Kids & Parenting

13 Ways to Organize Kids Toys (even if you don’t have a playroom)

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How great would life be if you knew how to organize kids toys and keep them that way? Kids toys have a way of taking over. By the first birthday, your home may be in toy chaos. And if you have multiple children, your house may may not even be recognizable as your own! But …

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10 Best Gifts for 5 Year Old Boys They are Sure to Love in 2019

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Are you looking for gifts for 5 year old boys?  As a mom of 4 boys, I am quite seasoned when it comes to picking out the best toys for 5 year olds! By age five, most kids are becoming much more independent and are gaining more self control than during their toddler years.  Children …

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Best Tips for Organizing Kids Clothes That Will Simplify Mornings

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Are mornings at your house stressful trying to get the kids dressed and out the door on time?  These tips for organizing kids clothes will definitely simplify your morning routine.   What do you do with all the kids clothes? The best way to keep from having total chaos with your kids’ clothes is to have …

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Sibling Rivalry Solutions (Tips for Peace in the Family)

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How to Stop Sibling Rivalry for a Peaceful Family One second my twins are best buddies and the next–someone is screaming, one is crying, and Legos are flying!  Some level of sibling rivalry is inevitable.  So what are parents to do?  Let me share some practical things I’ve tried and solutions I’ve found to manage …

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15 Car Essentials Every Smart Mom Keeps in the Car

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As a mom, I’m in my car A LOT and need to have all of the car essentials ready.  The teenager has school, sports, orthodontist appointments, and a summer job.  The twins have gymnastics, play dates, Beckem’s therapies….most days it feels like we are practically living in our car!   Whether it’s a road trip or …

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Top Summer Fun Activities (Especially for Kids with Heat Intolerance)

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School is out and summer weather is definitely here!  If you’re like me, you need to find some summer fun for kids! It can be a struggle to come up with summer activities that your kids will enjoy while also staying safe in the summer heat. If your children have heat sensitivity, then you know …

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Chores for Kids: How to Teach Important Life Skills

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I’m sure we can all agree on the importance of teaching our children the life skills they will need to be fully functioning adults.  This may seem to be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be because you can teach these essential life skills with household chores for kids. SHORT ON TIME? SAVE TO …

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Toilet Cleaning 101: Eliminate the Little Boy Pee Smell in Your Bathroom

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Raise your hand if you love toilet cleaning! My hand certainly didn’t shoot up in the air.  I can’t think of a more dreaded household task than scrubbing toilets—especially in a houseful of boys. The twins just turned 6 and I don’t understand why in the world their aim is still so unfocused.  Actually, one …

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