<center>9 Tips to Avoid the First Day Frenzy</center>

9 Tips to Avoid the First Day Frenzy

The first day of school is like an unrehearsed dance.   You're pushed on stage and no one is sure where to stand, let alone how to perform the next 8-count.  One kid's backpack is still packed with last year's nubby pencils, another kid is glued to his iPad while he eats his cereal [no differnt than the last 60 days] and the other one is chomping at the bit to be the first one at the gate when it's finally unlocked like it's opening night for the new Star Wars movie. With all this scrambling and attempts to orchestrate your crew, capturing that all-important first day of school photo can feel impossible.
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<center>Back to School | "Elmer's" For Moms to Keep it All Glued</center>

Back to School | "Elmer's" For Moms to Keep it All Glued

Back to school is a BIG MOMent for everyone in your family.  Whether this is your first’s first day away from home or your last’s final stretch of school, it’s an epic event in all your lives.  As parents, we always want the best for our kids.  But did you ever stop to think they get the best when we are at our best?
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<center>8 Tips to Stash as Much as $2000 By Year End...Without Missing It!</center>

8 Tips to Stash as Much as $2000 By Year End...Without Missing It!

Like most of us in January, you’re cringing in anticipation of the credit card bills from the buying frenzy of Black Friday.  Let’s set you up for success for this time next year.  These tips will help you sock away a big nut by year end without ever missing it. Sound impossible? It’s not. Saving money is possible when one of these two things happen: you make more money or you spend less.
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Backyard Summer Camp - One Week of Mom-Sanity Awaits!

Backyard Summer Camp - One Week of Mom-Sanity Awaits!

Who said you have to leave your house to go to summer camp? We got you! Here’s a Backyard Summer Camp schedule to give you at least one full week of turn-key, fun & simple summer activities to keep your kids out of your hair...err...entertained. Whether you make this schedule a weekly habit or a one-and-done week camp, we know you and your gremlins...err...munchkins will have ALL the fun!
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<center>4 Easy Steps to Manage Your School Keepsakes | Buh-Bye Bins!</center>

4 Easy Steps to Manage Your School Keepsakes | Buh-Bye Bins!

Dig out those 27 school bins in your attic/basement/guest room closet and let's dig in! Now's the perfect time to reset your school keepsakes into an easy, compact, turn-key system. Your Mission, should you choose to accept it:  Say Buh-Bye to all those bins! The steps below will get you started capturing all the good stuff in a creatively compact way.  Here's (4) easy steps how...
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<center>Do These 5 Things So You Can Truly Enjoy a Vacation</center>

Do These 5 Things So You Can Truly Enjoy a Vacation

Finally!  Vacationing is back...and so is the stress that comes with planning one! Everyone in your family is expecting some epic memory-making adventure while you're the one who needs to work out the 187 logistics to make it so.  No pressure, right? From the travel logistics & budgeting, packing of the right gear, scheduling activities to ensuring everything is order with your home & work so you can escape without worrying about what's left in your wake or waiting for you until you're back...it's a lot! The goal is that YOU get to arrive to your vacation feeling just as invigorated for what's in store...not exhausted & ready to collapse from all the pre-vacation craziness that got you there!  After all, you want to look refreshed & happy in all those vacation posts, too! Here are some simple tips that could take the "edge" off vacations + a few FREE tools you can use to help you with your next getaway.
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Women Rock This World with These Super Powers

Women Rock This World with These Super Powers

As an all-woman company, we know first-hand the talent, determination & perseverance each woman brings to a team. In honor of International Women's Day, we celebrate every woman, each incredible in her own way. However, there are a few who stand tall among them all. Read the inspiring stories of these six women & how they used their unexpected super powers to impact the world in amazing ways...
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12 Super Bowl Party Menu Items to Score with the Entire Family

12 Super Bowl Party Menu Items to Score with the Entire Family

Whether you’re hosting or attending a party this Sunday, serve a menu that will score big points with your team, including the kiddos!  So, huddle up and check out these 12 Super Menu Ideas, but first, a few tips from the party playbook.  
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25 Sly Ways to Tell Your Kids You Love Them

25 Sly Ways to Tell Your Kids You Love Them

In my mind, I do all the things for my kids and pack their social lives because I want it to be special for them. But is all that what really counts in their minds?  The answer is likely, no. Here is a list of 25 [simple] things to do or say to your own kids that will speak right from your heart to theirs! Except for the ice cream treat in #2, they won't cost you a dime.
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10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Wilt

10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Wilt

While flowers are beautiful and all, my hubby knows that “surprising me with flowers” is hardly a surprise at all.  It takes about 17 seconds and little-to-no creativity to click the mouse a few times. It’s become a challenge to come up with something that is creative and most of all, thoughtful. It doesn’t have to cost a lot to make someone feel like a million!
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The Ultimate Kids' Gratitude Adjustment

The Ultimate Kids' Gratitude Adjustment

Sometimes connecting with our kids, especially our tweens, can be like helping your kids through Common Core Math Problems. In the end, there's an answer, but how to get there is unlike anything we've ever done before! #carrythe1forever

But what if I told you, you could connect with your kids AND help them learn to be more positive and grateful at the same time?

Check out simple, actionable guide to adjusting that attitude of gratitude so you and your kids can appreciate the good things despite the tornado of laundry chaos in the background.

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Why 'Orange Garbage Truck' is a Holiday Drinking Game I Never Want to Play Again

Why 'Orange Garbage Truck' is a Holiday Drinking Game I Never Want to Play Again

Last year, I ordered this orange garbage truck for my son Ledge for Christmas. I ordered it on Black Friday (your girl likes a deal), but it kept getting delayed, and delayed, and delayed again. Short story, Ledge did not get his orange garbage truck on Christmas. Nope, he was wandering the house looking for it though...
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