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Hi-Ho! Hi-Ho! It’s off to school we go! Mom, pack my lunch, Thank you very much! I did the math and with three kids, I pack over 60 lunches every month. We definitely save money packing our own lunches, but we tend to get stuck in a rut of the same boring sandwich day after Read more

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Raising kids is awesome. They can make you laugh with their hilariousness. They can make you melt with their cuteness. They can inspire you with their kindness.

But raising kids is also really hard.

Between temper tantrums, the constant noise and mess, teaching them all the life skills they’ll need as adults, and continually wondering whether we’re screwing it all up… well, it can actually be one of the hardest things we’ve ever done.

If you’ve ever had conflicting feelings about parenting, I have something for you:

The Parenting Super Bundle.

It’s a collection of 35 eBooks, 23 printables, 10 eCourses, 9 workbooks, 2 audios, and 1 membership site, designed to help you:

Become a kinder, more intentional parent Choose consequences that are more effective Raise kids you actually (ahem!) like and want to hang out with Find healthy ways to release your frustration Eliminate the “gimmes” and teach them to serve others Plus, so much more! The combined value of the resources in the bundle is over $1,270, but you get EVERYTHING for 98% off! Read More…

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Tips for Camping with Kids

I camped many times as a child, but this year was the first time taking my own kids camping. We had an amazing time and created lifelong memories. If you plan to camp with kids, here’s are some tips to have a fun and safe camping trip with kids! 1. Fire Safety If you plan Read more

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Top Books for Middle Schoolers!

Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. All opinions are mine. Middle school can be a tough time to find things your child really loves to read (or at least admit to loving). These books will be on your child’s wish list this school year and beyond. They’ll love the engaging storylines, and you’ll love the life lessons Read more

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he summer is going by quickly and I can’t believe there are only a few weeks before my kids go back to school. We’ve enjoyed the relaxed schedule of summer and the first few weeks back to school are always a struggle. Here are some tips to help kids (and mom) get back in the school routine and make back to school a breeze! Read More…

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13 Simple Lunch Box Recipes

It’s almost back to school time again! That means packing lunches again daily for my three kids. I know we often get stuck in a rut of the same sandwich day after day. Here are 13 creative and fun lunch box recipes to try with everything from delicious wraps, pinwheels, DIY pizza, fondue and bento Read more

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Best Books for Grades K-2

Emergent readers need text that’s engaging and fun. Introducing younger readers to nonfiction, finding series books, and continuing to read aloud to your kids can help them really enjoy reading. Here are some of the best books for grades K-2.

The following books are great read alouds with adults or fantastic for emergent readers to begin to read on their own. It’s important to note that students at the kindergarten through second grade levels are reading at different rates. Some texts may be more challenging than others for some students, but all of the subject matters are appropriate for five through eight year olds. Read More…

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Reading is such an important part of a child’s development. Many experts agree that you can never start reading too early. In fact, doctors say that talking to or reading to a baby while in the womb gives them a strong foundation for developing language skills. Once baby arrives, you’ll want to share fun, engaging stories with them. Reading to your newborn as part of a bedtime routine is not only a bonding time for parent and baby, but it’s also a great way to start instilling reading skills in your child. With so many amazing books for babies, it may be hard to narrow down which ones to start with. These are the top books to read during baby’s first year. Read More…

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Do you want to encourage your kids to read more? Reading is a skill that needs developed and practice does make perfect. With any new skill, the more you do it, the better you become. It’s easy to make your child a reader! I am a huge bibliophile and read at least 1-2 books every Read more

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Wouldn’t it be great if your kids did their own laundry? With a family of 5, we do a load of laundry every single day. It’s one chore that never seems to end.

It’s simple to encourage kids to help with laundry and will make laundry much easier for mom and dad in the long run. I’ll show you step-by-step how to get kids involved with the laundry process. It takes time and patience, but it’s so worth it!

My 11-year old daughter is completely independent with her laundry and my 8 and 6-year old boys fold their own laundry and assist with many parts of the process. It’s made the family laundry routine easy and fun.

How to Get Kids to Help with Laundry: Read More…

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