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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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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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Frugal Home Management: Cleaning and Organizing on a Budget

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Raise your hand if you feel like your housework is never done or that you wish you could hire a full-time maid? I don't know about you, but I'd be happy with one that just did the deep cleaning. At the same time, having the whole family do their part

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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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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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Gardening: How to Teach Kids About Seeds and Gardening

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Gardening with your family is a great way to involve children. What kid doesn't like to play in the dirt? There is something carefree and fun about getting dirty, especially when it's okay with mom and dad. Gardening together can teach family values like working together, following directions and patience.…

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