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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Please Help Us Find a Kidney Donor for Michael

July 17, 2014
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I would like to share with you a story about a local teen in my community. His name is Michael, and he just graduated the 8th grade a few weeks back with my son Kyle. Kyle and Michael have known each other for years- and there have been many times when I’ve had the chance to [...]

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Things We’re Lovin’ This Summer! (#summerlovin)

July 17, 2014
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“Summer lovin’… had me a blast…… Summer lovin’…. happened so fast”…. Okay- it’s not THAT kind of a summer lovin’ post…. but I can’t resist a good “Grease” reference now and again…. But seriously- there are some things that the kids and I are absolutely lovin’ this summer. Now -in full disclosure- some of the [...]

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Enjoying the Summer Bounty!

July 16, 2014
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all my own. We barely recognized our veggie garden after returning home from two weeks of family road trips! It was literally bursting with vibrant green goodness, plants spilling over the sides of the raised containers onto the [...]

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Dreaming Of Another Road Trip Adventure: Go RV’ing!

July 16, 2014
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Go RVing via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine. Last summer the kids and I took an amazing journey cross country to see the Western parts of the United States. We spent over 4 weeks on this adventure- and the time [...]

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Our Summer Olympic Adventure in Lake Placid!

July 15, 2014
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As soon as school lets out for the summer, I am itchy to hit the road with my kids. For months we have been unable to travel as a family due to all of the kids sports and activities commitments…. all the while I have been dreaming about adventures we can take and sights we [...]

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