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Is My Child Ready For Sleepaway Camp?

Is my child ready for sleepaway camp? If you're asking yourself this question, this must-have checklist will help you figure out the answer.

How To Tell If Your Kid Will Do Well At Sleepaway Camp: March is here. (!) Which means that if you’ve got kids of a certain age, it’s time to start figuring out what they’ll do all summer. This may well include summer camp. Which means you may be wondering, as I was last year at …

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Your Summer Mobile Office Must-Haves

What's a work-at-home mama to do when the kids are out of school? My list of summer mobile office must-haves will help you maintain your productivity during your kids' summer adventures.

Happy summer, work-at-home mamas! How goes that to-do list? Do you find that the kids being out of school is putting a massive crimp in your work output? Time to summerize your office for work-on-the-go. And to help, here is my list of your summer mobile office must-haves. As I draft this post, I’m away …

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Summer Science Fun: S’Mores Solar Oven (Easy DIY!)

August 10 is National S'Mores Day in the U.S. Making your own s'mores solar oven is a fun, easy project - and (shh!) your kids may learn some science, too!

How To Make Your Own S’Mores Solar Oven: Looking for some summertime fun activities for your kids? S’mores always ranks at the top of my kids’ favorite summer activities list. And making solar oven s’mores is where easy kids’ crafts meets summer fun activities for kids. With supplies you already have on hand around the …

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Max Out The Rest Of Summer: Ten Ideas For Your Bucket List

Summer's almost over. How are you going to make the most of the time that remains until school resumes? Here are our top 10 Rest of Summer Must-Do's.

It’s now August. Back-to-school is coming. When you think about the rest of summer, are you a glass-half-full type, or a glass-half-empty? Rest of Summer: The Glass-Half-Empty Version A few weeks ago I was all “Oh, summer has flown by, it’s almost over,” when a blogger-friend in the U.K., Victoria at Lylia Rose, left a …

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Loving the Environment for Kids: 5 Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring

(NOTE: I first wrote “Loving the Environment for Kids: My Top Five Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring” as a guest post for The Everyday Ecologist in June 2016. Since it’s no longer available on that website, I’m republishing it here with a few updates while I’m traveling. Enjoy! – Flossie) What do your kids know …

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Loving the Environment for Kids: Check Out My Guest Post!

(Updated 6/3/2017: While Everyday Ecologist goes through a website makeover, I’ve republished Loving the Environment for Kids on my own site. You can find the full post here. Enjoy!)  Hope you’ve been filling up your families’ summer tanks with memories that will last a lifetime. I also hope some of those memories involve the outdoors. …

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Teach Your Kid To Ride A Bike In One Day? Really?

Yes, you can teach your kid to ride a bike in a day - this photo is proof - but success is not guaranteed.

So you want to teach your kid to ride a bike. Maybe you’ve even heard of the “one day” method, and been suspicious – as I was, when I first stumbled across references to it online. Perhaps you’re wondering, as I did: does it work? Can you really teach your kid to ride a bike …

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