumped at the chance. When’s the last time you treated yourself to something new? I know I never do!

JBL Sport Reflect Headphones at Best Buy August #Audiofest
I’ve had a few weeks to try out the JBL Reflect Sport Headphones from Best Buy. Wow–what a difference! I am so in love with these headphones. The noise-canceling feature is perfect for drowning out the background noise at the dojang when I’m waiting for the kids, or even while I’m working on the computer at home. The headphones come with three different size “heads” for the earbuds–small, medium, and large–so you can find your perfect fit, and they’re so comfortable. I’ve worn them on the treadmill and had they stay put–not like regular earbuds (which would just pop right out). I also appreciate how the cord never gets tangled, there’s a magnetic feature that keeps it under control. Plus–I have not let my son or husband use or borrow them–they’re mine! They’re $59.99 and worth every penny.

JBL Products at Best Buy August #Audiofest
The other product they sent was the JBL Clip Portable Bluetooth Speaker. My first thought was–why would I need a speaker? But again–I was very impressed. My husband and I like to listen to podcasts together, and the audio quality is so much better through the speaker than coming out of my iPhone. The sound fills up the room, so it’s perfect for impromptu dance parties with the kids. The Clip Speaker is also great for the pool (or any trips to the beach). You can keep your phone safely away from water and listen via the bluetooth speaker. I actually clip it to my belt loop and wear it around the house when I’m cleaning and doing the stairs–I can listen to music no matter what floor I’m on, with the iPhone just sitting in the kitchen. The speaker will be a great way for our family to listen to audiobooks when we’re on our big roadtrip in a few weeks.

Best Buy August #Audiofest

Head to Best Buy stores between August 3-30 for AudioFest

  • Beginning today through August 30th, Best Buy is featuring one month of deals, audio specials, events & more!
  • Best Buy is gathering the best offers on the best audio products for the entire month of August.
  • Visit a Best Buy store to test & try the latest & greatest in audio – from portable Bluetooth speakers and headphones, to home theater solutions and car audio.

Best Buy has the best selection of audio products, so head there during AudioFest to treat yourself to upgraded sound and love the way you listen!