10 Hacks for an Easy Family Campfire Dinner Night

We love doing family campfire dinner nights around here. If it's not the dead cold of winter, you can often find us cuddled up around the fire enjoying the evening. The convenience of having a family date in your own backyard can't be beat! Plus, it's something all four of us genuinely enjoy, and it's a low-cost way to spend quality time together outdoors. Even better, if you use these time-proven hacks to make the night flow smoothly, the stress of managing the evening clears out and makes room for lots of fun and special memories! 10 hacks for an easy ...

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5 Kid-Approved Non-Sandwich Lunch Box Ideas

It’s back. Yup, school is here, and every mom of school aged kids that I know is already tired of packing lunches. It’s so easy to fall into a rut and pack the same thing every day. Or maybe you are one of the lucky ones with a picky eater who won't eat sandwiches. That's where I come in: I'm here to offer you some fun non-sandwich lunch box ideas that will wow the kiddos and won’t take an hour and your last ounce of energy to make! None of these ideas employ anything more than some run-of- the-mill cookie cutters, so no running out ...

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10 Ways to Help Kids Learn Spelling Words

School has been in session for a few weeks now, and just when we felt like we were starting to get this whole school thing down, It happened. You know what I’m talking about--the H word. HOMEWORK. The word that can flip your night on its head and make both children and parents cry. It’s here, mamas, and it’s here to stay--at least for another 180 or so days. Since it can’t be avoided, let’s talk tackling strategy. One of the first homework assignments that kids across the board are given is spelling words. As a teacher, I have assigned many different types of spelling assignments to my students, and ...

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Celebrate #LittleWins with ZonePerfect Bars

***I have been compensated by ZonePerfect for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.*** I know I can't be alone in saying that September hit like a tornado, and I'm left frazzled and wondering what happened this past month. Back-to-school will do that to you! With a child in Pre-K I feel like I barely have time for doing anything between pick up and drop off all day long. With being so busy, my biggest weakness so far this month has been completely skipping breakfast or resorting to a lunch of Goldfish crackers. I knew I needed to change that habit, and fast. The other ...

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A Gilmore Girls Quiz for Superfans

Friends! It is two months until THE Big Day! And I don't mean Black Friday, as much as I adore my bargain-scooping holiday. Nope, on November 25, 2016, Netflix is rolling out the long-awaited, much dreamed about return of our beloved Gilmore Girls with the release of four new episodes. I know. I'm crying tears of joy in my coffee coffee coffee too! We LOVE our Gilmore Girls around these parts, so we decided to share a nifty treat with fellow superfans--an original, well researched (oh darn, such a sacrifice to have to rewatch old episodes for "work") Gilmore Girls quiz designed to ...

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