How to get rid of those pesky fruit flies

A few months ago, we had a fruit fly problem in our kitchen. It was super annoying. I figured out a way to make a homemade trap to get rid of fruit flies, and I have some other tips to share with you too.You will need:Apple cider vinegarSmall can like a cat food or tuna canPlastic wrapRubber bandSharp object like a penTo make the trap:...more

lord of the fruit flies

I swatted the fruit fly away and turned sheepishly to my friend."We've been keeping the kitchen clean, and I keep killing these things, but we can't seem to get rid of them. I stopped buying bananas, but they won't go away. I'm so embarrassed."Three weeks ago, my best friend and her husband arrived bearing pizza and salad. They were in town for a family event over the weekend. Now that they were my guests for supper, I hated the fact they were being pestered by the small flying insects....more
bellemorgen Yes, others have recommended the bleach trick. We ran out of bleach and haven't ...more

I Let Motherhood and Trash Take Over My Life

My clinical psychologist friend Linda used to assure me that early childhood parenting is a time of "Survival Mode." How right she was! Young children require constant attention. Trouble is always lurking just around the corner, and if you are not vigilant at all times, they could swallow knives. They could jump off a wall. They could run out into the public and strip off all of their clothing, diapers and all....more
@racheltripp You go ahead and dream, girlfriend!  Glad to know that I'm not the only one who had ...more

somewhere out there...

...is my diaper trashcan. Can we talk about this? So we went to the beach with Duff's parents for a few days. Our friend Val stayed at our apartment to keep Oscar company and to host a raging par-to-the-tay. (Actually, she didn't throw a party...as far as I can tell. And if I can't tell, who cares if she threw a party?!)  Anyway. ...more