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Funny Tweets About The Fall Activities We Love To Hate

Fall has officially arrived! The calendar says so even if the weather isn’t totally on board yet. Now everyone has the green light to fill their weekends with all the classic fall activities we’ve been waiting all summer for. We can walk through a corn maze on our way to a pumpkin patch carrying a […]

Food

Fresh and Simple Baked Stuffed Apples for Dessert

Apple picking is one of our favorite fall activities. The only trick to apple picking is using up all the apples when we come home because we tend to pick more than we need. We keep some for lunches and apple pie in a jar, and we always keep plenty on hand to make our favorite dessert, […]

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10 Summer Crafts To Keep Tweens Out of Trouble

It’s that time of year again… when the words “I’m bored” start being uttered over and over again on those lazy, hot summer afternoons. Just because the kids are heading into their teens doesn’t mean they don’t still need some help brainstorming activity ideas. Today I’m sharing colorful crafts for tweens that are perfect for […]

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10 Ways to Save Money On a Family Vacation This Summer

Summer may seem like perfect time for a family vacation, but peak-season travel can cost you a pretty penny. The warm weather, coupled with the fact that the kids are out of school, can bring costly flights and car rentals, less availability at hotels and resorts and bigger crowds at theme parks. But there are plenty of ways […]

Pregnancy

29 Beautiful Name Ideas for Summer Babies

Ah, sweet summertime. Once upon a time, the season brought the scent of tanning oil and feel of the hot sand under your feet. Now it brings always-hungry kids and a line around the block to get an iced coffee. For some of us, it also brings summer babies. Precious little bundles wrapped in muslin […]

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12 Fabulous Pool Floats for a Sensational Summer

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to hit the pool! Pool floats make lounging and luxuriating in the sun a relaxing vacay in your own backyard. But, before you bust out hat basic inner tube, check out this round-up of colorful, fun, unexpected floaties for kids, couples, and groups. After all, who […]

Parenting

Schedule-Free Summers Aren’t Realistic For Working Moms

Every year around this time, the Internet explodes with articles encouraging families to toss their virtual agendas and let kids enjoy a schedule-free summer. These posts wax on about how special it was to grow up in the eighties and nineties without the modern pressure we have to over-excel. With babies enrolling in gymnastics classes […]