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Places to Buy Christmas PJs

Wednesday November 2, 2011
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Places to Buy Christmas PJs

One of my favorite Christmas traditions is to buy the kids matching Christmas jammies.   It’s the one present they get to open Christmas Eve, so that everyone can wake up Christmas morning looking all cute and photo-worthy :). So my photography skills may leave something to be desired, but the cute still comes through!...

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WFMW: Hiking Mementos

Tuesday October 25, 2011
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WFMW:  Hiking Mementos

A while back I shared that I wanted to do more hiking with the kids.  Well, we’ve only gone once since then, but I still have high hopes! In the meantime, I thought I’d share a really cool idea I picked up from my sister-in-law to memorialize the hikes. Every time you go hiking,...

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Red Plate Special

Wednesday October 19, 2011
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Red Plate Special

Have you heard of the “You are Special” Red Plate?   I first learned about this concept from a mentor mom in my MOPS group several years ago and it has been a tradition in our home ever since. The basic idea is simple.   When setting the table for a meal, give one child the...

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Do You Thread?

Wednesday September 21, 2011
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Do You Thread?

My personal grooming habits are most definitely low maintenance.    If it’s not cheap, quick and/or easy, I’m probably not doing it.   While I love mani/pedis, massages and all the rest of that salon service stuff, I rarely indulge as it’s just not valuable enough to me to take up room in a limited budget....

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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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WFMW: A Color Coded Weekly Schedule

Wednesday September 7, 2011
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WFMW:  A Color Coded Weekly Schedule

Several years ago,  my oldest started kindergarten at one school, my middle child attended preschool at another, and my youngest was in a parent’s day out program at yet another school.   Keeping track of where everyone was supposed to be and when I had to pick them up was mind-boggling (for me, anyway —...

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WFMW: Freezer Box in the Fridge

Wednesday August 31, 2011
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WFMW:  Freezer Box in the Fridge

I read this tip on someone else’s blog (maybe via WFMW?) and can’t remember where to give the credit.  If this was your idea first, I apologize and appreciate the idea! The problem:   Putting meat that needs defrosting on a plate in the fridge leads to drips, and is a poor  utilization of the...

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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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Cars Movie Theater Birthday Party

Saturday July 16, 2011
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Alternate Title:   The easiest birthday party I ever hosted My middle child was set to turn 6 in June, just a few days before the much anticipated Cars 2 movie was due out in theaters. After hosting quite a few themed parties at home in the past (including a race car party), I found...

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Summer Sanity Survival Tip #1

Wednesday June 29, 2011
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Summer Sanity Survival Tip #1

I know most of North America has been out of school for at least month (it seems), but our summer is just getting started. During the school year, we limit TV during the week and only allow Wii on the weekends.  When the TV is on, I like that I get a break, but...

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