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Family Garden: How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Child

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When I was a little girl, I would work with my grandmother in her garden… on the south side of her house, learning how to pick cherry tomatoes and spy the worms that destroyed the tomato plants. She also had a flower garden, which included columbines and sunflowers. I would

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Parenting: How to Teach Kids to Make Their Own Breakfast

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I’m a big believer in tasks and chores…. I’m pretty much a die-hard Momma Drill Sergeant, handing out orders and jobs to anyone in my path. We’ve handed out a small list of “duties” and responsibilities to my 7-year-old, but I have a favorite: he takes care of his

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Simplicity: How to Keep Your Closet Clean and Organized

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The change of seasons is always a good time to clean out your closet…. In a perfect world, you would take a day three or four times a year to try on everything you own and assess what’s working and what’s not. In the real world, though, it’s often

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Parenting: How Much Should Kids Do Around the House?

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How much should we ask our kids to do around the house?… This is a question I get a lot when I’m speaking to mom groups and let me tell you, everyone has a different opinion on this.
After working with hundreds of families over the years in my

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Creativity: How to Make Your Child’s Room a Creative Space

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Creativity isn’t solely for playtime. Creative people… are responsible for some of the most beautiful creations and important inventions of our time. When you foster creativity in your child, you foster your child’s ability to think outside the box and open up their mind to greater possibilities. If you want

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Green Living: 13 Ways Busy Moms Can Be More Environmentally Friendly

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I have always felt the importance of doing my part to protect the environment, but getting hard core into green living felt like just one more ball to toss into my life as a busy mom’s juggling act. Wanting to do my part, I tried tossing it in the mix

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Chores: 3 Tips to Make Cleaning a Family Affair

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Dishes, vacuuming, laundry…if your household chore list is anything like mine it probably goes on and on. With so many things to get done, why are you doing it all yourself?
 
Yes, I know kids and cleaning can be a recipe for whining, fights, and eye rolling (mostly from the

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Gardening Tips for Beginners

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Whether you have a green thumb or not, these helpful gardening tips for beginners will get you on your way to growing a great fruit and vegetable garden this year.





Getting Started: How to Grow Vegetables From Seeds or From Plants

Starting From Seeds…

If you’d like to start from

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Spring Cleaning Can Make You Happy—Really!

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I love spring for many reasons: warmer weather, celebrating my birthday, blooming flowers, and most of all… because it’s time for spring cleaning…! While this phrase may not generate the same excitement for you as it does for me, follow these tips, and I promise, you’ll start the season

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How to Stress Less and Get Organized for Spring Holidays

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Spring is in the air and with spring comes the first major holidays of the year – Easter and Passover.   There’s no reason to stress, though.  Set guidelines for yourself.  You’ll be amazed at how a few simple rules can change the entire holiday experience! 

How to De-Stress and Get

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