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  Life with super-involved kids gets crazy...believe me, we know.  That's why we put together this really awesome guide to help you curb the crazy.  You know, those days when you have to run to pick the kids up from school, stuff a Pop Tart in their mouths, and then zip them over to soccer/football/dance/gymnastics...
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six ways to add more YES to your life (featured)
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Are You Positive? Six Ways to Add More Yes to Your Life We could all benefit from a little more YES in our lives and a little less NO. A little more “everything will work out” and a ton less “all is lost.” There are so many ways we don’t even realize we’re filling our lives with negativity and it all starts with the way we talk to...
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Fighting Featured
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Holiday, Parenting, Summer, Uncategorized
  I don't know if it's the ages my kids are right now, or the fact that we've been in close quarters together for way too long, but my four kids have been fighting like crazy!  As a mom, the fighting, bickering, and teasing drives me crazy.  So I turned to our HowDoesShe Facebook page to get a few friendly tips on how others handle...
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While you were hashtagging (featured)
by  |  posted under Family, Family Time, Inspiration, Parenting, Uncategorized
  I've noticed something lately that is alarming.  I've seen it in myself, my friends, my family, and complete strangers. Let's back up only eight years to when Apple first introduced the iPhone.  Before that, phones were dumb; they could call and text...that's about it.  When smartphones started cropping up like like moles in that...
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Take a Hike and Lose Yourself--and some calories (featured)
by  |  posted under Beauty, Family, Fitness and Healthy Living, Fun With Kids, Parenting, Uncategorized
My husband has always been big into the outdoors. By the outdoors, I don't mean he likes to spend a couple of hours at a barbecue in the hills; his idea of the "outdoors" is hiking out in the wilderness. I like visiting wilderness areas as well, but I draw the line at overnight backpacking trips. Staying overnight often means tents, freeze dried...
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07.07.15 Indoor Camping
Indoor-Camping
by  |  posted under Boys, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Girls, Parenting, Traditions
Our little family went camping for the first time together last summer and we had a blast doing the tent thing, cooking out, hiking, and our favorite: s'mores over the campfire.  We love camping around these parts!  But let's face it--sometimes it is way too much work.  Hauling out the tent, the sleeping bags, the blow-up mattress, the...
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Before-you-brush-them-off-featured
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  I'm a mom of four kids under six years old.  It's hilarious really, how I look walking to the park with one on my back in a hiking pack, one strapped to my chest in the Moby wrap, one I'm pushing in the stroller because he's "too tired" to walk, and one is leading the parade on her bike with the squeaky gears and blaring bike...
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Show Don’t Tell featured
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Show. Don't Tell Dental genetics are not on my kids’ side. Take one look at pictures of Dan and me as kids and you won’t need an orthodontic professional to tell you that our offspring will need thousands of dollars poured into their mouths. And sure enough, time for the pouring has come. The orthodontist we’re visiting has a reputation...
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Preserving Childhood One Imperfect Moment at a Time featured
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  On a recent trip home for my grandmother's funeral, I walked into my parent's house to see her legacy stacked high on the coffee table.  Photo books galore.  Nothing fancy--just binders full of pictures and her priceless captions and grandmotherly musings. "Here's Queen Nicolette and all of her royal subjects..." As I sat down and...
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Planning This Seasons Most Talked About Pet Funeral (12)
by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Fun With Kids, Parenting, Uncategorized
"Provide the high quality, socially visible parenting your family, frienemies, and Instagram followers have come to expect." (Bonnie and Chris are humorists. The following is entertainment.) It seems like only a week has passed since your family was gathered together in this same spot, crammed around the toilet, heads down in solemn...
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