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keeping kids' teeth clean during a candy-filled month
October 7, 2012 6 comments

keeping kids’ teeth clean during a candy-filled month

I am admittedly not a flosser. I rarely floss my own teeth, and I rarely floss my kids’ teeth. There. I said it. And though I am past the point ...

2 tricks to an organized school year
September 5, 2012 14 comments

2 tricks to an organized school year

How do you stay organized during the school year? What do you do to not get lost in the sea of papers your kids bring home from school each day? ...

how every family can start the school year off right
August 31, 2012 13 comments

how every family can start the school year off right

Several years ago, I wrote about how to make the school year a smashing success, or. . . actually how to make the school year as successful as humanly possible. ...

new for us friday: pish posh mommy keeps the pool bag cool
June 15, 2012 1 comment

new for us friday: pish posh mommy keeps the pool bag cool

This year, I’m trying to give the kids a little bit more ownership over their pool items because quite frankly, I’m tired of lugging my huge pool bag, a cooler, ...

smart summer calendar: fun, focused summer plan for ANY family
June 12, 2012 9 comments

smart summer calendar: fun, focused summer plan for ANY family

Hip, hip HOORAY! Summer’s finally officially here!  Woo00-hooo! My melancholy, revved-up, emotional kiddos finally seemed a little less anxious today.  Though Owen would not believe that he passed Kindergarten until ...

what to do with children's artwork
June 6, 2012 8 comments

what to do with children’s artwork

This time of the year, I always seem to be drowning in my kids’ artwork. The nifty system of organization I started in September has long expired, and piles of ...

new for us friday: SitterScout = more ME time!
March 17, 2012 2 comments

new for us friday: SitterScout = more ME time!

Parenting is a pretty hard gig. A very hard gig. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it every day because it’s so true. Anyone who tells you otherwise is ...

how kids can--and should--help with gardening
May 23, 2011 24 comments

how kids can–and should–help with gardening

It’s been a different kind of weekend over here; our littlest one has been under the weather for the greater part of the last four days, and the wedding shower ...