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Adulting is hard enough. Add kids to the equation and sometimes you feel like a crazy person. But we've got you covered with hacks for your home and life, which means less hair pulling and more quality time with your family.

11 of the Cutest Baby Zoo Animals and What You Didn’t Know About Them

Nothing beats a day at the zoo when the kids are home from summer. But between juggling two kids, a stroller, a handful of toys…

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How to Garden with a Small Yard and a Small Budget

It sounds so picturesque — planting a garden with your kids, showing them how to grow their veggies and harvest it together. Except for one…

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When You’re Tired of Marco Polo: 9 Pool Games to Entertain Kids

My kids LOVE when the community pool finally opens for summer. But by the second week of the pool being open, and the ninth game…

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How to Search for Deals and Savings Fun this Summer

Your kids see nothing but summer fun at amusement parks, water parks and game centers, while all you see are dollar signs. But take heart!…

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10 Workouts You Didn’t Even Know You Were Doing

I’m a huge proponent of exercise. The endorphins we release when we work out boost our mood, our energy level and our overall health. But…

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Kitchen Boot Camp: How to Cook with Kids

Looking for a new activity to keep the kids engaged this summer? Send ‘em to boot camp — in the kitchen. Cooking is a valuable…

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7 Father’s Day Ideas That’ll Knock Dad’s Socks Off

I always know exactly how I want to spend Mother’s Day, and it goes just like this: sleep in; eat waffles and bacon for breakfast;…

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How to Declutter Your Kitchen in 10 Minutes

We know: with kids, pets and husbands, it’s near impossible to keep a clean house. And that’s OK. But with a little planning inspiration, you…

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5 Staycation Ideas to Try This Weekend

Big vacations are great, but not everyone has the time—or the moolah!—to get away. Here’s the good news: small budgets and limited free time don’t…

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13 Things You Need to Survive Weekend Sports Tournaments

As parents, nothing brings us greater joy than watching our kids participate in an activity they not only excel at, but also enjoy—even golf. My…

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6 Kid-Friendly Chores That’ll Get Them Cleaning

Keeping a clean house is a group effort—at least, it should be. My husband and I tried to do it all ourselves for a while,…

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6 Brilliant Play Date Ideas Fun for Kid and Mom, too

Social time is crucial for the whole family – and not just for your kids’ development, but also for your sanity! The only thing is…

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How to Start Cleaning Without Crying

Pull back the curtains and open those windows — spring is finally here! But before you head outside to enjoy the warm weather, you might…

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5 Steps to Choosing the Right Summer Camps for Kids

You’re just trying to get through the rest of the school year and a summer schedule barely has crossed your mind yet. But remember last year,…

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16 April Fool’s Pranks to Pull on Your Kids

Last winter, in the midst of “Snowzilla” (a huge snowstorm that engulfed my area in almost three feet of snow), my children decided to put…

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5 Simple Ideas to Play Outside in Nature

You’ve been cooped up all winter long with those crazy monkeys you call your children. But the weather is finally warming up and you’re ready…

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Spring Goal: No Lost Coats (or Sanity)

Here we are, poised on the edge of spring; that magical time of the year when most mornings require a jacket of some sort, and…

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5 Spring Resolutions We All Should Make

The days are getting longer and warmer, and my family’s just emerged from our cave of a house with squinty, sleepy eyes. It’s like we’ve…

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