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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!"


DYI doesn't have to look homemade!

A DYI Valentine's Day can be beautiful, sophisticated and fun!  These DIY ideas are great for your kiddos classmates, teachers and family! 

1. Keep it Classy:

Valentine's Day class parties are upon us and we have perfect and easy ways to capture all the class candy to bring home AND clever and creative ways to pass out Your kiddo's Valentines to their classmates!

2. Home is Where the Heart Is:

Simple and affordable DYI Valentines home decor to celebrate February 14th with your family!

3. Follow Your Heart
Fun family traditions you can do this Valentine's Day with your family. A compliment jar, a memory box and more! Ways to say I love you that are affordable and fun for kids of all ages!


Pencil Valentine

Perfect candy-free Valentine for school!

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Cupid's Float!

This is a super easy and sweet treat that takes under a minute to make!  Perfect for a quick after dinner treat on Valentine's Day that the whole family will love!  

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Organization Tips!

When you are a mom, you're waging a constant war against clutter! January is the PERFECT time to clean, organize and makeover a space! Clear out the clutter and try some of these affordable and easy organization ideas from the Dollar Store! 

 1.  Boxes and Bins.  It's a great idea to utilize color-coded storage boxes/bins. The Dollar Store has tons of options and colors to sort all of your stuff!  This makes it super easy for even the littlest kiddo to put away clean laundry or to keep his room straight.   

2.  Shoe Organizers!  These things are cheap and make organization a breeze.  You can use these over the door organizers for socks, tights, and underwear or for Barbie dolls or action figures, or hats, scarves and mittens or even shoes!  

3.  Pantry
.  Organize your pantry with clear airtight containers to sort everything from cereal to pasta and even beans!  They also look much better than a bunch of jumbled boxes.  Baskets are also amazing for keeping any form of clutter contained.  In the pantry they can corral individually packaged kid snacks, coffee cups, napkins, paper plates, or even baking supplies.  Store like items together.  


Holiday Countdown: Tips for a Less Stressful December!

1. One Minute Wrapping! It's in the bag...literally! Save time this holiday season with these stress free wrapping ideas! Handmade felt bags, custom baskets and burlap bags are all the top tends for this Christmas! Wrapping has never been this fun and easy!

2. Merry & Bright- glitter and battery operated lighting is a huge trend this holiday season. Most superstores are already running sales for remote control lighting and candle sets. Makes for a worry free and less stressful way to make your holiday gathering Merry & Bright!

3. Less holiday Hustle & Bustle makes for time to Jingle & Mingle!
Set up christmas photo props at your next holiday gathering! Wrap the back of your front door with Christmas paper as your backdrop and grab the photo props at your local Party City (12 piece for $6.99). It's easy and a sure to bring holiday cheer!