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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The Benefits of Getting Into Nature With Your Kids

Written by contributor Eren of This Vintage Chica. I once came across a saying that read “Avoid housework. Live outdoors.” I love this saying, and our family lives by it. “Oh, it’s raining? Here’s your umbrella.” “Oh, it’s 109 degrees outside and you are hot? Turn on the water hose, little man.” Even when my (read more…)

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12 ideas for frugal artwork

Having moved countless times in the past decade, I’ve grown to appreciate a minimalist look to the decor in my home. The stuff we’ve chosen to keep and hang on our walls is stuff we truly love. There are so many great choices for art, there’s no need to default to cookie cutter motel room-style (read more…)

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Weekend links

101 Things to Do This Summer :: Love and Be Loved 25 Healthy Meals in 20 Minutes or Less :: Raise Healthy Eaters Printable Alphabet Bunting :: Ruffled (via How About Orange) The Power (and Peril) of Praising Your Kids :: New York Magazine Dos and Don’ts with Babies :: Cool Stuff (hilarious!) “Like a (read more…)

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Sunday Links: July 25

• From How About Orange…: How to Make Gift Bags From Newspaper • From Treehugger: Want to Kick Our Oil Addiction?  Let’s Get Our Priorities Straight First • From Simple Bites: Lacto-Fermentation: An Easier, Healthier Way to Preserve • From Small Notebook: Cleaning Products: Are You Spending More Than Needed? • From SortaCrunchy: The Road (read more…)

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