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Transitioning From a School to Summer Routine

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Routines work. This is true not only for the school year, but also for the summer. Just because your kids are home for the summer does not mean your house needs to be in a constant state of chaos. Set up a routine…. It does take a little

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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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Make Spring Cleaning A Family Affair

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“I can’t find my sneakers!” Every third day is gym day, which means that every third day you will find us scrambling around the house trying to find that rogue sneaker.
A child’s disorganized bedroom can be a huge roadblock when it comes to getting out the door in the…

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Get Organized For Spring

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It’s been a long winter for much of the US, but spring is on the horizon!  Warm weather means a new set of clothing, spring cleaning and holidays.  Don’t let it sneak up on you. Get your home and your family ready for the warm weather… with these easy steps!

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A Parent’s Guide to Teens’ New Technology

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Do you remember lugging around diaper bags full of necessities, toys, and snacks? I was so thankful (and so were my shoulders) when I was finally able to stash that cumbersome sack away for good. When my children were babies, it felt like I was surrounded by so much stuff…

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How To Create a Morning Routine

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We’ve all been there … waking up to the sound of a crying baby, getting all of the kids bathed and clothed, trying to find shoes and backpacks, making breakfast and filling lunchboxes at the same time, and hoping that everyone gets to school and work on time. Does that…

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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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To Birthday Party or Not to Birthday Party

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With every year comes another debate about whether to throw a birthday party or not to throw a birthday party. Do we need to rent a petting farm, invite the whole class and make a three story cake, or can we just go out for dinner somewhere fun and call…

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How to Make Summer Chores Fun

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I don’t know about you but I’ve redesigned our chore chart… more times than I can count. This summer, I’ve finally found an easy way to mix up our regular chore chart and get the kids motivated to help around the house. We’ve snuck in a few extra chores and

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Summer Break: 5 Tips to Keep You on Task This Summer

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It can be tough to feel like you have a solid routine during the summer when the kids are out of school and between activities. If it’s not time for summer camp…, it means the kids are at home and yearning for something to occupy those long days. While

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