Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, washing and drying clothes has become substantially easier. We're no longer beating articles of clothing against rocks by the creek or fighting the elements to dry our clothes on lines. Modern-day machines...
In a family with two growing kids, it feels like we are always at the grocery store. We have stumbled upon a "new to us" grocery store that is budget-friendly and also has everything we need. But, before you...
Will the aromatic assault ever end? When you're pregnant, smells are extra sharp and often make you nauseous. After baby's arrival, diapers are putrid. Once they're big enough to giggle about it, passing gas is another thing to worry about. Then,...
Friends, I'm afraid it's group fundraiser season again. The kiddos are bringing music booster fundraiser kits home, with visions of incentive prizes dancing in their heads. The Cub Scouts are at the gas station, hawking delicious caramel popcorn. Before...
A morning routine: do you have one? Mornings can be tough. Mornings are not my friends. But with two working parents and two toddlers, we have learned how to make mornings work for us. There have been times where one...
I know what you may be thinking, I’m not ready to start shopping for back to school supplies! But with four kids, I start shopping for the next school year as early as February. Around that time, I find...
When I am not being a mom, I am doing the teacher thing with a classroom full of super duper 5-year-olds. Some days I am flying high with my superhero cape and other days I am wondering how I...
I can tell from the number of turtles I've seen on the roads that summer has finally arrived in Michigan. While the emergence of turtles from their watery lairs is not yet acknowledged as an official sign of summer, it's...
Traveling abroad with kids is amazing. It’s a chance to open them up to worlds they’ve never seen before. Europe is one place that offers a rich history that goes back thousands of years. While it’s great to travel in...

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If there is one thing certain in life, it is that things are always changing. We are growing into one and out of another...