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Gardening: Turning Your Garden Harvest into Playtime

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The family that gardens together, harvests together in more ways than one. Performing a community task strengthens relationships. Picking the fruits of their labor gives kids a sense of accomplishment. And they’ll be proud to serve “their” veggies at the table. You’ve likely planted fruits and veggies you knew…

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Kids’ Bikes: How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

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Bike rides are a great activity for the family and a great form of exercise. Be sure to keep your kids safe while riding by taking these necessary precautions. How to Keep Safe While Riding Bikes

Wear Helmets

Make sure your kids have a helmet that fits snug around…

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Organization: How To Create a Portable Homework Station

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Organization—Back to school...it's that time of year. Many of you have already started, which means most likely your kids have brought home homework. Parents dread homework as much as the kids. This portable homework station will help keep peace in the family. Back to school is not my…

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5 Tips for Frugal Back to School Shopping

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Whether your child is starting first grade or heading off to college, back-to-school time can wreak havoc on your wallet. Here are a few simple tips that I've used to help keep us on track as a new school year begins. 5 Tips For Back to School Shopping

Plan/Take inventory

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Decorating Brown Bags – Custom Lunch Looks any Mom Can Make!

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Even if you only have a few extra minutes in the morning, you can create fun lunches for your child by decorating their brown paper bags with custom designs. You don't need a pantry filled with miniature cookie cutters or gourmet bento boxes. With a sharpie, glue stick, and…

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Simplifying Morning and Evening Routines

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Are you struggling with a morning routine and feeling hectic and out of control? These tips for a smooth morning will keep your family on track! I've been there! My oldest daughter started high school on Monday. I remember so clearly her first week of kindergarten. I think I made…

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