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18 Uses for Baking Soda

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Most people know that baking soda is one of the cheapest household products around, but did you know how many uses it has? For a while, I only used it for keeping the fridge smelling clean and for baking, but over the years I’ve learned of lots of other ways to use baking soda. Not… [read more]

Getting Organized For the Whole School Year

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Remember back in December, when I made my New Year’s Resolutions? One of them was to make sure that I don’t overcommit. I failed. This year, we went into the school year with the following obligations: Me: Girl Scout leader, co-chair of annual Girl Scout Father/Daughter dance, PTA Vice President, room parent in two classrooms,… [read more]

A Cautionary Summer Tale


I’m the mom who always goes in the pool with my kids. I’m terrified of having a pool tragedy, especially since my son can’t swim (despite three years of lessons). So, when we go to our neighborhood pool, I never bring a book, and am almost always either in the pool or sitting just a… [read more]

5 Lessons to Teach Your Kids

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Now that it’s summer, parents are searching for things to do to keep the kids entertained, and to keep their minds working. But summer is also a great time to teach them life lessons. Remember that your kids will learn more from watching you than from listening to what you tell them to do, so… [read more]

5 Things You Can Do to Feel Better in March

5 Things to Do to Feel Better in March

March is a tough month.  It’s still chilly, dark, and damp.  If you are anything like me, you’ll find that it’s difficult to get motivated in March – I’m generally lazy, tired, and ready for the summer.  There are lots of things you can do to feel better though – here are my five favorites:… [read more]

Family Blizzard Preparation

Family Blizzard Preparation

Here in Massachusetts, we’re awaiting a major blizzard, which the forecasters have described as “epic” and “one for the record books”.  Most New Englanders prepare by buying bread and milk, but with a blockbuster on the way, there’s a lot more to be done.  Here are some tips on preparing for a big storm. Safety… [read more]

Easy Scrapbook Ideas

Easy Scrapbook Ideas

I love the idea of scrapbooking -all of that gorgeous paper, fun stickers, and beautiful borders coming together to create amazing physical depictions of your family memories.  But for me, sometimes the idea is better than the actual implementation.  Between shopping for the supplies, ordering the printed photos, and putting together the actual scrapbook, I’m… [read more]

5 Things Moms Should Do For Themselves Now

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As moms, we always focus on others.   But there are a few things you can do for yourselves that will easily improve your health, confidence, appearance and overall well being.   Here are five things you should do for yourself starting right now! Drink more water.   Yes, we’ve heard this one over and… [read more]

Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child

It’s the third month of the Million Moms Challenge, and my third post is now live on the ABC New site! As a parent, I’m extremely lucky.   Although I was initially concerned about the health of my children (my son was born with an enlarged kidney and my daughter was premature) both are completely… [read more]

Teaching My Kids How to Clean

Now that my little ones are now 7 and 5 (where does that time go?), I’m really trying to encourage them to take more responsibility for cleaning up after themselves. After all, they are both in school now, and they have to clean up after themselves there. I’m not 100% successful yet, but they are… [read more]

Preparing for Preschool? Here are 5 Tips to Help You Get Ready!

Do you have a child starting preschool? This can be a huge step for any family, because it often is a big change for both the child and to the mom and dad. Even kids who are already in daycare will find that preschool is so different, as it’s the first time they are really… [read more]

The New Mommy Wars

Guest post by Becky Beaupre Gillespie and Hollee Schwartz Temple, authors, Good Enough Is the New Perfect: Finding Happiness and Success in Modern Motherhood Categories are a big issue for the women of our generation. Many of us entered motherhood thinking it would be easy to stick ourselves “” and the women around us “”… [read more]

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