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Working Moms: End of Summer

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Working Moms: End of Summer

 

I’ve been trying to find time to sit down and write my “end of summer” post, but when you’re a working mom AND a student… it’s almost impossible.

When you’re a working mom, summers don’t have as much impact as when you were a kid. The…

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Added by Michelle Carnes on August 27, 2017 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

Can't shake the summertime blues

I am exploring several theories as to why so many friends of mine have the summertime blues right now.



Is it because it is the beginning of August and all the stores have started their back-to-school sales already? I know this is really bothering my son, as he doesn't even want us to visit that section of…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 4, 2017 at 7:27am — No Comments

Chick-fil-A Cow Appreciation Day | DIY Cow Costume

Calling all Chick-fil-A-Fans!  Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from restaurant opening until 7 PM!  What is Cow Appreciation Day you ask?  Cow Appreciation Day is Chick-fil-A’s largest, single-day customer appreciation event and celebrates the quick service chain’s iconic “Eat Mor Chikin”™ Cows. If you dress in a cow costume you…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 5, 2017 at 1:43pm — No Comments

20 Legoland Tips

We recently visited Legoland CA in Carlsbad near San Diego, CA and I thought I would share 20 Legoland Tips to make your trip awesome!

1. Purchase tickets before you go, not at the gate.  Check on-line for deals, use a coupon I have seen a couple different ones in the free Lego…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on July 3, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Keeping Kids Cool and Hydrated During Summer

I was on Fox 40 News in the morning to share about Keeping Kids Cool & Hydrated you can view the segment here: http://bit.ly/2sTgsb0.
This past week in Sacramento we had a week of over 100 degree temperatures.  It is important to stay hydrated all the time but I know during summer with swimming, summer camps, vacation or beach trips it is easy to forget…
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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 28, 2017 at 10:09pm — No Comments

The teenage summer job is: Studying

When I was a teen, I talked to my Mom about getting a job. She told me that I already had a full-time job, which was to be an excellent student. So, I stayed unemployed and maintained excellent grades. When summer approached, I talked to her again about getting a job, and she reminded me that I would be working my whole life: I should enjoy the summer off while I could.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 14, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

Stick with Your Budget During Summer!

I know when summer is here it is easy to get caught up in vacation mode, relaxing, and spending more time with family and friends.  It is easy to see others posting on social media pictures of where they are visiting and it stirs you to want to go away too.  I want to encourage you to stick to your budget even though it is summer time. Stay on track with your financial goals if that…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on June 12, 2017 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Start Planning Summer Time Fun - Free or Low Cost Activities

My oldest graduated from elementary school! (see post…
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Added by Ronda on June 10, 2017 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Best Summer Skin Care Tips to Survive in this Scorching Heat

Every season has its own set of peculiarities that deserve to be respected if you want your skin to stay well-behaved and cooperative. Come Summer, the elements that you have to contend with is topped by the sun, the heat, the humidity, and the wind, dust and pollens scattered all around the…

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Added by Kelly Everson on May 30, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

8 ultimate ways to help your teenager make the most out of the summer break

Can you recall making huge plans for summer as a child, but the only things you ended up doing is watching TV and wandering around the neighborhood? Now, as a parent, you certainly need to help your kids make the most out of their summer break by engaging them in various activities,…

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Added by Helen Shep on May 29, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

DIY Patriotic T-shirts

With Memorial Day around the corner, I wanted to share how to make these easy DIY Patriotic t-shirts with your kids. You can also use them for 4th of July!



I made these shirts with my four boys last year, and I love the way they turned out. They wore them to our local Memorial Day Parade.



I usually buy Patriotic shirts for them to wear and you can find a ton of shirts for $5 or less at Old Navy, Walmart, Kohl's and…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 17, 2017 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Thinking about ways to improve

At least once a week I have an argument with my son over homework. I fully understand his position: He doesn't want to do it. I am not sure that he understands my position, however: Homework is a part of school; it is a way to show comprehension of materials learned during the week. I am just trying to read him his spelling words.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 17, 2017 at 6:40am — No Comments

Patriotic Jello Cups

These Patriotic Jello Cups are perfect for your Memorial Day and 4th of July barbecues. They are really easy to make which is my kind of dessert. We have made these for quite a few years and my boys still ask for them every year.  They look so pretty and festive too.  



What you need:

Berry Blue Jello

Strawberry Jello

Cool Whip

Strawberries and…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 16, 2017 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Skincare Tips to Prevent Your Skin from Scorching Summer Heat

Another epic summer is about to set in.  So, you have your tickets, youve made road trip arrangements with your BFFs, packed your bikinis, and even front loaded your work to get out of town in time to catch the…

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Added by kathy Charles on May 16, 2017 at 9:23am — No Comments

Free and Cheap Things to do This Summer

Here is a list of free and cheap things to do this summer with your family.  This list especially comes in handy if you are…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 15, 2017 at 3:06pm — No Comments

8 Tips for a Stress Free Summer

Summer is quickly approaching we have three weeks of school left and I am so happy about that!  I love Summer, I love the warmer weather, I lived in Phoenix, Arizona for awhile, I don't mind the heat.  What I most enjoy about summer is spending time with my kids. Summer gives me a greater opportunity to enjoy them, we are not rushed with school, homework, and other activities.  



Here are some…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on May 8, 2017 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Amazing Outfits That Will Be Trending This Spring Season

Spring time represents rebirth and renewal. This is the time when warm weather refreshes plant life giving color to the outdoor environment. Take advantage of this season by adding life and color to your wardrobe. It is an ideal time to pull out breezier materials that will show the trendy you.…

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Added by Evlin Symon on April 12, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments

'Connect With Nature Through Art' Cave Paintings

This week, at the ‘Connect With Nature Through Art’ class, learned all about cave paintings. We made paint with dirt and butter and we even played shadow tag at the end.

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Added by Merissa Hatch on September 14, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Redesigning the school year

My son has caught me in a technicality.



The problem is that I told him camp lasted all summer but he knows that summer lasts through most of September. I failed to tell him the difference between "school summer" and "seasonal summer."…

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Added by Lauren Markman on September 5, 2016 at 7:32am — 3 Comments

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