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Happiness…. A Great Summer!

August 27, 2014
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Where I live, the kids don’t head back to school until after Labor Day, so we are still basking in the end-of-summer goodness that is hanging out with friends, playing in the backyard and staying up way too late (my good intentions of having the kids back to within a 1/2 hour of their regular [...]

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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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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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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 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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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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How to Manage Your ALLERGY FACE®!

July 10, 2014
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. A few weeks ago I asked for help from Momof6 readers in identifying some of the plants/weeds I have growing in planting beds around my house- because I had no idea what they were, and whether or not I should allow them to [...]

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#SuburbanMom Spa Finder Gift Card Winners!

June 30, 2014
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Motherhood is indeed a pretty memorable experience… every day gives you the chance to see your kids in a whole new way- to learn something new about them as they tell you a story from school or something they learned while reading a book, or how they felt about a discussion with a friend. And [...]

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“Own” What You’ve Got! And Then Be Happy About It! {$125 Giveaway!}

June 25, 2014
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So back in December, Steve and I and the kids packed up all of our belongings and moved across town to a new home. And when we were in the throes of house-hunting, we had a few non-negotiable conditions: 1. Be within a specific price range and under a specific property tax amount. 2. Remain in [...]

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Is This a Weed?

June 17, 2014
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One of the things that I am really enjoying at our new house is tackling the landscaping/gardening work. The previous homeowner created some really fantastic garden spaces- and planted dozens of wonderful perennials. Plus- there is a deer fence around a lot of the yard, and although it is in pretty poor shape (or even [...]

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