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After School Snack: Banana Stacks!

After School Snack: Banana Stacks!

It is always such a joy to share Kristen Feola’s writing on my blog – I can always depend on her for something nourishing, whether it be for the heart or the tummy.  Today it’s the latter! “Can I have a snack?” If you’re a parent, you’ve probably fielded this question more times than you can count. I know I have. In fact, it’s usually the first sentence I hear when I pick my kids up from school. Not, … Read entire article »

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Back to School Closet Organization (on the cheap)

Back to School Closet Organization (on the cheap)

One huge aspect of getting ready for school this year was closet organization.  I didn’t need anything fancy.  Afterall, we’re talking about kids’ closets, and ours often look like this: The picture above actually shows the closet organization project in progress. Craig added a low bar at the back of the closet where I hang “outfits” – one top and one bottom on a hanger together – for the kids to select from so that they … Read entire article »

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Back to School: Our New Backpack Station

Back to School: Our New Backpack Station

I’ll be the first to admit that mornings were quite rough on us last school year.  Callen is generally a happy morning person, but Carina and I are not.  Many mornings looked like this: Mix a relatively early departure time with major procrastination (me, not the kids) and you have the perfect recipe for chaos.  I have vowed to avoid that this year.  I was given a magical miracle to help me with this – our … Read entire article »

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“Cloudy Day” Activities (and a few words on Pinterest)

“Cloudy Day” Activities (and a few words on Pinterest)

On Tuesday we had some friends over for some playtime.  These sweet girls have a new baby sister at home, so I thought they might like a chance to make some noise, get messy, and do something new.  Thus, our “Cloudy Day” plans were hatched. First, we made Cloud Dough.  Simply a mix of 1 part baby oil to 8 parts flour, Cloud Dough is super soft, but can be shaped and manipulated. We took turns mixing … Read entire article »

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5 Free Smart Phone Apps for Busy Moms

5 Free Smart Phone Apps for Busy Moms

I’ve been the happy owner of a Motorola Droid smart phone for nearly two years now.  It’s sort of funny to me that we call these little wonders smart PHONES, since I use the actual phone function way less than the apps.  So, I thought I’d share five apps with you that have made my life as a mom easier or better. 1. My Fitness Pal – This app is great if you are counting calories, … Read entire article »

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Making a Plan…

Making a Plan…

Today I’ve been in spring-summer planning mode, thanks to a great article I found on The Savvy Source website called Planning Your Year. If you have a preschooler in your house, I think you’ll love this resource too. The article starts with an introduction to planning, and then highlights specific holidays and seasonal pass-times with links to specific crafts and activities for each month.  From doing coin rubbings this Monday for Presidents Day, to planting a … Read entire article »

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