The Momof6 Back to School Checklist! {Printable}

August 7, 2014
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We have been enjoying such an awesome summer over here at the Rowley house, that I can scarcely believe that it is time to start thinking about heading back to school! Now I know that in certain parts of the country, kids are already back- with a sizable population starting up in mid-August. But for [...]

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The Perfect Hostess Gift! {#SwifferEffect #BigGreenBox}

August 6, 2014
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Recently we were invited by good friends to come and spend a long weekend with them at their house up to New Hampshire. They live in a beautiful area- filled with lakes for swimming, fishing and paddling, hiking trails, bike paths, and the promise of lots of time for all of the kids to hang [...]

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A Summer History Lesson for the Kids {Gettysburg}

August 5, 2014
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I’ve been wanting to take the kids to visit a place to learn some of our country’s history- where they could immerse themselves in a living exhibit and really get a sense of what it took to form this country and make it free. I had thought about Boston (Freedom Trail, Boston Harbor, Salem Witch Trails), [...]

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Our Visit to Legoland Westchester!

August 1, 2014
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When I asked my kids if they wanted to go to Legoland Westchester this summer- my 8-year-old Alex just about lost his mind with excitement! And he asked me every single day afterwards when we would be headed to Legoland! Sadly we couldn’t fit it into our schedule until mid-summer, so I had to hear [...]

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Mom Tips for Back to School!

July 31, 2014
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Today’s post comes from regular Momof6 contributor, Crystal Sabalaske! I have no idea how the summer passed so quickly. I mean, I’m not clueless. I understand the passage of time, but I guess I wasn’t truly aware that the kids will be going back to school in just a few weeks until I actually looked [...]

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An Unexpected Gift {Happy Mama Movement}

July 30, 2014
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The weekend before last my husband and I excitedly tackled a landscaping project in our front yard that we had been hoping to get to all summer long- but could never seem to find the time for. The area in front of our front porch was hidden by the overgrown and woody andromeda and rhodie [...]

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How to Tie Dye Beach Towels {#HTHSplash}

July 30, 2014
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of HTH® Pool Care via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. One of the things that we’ve learned as a family this summer, is that there are plenty of things that you can do when you have a pool in your own [...]

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How To Make The Most Of What’s Left Of Summer!

July 24, 2014
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Today’s post comes from regular Momof6 contributor, Kristin Sterk! Warm summer days. Long days on the beach, cookouts on the back porch, late nights socializing with friends, the quiet of the night looking at the stars, and the next day, repeating the process all over again. This type of day may be a reality or [...]

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Making Summer Exercise a Family Activity

July 23, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cutter® Insect Repellents. The great thing about not committing to a summer full of scheduled activities is all of the lazy downtime that your family has together. Hanging out playing cards, reading books aloud together, watching family movies. Which also means that summer can become downright [...]

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Vacation Tips for Traveling with Big Families!

July 22, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wyndham Vacation Rentals. According to a 2013 American Express survey on summer vacation travel, the average vacation expense in the United States is $4,580 for a family of four. So if families of 4 are putting aside $4500 each year in their vacation budget….. does that mean [...]

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