I’ve heard it said that, as a mother, one of your most often-used phrases is, “What IS that?” And I’m here to tell you, IT’S SO TRUE.
I cannot tell you the amount of times I’ve said that to my 2.5-year-olds within the past few months. Or sorted through their laundry and said that. Or walked into their play room and said that.
And why is it that whatever kids seem to be doing, or whatever they’ve left behind, is always STICKY?! Why can’t it just be some kind of a nice, dry, sweepable mess? Easy to suck up in the vacuum or adios with a paper towel? That is just never my luck!
So when Sara from GoopAway asked if I was interested in reviewing their product, I instantly knew what I needed that product for! But I also didn’t understand why this product might be different from any other sticky-mess-cleaning product…so I said, why not? Let’s check this out!
GoopAway is a safe and eco-friendly goo, gum, goof, crayon (and more!) remover. The unique aspect of this product is, it’s 100% natural! GoopAway is fully derived from plants, not petrochemicals! And if you’ve been following the blog for any amount of time, you know that I prefer an all-natural product over one filled with chemicals. Especially when I’m using it around my toddlers.
And that’s exactly who I needed to use it around. Take a look at this:
Cute, right? That is the twins’ toy box – complete with hand-painted lettering and a Cinderella’s castle and coach. But here’s what you can’t see in this picture…
Someone shared a local news article with me a couple days ago. The article said that being a mom was equivalent to working two-and-a-half full-time jobs.
WOW. I’m not sure I’ve ever tried to compare it in that manner, but it makes sense. What do you think of that assessment?
I know one thing: moms do a lot to make sure that everyone comes back to a clean home on a routine basis. Deep cleaning may be employed weekly, monthly or quarterly, but mostly during the spring season.
So, here we are at the beginning of spring once again, and it’s time to deep clean your house! Most people would go for commercial cleaning products to clean their houses, as it is a common belief that the industrially produced home cleaning products are harsh on stains and disease-causing germs. However, the chemicals that are used might have toxic effects on the environment. For this reason, there is need to find routine cleaning tips that are eco-friendly.
With the following tips, proper home cleaning is not only made easier but also you rest assured that your cleaning does not negatively affect the environment.
Picture if you will…
It’s 1:00 a.m. Twin girls are peacefully sleeping. Dog and cat are peacefully sleeping. Husband and wife are peacefully sleeping. Wife is dreaming, and in her dream she begins to hear the sound of a vacuum. It gets closer and closer and closer…until she wakes up. Still hearing the sound of a vacuum. At 1:00 a.m.
She grabs her husband’s arm, who startles awake, and demands to know what is wrong. He stops and questions the noise, while the dog begins to whine and the cat streaks through the bedroom, and immediately realizes: he accidentally set the Roomba to start cleaning at 1:00 AM instead of 1:00 PM.
This may or may not have happened to us the first week we had our Roomba. You can only take our word for it, I guess. Let’s just say that around here, the Roomba is now started manually instead of left on a timer!
When we first got the Roomba (my husband has named her Rosie, after the maid on The Jetsons? Yeah…) we were living in a home that was all tile and wood flooring. The only carpet was in the closets. And don’t forget about the cat and the dog…and all that hair. Rosie was a lifesaver for us! Especially after the girls arrived!
You don’t have to be an eco-warrior when it comes to making a difference for the environment. While it may feel like big ideas are the way to go, it’s actually the small behavioural changes that add up over the long-run. This in order to make a concerted, consistent and collective effort to be more conscious about our planet.
So, here are…
- Hello sunshine
Get with the program and harness the power of that all encompassing life force: the sun. Did you know that on average you can save up to $50 a month off your regular power bill just by installing solar panels? It’s easier than ever to switch over to solar power, with providers offering various plans and incentives to make this approach so much more accessible.
Can you even believe that it’s August 1? That means 4 months until December!!! (I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist!)
Moving on, moving on… let’s not think about Christmas just yet! How about a peek at the top posts here on the blog in the month of July?
1. Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with Graeter’s! – The giveaway is over, and heck, the month is over, too, but there’s NEVER a bad time for ice cream! Especially Graeter’s!