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Poppy Gifting Review: My Go-To Concierge Gift Service

Poppy Gifting Review: My Go-To Concierge Gift Service

Ok, some of you might be thinking: what the heck is a concierge gift service? I had the same thought the first time I came across Poppy Gifting on Instagram. A concierge gift service is a company or person who specializes in picking out gifts, and often handles everything from shopping to wrapping and shipping. 

I enjoy gift-giving and consider myself pretty good at picking out thoughtful gifts, so I didn’t think I needed this type of service in my life. But then I tried it, and now I am kind of addicted — I’ve used Poppy Gifting 6 times in the last 3 weeks!

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5 Mobile Beauty Services For Busy Parents

5 Mobile Beauty Services For Busy Parents

Mobile beauty services are not just for moms — dads get haircuts too, and so do the kids. Think of the time you will save by having your hairstylist come to your home to cut, buzz, or clip everyone’s hair on the same day. You can knock several appointments off your calendar and create a fun family activity. But why stop at a mobile hair stylist? Pretty much any beauty and grooming service, like manicures and facials, can become a mobile beauty service. 

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What To Get A Busy Dad

What To Get A Busy Dad

It can be hard to know what to get a busy dad in your life, especially if they’re a dad who has everything they need. So with Father’s Day almost here, I wanted to help you with some ideas. For inspiration, I went to my partner as well as Poppy Gifting, my go-to virtual personal shopper.

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How To Hire A Nanny

How To Hire A Nanny

Our nanny started working with us when our son was six weeks old, and has been with us ever since. Hiring her was one of the best decisions we ever made. 

She’s nurtured our kids, helped manage our household, and freed up time for self-care and date nights. It was a huge financial commitment for us to make, but we both felt it was worth the investment in our children’s development, our marriage, and the health of our household in general.

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6 Modern Ways We Are Outsourcing Chores

6 Modern Ways We Are Outsourcing Chores

Time is especially coveted by parents. We’re in desperate need of time to recharge, so we can be present and energized for our children. As you may already know, one of my favorite ways to gain more time as a parent is outsourcing chores and household tasks to my nanny and housekeeper.

But nowadays there are so many affordable, easy-to-use apps and virtual services that can help with outsourcing chores whether you have hired help at home or not!

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9 Household Chores to Delegate in Parenthood

9 Household Chores to Delegate in Parenthood

Today, delegation is my superpower. Outsourcing larger tasks is more obvious to some, but I take pride in delegating the smallest of tasks to free up chunks of my time. It may be 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, but it all adds up! When I find myself with extra time to read or get a massage, I know it’s because I collected that time by delegating tasks that didn’t need my personal touch.

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