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Quick Mom Hacks

Take a look at some fun mom hacks below! Every week, I will add more and share them on my insta! If you don’t follow me yet, what are you waiting for? We have fun over there!!


1. Every time you take out your wet clothes and put them into the dryer on laundry day, throw in a clean, dry towel too! It will cut down your drying time tremendously! See the hack in action on my insta reel below! Take a look at this hack in action on my insta reel HERE.

2.. The next time it’s someone in your family’s birthday, order balloons for delivery! There’s truly no more need to stuff ’em into your car anymore – and then come home with at least one popped!!! Allow me to explain: National companies like Party City and 1-800-Balloons do SAME DAY deliveries as well as many local-to-you small businesses, I’m sure! In the Chicagoland area, one of my faves is Paris312 – who I order from all the time! They deliver incredibly impressive modern and whimsical balloon creations with free low-contact delivery on orders $75 and up! Click HERE to use my referral link and get $25 off your first order immediately! Take a look at the hack in action HERE.

3. Your kids will never put their shoes on the wrong feet again! 1️⃣ Have your child choose a medium sized sticker! 2️⃣ Cut it in half. 3️⃣ Place the left sided sticker on the bottom of the left shoe and place the right sided sticker on the bottom of the right shoe! *try to get the stickers to align with each other when you put the shoes together! 4️⃣ Repeat the steps for all of your child’s shoes 🤩 When your kids are going to put on their kicks now, they simply need to make sure the stickers line up when looking at them! GENIUS, I know!!! Take a look at the hack in action HERE.

4. Roll all your children’s clothes in their drawers and FILE FOLD in columns with one piece of clothing behind the other so you and/or your kids can see everything they have in their dresser and nothing gets lost in the shuffle! Take a look at the hack in action HERE.

5. Get out your label maker {I have this one and I love it!} and create labels for everything in each of your drawers. Stick them onto the FRONT INSIDE of the drawer so you know where your clothes go, your kids know where their clothes go, and no matter who is at your house {ie: babysitter or grandparent}, they’ll know where everything goes too! Learned this from Lauren with the Neat Method, who helped me organize my entire kitchen plus more around my house! Take a look at the hack in action HERE.

6. For pajamas, roll the tops and bottoms TOGETHER, within each other, and if you have a baby or toddler who wears nighttime diapers or pull-ups, you can even roll that with each pair of PJs too!

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My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of three, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My two crazy boys, Brody {who’s 6.5} and Levi {who’s 4.5} + their new baby sister, Demi, are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! The chaos is real and because I adore mom life SO MUCH, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?? I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... I want to help make your lives a little easier, one blog post at a time! Join me on my quest to share allll the mom tips, simple style ideas, REALLY easy recipes {if I can do it, you can do it!!}, and our travels. Read More.

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