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All things family lifestyle, from self-care advice for moms of multiples to tips for back-to-school, flying with multiple kids, fire safety and more.

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Tips to Declutter and Organize: My Minimalist Progress

My mission for a simpler life continues, and I’ve been looking to the experts for more tips to declutter and organize my home and day to day life. I’ve worked incredibly hard over the...
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Kids that Won’t Clean Up: The Magic Toy Library

Last year I told you all about my daughter (then six) and her fantastic talent for what we call ‘Poopcrastination‘. Since then, not only her allergy to tidying become worse, her baby brothers have...
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The Need for Minimalism: Confession of a Hoarding Mom

I’m keeping it short and sweet today because I’m on a mission… in a couple weeks I have a bunch of friends and family coming to stay, and I’ve just realized the house needs...

Reflecting on My Twin Infant Feeding Choices

This post is Sponsored by Happy Family Brands, but the content and opinions expressed are my own. I’m often in awe when I see a Mom in the park, cafe, library (pretty much anywhere)...
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The Cost of Disposable, Cloth, Biodegradable Diapers: How Green is Your Diaper?

The choice for diapering these days has become overwhelming. Companies have come up with an amazing myriad of products to serve your baby’s backside, and they are making a fortune doing it. But are disposable, cloth,...

Why My Daughter Is Going to Science Camp This Summer

It feels like my daughter spends a lot of time at school… that will soon become very apparent when she’s under my feet for ten weeks. Yes, the summer break is upon us, and...
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Outdoor Creative Activities for Kids – Featuring NaturePrint Paper

Having reached the grand old age of seven, Elsie is now an expert in pretty much everything. Today she’s offering up a range of ideas to get your creative sprogs outside. Some of these suggestions are tried and tested… solid ideas...
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10 Reasons Planning a Kid’s Birthday Party is More Stressful Than Planning a Wedding

It’s that time of year again… Elsie’s turning seven, and we’re planning a kid’s birthday party.  Ten years ago I was elbow deep in planning for our wedding, and there are many reasons why...
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How to Baby-Proof The House (And The Baby)

It’s official… the Twins walked. A few steps counts, doesn’t it? We have been waiting for this day for months – they’ve kept us hanging, but they both broke the seal on the same...

The Physics of the Daily Grind: Self Help Books and Chaos Theory

Last week, I was sent a book called ‘Women, Motherhood & Independence‘. Anyone that’s read my post ‘Why I Don’t Do Parenting Books‘ can imagine that self-help books have never really been my bag.  I don’t...
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