Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

Four Unique Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

April 14, 2015

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Treating mom on that special Sunday in May is a small way to say thanks for all the wonderful things she’s done for you all year. If you’re once again stumped for a gift that will make her feel loved and appreciated, we’ve got four unique ideas for making mom happy:

1.) Birthstone Bracelet-What mom could resist a beautiful bracelet adorned with her children’s birthstones? An affordable but thoughtful gift idea, this piece of jewelry will be something for mom to treasure for years to come.

2.) Chef Delivery-While these recipes still require prep, the folks at Blue Apron have taken the guesswork out of mealtime and provide fresh ingredients and ideas delivered to your door. Mom will appreciate a vacation from planning and shopping for meals.

3.) Maid Service-Nothing makes mom feel more relaxed than a break from the usual duties of cleaning and caring for the home. A maid service can provide deep or light cleaning services just in time for mom’s day. Contact us at: 707-759-3896 or learn more about our service offerings here.

4.) Scrapbook-Designing a scrapbook is a terrific way to personalize a gift to mom and make her feel warm and fuzzy. Add tons of family photos, stickers and finish with a poem or loving note.

Still not sure what to get mom? Check out these Pinterest boards for fresh ideas and inspiration!
Inspiring Mother’s Day Gifts, Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Cards: Mother’s Day Cards & Gift Ideas

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5 Reasons to Free Your Wife from Housework

February 20, 2015

Arguments about cleaning and the division of household chores can cause tension and strife in an otherwise happy relationship. Women are still the ones doing the majority of housework and are often relegated to a ‘second shift’ of cleaning and errands even after they’ve gotten off work. While there are many families with men and women both actively participating in running the household, studies have found that men have more leisure and ‘me time’ than their wife/mom counterparts. If you’d like the woman in your life to enjoy more time to herself, here are 5 concrete reasons to let her spend more time free of housework:

 

1.) Less Stress

When your wife is able to enjoy a glass of wine and a good book or a spa day or even have time for a special girls day out, she’ll feel more energized and excited about life. A wife that is less stressed and burdened will radiate more calm and her household will be more blissful. Don’t let overwhelming housework tasks cause strain and stress on your relationship.

 

2.) Happier Union

Marriages are stronger when a family has time to spend together. Whether it’s going to the zoo or having a dinner outside the home, marriages blossom and flourish when there is time for activities. If your wife is always busy and preoccupied with dishes, vacuuming, washing windows and dusting, there will be less time for family bonding.

 

3.) Healthier Partners

If your wife has more time to go to the rec center for her favorite fitness class or prepare healthier meals, she’ll have a fitter physical self and more longevity. With less cleaning to be accomplished, she’ll feel free to take a long walk outside or go to that new yoga studio down the street and her mind and body will benefit.

 

4.) Attitude Adjustment

When your wife is beleaguered and bogged down with household chores in addition to being the momager of the household, she feels constant stress and pressure and loses her optimism. No one wants to spend all their free time cleaning and organizing. When your wife or partner is free from household obligations, she’ll feel lighter and cheerier.

 

5.) Passion Party

When your wife is absolved from the myriad of cleaning responsibilities of every day life, she’ll have more time for rest, relaxation and be more inclined to being amorous. If your ladylove is liberated from daily chores, she’ll have more free time to spend in the bedroom. 😉

What’s a Busy Mom to Do?

January 31, 2010

It’s six o’clock in the morning.  You hit the snooze button for the last time.  No time left to catch a few more zzz’s.  It’s time to plant those feet on the floor.  Hair needs to be combed, clothes need ironing and breakfast needs to be cooked.

You enter the children’s room and see three pairs of sleepy little eyes staring out at you from under their warm blankets begging for “just a few more minutes.”  Before you can even respond your husband comes running in to ask, “Honey, which tie should I wear?”  With barely the time to brush your own teeth, you are headed out the door to drop off the kids, commute to work or start the days errands.  Thus begins the morning for most of the nations busy moms’.

If you are a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) you don’t have the leisure time that some people may expect you to have.  If you’re a work-at-home-mom (WAHM) or a mom who works outside of the home, your time is equally limited. Having been all three of the above, I sincerely understand the issues that face you all.

Our spouses like to have dinner ready when they arrive home from work, the house needs cleaning, dishes have to be washed, and laundry has to be done.  Some families may employ a live-in housekeeper or nanny to assist them with the domestic duties of the household.  Others, when budgets are tight, seek a more economical means of getting these things done while still allowing time for self and family.

May I suggest you take a  look at www.flylady.net?  This website offers helpful tips on getting organized including, How to Clean Your Home in 19 Minutes.  Not only is the site informative…the site owner has a great sense of humor!

Below I’ve listed additional resources that you may find beneficial in maintaining your sanity.  🙂

Work at Home Mom         www.wahm.com/

Mommy Savers                   www.mommysavers.com/

Working Moms Refuge      www.momsrefuge.com/

For Moms at Home          www.4momsathome.com/

…if you decide you want to consider other options, give us a call!

Solano Maids…”Simplifying your Life!”

707-235-5483