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Now that my son is entering 2nd grade, I am doing a checklist on things to increase in independence..and being able to tie his own shoes is on of those milestones.  But being teaching a kid to tie their own shoes can be one of the most difficult things to teach EVER! So after several failed attempts at trying to teach the “bunny ears” method and the “wrap around method” I had all but given up.  But not until come across this awesome SHOE TYING HACK. ...

Yep, I’m one of those moms. The kind of mom who watches her (almost) 7 year old walk two feet away to school, a mom that eagerly anticipates those emails about being class parent or class chaperone or class parent something oh and remember the time that I fought a two year old ? Oh yea, there are things that I hate admitting doing as a Mom for the sake of my kids but, I guess the first step is admitting it right??! Now with my oldest in summer camp, having a total blast, who would have expected a mommy melt down?  NO PARENTS CHAPERONE...

Summer is finally here, yay!  The kids are in their glory right now, from pool playdates, firework displays to the enjoyment of staying up late, so when I had to break the news to the kiddies that we must begin to prepare for school all I heard were moans and groans.  Raise your hand if this is happening to you? So today, I am sharing with you a few of my very own (cleaver) learning tricks, favorite learning links and website to include throughout your summer daily schedule. ...

Think stay at home moms have it super easy?  Think stay at home moms get to watch soaps all day?  Well, today I’m keeping it extra real and giving you the low down on the myths from being a stay at home mom. ...

When an apple is cut (or bruised), oxygen is introduced into the injured plant tissue. When oxygen is present in cells, polyphenol oxidase (PPO) enzymes in the chloroplasts rapidly oxidize phenolic compounds naturally present in the apple tissues to o-quinones, colorless precursors to brown-colored secondary products. So in mommy terms…”yuk brown apples are cooties” according to my 5 year old.  And what 5 year old wants cooties? So in order for this mama to allow my son from not eating “cooties”, I have...

Lifestyle expert and prop stylist Annette Joseph shows how to use pretty trays, jars, and baskets to transform the inside of your fridge into a beautiful and organized storage space. ...

You’ve read my post on how to be a happy mom 24-7 but living it can sometimes be hard to accomplish. Raising two boys (both under 6), in the midst of potty training and prepping for back to school can leave this mama a little stir crazy, which leads to frustration, self doubt and in extreme cases, unhappiness. However, before any signs of self doubt rears its ugly head, I quickly ask myself “why so serious!??” (yes, exactly in the Joker’s voice). So before you too experience the case of the mommy blues… ...

With Summer here and travel plans in full swing this mom must be well prepared at all times, hey you just never know when an unexpected pool party or a visit to the park might pop up. Which means that my “mom bag” must be fully stocked with the basic essentials. So, today I wanted to share with you my Summer must-haves – for the entire family. ...

With the school year coming to a close for summer break, routines and structures will soon be coming to a close and its indeed oh so bittersweet.  Which means we are now ready for some freedom..freedom to party with friends at BBQS, visiting local carnivals, exploring beaches and playing in the park, way beyond bedtime. One of our best summer experiences to date, is when we visited our cousins in Florida. The kids (and even I) had experienced a few firsts when we had visited, which made it that much more memorable. While the boys were...

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