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How to Hack Your Morning Routine: My Top Ten Tips

Are your mornings out of control? Need an intervention? What you NEED are these tips for how to hack your morning routine; your family will thank me!

a.k.a. Engineering the Perfect Morning Routine How are weekday mornings at your house? We have been through a gazillion versions of The Morning Routine, from flip charts to clip charts to even a Morning Routine Contract. Whenever we get one nailed down, the girls grow/change just enough that it no longer works, and it almost seems …

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Keeping Everyone’s Bedroom Organized: Ten Tips

Keeping everyone's bedrooms organized and tidy isn't magic; it just takes a little effort. These ten tips will help you get there - and stay there.

Bedrooms are the most used rooms in your home, and they can be used for all sorts of things. Sleeping isn’t the only thing you or anyone in your family does in there. If we only slept in our bedrooms, they would probably stay fairly tidy. But the reality is that bedrooms can quickly turn …

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10 Stress Relief Tips For Your Children

Children face more stress and anxiety than we realize. These ten stress relief tips will help your kids to manage the stressors in their lives.

Children don’t need stress relief tips … or do they? You might be surprised. True, your kiddos probably don’t have to worry about paying bills, going to work, or getting dinner on the table. But that doesn’t mean that they’re completely carefree. We all like to think of our kids as happy-go-lucky bundles of joy, …

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When Vacation Ends: Tips for Readjustment

Readjusting to "normal life" after a trip is hard. If you find it hard to jump back in to your normal routine when vacation ends, give these hacks a try.

Who dreads returning home when vacation ends? It’s not just that you’re no longer away from all the stresses and cares of daily life. Readjusting to daily life can be a major challenge – especially if you’re a mama. We’ve just returned from the first of several family trips this summer, and I’m already struggling …

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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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Ten Tips for Better Back-to-School Lunches

Maybe this is your first fall making school lunches for your kiddo. Maybe you’re looking to revamp the routine. Or maybe you’re realizing that the beloved PB&J’s of your childhood won’t work for your own child’s peanut allergy, or your school’s ban on peanuts. Whatever the cause, you find yourself in need of some back-to-school-lunch …

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Top Ten Things to Do with a Preschooler in the Dead of Winter

Are you and yours going stir-crazy yet from too many snow days or not enough sunlight? Wish you had some new ideas for getting through the rest of winter with your preschooler? I know your pain all too well. Here’s a list I brainstormed last winter for stuff to do when you’re all going nuts …

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