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20 Alternatives to Candy for Halloween Treats

Ideas for non candy & alternative Halloween treats! Let me tell you about the year I handed out pretzels -- It's a HUGE family joke so I'm sure I've mentioned it before. To my defense, they were pumpkin & bat shaped pretzels in th...
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35 Free Back to School Printables

These FREE back to school printables for parents & kids are perfect for making life easier as you get ready for that first day of school! Our kids here begin school next week (yikes!).  It's hard to believe that it's almost time ...
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7 Things to do Before the First Day of School

Tips to help you get you ready for the school year & first day of school ideas! I'm sure you heard a few groans as you flipped the calendar to August. School will be starting soon for so many of us and I'll be honest with you, I'm not...
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50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

50 Road Trip Hacks, Activities & Tips

These awesome family travel hacks and road trip tips are sure to make your next car trip easier & more enjoyable!Summer's here and that means road trips!  Woohoo!When I was a kid, my parents would to take us to cool places every su...
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50+ Read Aloud Books Online

50+ Read Aloud Books Online

Find more than 50+ FREE read aloud books online and stories read aloud for kids at these amazing websites - perfect for reading on the go! Kids love to hear stories - ask any child and I'll bet they tell you that one of their favorite part...
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40+ Fun Places to Take Kids Near Me

Get out & explore these 40 fun places to take kids near me this weekend, over summer or on your next day trip! If you have kids, you know it can be crazy to go anywhere!  Every trip – to the grocery store, the park or the beach...
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The Secret to a More Relaxing Summer

I've got a secret to share with you today!I'm not really that organized during the summer :)Ok, that's not really it -- the secret is in how I APPEAR to be organized on those crazy summer days. If you've been following The $0 Summer: 1...
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How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

A few months ago, I shared my secret to the Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home.I wrote the post because I wanted to inspire other busy moms like me to find their starting point when it comes to putting some organzational system...
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24 Printable Easter Coupons for Kids & Teens

24 Printable Easter Coupons for Kids & Teens

This colorful set of Easter Coupons for kids & teens are perfect as egg fillers or Easter basket stuffers!In our house, everyone gets an Easter basket no matter how old you may be!I guess the Bunny doesn't keep track of age where we liv...
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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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The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

The Ultimate Back to School Checklist {with free printable!}

A FREE back to school checklist for parents to help cover all the obvious and obscure things that need to be done before your kids head back to class!There are always SO MANY things to get done before school begins, aren't there?!Shopping f...
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17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

17 Awesomely Fun Things to do After School

Enjoy these fun things to do after school including a free printable set of 20 Questions to ask your kids!Once our kids started school, I quickly realized that time together during the week was going to be VERY limited.They don't get home u...
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40 Totally Useful Stocking Stuffers for Preschoolers to Teens

The art of the filling a stocking --- it's a fine balance to be one of Santa's helpers, isn't it?!  The goal is to turn an empty Christmas stocking into a magical memory for the kids AND not just include a bunch of junk that will brea...
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20 Healthy Breakfast Ideas {w/free meal planning printable!}

These healthy breakfast ideas will be a big hit (and help) during the school year!  Plus the free printable meal planner is perfect for keeping you organized in the mornings.Today we are going to make mornings & breakfast easier, h...
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