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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.Camping season is upon us. And while “life as MOM” camping is […]

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Happy Birthday, My Little Marine Biologist

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So remember that first ocean-themed Camp Wannalaffalotta? Well, for my research I checked out a boatload of books from the library. FishBoy6 has devoured these books since then, particularly this one which we didn’t get until after the post went up. He’s read and drawn and drawn and read and colored and read some more. […]

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Book It! SisterChicks in Wooden Shoes

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Read any good books lately? A couple years ago I stumbled upon a book at the library called SisterChicks on the Loose! by Robin Jones Gunn. It was first in a series of books about “SisterChicks”. What’s that? A sisterchick is “a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a […]

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My Own Indiana Jones

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A few weeks ago the kids and I ran to Target after school. One of the tasks at hand was to take advantage of a granola bar deal. Buy so many boxes, get a $5 gift card. Since they were some of our favorite bars, and I had good coupons, I was all for it. […]

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Big News at SwagBucks

Several months ago I heard about this search engine called SwagBucks. I’d read people talking about “earning points for doing what you do all the time,” that is, search the web. And, as usual, I was skeptical. But, since that time, by making it the main search engine on our computers, by finding “swagcodes” for […]

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Give Me Your Vote!

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I’m one of the contestants in the Blogger Recipe Challenge: Game Sausage Edition, sponsored by Marx Foods. You can see what I whipped up here. And you can vote for my your favorite recipe here.

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Camp Wannalaffalotta: Come On the Safari With Me!

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I must confess, I get really excited when I plan for these fun, theme-filled posts. Part of this is because I know how much my kids love to read stories and do crafts, but often I lack direction. Doing some research and creating a plan helps give me confidence to actually do fun stuff with […]

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What’s Cooking Around Here

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This past week was such a nice reprieve from doctors and dentists. The entire family enjoyed a relaxed, we-don’t-have-to-be-anywhere week. And although we had some fun invitations, we purposely declined to keep the week free. FishPapa calls this, “circling the wagons” and it’s a great way to relax and reconnect with the family. As a […]

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