8 tips for stress-free camping

Family camping trips always seem blissful in hindsight, but when you’re piling the station wagon full of coolers, tents, first aid kits, life jackets, and extra water bottles, it can seem the very opposite of relaxing. The dread of packing and unpacking so much gear can leave many a mom wary of the family campout, (read more…)

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How to potty train your infant

Since this post is about potty training, I am forced to use the words poop and pee to differentiate between the kinds of body waste. So consider yourself warned before you continue reading this post…. My youngest turned two last month. She has been completely diaper-free (nights, naps and travel included) for over six months. (read more…)

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Giveaway: Real Food on a Real Budget!

Today I am so excited to be able to bring you this giveaway from Stephanie Langford, Simple Organic contributor, and the woman behind Keeper of the Home. Stephanie has just released her second book, entitled Real Food on a Real Budget, and wow – it is a true goldmine. I know that many of us (read more…)

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Sunday Links: Welcome to Summer!

Tomorrow is the official first day of summer, although for many of us, it’s been feeling like summer for a couple of months already. If you’ve been following the Natural Deodorant Challenge on the Simple Organic Facebook page, you already know that my relationship with Tom’s of Maine is coming to an end…although I guess (read more…)

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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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