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UGH. Another deli sandwich, Mom? 10 simple summer camp lunch ideas to the rescue

SharePinTweet  It’s officially summer, when my kids seem to excel at the game “How many water bottles and pair of goggles can you lose?” and “Where did that tube of sunscreen go?”  I’m a working mom who works through the summer, which means fun summer camps (with a hefty side of working mom guilt) for …

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Save Your Sanity: 17 Simple Summer Boredom Busters for Kids

SharePinTweetMemorial Day:  Aside from the ever-important honoring those who have given their lives for our country, it typically also marks the unofficial start to summertime  . . . nearing the end of the school year . . . and the approximate time when the kids — after just hours out of school — start to …

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Learning to Blog: What “just another mommy blogger” has learned two years in

SharePinTweetIMAGINE if I had never started this blog.  Would it have mattered?  I suppose not, in the grand scheme of things.  Did the world really need another mommy blog? In the little part of the universe where I wanted a creative outlet, wanted to connect with other moms, other M.O.B.s, other bloggers, and wanted to …

5 simple resolutions even a busy mom can keep
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5 Simple Resolutions Even a Busy Mom Can Keep

SharePinTweet  Resolutions.  Ugh, it’s that time of year again.  Every year I try to make a few resolutions; every year I keep essentially none.  Not because I can’t commit, but usually because I don’t have time to fit whatever my resolutions are into my schedule.  Yeah, yeah, I know, I need to “make time for …

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Cupcakes & Kindness: 5 easy steps to spread joy (and frosting!)

SharePinTweetSpread joy and kindness — it is key to how I’m wired, and something I very much want to instill in my boys as a natural, wonderful, automatic thing to do.  We do kindness projects whenever we can, try to model kind/good behavior, and choose charities to donate to in order to spread joy in …