Summer Reading For Real Families

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Summer is such a wonderful time for relaxing by the pool, spending time with the kids, and eating ice cream. Unless you live in the real world where your kids demand to eat 15 times a day, whine when you make them go outside, and refuse to do anything "educational." About three weeks after school ends all of your great ideas and patience go out the...
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Alwine Adventures 2018: Richmond, Virginia

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It's summer! Last week, the kids finished school, and we loaded up to head north. My sister was getting married in a city we haven't explored yet, and we were going to make the most of it. (For the record, G and I visited Maggie last year and did a little exploring, and Steven has been there before.) I'd been talking up this adventure for months to...
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Travel? With an infant? Yes, you really can!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of 1 Natural Way, a TRICARE breast pump provider. All opinions are entirely my own. There I was, sitting on an airplane with a baby, not yet three months old. I had just said goodbye to my husband, as he set off on another deployment to Afghanistan. I was flying "home" to the United States to live wi...
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Abi's Summer Wardrobe

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The weather is turning warmer here in Georgia, at least it is trending that way. So over Spring Break, my kids and I went through clothes. You know the exhausting drill of which I speak. It consists of: ​ Washing the clothes Sorting the clothes Trying them all on Shopping for new ones For the most part, we were lucky this year. My boys don't really...
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6 Ways for Augusta Families to Rock this Summer

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Summer is coming! I'm so excited about warm weather and sunshine. We just moved to the area earlier this spring and we've really enjoyed exploring what the greater Augusta area has to offer. As Spring Break snuck up on us, and the world descended on Augusta, I wanted to make sure I had a plan for the summer weeks. My kiddos will be 9, 8, and 2 this...
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Going Green in the Kitchen

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I'm now settled in our new house in Georgia. Ok, that's a lie. I'm telling myself I'm settled because I'm done being "in transition." And this kitchen, just makes me so happy! An island, a big fridge, a nice pantry, and it's very pretty. And with the move into this house, I jumped right back into my paper-free kitchen plan. When we moved into our F...
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How to make 2018 a year of reading, for everyone

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This year was full of many things, but for me, it was a very slow year of reading. From having a baby to moving across the country to working almost full-time from home, I just didn't have enough time left to pick up a book. I read a few, in short spurts, and I loved them, but I didn't read as much as I wanted to. Each year, there is a great readin...
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5 Chores I Don’t Do Anymore

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I remember doing chores growing up, as I'm sure you do as well. It wasn't always a big deal, they weren't always labeled as chores. They were mostly things we did around the house because Mom asked us to. (Or yelled at us when we didn't do it, which is something I understand now more than ever before.) My children have been doing chores for ye...
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