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Why I am Officially Releasing My Children from Mother’s Day Observances

I hereby officially release my children from any obligation to observe Mother’s Day. I feel it is important to first clarify what are NOT the reasons for the declaration: –  I am not abdicating motherhood. Free meals and babysitting are still available upon request, or by just showing up. –  It is not because of […]

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Why I Do Not Use Fabric Softener and What I Do Instead: Dryer Balls, Baking Soda, and White Vinegar Options

  I stopped using fabric softener because: the “fragrances” were too strong for comfort they often unpredictably stained my clothing they seemed like a questionable expense they left an unpleasant film around the dispenser the things in the list below work well   What I do now: a scoop of baking soda, approximately 2/3 cup […]

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How to Sew a Secret Earbud Cord Porthole Pocket in an Apron or Anything

Sewing an earbud cord porthole is similar to making a bound buttonhole or welt pocket, only easier. Just apply a facing to the area where you want the porthole, stitch, slash, turn, and press. That’s it in a nutshell. Even if you are unfamiliar with this process, and the sewing lingo, I think my explanation […]

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