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How Chores & a School Schedule Mix

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photo source If your kids haven’t already, they will be starting school any day now. And with the start of the new school year come all kind of readjustments. And one of those new adjustments would include how to balance home responsibilities with school work and time to play. There are a range of philosophies […]

Making Road Trips More Enjoyable

Summer may be drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean we pack away the road trip. In fact, now’s a great time to take one last trip before the school year gets into full swing — or  think through how you’ll rock the fall and winter travels to Gramma’s House. The following is written […]

Be Ready for that Next Road Trip

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This post has been sponsored by Allstate. Rincon, one of my favorite parts of the 101 Our family hasn’t flown on a plane in about six years. But, we get in the car almost every day. And with the grandparents living two and three hours away, road trips are a frequent occurrence. “Have car big […]

Bless that New Mom

Fifteen years ago I was a young wife dreaming of the day we would turn two into three. Even though I had helped my mom with my four younger siblings, I had no clue what motherhoodreally entailed. I know that – now. What a surprise I was in for! Six children later I have a […]

Can Your Baby Have Too Many Clothes? (Guest Post)

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The following is a guest post from Deanna: Is it possible for your baby to have too many clothes? When I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child, I received a phone call that changed my life. Merely a week before, I had learned that I was going to have a baby girl. My desire to […]

Coming to BlogHer? See the Sights of San Diego

La Jolla Tidepools The blogosphere is converging in my neck of the woods later this week at the 2011 BlogHer Conference. I’ve never been before, but I’ll be attending on behalf of Mott’s. It will be a whirlwind of a weekend with my mom coming down to ride herd on the kids while I head […]

Teaching Kids Responsibility

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It seems that toddlers are always willing to help. If you are cooking, cleaning, or otherwise working on a project, chances are a small voice will say, “Can I help?” Of course, it’s when they’re very little that they most want to help but are least able to help you really make a difference. As […]

A Christmas Planning Ebook

Want to plan a fabulous holiday? A Simpler Season holds almost everything you need to do just that. This guide to planning the winter holidays provides creative ideas , time-saving tips, and budget-minded inspiration for making the most of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. With the busy family in mind, I’ve provided recipes, to-do lists, […]