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How to Save Money on Road Trips (Frugal Friday)

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Simply taking a road trip is a great way to save money […]

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What’s in the Produce Box This Week?

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Get a weekly produce box? Wondering what to do with all those fruits and veg? Here are some ideas to help you eat in-season and local. For a good portion of the month, my family and I are doing a Pantry Challenge. That means that I’m cutting our normal budget back a little and working […]

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Fill the Freezer with Easy Recipes for Summer

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Take a few hours out of your week to fill the freezer with a few pre-made items. It will make summer suppers that much easier. The nature of bulk cooking is that you spend a few hours in the kitchen, prepping multiple meals to stash in the freezer for a future date. This is a […]

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Helping the Disorganized Student

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The new school year is just around the corner. If you’ve got a child who struggles with disorganization, these tips from JessieLeigh can help you cut off frustration at the pass. My firstborn is a natural rule follower. He plays well with others and can keep track of all his activities and stuff. Sure, he’ll […]

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Summer Fun: How to Get the Sand Off

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Got sandy feet at the beach? Here are a few tricks for dealing with sand: water, baby powder, and time. One of my kids’ favorite things to do at the beach is to play in the sand and build castles, forts, moats, and other sandy constructions. Second to that, of course, is body surfing. They […]

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Reader Q&A: How do you motivate kids to do chores?

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A reader wrote in with a great question, one I’m sure we’ve all tangled with at one time or another. I am sure you’ve got some great ideas to help this Mama out. Question: I am a mom of 4 kids under 11. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one cleaning our house. My […]

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Summer Fun: What to Take to the Beach

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A trip to the beach is a wonderful way to spend a summer day. Be prepared for the adventure with this 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 to go […]

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Zone Defense: Kid Stuff

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This year we’re back on Zone Defense, tackling clutter and getting our homes more in order. This month, we set our sights on organizing all that kid stuff: toys, clothes, bedrooms. This month’s assignment is to get the kids’ stuff in order. Summer vacation is a great time for this. The kids are home; schedules are […]

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