Author: Emily Bendler

Emily Bendler is a mom, wife, full-time insurance adjuster, professional dancer, dance teacher, graduate student, and founder of I Hope You Dance, Inc., a non-profit supporting youth dance. Read how Emily used her dance ambitions to become a time management maven using the about me link in the main menu. Feel free to send Emily a message using the contact page which can be found in the main menu under About Me.
 
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Exercising with Baby, No Carrier Necessary

I love exercising. It makes me feel strong and fit. It gives me energy for my day and clears my mind. I usually like to exercise in the morning before the kids get up, but that doesn’t always work out. When the baby wakes up early though, that doesn’t stop me. I put together this … Read More




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How to Use a Mind Map for Your To Dos

Are you a visual thinker? Do you like using pictures to help you organize your thoughts? I love making to do lists, but list creation doesn’t always work for some people.  Often times visual people have a harder time creating successful to do lists.  A great tool to use when creating a to do list … Read More




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5 Top Tips for Decluttering With Kids

Decluttering is hard. Decluttering with kids is even harder.  When we start to sort through our kids belongings, we get nostalgic, they discover how much they really love that thing they never played with for the last year, and letting go becomes hard.  The following 5 tips will help you to declutter your kids’ rooms with … Read More




Easter bunny
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Easter Bunny Paper Plate Craft

Last week Tyler and I created a cute little Easter bunny project with some basic craft supplies. While there was some controversy over whether a bow tie is an article of clothing or a food item (bow tie pasta), we really enjoyed the project overall.  This was another quick and fun project that we were … Read More




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Things to Do Before 32: The Final Update

So today is my birthday!!! On April 11 of 2016 I turned 31 and around that time I created a post about the things I’d like to do before my next birthday. This list consisted of a wide range of goals including trips with the family, school goals, and friends goals. You can find that post … Read More




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5 Secrets for Creating Your Morning Routine

Mornings are the worst! You need to get yourself, your spouse, and your kids out the door dressed, fed, and ready to take on the world.  It’s a monumental task. The best way to streamline this process is to create a morning routine.  The following tips will help you to create a morning routine that … Read More




Easter baskets
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Your Guide to Easter Baskets for Babies

With Easter just a few weeks away, putting together an Easter basket for the kids is at the forefront of our minds.  For older kids, you can just walk down the aisle of your local pharmacy or discount store, swipe your arm along the shelf, and you have everything you need for your Easter basket. … Read More




Baby Show
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Prepping for the New York Baby Show

The New York Baby Show is coming up in May and I am super excited! It is the biggest show for new and expectant parents in the country.  Last year I was able to snag free tickets, however, Hailey was born just over a week before the show and we just couldn’t get it together to go. … Read More




birthday
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Birthday Wishlist for Busy Moms

Guys, my birthday is just 2 weeks away! I’m excited! Is that weird?  Am I too old to be excited about birthdays? Eh, oh well.  My husband tells me that I am the worst person to shop for.  He thinks my picks are far too practical and often ends up opting for things that don’t … Read More




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The Busy Mom’s Guide to Spring Cleaning

This guide walks you through some of the major areas of spring cleaning the busy mom way.  It has been spring for a few days now, so its officially time to start opening the doors and windows and cleaning house.  But if you are like me, you don’t suddenly have tons of time to devote to … Read More