Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Mom Prep: How to Get Ready for Back to School

Take a deep breath. There’s only a few more weeks left of summer break, and then we’ll once again be back to the daily back to school grind. And while there’s no lack of articles giving advice on how to get ready for back to school geared towards kids; there are fewer articles that focus on how to help parents get back into the school groove. And hey, we think that’s just as important. So take a few minutes, and try out some of these tips and you’ll be calm, cool, and collected by the time the kids go back to school. Continue reading

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Kid Friendly Dinner: Cheddar Soup

Getting the whole family to rally around a dinner and enjoy it – that’s every parent’s dream. Unfortunately, it seems like there isn’t a day that goes by where one kid demands pasta and another demands a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, all after you’ve finished roasting a chicken with a side of asparagus. Luckily, there are some meals that you can create that will please the whole family. Here’s one kid friendly dinner that the parents will love too! Continue reading

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4 Tips to Prepare for Back to School Shopping

As most moms know, you can’t just pop into your local shopping mall, whip out your wallet, and go to town, back to school shopping. You have to go in with a plan, and prepare yourself mentally for the host of challenges that back to school shopping can present. Challenges like battling crowds over the last 24 count Crayon pack or pulling apart two children fighting over the same Frozen backpack. But! With a couple of tips, you can prep yourself for the back to school shopping chaos that will almost certainly ensue over the next few weeks. Continue reading

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Stay Smart This Summer: 3 Educational Games for Kids

Summer is a great time to relax and spend quality time with the kids, but it can also throw off schedules and cause kids to forget everything they spent the last 10 months learning. So how do you help them retain all of the important subjects and lessons they covered in school and have fun at the same time? Educational games for kids that provide entertainment and learning! Here are three games that are perfect for summer boredom. Continue reading

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Healthy Kids Recipe: Homemade Granola Bars

Every parent knows that getting kids to eat healthy foods – or even to try a variety of foods – can be an impossible task. And while fighting that daily battle to get your kiddos to eat a vegetable or two can seem insurmountable, there are ways to get them to ingest a few healthy bites – especially if you can find a compromise between things that taste good and are good for them. Continue reading

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How to Host an Outdoor Movie Night

Is it easy finding things to do to keep kids busy during the summer? Ask any mom and she’ll tell you the same thing: no way! Finding activities for the little ones and keeping them out of trouble is enough work. So why not create an activity that’s fun for the whole family to enjoy?

There are all types of DIY home movie theatres online, but it’s actually a lot easier than it looks. It does require purchasing a few pieces of equipment, but overall it’s a great setup to have for the future outdoor movie night. Here’s how to create one in your backyard. Continue reading

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Summer Accessories for Your Kids Beach Trip

It’s not even mid-July, which means there’s plenty of time to pack up the kids and head to the beach. In fact, if you’re in the Southern US, you’ve got plenty of beach time left – even after school begins again! But beach trips aren’t created equal, and having the right summer accessories for your beach trip can make it infinitely more pleasurable. So what types of summer accessories are must-haves for a beach trip with the kids? We’ve got a roundup below! Continue reading