Your Children’s Consignment Sales Quick-Start Guide (Free Printable!)

Ever wanted to try children's consignment sales, but didn't know how to get started? This step-by-step quick-start guide has you covered!

How to Start Selling at Kids Consignment Sales Are you tired of all the outgrown baby stuff cluttering your attic/your spare room/your basement? Wishing you had a way to get rid of it all at once? Or maybe, in this world of skyrocketing prices for everything under the sun, you’re looking to get a little …

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Creating a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids (On a Budget!)

Creating a capsule wardrobe for your kids, whether they're infants or tweens, is a great way to save time, money, and mess; here's how.

Tips on Building a Capsule Wardrobe for Kids: As regular readers know, I am a huge fan of saving money. Especially when it comes to things you have to buy anyway. Between rising grocery costs and skyrocketing energy bills, most families – including ours – are really feeling the pinch these days. Which is all the …

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Dealing with Chickenpox (The Parent’s Survival Guide)

Dealing with chickenpox is never fun. But parents can ease their kids' suffering with these home remedies for chickenpox.

Dealing with Chickenpox: What to do if my child has chickenpox? Between the recent global chaos caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and all the disruption to daily life it caused, many of us have gotten off schedule with our basic preventive health care. One of the unfortunate side effects of this is a decline in …

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Best Campfire Desserts: Campfire Unicorn Horns

Campfire Unicorn Horns are a delicious, easily customizable campfire dessert for kids, and easy to make as a gluten-free smores alternative.

Looking for easy campfire desserts for kids for your next family camping trip? Campfire Unicorn Horns are super-tasty campfire foil desserts that are an easy alternative to smores. They are easy to make as gluten free campfire desserts. And because they’re a banana campfire dessert, you could even argue that they’re a healthy alternative to smores! We …

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Want the Best Education For Your Child? 10 Tried-and-True Steps

Want to know how to get the best education for your child? It all starts with YOU; here are the steps to take, from birth onward, to make it happen.

How Can Parents Support Learning At Home? 10 Proven Ways Parents Can Help Educate A Child: Most parents want the best for their kids in life. We worry about what they eat, how they spend their free time, and improving school performance.  But educating a child, or hearing that parents make the best teacher, can …

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Declutter For Christmas: Your Step-By-Step Guide

Decluttering for Christmas can make the holidays much less stressful; this declutter home checklist will help you declutter before Christmas.

Few things are more cathartic than clearing out the old at year’s end. Taking a little time to declutter before the holidays makes a stress-free Christmas so much easier to attain. Whether you’re trying to get ready for Christmas, or just hoping to declutter for the new year, this step-by-step “declutter home checklist” will help …

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Halloween Must Haves: Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips for Parents

How do you keep your kiddos visible and safe on Halloween? These trick-or-treat safety hacks will keep your little ones visible after dark!

So you’ve got the Halloween costumes ready to go. And you’ve bought out the candy section of your local store. But have you checked trick-or-treat safety off your list yet? Think about it: Little people are tiny. A lot of creepy Halloween costume ideas (vampire, witch, spider, etc.) are dark. And in many places, trick-or-treating …

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Why All Parents Need Earplugs (In Bulk!)

The irony of parenthood is that our littles often can't hear us, when we can hear them all too well. Hence why all parents need earplugs. In bulk.

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re a parent. And chances are good you’ve already acquired some earplugs. I’m talking the maximum-decibal-blocking kind. If not, you need some. ASAP. I’m typing this post as I work from my temporary home office in the living room, because my regular home office is currently full of stuff …

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How To Get Kids to Help Around the House: 21 Hacks

Does your child help around the house? No matter what their age, there are things you can do to raise willing and capable helpers, as these 21 hacks demonstrate.

Does your child help around the house? No matter what their age, if a kid can walk, they can help. (And even infants can “practice” things as a game.) Unless you have a maid or a cleaning service, getting help around the house from family members is essential. However, it’s also easier said than done, …

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Julia Child-Inspired Dijon Deviled Eggs (Easter Appetizer)

This delicious Dijon deviled eggs recipe is the perfect Easter appetizer - so easy that kids can make, yet elegant enough for holiday meals.

> Those of you celebrating Easter in the weeks to come (or at least taking part in Easter egg hunts) may find yourselves inundated with hard-boiled eggs soon. Deviled eggs are a definite kid-pleaser, in my house at least. And this recipe makes the YUMMIEST deviled eggs I have ever eaten. Moreover, deviled eggs are a …

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Recipe: Cheesy Toasts

Need a quick snack for your kids on a cold afternoon? Or a perfect side for that bowl of soup? Either way, Cheesy Toasts fit the bill.

As I sit down to write this post, it’s a cold and dreary January in our corner of the northern hemisphere. We’re barely back from our latest visit with family, and I haven’t even had time to unpack, let alone get to the supermarket. So I’m snacking on cheesy toasts. Correction: WAS snacking on – I polished …

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Weekend Kids’ Closet Makeover With DIY Shelving (Easy Weekend Project)

Wondering what to do with a small closet in your kids' room? Adding DIY custom closet shelving is an easy weekend DIY kids' closet makeover.

Give Your Kids’ Closet A Makeover This Weekend With DIY Shelving: Looking for kids’ closet makeover ideas? Wondering what to do with a small closet? The best DIY closet makeover ideas don’t have to be expensive, take forever, or require the pros. This DIY kids’ closet makeover is a low-budget weekend project that’s easier than you’d think, and is great …

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How To Make A Leprechaun Trap (Preschool Engineering Activity)

You don't need to know how to make a leprechaun trap to guide your littles through this super-fun STEM activity for preschoolers!

How do you build a leprechaun trap? Ask your kids! Looking for fun STEAM activities for preschoolers (science, technology, engineering, art, and math)? Or for easy St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids? Or are you a homeschooling parent in search of a preschool engineering activity or STEM activities for kindergarten? Building leprechaun traps is one of the …

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The Parents’ Winter Car Emergency Kit Checklist (Free Printable!)

Parents: is your family car ready for winter driving? It's never too late to prepare your winter car emergency kit; this checklist will help.

How To Make the Ultimate Family Winter Emergency Car Survival Kit: You’ve got the summer car essentials down pat – but what about winter preparedness? Especially for emergencies? It’s never too late to prepare your family’s winter car emergency kit – unless, of course, you’re facing an emergency situation and realize you FORGOT to prepare. …

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Mama’s 30-Minute Sweet Cabbage Recipe (GF Side or Main Course)

My mama's sweet cabbage recipe is the perfect fall side dish, but tweaking the ingredients transforms it into a tasty 30-minute one-pot meal.

Easy Weeknight Recipe: Sweet Cabbage Skillet Dinner or Side Dish Think your kids (or you) don’t like cabbage? This sweet sautéed cabbage skillet will change your minds. Full of fresh fall flavors, this sweet fried cabbage recipe is naturally gluten- and dairy-free. Make it as a vegan side dish, or add your favorite sausage (meat …

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