Halloween on a Dime

Now that the kiddos are back in school and the whole family has fallen into an easy routine each morning, it’s time to think about fall. With fall, brings every child’s second favorite holiday… Halloween. It’s where kids can be creative and be whoever they want to be, without any fear, for an entire day….

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Packing Lunches Your Kids Will Love!

Children’s lunch prep can seem like an endless cycle of packing before school and tossing after school. Your kids may help you pick foods they love and want you to pack for them, until they open their lunch boxes at school. Suddenly, when they get to school, they have changed their taste buds and no…

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Getting Organized: Back to School Organizational Ideas

I can almost hear the school bells ringing! As much as I love summer and spending my days with the kids, I also love when they go to school, where there is more structure and routine. During the breaks, I let everything slide…bed/meal times and routines. It’s a time for everyone to let loose and…

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Taking Your Teen Daughter Clothing Shopping!

I’ve previously covered supplies needed for back to school, but what should your teen be wearing – what are the trends and what is their style? Back to school starts in Autumn but, as we all know, some summer weather tends do carry over into Fall. The summer clothing your teen is used to wearing…

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All Your Back to School Supply Needs!

If you’ve been shopping just about anywhere lately, you’ve probably noticed back to school supplies in the isles. It’s no surprise that summer is quickly coming to an end and planning for the new school year is a must. It can be hard to pick items your child needs, or might need, since it’s been…

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July is National Picnic Month

Are you always out and about; running the kids from one place to the next and trying to juggle your social life? If that isn’t enough, trying to prepare healthy, economical on-the-go meals. Well, July is the perfect month for you then! Time to slow down, relax and plan the perfect picnic. Whether it’s just…

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DIY Activities to Keep the Boys Entertained

If you’re a mom of boys, you’ve probably discovered that they love being messy. If not, you soon will. It’s so easy to keep your little guys entertained – my boys love to be doing things with their hands; whether it’s inside or out. If you’re running out of ideas on how to keep the…

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Summer Dresses for Every Occasion

Summer is hot, humid and sticky! Clothes can be uncomfortable and make you hotter if they are heavy fabrics. The best way for your girls to keep cool and fashionable is a dress. They are light, can be dressed up or down and keep you cool. When I was young, dresses meant going somewhere fancy…

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Boredom Busting Crafts

There comes a time in every teenagers life, especially teenage girls, where they are bored all the time but nothing is interesting to them. Don’t ask me why, it’s just a rite of passage, apparently. Teenage boys are much easier to get out of their funk; a friend calls and they want to go play…

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Backyard Games for the Whole Family

When I was younger, I used to love board games – Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Sorry, Checkers, Snakes, and Ladders… all of them. It’s what my sister and I did when no neighborhood kids were around. She hated monopoly because I was always the banker and bought Park Place and Boardwalk, obviously. Some of my favorite…

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