Before I had a baby, I would never have imagined what a mess babies can make. Thomas’ clothes are constantly covered with food, drool, and dirt. Fortunately, this homemade laundry soap removes virtually all of the stains he manages to get on his clothes while being gentler on his skin—and on the environment. Borax and vinegar remove stains, soften the fabric, and kill many of the bacteria that lurk on his clothes. Read the rest of this entry
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The way most women clean is a daunting task. We’re thorough and we want the house to be spotless. So for us, cleaning can involve a big time commitment and often has a slow pay-off.
Contrast that with the way men clean. When men clean, it is all about speed, convenience, and instant gratification. It might take me an hour to carefully scrub a room, but my husband can whip a room into passable shape in five minutes flat. Read the rest of this entry
Even days after our son, Thomas, stopped showing symptoms of a recent bout of stomach illness, people who came into contact with him started dropping like flies. First, Adam and me (I even landed myself in the emergency room!), then Thomas’ grandfather and both of his grandmothers, Thomas’ godmother, and three family friends. My best efforts to keep a clean home clearly weren’t up to the challenge of this persistent virus. So with a little research, I made a check list for how to get my family healthy and stop spreading our illnesses to the people we care about. Read the rest of this entry
Homemade cleaning products are very popular in DIY circles. But their cost, safety, and quality make basic, homemade cleaners ideal for every home. Experimental Wifery explains why and gives you two great “recipes” to get you started.