Sep
   09

 

Back-to-school season is a great time to organize your home and what better place to start than with the entryway? This is where kids usually drop off their school bags and shoes as soon as they come home, and it can quickly become cluttered if things don’t have their own place. Follow these practical tips to organize your entryway—and keep it that way.

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  Sep
   04

 

Family Command Center

With school back in full swing, keeping things organized and staying sane is a must. A family command center will help you do this and more—keep track of everyone’s activities, schedule, and chores. Follow this simple guide for a stress-free and more enjoyable back-to-school experience.

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  Sep
   02

 

It’s that time of the year again, but don’t fret—back-to-school doesn’t have to be chaotic. As a mom of four school-aged children, including twins in kindergarten, I’ve accumulated a handful of tried-and-tested techniques to more organized and headache-free mornings. Make life easier for both you and your kids by staying on top of your game with these helpful tips.

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Re-establish Routines

Getting everyone back in a routine can be challenging, especially with the last two months being relatively relaxed and quiet. To make the transition easier, start two weeks before the first day of school. For example, if the kids got used to sleeping in until 9AM, start waking them up at 8:30AM during the first few days, then 8AM in the following days. By the time school starts, they’d be up bright and early.

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  Aug
   29

 

The end of summer is upon us and this means one thing for many families: back to school. Before things get crazy, relish the warm days and throw one last backyard bash. Follow these tips for your last summer hurrah.

Say Goodbye to Summer

Go Big or Keep it Small

Decide if you want the party to be between close friends and family or with the whole neighborhood. An intimate party is better if you plan to do all the cooking and preparations. If you decide to go big, consider taking the potluck route so that you get more variety with food and drinks.

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  Aug
   26

 

Labor Day is the perfect time for one last barbecue party before the summer ends and school begins. Don’t worry—planning a Labor Day party doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking. This post will give you tips on how to host a stress-free weekend barbecue for your friends.

Stress-Free Labor Day BBQ

Start with a Guest List

If you have a sprawling backyard, then by all means, make the party as big as you want it to be. But if you only have a limited space, you might want to keep it small. A small gathering of your closest friends and family will make the party more intimate. Plus, you’ll get to talk and catch up with everyone.

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