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Remote and Virtual Learning: Many of us are opting for, or it has been chosen for us, a hybrid of virtual learning and in-person school. We have the best hacks, tips and tricks for a fantastic school year from moms...
Homeschool Hacks As an experienced homeschool mom, I often get asked by new homeschoolers for advice. I'll share my top homeschool hacks for those of you who might be trying homeschooling out for the first time this year. Be sure...
I'm always looking for something unique to do with my kids especially this year and especially outside. These three fun summer activities have been HUGE WINNERS!  Toy Vehicle Car Wash Each kid gathered up 10 cars and their imagination and spent...
As a family, we love doing projects and creative things. We have subscribed to several different subscription boxes for kids over the year. While being quarantined, these are the top three mom and kid-approved subscription boxes that we love....
Let's celebrate the beginning of summer vacation!  With temperatures rising and us all being outside a lot more, it’s important to review summer safety precautions for our children.  Here are our top summer safety tips for kids as we...
It seems like every spring and summer we have quite the run with severe weather. With Midwest weather varying from hail to heatstroke to tornadoes to typhoons (ok, just kidding, but the alliteration sounded good) it's important to know...
Summer is here! Well, not officially, but I'm wearing shorts, so close enough. I have always been the kind of mom to spontaneously say YES to playing in the creek, only  to realize I'm taking home a pile of...
March....that escalated quickly didn't it? Normally, I would be putting together a fun list of local activities for you and the family to enjoy for the month of April.  However, it now appears that April has been canceled....ugh. Quarantine...
Over half of our country’s states are in a state of emergency, and COVID-19 is just revving up in the Midwest. Dealing with Coronavirus as a working mom gets complicated. Schools are closing left and right, and we assume...
I never realized until speaking with another mom, just how big of a deal having too many toys can be. At this point, Joshua had toys in every room of the house; the living room looked like Toys R...
Breastfeeding and fashion? Do the two mix? Can you still be fashionable while taking off your clothes to feed your little one? It is not easy, but it is possible! Here are a few outfits high on breastfeeding fashion...
We recently traveled by plane to Arizona with four kids ages 10 to 3. This is not my first rodeo and I've learned that packing the right go-to items to make all the difference. Each kid gets their own backpack. We...

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Black Friday and Before: 2020 Edition

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I am one of those crazy people who loves going Black Friday shopping, and sadly, this will not be one of those years with...