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How to sell your house in this tough market

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My house sold after being on the market for 16 days. In this economy it’s simply unheard of, but not impossible. You can set yourself up for success too.  Just remember you will need to go above and beyond what... (Continue reading)

Fun recipe to cook with kids – Volcano Meatloaf

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Quick and fun recipe for a meal to cook with kids - volcano meatloaf with candy sweet potatoes and brocolli.... (Continue reading)

The Efficient Mom – 5 things I cant do without part 2

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In my last post, I mentioned there are five things I must have with me before leaving the house.  The first one is antibacterial wipes and the second is little packets of tissue.  I stash them in my purse, diaper... (Continue reading)

Healthy Snacks for Kids on the Go

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Having a child with food allergies makes snacking when we’re not at home a bit challenging. I have to prepare ahead of time because I can’t stop and pick something up at a restaurant or a vending machine. This challenge... (Continue reading)

Efficient Mom – Things I can’t do without

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I can’t leave the house without my Wet Ones antibacterial hands and face wipes. I keep a canister in the car, which fits nicely in the cup holder. I keep the individually wrapped Wet One’s in my purse and diaper... (Continue reading)

Holding the pen correctly

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Do you have problems getting your kids to hold the markers correctly when they are learning to write? I found that Crayola pip squeaks are so small that they are bound to grip them the right way. Suzie 2001 ford... (Continue reading)

Efficient Mom Tip

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Just a reminder to those of you who love to plan ahead, now is the time to buy winter jackets, hats and gloves for next year.  Most of the major retailers have remarkable discounts and if you are not too... (Continue reading)

Helping Your Preschooler Prepare for Writing

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     It’s amazing how children write a scribble one day, then a shape and then all of a sudden they’re asking you how to spell the word dinosaur.  The leaps and bounds preschoolers make are amazing!  As a parent, we... (Continue reading)

Reducing Minivan Mayhem – Travel Potty

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There’s nothing worse then driving around town in the rain with a toddler that has to go to the bathroom urgently.  Even though he went before we left the house. I used to end up stopping at a fast-food restaurant, ... (Continue reading)

A different kind of Valentines Card – Monsters!

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Here are some follow-up pictures to my post on a different kind of valentines day kids card to make at home. My son wanted to make monsters which some commenters liked and here they are. You can find instructions on how to... (Continue reading)

A Different Kind of Valentines Day Card

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Valentine cards for a pre-schooler can be a challenge because they can’t read yet and it’s hard for most to address their cards.  Although candy is popular we all know what sugar can do not only to their teeth but... (Continue reading)

Valentines day for very young kids

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Kids too young to celebrate valentines day or aren’t in school yet?  Instead of all those chocolate hearts and candy, get them a simple board book about Valentine’s Day. I got my sons Where Is Baby’s Valentine? by Karen Katz and Clifford’s First Valentine’s... (Continue reading)

My Journey into Bread Making

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When I married my husband eleven years ago, we both knew he would be doing the cooking.  If it didn’t come in a box, I was clueless.  When I had the opportunity to stay home and raise my two boys,... (Continue reading)

Common House Hold Hazards you won’t find in Baby Proofing Books or Baby Books

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1. Toilet Lids – I never thought this could happen, but it did. One minute my son was going to the bathroom. I hear a loud slam, an even louder scream and then watch in horror as his genital area... (Continue reading)

Safe Scissors

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Have you been looking for safe scissors so that kids dont cut themselves or others? I finally found safe ones – they are called Safety Scissors by Lakeshore Learning. east central community college defined benefit plan spinal muscular atrophy piperlime... (Continue reading)

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Quick Tip for Organizing clean and dirty clothes when traveling with kids

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When traveling to Disney with kids or anywhere really, take with you a foldable canvas hamper. Choose an area in the hotel room to set it up. Then teach the kids and your husband what to do with their dirty... (Continue reading)

Reducing Minivan Mayhem

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Is your mini van or car filled with gloves, sweaters, jackets, umbrellas, rain boots, etc.? I like to feel prepared but the weather here is unpredictable. So I just carry it all in a foldable canvas storage box bought from Target.... (Continue reading)