The Clumsy Homemaker Blog

Wife, working mom and lover/student of many things food and home.


Budgeting for Beginners: 5 Easy Steps to start today. Budgeting for beginners might be a bit confusing. You know you need a budget.  You’ve done some research and have seen that budgeting is key to long term financial success.  But if you’ve never budgeted before, you may be asking yourself where to start.    Me too!  I’ve been there. Before I got started with a budget I was all over the place.  Was I spending too much?  Was I...

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How To Organize A Kids Closet Pin15Share1Tweet Organizing a kids closet.  Is it just me or does the sound of it make you cringe a little?  On the other hand, the idea of a completely clean, decluttered and organized closet sounds amazing, right?  So, how do you organize a kids closet super fast and actually keep it clean?   I’m so glad you asked!   We recently redecorated my son’s room, and in the process, completely...

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KonMari Inspired Spring Cleaning Challenge Pin437Share1Tweet Let’s face it – decluttering is a chore.  I think that’s why we’re all obsessed with Marie Kondo and her KonMari method of organizing.  And is also why I created this easy Spring Cleaning challenge for all of us busy moms out there.   It’s so much easier to overlook that pile of papers on the table and those overflowing closets and tell ourselves we’re too busy to do...

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3 Step Cleaning Schedule for Working Moms Pin19ShareTweet As a working mom, finding time to maintain your home is a challenge. That’s why a cleaning schedule is so important.   Wouldn’t it be nice to have a plan of attack already laid out before the week or month even begins?  To know what tasks need to be done without really having to think about it? To spend less time cleaning so you can do things you really enjoy?   I...

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5 Simple Organization Tips for Working Moms Pin26Share1Tweet As a working mom, I’m always in search of organization tips to help me manage what feels like a million things that fill up my days.   You know what I’m talking about.  We have to hit the ground running from the time we open our eyes in the morning until our head hits the pillow at night.  It can be…shall we say…a little overwhelming. Between...

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Parenting Advice From a 9-year-old Pin11ShareTweet Mom, You are doing a great JOB! Imagine my surprise as I’m flipping through the pages of my little spiral notebook filled with scribbly notes and to-do lists and find this beautiful gem of encouragement from my 9-year-old daughter.  It stopped me in my tracks. Who would have thought that one of the most valuable pieces of parenting advice I’ve ever received would come from my...

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My #1 Mom Hack – Online Grocery Shopping Pin12ShareTweet   OK, friends.  Time for my number one, all-time, best mom hack.  This might just change your world…it did for me. Say it with me. Online…Grocery…Shopping.   Oh my goodness, the time I save by not having to go to the grocery store!  It’s like having a personal assistant do your shopping for you.  I usually do my online grocery shopping at night after the kids are...

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Best Gifts For Guys 2018   Pin6ShareTweet   Oh, the men in our lives.   We love them so much, but they can be so darn hard to shop for!  My husband is a techy guy.  I am not a techy gal.  So usually when I’m trying to get him a gift, he ends up with a generic gift card to somewhere he could shop anytime he wants.  I don’t think he minds, but sometimes I want to give him a more personal gift that shows how well I know...

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5 Practical Subscription Boxes For Busy Moms   Pin8ShareTweet Hello Friends! Let’s talk subscription boxes for busy moms who need to save some serious time. Maybe you’re like me and you’ve seen ads for subscription boxes and services all over your social media.  For the longest time I scrolled right on past thinking they weren’t the right fit for my family, or my budget.  Why would I subscribe to something when I can just get...

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6 Tips to Manage Stress and Achieve Holiday Bliss   Pin4ShareTweet I love the holidays. The crisp air, the excitement of family gatherings and making memories with my kids. It all seems so perfect and Norman Rockwell-esque in my head and then…reality sets in and I’m thinking about making gift lists, planning what I will bring to those family gatherings, shopping and wrapping presents, the crowds in the stores, shipping times for...

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