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Packing School Lunch Formula

Packing a lunch is an everyday chore around here. For the last 4 years, we have packed a daily lunch. Packing lunch can get mundane, monotonous and downright maddening. It’s a struggle to find healthy options the kids will actually eat. (Not to mention the challenge of finding a clean lunchbox.) Finally, we’ve come up […]

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Take Care of You

My parenting style is based very much on common sense. Seven years ago, I had my oldest daughter and thought I had everything figured out. She listened. She did what she was supposed to do. Not to say that she didn’t make me work at all; getting her to sleep in her crib was a […]

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The Grocery Store Game: Shopping With Kids

Image by 150hp via Flickr Going to the grocery store is necessary, but not necessarily fun. It is especially unfun for children. They definitely want the benefit of the trip; the logistics of the whole thing, however, are another thing entirely. As a single mom, and therefore the primary grocery shopper, I have found myself with an unhappy […]

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Kissy Toes: Teaching Kids to Put Shoes on the Right Feet

I have to admit, I think it’s adorable when a little one prances around with shoes on the wrong feet. But, there comes a time when this is just not acceptable. Plus, it can’t be comfortable and is often a little awkward to walk. It’s just so hard for a toddler or preschooler to get […]

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