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Last Minute Costume Supplies

As my boys are getting older, gone are the days when we start planning Halloween costumes in April. No, we open up the dialog around October 29th. I’m not normally a last-minute type of person, but this Halloween has proved me wrong. Maybe I’m a little too confident with my arsenal of craft supplies, but […]

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Healthy Halloween Alternatives

Over the course of last weekend I consumed 2 brownies, a cupcake and apple crisp a la mode. The consequence of sugar overload led to a sabotaged immune system and a very sick ME. In the same span of time my husband has been trying out the paleo diet. He has lost weight, isn’t sick and […]

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Does Your Tween Love to Decorate?

  DIY decorating has been all the rage for homeowners – but what about kids who’d like to get in on the creativity? How does the younger generation get to practice what they love? When I was a kid, I loved to decorate, but there was no way my mother was going to let me […]

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Barbie Dream House Makeover – Part 1

Last week I took a chance on a vintage Barbie Dream House Dollhouse. Actually I had no idea it was a Barbie dollhouse when I garbage picked it. And if you recall, I have two sons – not into dollhouses – but who thought it was super cool. The timing of this doll house find […]

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How to Make a DIY Soft Basket

My son and I keep our sunglasses on a shelf in the garage for easy access on the way out the door. This seemed like a reasonable plan until occasionally we’d put our glasses on the wooden shelf with the lenses facing down. Before you cringe, I’ll divulge that the glasses were free from my […]

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How to Get Your Kids to Write Over the Summer

On the first day of summer school several years ago, my thoroughly depressed son and I got in the car only to find the battery was dead. The resulting display of end-zone style cheering that came from the backseat made me rethink summer school.  Since then I’ve taken it upon myself to get our sons, […]

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