10 Things to Stock Up On For Summer

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner.  Before you know it, school will be out and the kids will be home looking for things to do.  Before we hit those long summer days, I like to be ready for all our activities.&n...
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Making Life Easier: Win a NetZero 4G Mobile HotSpot

  Life is busy!  Especially at this time of the year -- so I will frequently jump on any chance to make things a little easier. For example, using holiday bags to wrap odd-shaped gifts instead of wrapping paper - much easier! A...
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Finding Jingle Bells: An Alternative to Elf on a Shelf

Looking for an alternative to Elf on the Shelf? Try Searching for Jingle Bells hidden by elves!I am always looking for ways to make things a little less hectic during the holidays – because I really don’t need one more thing to rem...
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What Will You Do With an Extra Hour?

  "Fall back" is this Saturday -- yep, daylight savings time.    I was recently thinking it would be great to have some extra time; and then I realized, we get an extra hour this weekend!...
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If Your Child Breaks a Bone

  This is one of those posts that, as a parent, I hope you never have to use.  I hope you can file it away on a Pinterest board or in a favorites menu and never have to use it.  In all honesty, I wish I didn't have to write ...
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5 Easy Ideas for Making Your Home More Kid-Friendly

  As kids grow up, it's important for them to have their own spaces. This will help them to learn some reponsibility with regards to taking care of their things, be able to become independent and feel that they are contributing to th...
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Kiwi Crate: Kid's Science & Crafts Projects

  My daughter was so excited when we got our first 'little green box' in the mail!  I told her that we were going to do some science today (which she loves) but when she saw that our day would also include painting, crafts and ti...
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Finding Free Kids Books Online

   Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter for all our latest finds!!   We're heading out for summer vacation soon and I asked my daughter what she wants to bring in her suitcase - her 'very important items' include a swims...
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8 Great Things to Get Caught Reading

  There's so much research that shows encouraging kids to read, and reading aloud to kids, helps to increase vocabulary, comprehension skills and overall achievement at school.  But, I often get this question from parents, "What...
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10 People who Absolutely, Positively Need Online Library Accounts

  You catch up with friends on Facebook, check in on Foursquare and tweet on Twitter.  But, do you have an online library account? ...
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Fun Breakfast for Kids

Are the kids back to school and looking for some easy (and maybe) fun ideas for breakfast?  Try this fun and healthy way to start the day!...
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3 Reasons to Shop Kids Consignment

  We've always been big fans of shopping (and selling) on consignment!  Let's face it, the kids outgrow clothes quicker than they can eat a cupcake on most days.  So when it comes to play clothes or seasonal items that won't...
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Spring Cleaning with Kids

You'll love these books & tips on how to include your kids in Spring cleaning! It's the official start of Spring, and if you're like me, you're itching to get some Spring cleaning done around the house! Getting closets cleaned out, prep...
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