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Get organized for your staycation

Let’s face it…as mothers, family vacations are rarely restful. Fun, full of memories and worth the hard work,  yes. Restful, not so much. Many families are taking back their yearly vacations with the advent of “staycations,” but a staycation has the potential to be just as stressful — if not more so — than a (read more…)

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Stay Healthy While You Travel – Naturally

Written by Katie Fox, editor of Simple Organic. Vacations are meant to be relaxing and fun, but there is no doubt that traveling can also be a very stressful experience. New foods, new cultures, new roads, new people, new places to sleep, and new germs can all add up to wreak havoc on your body (read more…)

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On raising a three-child family

Raising three kids is not simply raising two kids plus one more. A three-kid family has a different dynamic, and it’s not the default dynamic of most family situations. Event tickets are sold in packs of four. If you’ve just had your third kid, you might not be able to fit your kids’ car seats (read more…)

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7 ideas for screen-free travel with kids

As the summer season kicks into high gear, families are making plans, packing bags, and hitting the road for a time-honored tradition – the family road trip. A few years ago, we bought a portable DVD player to keep our kids entertained while we traveled.  And you know what?  It worked great!  But it broke, (read more…)

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10 Tips for Successful Camping with Young Children

Written by contributor Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship. Bugs. Dirt. Sticks. More dirt. If your child is at an age when everything goes right to the mouth, you may not feel inspired to take said child out into the wilderness where the list above is all you can find as far as the eye can (read more…)

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