Posts Tagged ‘ around the house ’

I’m Bored – Summer 2013 Edition

Saturday July 20, 2013
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Indoor Ideas for Bored Elementary Kids

It’s the Dog Days of Summer and somedays we just want to stay home and take it easy.   I’ve put together the following list of ideas for when the kids start begging for screen time or claim they are bored. My kids are aged 5, 8, and 9 and these are ideas that...

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Summer Screen Time Reward Chart

Thursday June 20, 2013
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Summer Screen Time Reward Chart

The end of school is here at last (finally!) and my kids are looking forward to endless hours of playing Wii and watching TV.   The past couple of summers we’ve done a reading/screen chart and we will do so again this year.   I’ve revised and updated my system a bit more and...

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Happy Halloween!

Wednesday October 31, 2012
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Happy Halloween!

Sorry I haven’t gotten any posts out this week.   Sandy came through and while it was milder than expected (in our area), we lost power Monday eve. Sorry I don’t have menu plan this week — we will be eating frozen, now thawed whatever in the freezer… but here’s a little of what...

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Spring Break Round-Up

Saturday April 14, 2012
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Spring Break Round-Up

We are a week past Spring Break, but I wanted to post and record all the fun we had before I forget.  I didn’t manage to plan a menu for the week, but I did come up with a menu of fun to keep us busy and out of the house. I hope to...

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Good Dog

Tuesday October 11, 2011
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Good Dog

I’m guessing the person who coined the phrase, “It’s a Dog’s Life” … … didn’t have a dog AND a three year old. “No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.” -Stanley Leinwoll

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Rainy Day Fun: Target Practice

Wednesday September 28, 2011
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Rainy Day Fun: Target Practice

If you are a peace-loving household that forbids children to play with guns, you will want to stop reading now. However, if you are not anti-gun, and have some stir crazy kids, I propose the following rainy day activity: Target Practice Go to http://www.mytargets.com, to find a variety of printable targets.  Let the kids...

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A Better Laundry Set-up

Wednesday September 14, 2011
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A Better Laundry Set-up

I have never been a domestic diva, by any stretch, and laundry has always been my Achilles heel.   Before we did our addition, our washer & dryer were down in our dingy unfinished basement and I hated going down there.   So I kept finding new clothes to wear until my hubs got fed up...

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10 Ways I Organized my House

Tuesday September 13, 2011
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10 Ways I Organized my House

I’ve been on a cleaning and organizing binge lately — surely a 4th sign of the apocalypse (after the earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods). Seriously, after 7 years of having babies and toddlers underfoot, it’s finally dawned on me that my life is not as exhausting as it used to be and I actually have...

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Earthquakes and Hurricanes, oh my!

Monday August 29, 2011
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Earthquakes and Hurricanes, oh my!

What a week for  the natural disasters!    This is the obligatory post-earthquake, post-hurricane post, mostly for my own archival purposes. In the past week, two historic meteorological events took impacting practically the entire eastern seaboard. Let’s take them in order. The Earthquake On Tuesday, August 23, 2011, at 1:51 pm, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake...

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WFMW: iPad as Cleaning Tool

Wednesday August 24, 2011
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WFMW:  iPad as Cleaning Tool

We recently purchased an iPad, in anticipation of our cross-country travels, and we have been having fun exploring different apps. After our return, the husband and I felt the house was a wreck and a deep clean was in order — one that required participation from ALL members of the family.  Often times, getting...

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The Meanest Momma
A mom of three, living in Northern Virginia, who loves her kids and enjoys chronicling their semi-frugal adventures.

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