6 Online Tools for Parents  www.herviewfromhome.com


Every job requires tools. Being a parent and running a house is no different.

I used to have an issue with piles. Mostly piles of papers, bills, recipes, magazines… The piles would take over the kitchen table, even parts of the couch. Finally one day I had had enough. I had been using a smart phone for a while and gradually discovered that many of my piles could be eliminated by using the right aps and websites. Here are a few I use and love:

  • Flylady.net– If your house is always clean, if you never have cluttered “hot spots,” if you are never behind on laundry or dishes (in other words, if you are my mother…), this website is not for you. For the rest of us, Flylady can be empowering. The site provides tools and structure that can help you regain control of your home if you have lost it, and to keep that control through routines.

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Brandis Roush

I am a well traveled Nebraska native who now resides in central Minnesota. My husband and I have been married just over ten years and have three unbelievably smart, beautiful children. As a family we love any outdoor activity, going to movies, reading good books, and enjoying all the fairs, festivals, and other awesome activites the areas has to offer during the 6 months it is not a frozen tundra. I graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Secondary Education before following my husband to three different states. Since then I have received an additional certification in Early Childhood Education, started a small chicken farm, and opened a small business on Etsy. One of my many mottos is “know better, do better” so I spend much of my spare time doing research on the many decisions I must make as a parent, a business owner, a board member, a spouse, or simply as an adult and I love passing some of that information on to my readers.