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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 shit 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

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How to make all purpose cleaner

Have you ever found yourself with a mess when you have no cleaning products on hand? Or in the mood to clean but you can’t get to the store to get the right product? It’s happened to me many times. That’s how I learned how to make all purpose cleaner ...
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42 Dawn Dish Soap Uses You Never Thought Of

We all know that Dawn dish detergent does an amazing job of cleaning our greasy dishes and pots and pans. At the same time, it’s famously gentle enough to be used to clean spilled oil from birds and other marine animals. But did you know that there are many other ...
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Best cleaning hacks for lazy people (like me)

How do you clean when you are lazy, especially if you hate cleaning? I’ve been asking myself that question all of my life. Although I love having a clean house, I like to expend as little effort as possible to get it that way. That’s why I’ve spent a lifetime ...
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The quick and easy way to remove cloudiness from glass stove top

How To Remove Cloudiness From Glass Top Stove

Are you frustrated and wondering how to remove cloudiness from your ceramic glass top stove? I was too and I’m here to tell you that it’s possible to shine that black glass top surface again without using expensive cleaners or specialized tools.  We bought a brand new stove with a ...
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Why I HATE the Holidays: The ultimate guide to surviving Christmas

Am I the only one who hates Christmas? I hate the Holidays for a bunch of reasons, but the main reason is the blatant consumerism that drives the whole thing. The endless Holiday Season marketing extravaganza begins months before the actual holiday and ramps up everyone’s expectations. And those expectations ...
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