Traveling soon? Download the new, free Family Road Trip Packing List

This Thursday, my family and I head out on a three-week road trip.  We’ve traveled a lot, both cross-country and worldwide, in a variety of cultures and climates.  And I’m amazed that each time, our packing list is more or less the same. I’m a huge believer in packing light and not bringing the house (read more…)

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Weekend links

What’s keeping you from climbing Kilimanjaro? :: Unclutterer Ruffle t-shirt tutorial :: Tea Rose Home Are you guilty of these marriage mistakes? :: Simple Marriage Sugar cookie ice cream sandwiches :: Joy the Baker Entertaining: Does it take confidence? :: Reluctant Entertainer “To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest (read more…)

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Summer Garden Update

Written by contributor Eren of This Vintage Chica. Currently at our house, there are tomatoes on almost every windowsill, picked a bit early by our 5 year old who just can’t help himself. I have four large zucchinis sitting on the counter, ready to be used. Green beans and edamame beans have taken over everything (read more…)

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Making Healthy Smoothies With Your Fresh Summer Greens

It’s a rare day that goes by in our home when we don’t make a fruit smoothie. Call us addicted. It’s a wonderful addiction to have! Since I have 3 little ones and a husband that rely on me to help them get in maximum nutrition with each and every bite they take, I frequently (read more…)

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Four fun ways to practice playful parenting

It is summertime, and the livin’ is easy . . . until you and your children hit that summer wall. You’ve exhausted your list of “fun stuff to fill the time,” the much-anticipated excursions are now just sweet memories, and the lack of rhythm and routine finally just catches up with everyone. I don’t know (read more…)

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