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Printable Beach Packing List

Beach Packing List Life as Mom

A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this free printable beach packing list for families. One of the perks to living where we live is that the beach is just a ten-minute drive from our house, depending on which beach we want […]

Activity Bags for Family Fun

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Now’s the season for getting out and about. The weather is warming up. Spring fever has hit. And the outdoors beckons you to load up the family and head out for adventure.

But, do you ever find yourself…

at the beach or other fun locale, and the weather turns cold, and tshirts and shorts just won’t cut it?
on a family field trip at a location where budget-friendly meals are a foreign concept?
at the park for an impromptu outing and find that you have no balls or toys in the car?
on a road trip without sufficient activities for the kids to amuse themselves with?
on your way to a faraway special event only to find out that someone made it into the car without any shoes?

Summer Reading for Moms and Kids

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Make summer reading a priority this year for you as well as for your kids. Here are some ideas on how to make it happen and where to find great books. This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising fees. Thanks for […]

Be Prepared for Car Sickness

Be Prepared for Car Sickness Life as Mom

You never know when your child might feel queasy on the road, so pack a box of supplies for cleaning up so you’re prepared for car sickness. Summer vacations are just around the corner. And with vacation┬ácomes the summer road trip. While your destination and your luggage are important things to plan for, so is […]

Tool up for Summer Fun with this Survival Guide

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Ready to rock the summer and prevent childhood boredom and crazy moms? The Summer Survival Guide provides everything you need to enjoy the summer and stay sane.

How to Make Homemade Popsicles

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Homemade popsicles are easy to make, fun to eat, and so much better for you than commercial brands! You can save money and make your own all summer long. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Across […]

Enjoying Summer in September

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Summer weather lasts far past Labor Day. Are you tooled up to enjoy summer in September? Keep these tips in mind as you enjoy the last bits of warmth. This post is sponsored by Neutrogena. All opinions are my own. I suppose that some folks see Labor Day (this weekend!) as the end of the […]

Summer Lunch Ideas for Kids

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Need inspiration for summer lunches? Check out these easy recipes and ideas to make lunchtimes delicious, nutritious, and easy!