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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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Another Mom’s Battle with a Lack of Sleep!

June 15, 2014
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This is a Type-A Parent paid post to discuss sleep issues, and to share a new insomnia resource from the National Sleep Foundation. I know that can’t be the only Mom here who says that I am a different person on the days after I don’t get a good night’s sleep. . When I wake [...]

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Onion Crusted Chicken

June 9, 2014
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I love experimenting with different kinds of coatings when I’m going to bake chicken breasts in the oven. One of my favorites is crushed cornflakes, another is crushed Ritz crackers, and of course the good-old-standbys breadcrumbs and Panko. But have you tried using fried onions as a coating? it is absolutely delicious! This recipe is [...]

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Weekend Projects…

June 3, 2014
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I might be a little bit obsessed with those home improvement shows on TV. They make home makeovers and organization projects look so do-able. I watch them and think, “Yeah- let’s tackle our bathroom-garage-basement!.” And I know that after a hugely busy week I know that my entire family is entitled to have some time [...]

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