How to Keep Kids Active When Schedules Get Busy

August 26, 2014
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This conversation is sponsored by Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine. There’s one thing about the back-to-school season that I find to be especially challenging- getting used to the new after school sports and activities schedule. First of all is the logistics- can I get everyone to where they need to be [...]

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Are You Living The Life You Want? {Am I?}

August 22, 2014
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I have been an Oprah fan…. For forever. I watched the Oprah show since the beginning. I’ve been a subscriber to O Magazine since the inaugural issue. I have always loved her interviews, her coverage of hot topics and issues, but most especially the way that she inspires people to live their best life. Whether [...]

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How to Prep Your Car for a Family Road Trip!

August 21, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Advance Auto Parts. As always, the opinions and text are all mine! Those of you who have been reading Momof6 for a while might remember our family’s big road trip out West last summer… and how it started off with a bit of a mishap [...]

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Back-to-School Breakfast: Healthier Egg Sandwich!

August 20, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Pompeian. After an indulgent summer spent stopping at ice cream stands, eating s’mores by the campfire, and ending most of our meals with dessert- it’s time to focus once again on healthy eating as the kids head back to school! So we are looking to [...]

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When Mermaids Turn Out to Be Less Than You’d Hoped

August 18, 2014
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We just came back from the most fantastic 10-day vacation in Florida- we spent tons of time splashing and boogy-boarding in the ocean (although there was that one afternoon that a shark swam right past my husband and three of my kids!), we swam in the pool, we ate lots of great food, we did [...]

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Prep Your Home for Back to School! {Printable}

August 13, 2014
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I’ve said it here before- but the start of the new school year feels more like the the “New Year” than it does in January. We all should be fairly well-rested from the summer, the kids are starting a whole new adventure with the school year, and everything feels fresh and possible. I find myself setting good [...]

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It Was Summertime in Northern Michigan….

August 11, 2014
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Splashing through the sand bar, talking by the campfire It’s the simple things in life like when and where…. I can’t think about spending time in northern Michigan without that Kid Rock song running through my head…. (and then there’s the fact that my husband grew up with him in a town called Romeo back [...]

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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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