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Designing Your Nursery On A Budget

You don't have to shell out thousands to get Baby's nursery ready! With careful planning, designing a nursery on a budget is totally doable; here's how.

Are you getting ready for your first child? Or expecting a new sibling for your existing kiddo(s)? Either way, you know Baby will need some space of their own. But contrary to what you may fear, you don’t have to shell out thousands to get Baby’s nursery ready. With some careful planning, designing a nursery …

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10 Genius Ebates Hacks to Save *Even More* This Holiday Season

Another holiday shopping season is upon us. Black Friday is only a few short weeks away, but the stores, catalogs, and advertising industry are already in full swing, doing their best to separate YOU from as much of your hard-earned money as possible. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could get some of that money …

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10 Reasons Children’s Resale Events Rock

If you've never shopped (or sold) at children's resale events, let me share a secret with you: they're amazing! Here are 10 of my favorite reasons why.

I’m a hard-core fan of children’s resale events, or what we refer to as “Baby Consignment Sale” in our house. Since this week’s post coincides with my first fall event, I thought a little peek into why I (and so many other mamas) LOVE these events was appropriate. If you’re not familiar with children’s resale …

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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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Permethrin Clothing Treatment: A DIY Guide (Save Money!)

Want to give your family the best protection against ticks and mosquitoes this summer? DIY permethrin clothing treatment is easier than you'd think.

Tick season is going to be especially bad this year. More ticks = more tick bites = greater risk of contracting Lyme Disease or another tick-borne illness. And as I noted in my last post, permethrin clothing treatment is your best bet to keep ticks away. Of course, you can buy clothing commercially treated with …

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Baby in a Small Space: Five Hacks to Save Room (and Money!)

It’s a fact of life. As the crowded image above suggests, baby gear takes up a LOT of space. So how do you manage a baby in a SMALL space? We were facing this prospect when I was pregnant with Kimmie, and my husband and I were still living in his bachelor pad. We finally …

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It’s Spring Cleaning Time: A Shout-Out From The Trenches

Hey there, peeps! How goes your spring? You may have noticed I’ve been kinda quiet of late. It’s not on purpose – but life has been filled with my own form of spring cleaning. My mother has held many jobs in her life, both as a working professional and a professional volunteer. Yet at her …

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Thinking About Consignment? Five Tips to Help You Decide

What is consignment, and why should all parents consider it? Anyone who’s been a parent for any length of time knows the eternal dilemma of modern parenting. Namely, how to keep from drowning under all that baby stuff, toddler gear, and related paraphernalia you’re no longer using. At some point, containing the clutter and organizing …

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Taking a Car Trip With Your Kids: Basic Tips To Help You Plan Smart

I've learned lots about traveling with kids the hard way. Lesson #1: PLAN AHEAD. Read this post for my best car trip tips, and you can avoid my mistakes!

Next weekend we’re off to visit my in-laws. But instead of over the river and through the woods, our 21st-century car trip to Grandma and Grandpa’s house involves nearly 300 miles in my beloved Subaru Outback. At least most of it is on interstate highways, but you can do the math: We’re talking at least …

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