How to Potty Train your Child Using an Alarm Clock

Way back when Moses was parting the Red Sea I was potty train my oldest child. After using M&M candies to bribe her and washing out I-don’t-know- how-many pairs of poopy panties I had a lightbulb moment. I figured out how to potty train my daughter with an alarm clock. It worked like a charm and it became the tried and true method of potty training with my other children. Here’s how it works.

Coupon Scams Cramming your Phone Bill

Coupon scams that involve cramming are huge! Be very careful which websites you use to get coupons from. Recently I visited a site while looking for fast food coupons. I found a good and went to print it out. It wouldn’t print. The page acted like it was loading. Then suddenly a pop up appeared telling me that if I entered my cell phone number they would send me a text to verify I was human and then the coupon would become printable.

Yes to Carrots Hair Mask Giveaway

As a part of today’s special launch day I’m giving away a 8.45 oz jar of Yes to Carrots Hair and Scalp Mud Mask. This is a $12 value and it could be yours for free. The first person to answer all 5 of the following questions correctly gets the mud mask. The answers to all of the questions can be found on the Suburban Wife Life blog. Simply post your answers in the comment section.

Kids School Lunch Sandwich Ideas

Coming up with fun and interesting sandwich ideas for kids can be frustrating to parents especially for families living in the fast lane. Boredom easily sets in when kids are forced to eat the same sandwich day in and day out, plus kids and parents have different ideas on what’s healthy and what’s not. The key to a great kid sandwich is to think like a kid and try to remember what you would have liked on a sandwich as a kid. Here are a few sandwich ideas to help accommodate your kid while still providing proper nutrition.

Parmesan Bow Tie Pasta

My family loves this dish and best of all I love how easy and cheap it is. I’m not sure why but even though this recipe germinated in my brain for quite some time I didn’t actually start feeding it to my family until 2 years after I came up with it.

If you’d like a healthier version of this dish try using whole grain bow tie pasta as an alternative.

When Did High School Become a P0rn Convention?

Yeah I know high school has changed since I was a teenager some zillion years ago (according to my son, harumph!) BUT…

I don’t remember the kids at school wearing so little. Okay, I don’t remember the girls wearing so little I should say.

A couple of weeks ago I escorted my youngest ankle biter to her high school roundup to get her class schedule, books and locker. I thought I was hip. My kid’s friends tell me I’m the cool, young mom. Now however, I’m afraid to admit I might not be as cool as they think I am; not after seeing the current generation of teenage girls anyway.

Spanking Didn’t Kill Me. Is Spanking a Positive Parenting Strategy?

I came across an article recently about alternatives to spanking at the positive parenting website and as soon as I read the title I was flooded with memories of spankings received

When I was growing up my parents believed in whoopin’s. I never even knew it was called spanking until I was in my teens. I remember back when I was about 10 or so getting my butt whooped while on vacation back east.

My mother had the knack for tearing up my backside, as she called it. She could find the skinniest, flimsiest tree branch and strip the bark and leaves in mere seconds. I learned from her that there is technique in

Pledge Pet Hair Fabric Sweeper

In my quest to free my house from the pet hair blanket I picked up this little gadget by Pledge called the Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair. I was a skeptic at first because I normally keep a few sticky paper rollers around the house and I have tried and exhausted all other methods.

I could not believe how easily the Pledge Pet Hair Fabric Sweeper removed all that hair. I went around and did the whole house. Amazing. I no longer have to lay a sheet over my comforter anymore. Several times a day I do a quick swipe with the fabric sweeper and pick up any accumulated hair.