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School Supply Shopping — Tips from a Semi-Frugal Mom (UPDATED)

Wednesday July 31, 2013
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Update:  I took another look at the numbers and did a side-by-side comparison of Wal-Mart and Target.  Check out the updated tables to see how the two stores compare. School doesn’t start for us until after Labor Day, but in a fit of organization, I decided to tackle the supply shopping chore during this...

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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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Return to Rebounderz

Wednesday March 27, 2013
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Return to Rebounderz

Yesterday, we went to Rebounderz as part of our Spring Break fun.  We hadn’t been since last year so I thought I’d do another post detailing some of the changes since our last visit. Procedurally, they are handling crowds a bit different.  You are welcome to walk-in, but they also accept online reservations.  ...

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Ideas for Local Spring Break Fun

Friday March 22, 2013
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Ideas for Local Spring Break Fun

It’s Friday, school is out and the kids are officially on SPRING BREAK! We will be in town so I’ve been trying to come up with a plan to keep us busy and having fun.   Here’s some of what we have planned — maybe it will provide some inspiration or fun for your...

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Tips for Success on a Paleo/Whole 30 Challenge

Thursday February 21, 2013
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Tips for Success on a Paleo/Whole 30 Challenge

I was first introduced to the “paleo” style of eating when I participated in a nutrition challenge at my Crossfit gym last year.   I ended up being one of three winners.  We are getting ready to start another “Performance Nutrition Challenge” so I thought I’d share my tips for success. These tips should be helpful to anyone embarking...

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Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Tuesday December 18, 2012
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Christmas Ornaments for Kids

Each year, I buy each of my kids a unique ornament — something commemorative from the year.  These ornaments go on the “kid tree” and will someday go with my kids when they grow up and leave the nest.  I enjoy the challenge each year of finding the perfect ornament for each child.  I like...

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Modern Gadgets for the Primal Kitchen

Friday November 16, 2012
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Modern Gadgets for the Primal Kitchen

Just because you eat like a caveman, doesn’t mean you have to rely on the same tools Grok used. Here’s a rundown of some of my favorite kitchen gadgets and tools that make it easier to cook paleo / primal meals.  You definitely don’t need all of these things, but you may find something...

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WFMW: Summer Reading for Screen Time

Wednesday June 27, 2012
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WFMW: Summer Reading for Screen Time

This was one of my best tips last summer (IMO), and I am breaking it out again this year. My kids are finally out of school and two of my summer objectives are to a) limit screen time and b) increase reading time. The simplest way to do this is to create a reading...

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WFMW: Ascorbic Acid to Keep Your Guacamole Green!

Wednesday May 9, 2012
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WFMW:  Ascorbic Acid to Keep Your Guacamole Green!

Have you ever made guacamole and not finished it all in one sitting?  In our house, this rarely happens, but when it does — I’m stuck with still delicious guacamole that looks brown and unappetizing the next day. I recently discovered a secret trick for keeping your guac looking fresh and green — ascorbic...

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