Praises of a Wife and Mommy was created for mom's like me. I like to share secrets, parenting advice, deals, the many arts and crafts that we do at our at home preschool, and most importantly share my faith. My many roles go beyond mom they also include, preschool teacher, Children's church teacher, youth pastor, wife, and one role I love Christ follower. Praises of a Wife and Mommy started small but is cotinuing to grow. I love to review products and hold giveaways.
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6 Common Household Problems (And How to Fix Them)
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We work so hard to create a beautiful, functional home. Unfortunately, unexpected issues can sometimes stand in the way of a happy home life. We are therefore looking at six of the most common household problems and how to fix them.
Nothing can ruin a stunning view quite like dirty windows. All it takes is some raindrops to fall onto your window to create unwanted stains on windows, which can prevent natural light from entering the room. When this happens, we recommend filling a spray bottle with white vinegar and spraying it onto your windows. Allow the vinegar to sit on the pane for a few minutes before wiping the glass clean with a microfiber cloth. You’ll restore your view in less than half an hour.
Messy Electrical Wires
Nothing can ruin an interior design quite like messy electrical wires, which are essential yet unsightly. Don’t allow loose wires to destroy your décor and look for a handy solution. For example, you can cover up the cords with a handy piece of molding so they will not detract from your stylish interior.
Broken Air Conditioner
An air conditioning unit is a must-have during hot summer months. Unfortunately, unless they receive regular maintenance checks, it could be a matter of time before they stop working or decrease in performance. If you have a poor performing or broken AC unit, we recommend turning to Heating and Air Conditioning services, who can repair an AC unit to its former glory.
Stains on a Carpet
A wine stain on a carpet will stand out for all the wrong reasons. It takes just a matter of moments to do, but it can be a lot more challenging to remove. Instead of changing your carpet, the best solution might be to buy or rent a steam cleaner, as the steam can help remove a stubborn stain from a carpet with ease.
An Ant Infestation
Once one ant has invaded your home, you can almost guarantee there will be hundreds more just waiting to enter your home. You’ll spot them crawling along the kitchen counter, making their way into the cabinets or entering your stove. If you are experiencing a red or black ant infestation, you would be wise to set ant traps, lay granules or use sprays to prevent the ants from taking over your home and destroying your food. Try to stop an ant infestation as early as possible to ensure it doesn’t grow out of control.
Are you struggling to close your bedroom door? If so, your best option might be to replace your door frame. You might also need to remove the door, followed by the trim to replace the jamb. While it might sound stressful, it will be worth it to enjoy a little more privacy within the home. Hire a professional if you lack the confidence to do the job yourself.
Online degrees can often be the best option for moms who want to get back into education due to their flexibility and the wide range of subjects that there are available for them to study. However, online degrees are not always plain sailing, and to make sure that you can get the grade that you deserve, read on for some top tips for moms interested in taking online degrees. Choose the Right Degree Choosing the right online degree is vital to your success. Picking a subject that you are passionate about and that you have a natural talent for will ensure that you can breeze through your course and ensure that you have the motivation to continue even when you do struggle. If you are looking for an online degree that is perfect for moms, a Bank Street Early Childhood Leadership certificate can help you to advance your career in teaching, build upon your previous qualifications, and allow you to get a career that can be easily juggled with the commitments of parenting. Balance Family a
Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray. They are a bit similar but yet different. Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1. Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2. Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid. Mix well. 3. Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4. Go have fun!!! This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week. I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general. I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry. I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes. :) Ready, Set, Go! Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t