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Time Management for Moms, Everyday Household Hacks, & What to Do When You’re Out of Toothpicks! Episode 154

On today’episode, we’re feeling all back-to-school-ish and talking about the small and big things we do --and the things we want to do!-- to make our weeks run more smoothly.  We'll chat about what we've learned about guarding our time, preplanning our mornings, scheduling our weeks, clearing up head space, and communicating with our spouses. Plus, Lisa Frank vs. JoJo Siwa, why Kirsten's household loves "Sunday no-Funday", how the Graham is the MacGaver of toothpicks, and why laundromats aren’t just for people without washing machines! All that and more on today’s episode of Welcome Home. SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: PLANT PACKAGE Plant Package subscriptions make gardening easy by delivering plants, pots, and soil right to your doorstep.  In each themed box, they send you everything you need to create a beautiful potted arrangement – four fully-grown plants ranging from flowers and foliage to herbs and fruits, a pot, the right amount of soil, nutrients, and if you want – a cool accessory. You just assemble with confidence! With Plant Package, the prep work of gardening is done for you!  Plant Package is perfect for parents looking for a quick, easy, relatively mess-free activity to do with the kids, people interested in gardening who get overwhelmed by all the plant options at garden centers, or anyone short on time (hint: Plant Package only takes about 20 minutes to assemble!) Right now, Plant Package is offering listeners of Welcome Home a FREE first box. Just visit to choose a delivery option -- then use promo code WELCOMEHOME at checkout to receive your first box FREE! SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: CARBONA Carbona is a household brand that’s been helping people live a life unstained for more than a century (how’s that for experience!?). They are whole-heartedly obsessed with all things clean, so they developed a wide range of solutions, from laundry to carpet care, that deliver impressively tidy results. In addition to being passionate about cleanliness, they are also science-savvy! Each of their products is scientifically-formulated to effectively take on the task at hand. Try any of these great products from Carbona! Color Grabber: (Laundry) Keeps clothes looking new longer! This allows you to wash mixed-colored laundry loads with confidence and prevents color runs and bleeds. Stain Devils: (Laundry) #1 specialty stain remover! So much better than a multipurpose remover. No two stains are alike, so you need to treat the stain with a specific formula.  2 in 1 Carpet Cleaner : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM for effective stain and odor removal (takes out everything from mud to wine!) Built-in 2 in 1 brush top tackles stain at the surface AND deep in the carpet fiber.  2 in 1 Pet Stain & Odor Remover : Oxy-powered formula with Active Foam TechnologyTM is engineered to permanently remove pet stain AND odor. It also discourages re-soiling Steam Carpet Cleaner : For a full- room deep clean! Remove set-in-soil from carpets and is perfect for high traffic areas. This is safe for all steam cleaning machines Washing Machine Cleaner Eliminates washing machine odors and maintains machine parts. Complete with activated charcoal to attract odor-causing residue (first of its kind to utilize activated charcoal!) Use code WELCOMEHOME at to save 20%. Happy cleaning! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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This is the Home-Ec class you wish you'd taken in school. Co-hosts Graham Smith and Kirsten Dunlap are two moms on a mission to help others create elegant, livable, welcoming homes. Join them as they interview experts, tackle specific challenges, and share their homemaking fails and successes. Real families, real budgets, real homes. Welcome Home!