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Welcome to Being an Adult is Hard

Tips, tricks and hacks to make life easier and reduce stress.

Responsibility sucks but sh*t needs to be done and bills have to be paid and the dog puked on the carpet and the kid had another meltdown and we have appointments today and people are hungry and the house needs to be cleaned and the car broke down and the basement is flooding and OMG is it ever going to stop?

Hi, I’m Kim and I know the annoyance and exasperation you feel while struggling to juggle the multiple responsibilities of life. After all, I have over 30 years of experience being a somewhat successful adult.

I hope you make Being an Adult is Hard your first stop for tips, tricks, inspiration, motivation and practical advice to help deal with the stress and overwhelm and make it a little easier for you to get through this thing called life.

Blog Posts

Water running out of shower head

How To Increase Shower Water Pressure When You Have A Clogged Shower Head

This morning, I stepped into the shower, turned it on, and felt like I was standing under a gentle rain instead of the refreshing spray I was expecting. I turned off the shower and inspected the shower head. I had a clogged shower head. It was covered in crusty mineral ...
A wrapped Father's Day gift

29 Father’s Day Hacks and Ideas That Will Make Him Feel Special

Father's Day is the perfect occasion to show appreciation and love for that special man who has always been there for you. If you’re looking to go beyond the traditional card and gift, we’ve got you covered with this list of creative and thoughtful Father’s Day hacks and ideas to ...
Old ripped, dirty couch before old couch makeover

Old Couch Makeover: The Cheap and Easy Way to Cover An Ugly Couch or Sofa

Once upon a time we had a new leather loveseat. It was beautiful! Then we got a puppy. The puppy grew up and took his guard dog job very seriously. This couch was right in front of the window so, every time someone walked by, he was climbing the back ...
Boho or Hygge style bed

Quick and Budget Friendly Bedroom Refresh Ideas

You know that feeling when you walk into a hotel room and everything looks so crisp and fresh? You can have a cheap bedroom refresh and get that same vibe at home just by updating your bedding. Seriously, it's like giving your bedroom a mini-makeover without breaking the bank. Add ...
Dirty greasy kitchen cabinets

How to Clean Grease Off of Kitchen Cabinets

We moved into this house over 5 years ago. I can reasonably assume that since then I have cooked at least one meal every other day. This means that I have cooked around 1,000 meals since then and I have never cleaned those greasy kitchen cabinets! What? Lucky for me, ...