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9 Care Packages You Should Send to College

I remember how exciting it was to receive mail at college. Let’s face it, I still get really excited when I find mail that isn’t a bill. There’s just something about knowing someone took the time to send something personal. So, we’re already planning out the care packages we are shipping to school all year […]

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How to Get Kids to Clean: Our Chore Card System

This New Year cleaning resolution tips post is brought to you by Mr. Clean as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. We’ve spent years trying to get the house clean(er) and the kids to be more responsible at home. Allowance didn’t help. New year’s resolutions didn’t work. Chore system after chore system failed […]

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4 Life Lessons Kids Can Learn from Dylan Sprouse

Scrolling through Twitter this morning, the first thing that caught my eye was about Dylan Sprouse (whom our kids know best as Zach from Suite Life). A few clicks later, and I could see — in all his glory — what the story was about. At some point, Dylan had sent nude(ish) pics to a […]

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Go number 2! (Sponsored Post)

Each year, at least one of our kids has a #2 jersey. By request. Because shouting “Go number 2!” when your kid gets up to bat? It’s just never not funny. It’s also a surefire way to get them to smile and relax before stepping up to the plate, taking a serve, to going in […]

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Great American Road Trip – Car Sanity

I had this beautiful vision in my head of our road trip. We could all listen to audio books and sing road trip songs and engage in family games… Then I woke up and realized that this group of kids doesn’t get along in the car for the 20 minutes it takes us to get […]

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5 Tips for an Awesome (and Easy!) Tween Sleepover

The princess turned 11. While I am still reeling that my little girl is growing up, I had to suppress all of that to host a sleepover for her brithday. Generally I think this is the easiest party to throw anyway, so it all worked out. I learned a few things after this one that […]

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