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A Week’s Worth of Lunches for Back-to-School

How do you feel about packing lunches? Do you live for the ideating it takes to plan ahead or peer into your refrigerator and make a game time decision? Do your kids prefer variety or gravitate towards the same things every day? My requirements school lunches? They can’t be super fancy or time consuming because there’s nothing more disappointing than spending an hour making a scratch veggie lasagna that nobody wants to eat.  (Speaking from personal experience here!)  Also, they have to be things Parker would actually eat, not …

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The Micro Mantra Morning Routine that Makes All the Difference in My Day

Is it just me or are morning routines having a real moment? No matter what kind of routine you’re looking for, there’s a book, journal, podcast, and blog post for that. A couple of months ago I added a two minute ritual to my morning that has really had a lot of positive effects and it’s this: I pick a word for every day now in the morning and think about that word and what it means to me before I start my day. I truly believe that life balance is about choosing what’s a priority in that moment and being present for …

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3 Easy Hairstyles for Kids: Braids, Buns, and Wavy Hair

Braids, buns and wavy hair oh my! If you’re looking for a cute way to fix your child’s hair in less than five minutes, these step by step easy hairstyles for kids are for you! When Parker made her Ellen Show debut at 5 days old, the first thing our favorite host of daytime remarked on was her “wig”. A few months later it had evolved into something we called her Hillary Clinton look and by one she was already rocking french braids. The irony is that she spent most of her toddler years not wanting her hair brushed, much …

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All the Best Backpacks, Lunch Boxes, and Water Bottles for Back to School

It’s sort of a point of contention that I didn’t cry at our wedding. We laugh now, but I’m definitely not historically the most sensitive one in our relationship. That said, I cried at Target this weekend. No I didn’t weep hysterically, but big crocodile tears welled up when I rounded the corner from dry goods to school supplies and spotted a sign that read ‘College Essentials’. Today it’s Kindergarten, tomorrow it’s college. At least that’s what my brain translated to my vulnerable mother …

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