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Summer House Rules

Summer House Rules

School’s out for the summer!! Woo-Hoo!! I am so ready for a change of pace and so are the kids. It’s not that the schedule gets any less hectic, but it just gets different. No 5:45 a.m. wake ups, no   Read More »

Cleaning Checklists for Kids

Childrens Cleaning Checklist - free printable

School’s out this week and while my kids don’t really “love” their chore charts and summer house rules, they know that in order for us all to live as peacefully as possible under this one roof all summer long, that   Read More »

4 Easy Ways to Get Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Getting Kids to Eat Fresh Vegetables

Over at my friend Robyn’s site – Balance in Diet, she offered up some tips for getting your kids to eat more fruits and vegetables. Like Robyn, I don’t have any problem getting our kids to eat fruits and vegetables   Read More »

Bento Lunches – Creative Lunch Box Love

Turtle Bento

I have a very creative friend named Beth Savage who makes her son the most adorable bento lunches and as we look at going back to school one of the things I dread most is packing lunches. After seeing what   Read More »

5 Back to School Sanity Savers

Morning Routine printable for kids

The kids are going back to school soon and that means time to say goodbye to lazy summer mornings and hello to routine, structure, and backpacks! With a little bit of preparation and organization now, you can cruise through the   Read More »

Will My 9-Year Old Survive TV Free Week?

tv free week, disney detox

Whether you want to call it TV Free Week, Screen Free Week or “Disney Detox” like I do, unplugging the kids from time to time is a good thing!! My nine year old has become quite attached to the TV   Read More »

Celebrating Half Birthdays

Half Birthday Cake

I have three children, two with birthdays near major holidays – December 18 and January 21 – so in our house I have decided to celebrate half birthdays! Now I do not mean that I am going to do a   Read More »

13 Ideas to Keep Kids Writing All Summer Long

ways to keep kids writing all summer

My boys are 10, 8 and 3 and I am very happy that I am raising creative boys who love to draw, make up stories and make lists. They however are not huge fans of printing or handwriting but I   Read More »

Making Chores Fun

One Friday after school, I decided that something had to be done – I couldn’t face the weekend with a totally messy house and looking around I realized that most of the mess was created by my three kids. I   Read More »

The Family Medicine Cabinet

A few years ago I went to the medicine cabinet (ours is in a high cabinet in the kitchen) and grabbed a bottle of cold medicine to give a dose to my son. Luckily, before I finished dispensing it I   Read More »