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Sleepover Packing List for Kids (with free printables!)

Kids, tweens and teens can quickly get organized for their next slumber party with these FREE printable sleepover checklists for things to pack in an overnight bag! Having a packing list on hand (like the printable Cabin Packing List we us...
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2019 Free Summer Activities & Programs for Kids Near Me

Check out these FREE & frugal Summer activities, programs & workshops for kids where you'll find lots of ways to entertain your kids this summer! Summer is coming -- a time when kids & families are looking for fun Summer activi...
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5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

5 Money Skills Every Tween & Teen MUST Know

This post has been sponsored by Greenlight. All opinions are my own. Money lessons that all kids & teens should know before they leave home! Money skills are one of those responsibilities that fall to us parents as we raise kids.  ...
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Summer Water Safety: A Must Read for all Parents!

Summer Water Safety: A Must Read for all Parents!

May is Water Safety Month and the perfect time to talk to your kids before gearing up to visit the pool or beach this summer! My husband & I disagree about a lot of things -- like who's the best canoe paddler (it's me ;) and whether ...
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DIY Cleaning Caddy for Household Cleaning

DIY Cleaning Caddy for Household Cleaning

Trying to get kids to chip in more around the house?  This DIY Kid-friendly Cleaning Caddy will motivate them to help out!   Every summer, we have an odd sort of tradition in our family – our kids learn a new skill with rega...
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Taking the Stress out of College Life with Amazon Prime Student

Taking the Stress out of College Life with Amazon Prime Student

  As you may remember from our 48 Things Kids Should Know Before they go to College, our oldest started college last year.  As a parent, it's these moments when you hold your breath and think "did we teach him the skills he nee...
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Tips for Helping Kids Meet New Friends

Do you know how every kid has some special talent -- a skill that just makes you go "Wow!  Where did they learn that?!"  It's that thing about your child that impresses you, makes you proud and causes you to stop and think how it...
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Teaching Kids about Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Talking to kids about unhappy moments can be tough -- BUT it's a necessary thing in life.  Educating them about Veterans Day, Remembrance Day and war is one of those occasions -- it's not a pleasant topic to discuss but one that needs...
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30 Service Projects for Kids & Families

Looking for volunteer ideas or service projects to help others this holiday season?I’ve written before about what I want my kids to love about November and understanding how to help their community, serve others and be grateful for all th...
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Tips for Keeping Kids Safe while Playing Sports

I recently received an email with a question that caught my eye -- "Worried Your Kid Is Going To Break...Something?" "Hell Yes!"  was all I could think because we have kids who are prone to injury. Anyone who knows our family is not...
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DIY First Aid Kit List {with free printable!}

DIY First Aid Kit List {with free printable!}

Use this free printable First Aid Kit list and quickly know what to include in your own medical kit for the car, classroom or college student!We are currently packing up my oldest and getting him ready for his first year at college this wee...
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A Perfect Back-to-School Volunteer Project for Kids

It's very important to me that our kids are introduced to volunteer opportunities. Whether it’s a random act of kindness (such as helping someone take back their grocery cart) or a long-term commitment with a local charity, volunteer work...
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9 College Prep Tips: How to Get Ready for Freshman Year

If you have a teen, these college prep tips will help you get them ready for Freshman year!I want to prepare you for what’s coming – the honest & brutal truth -- your kids will grow up and leave you.I'm sure you know this but as it ...
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How Your Kids Can Help with Spring Cleaning {free printable list!}

I am one of those parents who believes that kids NEED to learn how to do age-appropriate chores while they grow up.And not just those "pick up after yourself" kind of jobs -- but the BIG, heavy, put-some-elbow-grease-into-it kind of work....
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5 Ways to Inspire Kids to Go Green

"We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children." ~ Lester Brown   Being eco-friendly takes on a whole new meaning when you read this statement. As parents, we all work so hard to provide ou...
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