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Guest Post: Decorating When You’ve Got Kids

Some people believe that a beautiful home and a child (or more!) can’t exist harmoniously together.  As precious as our children are to us, we realize that they are also messy, lively, curious people and setting our treasures among them can feel like the equivalent of hanging a chandelier in a monkey cage. © Flickr… Read More »

Guest Post: Simple Projects Kids Will Love

© Flickr User tjstaab One great thing to have the kids do is make gifts for family members. You can find scores upon scores of ideas for simple projects that will make great presents. This way the children have something new and fun to do, and they know their work will be valued. It will… Read More »

Guest Post: Carnival Birthday Party

By:  Kristl, The Budget Diet is a diet for your wallet…not your waistline!  You’ll discover new money saving tips everyday to help you slim down your daily spending!  The Budget Diet girl Is not a financial planner or an accountant…just a mom that knows how to live the good life on a budget!   … Read More »

How to Turn Your Bedroom Into a Restful Paradise

Are you having trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Turn your bedroom into a restful paradise and you’ll soon be able to snooze away. A surprising number of people have trouble sleeping at night. Some people have trouble falling asleep. Some people have trouble staying asleep. Still others feel like they sleep okay and yet… Read More »

Guest Post: On the Road to Parenting

© Flickr User Gabriele Nastro As I look back at my life, I am often amazed by the way things have turned out.  When I was five, I wanted to be a teacher.  When I was sixteen, I wanted to be a famous singer (or at least date a famous singer).  When I was 21,… Read More »

5 Steps to Cut Through the Holiday Crap

This is a guest post by Erika Oliver, MPA Whether you embrace the magic of Christmas, are kin to the Grinch, or fall somewhere in between, the holiday season brings many opportunities for both stress and joy. It’s easy to get caught up in the stress but often hard to tap into the joy. Holiday… Read More »

Camping Security – The Great Camping Event – Day 10


Camping Guest Post – My Camping Trip

I’ve got another guest post for you today. All photos belong to the guest poster. Every summer, my family has a Great Camping Trip and I’ve been going since I was about six.  My father is a huge outdoors fan and is basically the heart and soul of our planning, hiking, and camping.  Perhaps it’s… Read More »

Guest Post: How to Makeover Your Unhealthy Lifestyle

As I’m away at camp this week, I have the pleasure of bringing to you a guest post from Alexis Bonari about healthy living. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~   We’ve all heard that diets don’t work, that bad habits take 21 days to change, and that most weight problems are more likely to be related to cultural/emotional… Read More »

[Guest Post] Amtrak California

*This post is by Sarah at Puss Reboots – check out her great book reviews!* If you live in California and want a low cost adventure for your family, try taking the train. Different routes run special promotions that can significantly cut the cost of travel. For example, the Capitol Corridor that runs from San… Read More »