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April 2012 Blog Posts (5)

When your (extended) family is TOO big...(Or, "No more BIG birthday parties!")

As the child of two only children, I'm used to very small family gatherings, and I'm kinda realizing for party planning purposes, sometimes that's not a bad thing!  Hope this isn't confusing, but let me explain.

Growing up, Christmas was usually spent with one set of our grandparents (I have two siblings), and Thanksgiving was often spent with the other set.  No uncles, no aunts, no cousins -- spare for the every-ten-years-family-reunion, to which my parents' cousins…

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Added by Alix Hayes on April 26, 2012 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Spring is here! Create a healthy lifestyle as a family

So its spring!  YIPPIE!!  I find when spring rolls around, people all of a sudden want to start to eat healthy, and workout again.  As much as I appreciate that, my goal here is to teach you how to create a healthy family lifestyle year round!  But if spring is where I need to start, than so be it!!  Its a great time to get rid of those old nasty habits and start fresh.  

So where are you going to begin?!  

Try these fun things to do with your family to…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on April 23, 2012 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Cell Phones for Children: What's the Best Age?

My oldest daughter will turn 10 years old in a month. For the second year in a row, the only, and I mean absolutely only, present she wants is a cell phone. We tried, to no avail, to bribe her with a birthday slumber party and a trip to New York City for her and a few friends. But no, she wants a cell phone, and only a cell phone will do.

Am I being overprotective? Irrational? Or worse yet, a mean mom?

While I consider myself to be a hip and modern mom, I also…

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Added by Sheila Hill on April 11, 2012 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

How to Organize Baby's Closet Space

Organizing a baby’s closet is much different than yours because the items are so itty bitty. However, good news is you can fit so much more in the space!

First, install adjustable shelving to make the most of the vertical space in the closet. Babies require very little hanging space, so having the option to remove a shelf when your baby grows, is a great way to maximize space now.

Place no more than two categories of items per shelf. For example, socks in a basket and shoes can…

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Added by Stacey Crew on April 5, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

What does YOUR "Easter Bunny" do?

A few years ago, I started an Easter Bunny tradition that I swear is probably more fun for me than the kids!  When I was younger, my mom always hid our Easter baskets, and as soon as my sisters and I woke up, we would rush out of our beds and start ravaging through the house to find them.  I wanted to do the same but give the basket-hunting my own personal touch, so I turned our Easter morning into a riddle hunt.  The kids love finding the first clue, and following the silly riddles until…

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Added by Chrissy Fleming on April 1, 2012 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

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