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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.

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Random advice for life

Are you looking for some random advice for life? Good advice makes navigating life much easier. I have decades of real life experience navigating various situations - not always successfully, which is how I learned the lessons I know now. I’d like to share some random advice for life to ...
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10 Kitchen appliances that make life easier

How to make cooking easier and faster with these most helpful kitchen gadgets! After a hectic day, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen. But you don’t always want to eat out or get takeout, and you know it’s better for ...
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Thoughtful gifts for someone who needs a break

We’ve all been there. Overwhelming responsibilities, looming work deadlines, and the uncertainty of the seemingly endless pandemic add stress to our daily lives. Whatever the reason, show the person you love that you understand their struggle with one of these thoughtful gifts for someone who needs a break. Time-saving gifts ...
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The Ultimate Fall Cleaning Guide (with Fall Deep Cleaning Checklist)

We’ve all heard about spring cleaning, but did you know that fall cleaning is also a thing? If you think about it, it makes sense. If you only deep clean once a year, the things you don’t clean on a regular basis are likely to get pretty dirty and grimy ...
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How to make cleaning fun (even if you hate cleaning)

Did you know you can make cleaning fun with a little advance planning? Many of us love a clean house, but don't actually enjoy cleaning. I normally complain a lot about how much I hate cleaning. I suggest ways to make cleaning easier because it's just such a thankless, repetitive, ...