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Green: Summer Eco-Friendly Tips

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Summertime for my family, like most families, is busy. We have weddings, BBQs, graduation parties, pool parties ... the list goes on. We try to desperately fit as much outdoor time into a few short months as possible. The children stay up later catching fire flies, roasting marshmallows, and…

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Water Safety: 5 Steps for Swimming Pool Safety

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Summer is coming up fast, and that means the family swimming pool will get a lot of use. The kids will invite over their friends, there will be backyard barbecues, and most likely a lot of traffic around the pool. It’s going to be a lot of fun, but pool…

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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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Summer: How to Transition from School to Summer Routines

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The end of the school year is fast approaching and that means it's time to change schedules, set new routines and ensure that everyone is taken care of for the summer. It's never easy and as kids get older, the routine changes constantly. Here are some my tried and…

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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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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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