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How to build a great blanket fort

This week I’m going to deviate slightly from the marriage relationship angle and focus on the parent-child side of things. As the lone male columnist here at Simple Mom, I thought it may be helpful as the dog days of summer are upon us to write up a “how to” on one of the great (read more…)

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Back to the basics: create a weekly routine

One of the great things about working from home — whether it’s soley focusing on home management and your kids, or if it’s to bring in additional income alongside your work at home — is that you can set your own schedule.  No clocking in, no hectic board meetings, no fighting traffic. But the flip (read more…)

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Maximize your staycation with preschoolers

It’s good to be back to a regular routine starting today, though we really did have a great family vacation and staycation. We went to the beach for a few days, and hit up the nearby water park, but other than that, we stayed home. Staycation is the latest buzzword — it means what it (read more…)

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10 ways to prevent overspending

Bargain shopping is great for finding great deals on items. Yard sales are a wonderful place to save tons of money and still find what we want. But how often do you walk into a sale “just to browse” and walk out with a bunch of things that you probably did not need just because (read more…)

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Back to the basics: batch cooking

Photo by Martin Kingsley Quite a few of you mentioned that you’d like the topic of freezer meals and batch cooking covered in our Back to the Basics series. I’m definitely not an expert in this field, but it’s something I want to incorporate more in my own home management, so this is a refresher (read more…)

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