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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Stay healthy while you travel – naturally

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 and mind. Whether your family is headed to (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, and we (read more…)

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