Mom Hacks – Great Kids’ Books for Bedtime Stories
30 Jan
2017
By Natalie Rea

Mom Hacks – Great Kids’ Books for Bedtime Stories »

Here are a few favorite children's books to be read aloud or enjoyed alone at bedtime or story time.

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The Cool Mom
23 Jan
2017
By Natalie Rea

The Cool Mom »

I think the “cool” mom gets a bad rap. There are so many essays, blog posts, articles, and memes that paint the “cool” Read more…

Mom Hacks – Non-Monetary Rewards for Kids
16 Jan
2017
By Natalie Rea

Mom Hacks – Non-Monetary Rewards for Kids »

Here's a list of fun, non-monetary rewards you may want to consider, depending on a variety of factors including age of child...

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How Much is Too Much Treating?
9 Jan
2017
By Natalie Rea

How Much is Too Much Treating? »

How much treating is too much? Do you have rules, guidelines, schedules, or do you wing it and hope it works out in their favor, health-wise, in the end?

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Mom Hacks – Spreading It Out
19 Dec
2016
By Natalie Rea

Mom Hacks – Spreading It Out »

When running a home, I find it helps to have things I "spread out", in order to make the tasks more achievable and feel less daunting.

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Mom Hacks – Sharing the Load
12 Dec
2016
By Natalie Rea

Mom Hacks – Sharing the Load »

Rather than try to get it all done, I've decided that I will do my best, but that I will ask for help and share the load when it becomes too much

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‘Tis the Season to Try and Stay Healthy Over the Holidays
5 Dec
2016
By Natalie Rea

‘Tis the Season to Try and Stay Healthy Over the Holidays »

The holidays are an action-packed few weeks I look forward to all year-round, and one during which I almost always get sick. But this year, I've got a plan...

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The Family Ties That Bind
28 Nov
2016
By Natalie Rea

The Family Ties That Bind »

It takes a little effort to make seeing family regularly work, but when you’re lucky enough to be blessed with one, I think you should make it a point.

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Her First Job
21 Nov
2016
By Natalie Rea

Her First Job »

My 12-year-old daughter begins her first after-school job: babysitting.

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Mom Hacks – Loot Bag Ideas
14 Nov
2016
By Natalie Rea

Mom Hacks – Loot Bag Ideas »

Don't stress about birthday party loot bags! Once you've established a budget for your loot bags, and depending on age & time of year, here are some good ideas:

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Encouraging an Attitude of Gratitude
7 Nov
2016
By Natalie Rea

Encouraging an Attitude of Gratitude »

When I start thinking about the upcoming holidays, wondering how I can make the season feel special, and magical, for my kids, without spoiling them.

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