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Savoring Summer: 10 Things I Love About the Season

Savoring Summer: 10 Things I Love About the Season

Last week, one of my kids told me, “Summer is almost over.” Say what? When I shared this with Greg, he didn’t sound surprised. Apparently, one of his coworkers said something similar to him. Something along the lines of it being the end of July. On July 10. I returned to my child, and we counted the remaining days of summer. We discovered that we have a few more than 40 days left of summer break. I thought that would…

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An Open Book: What I’m Reading This July

An Open Book: What I’m Reading This July

Summer has proven to be a wonderful time to catch up on one of my favorite past-times: reading. Except for one minor hiccup: I am not a fast reader. Therefore, I am never going to read all the books I hope to read in any given amount of time. If I am OK with that, and I think I am, then, yes, summer is a wonderful time to catch up on my reading! In June, I set out to read…

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An Open Book: What I’m Reading This June

An Open Book: What I’m Reading This June

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a nice chat about books. The last time I shared what I’ve been reading was back in October. For some reason, 2018 has not started out as my year for reading an impressive list of books. In fact, according to my Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge, I’ve only read three books in five months. (Yikes!) The thing is, I love books, and I love to read. And now that it is summer, and our family schedule…

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Summer: Making a Plan, Keeping Your Sanity, and Having Fun

Summer: Making a Plan, Keeping Your Sanity, and Having Fun

Tomorrow marks the beginning of summer vacation for my six children. And they can’t wait. Currently, my oldest three are cramming for final exams, while my younger three are cleaning out desks and making teacher gifts. As for me, I am switching back and forth between excitement and trepidation about what the next three months (87 days to be exact) will bring. I am the type of mom who likes the predictability of the school year—the rhythm of the day,…

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Day 24: #31 Days—Accommodations in School

Day 24: #31 Days—Accommodations in School

When a child has Dyslexia, families find themselves immersed in a world filled with so much newness. Receiving a diagnosis, understanding what Dyslexia really is (and is not), finding a tutor, and comforting the roller coaster of emotions that the child might be experiencing can be quite a lot. It is overwhelming to figure it all out. Then, there are the accommodations necessary within the school. You see, what works for 80 percent of students does not work for the 20…

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My Disney Experience App: An Essential Tool for Your Disney Vacation

My Disney Experience App: An Essential Tool for Your Disney Vacation

Recently, my family of eight went on vacation to Florida. As I checked items off of our list and packed them in our suitcases, there was one very essential item on the list that really couldn’t be packed at all. And that was because it was tucked safely in my phone. My Disney Experience app, which is free for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones, is a vacation-planning tool that is absolutely essential and immensely helpful when planning and experiencing a…

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Taking the First Step Toward Tidying Up

Taking the First Step Toward Tidying Up

I woke up and saw something I didn’t like. Piles of clothing lined one wall of my bedroom. Two bins stacked on top of one another sat right next to my door. Ugh. Over a month ago, I took on the monumental task of switching my children’s clothing from winter to summer. It is one of my least favorite tasks, because it never feels complete. There is always the stray pair of pajamas that show up two weeks later in…

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Daybook :: Mid-month Check-in

Daybook :: Mid-month Check-in

July is zooming by, isn’t it? When I was in Target last week, I noticed the school supplies are out already. I don’t think my kids are ready for school, but we definitely love checking out the school supplies! I just found this price comparison list, which will come in handy when we do start our supply shopping. Outside my window … Today, July 13 is going to be warm! The high might be 90! We had an awesome rain last night, which…

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Bloglovin’

Bloglovin’

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As I continue to work on personalizing this new blog, I am finding all sorts of things to do! Here is just one of them … Claiming my blog on Bloglovin’! If you use Bloglovin’ to read our favorite blogs, please feel free to add mine to your list! I would be ever-so grateful!

Grocery List Helper

Grocery List Helper

Something that I’ve been using for awhile now, that I find very helpful in making my weekly grocery list and in remembering those little household items that we run out of on any given day, is this “time to get” list. I found it at my local SuperTarget, in the stationary/office supply area. What I like about it is that it is magnetic, so it neatly stays on the side of my fridge. It remains accessible, without getting buried in…

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