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"Welcome to Mommy Magic! An interactive community of real moms, founded by a real mom, to give support and tips to make the chaos of motherhood easier and more fun! I am Mary Susan, an author, a columnist, a life coach for moms and a I have Mommy Magic TV segment too! Most importantly, I have three beautiful (and very busy) daughters! I am a real mom managing the daily insanity of motherhood just like you!"


Spring Cleaning Hacks!

The wiping...the scrubbing...spring cleaning is almost here!  But don't worry...we've got hacks to help you with your housework.


Spring Cleaning Hacks!

Spring Cleaning HACKS - Ready to give your home a proper spring cleaning? Start by focusing your spring cleaning efforts for your home!

  • How to remove pet hair - After running a high-powered vacuum through the room, grab your tape roller. When you lightly roll it back and forth, the tape will pick up any leftover stubborn hairs still stuck to your the carpet.
  • How to clean blinds - The only things you really need to get rid of dust and grime on blinds are old socks, kitchen tongs, and white vinegar. Just slide the socks onto the tongs, secure with a rubber band or hair tie, dip in a mix of white vinegar and water, and get to cleaning.
  • Clean oil with oil An oil spattered kitchen is just the worst to clean, because try as you may, the soap just never seems to be enough to clean it! So instead, use oil to pick your oil up! Add a few drops of vegetable oil to paper towel, then wipe the greasy surface and watch the oil disappear!
  • Dryer sheet magic - A used dryer sheet can buff out water spots from your mirrors and bathroom/kitchen fixtures, tackle waterspots on your shower doors, and even get rid of that loathsome ring in the toilet that just won't budge! Use new dryer sheets to wipe your baseboards clean, and you'll be not only be cleaning them but adding a dust-fighting layer to them as you go!
  • Clean your dishwasher with vinegar and baking soda - We don't often think about cleaning the appliances that clean everything else, like your dishwasher, but it needs to be done! Place a container filled with white vinegar in the top rack of your dishwasher and run it on its hottest cycle with nothing else inside. Then, sprinkle some baking soda along the floor of the dishwasher, and run it again on a short-hot cycle, and you'll have a super clean dish washing machine!
  • Revive Drab Drapes - To revive drab drapes, take them down, remove hooks and run them through an air-fluff cycle in the dryer with a damp towel (to attract the dust) for 15 minutes. Re-hang immediately. Wipe blinds with a damp cloth.
  • Wash Out Trash Cans - Wash out trash cans. To really clean garbage cans, spray them with a hose and dump out the water. Next, spray the inside with a disinfectant spray, scrub with a handled brush and rinse. Leave them upside down to dry.

DIY Non-Candy Valentines

Thank you @Fox59 & @RayCortopassi!!!  Your kids are sweet enough…they don’t need more candy! MommyMagic’s Mary Susan shared her ideas for do it yourself Valentine’s Day ideas that are sugar free.



Non Candy Valentine Ideas Can Still Be SWEET!

Please tune in tomorrow to @Fox59 for non candy Valentine’s Day ideas.

I can’t believe it’s time to start thinking about Valentine’s card ideas for kids.  I love the idea that Valentine’s Day can be sweet without the “sugar.”  Try these adorable DIY crafts.  These ideas are low-cost and a healthy alternative for kids.  You can find these items at any grocery and craft store. (Target, Michael’s, Wal-Mart).
  • Put a cutie in a clear bag attach a tag “You’re a Real Cutie Valentine” (photo cred @ Pretty Providence)
  • Use Goldfish as a healthy alternative to candy and sugary treats “So glad we’re in the same school”
  • Raisins are an extremely yummy and healthy candy option for Valentine’s Day. Attach a fun little note and you can feel good that you’re promoting good health! (photo cred
  • It doesn’t get much simpler than Love Stitched’s “You Make My Heart Pop” valentine! Simply affix the printable to a bottle of bubbles, and you’re done!(photo cred. www.popsugar.moms)
  •  Printable Mason Jars for these creepy, crawly Love Bug valentines!  This is a free download on (photo cred
  • Two presses of your thumb create a quick heart that also adds a personal touch to any card.  This is great for grandparents and family members.  (photo cred

Vision Boards

Want to achieve your hopes and dreams in 2018?  Get out the scissors.  Mommy Magic’s Mary Susan shared how vision boards can help your family achieve their goals.