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6 Things You Can Do to Set Up the Perfect Homework Station

Now that the school year is in full swing, you have probably found yourself trying to organize the perfect homework station for your kids. Creating a homework station that is functional and stylish is no small feat, either. As a parent you want something that works for your child- a place that is quiet and where they have enough room for all their necessary tools. Outside of parenting you want something that looks good, keeps things organized, and works well for your overall home decor. And as an adult you also want something that’s within your budget. Here are six things you can do to help you set up the perfect homework station for your kids, no matter their ages, your personal style, or your budget.

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What I Learned About the Importance of Family Vacations

Family vacations are really important, but when your kids are young, let’s call them what they are: Business trips. Same work, different location. Despite that, getting away for a few days with kids provides the distraction from routine and time together that every family needs to reconnect.

My family took a beach vacation last week, and here are a few of the lessons I learned.

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De-Stress Your Back to School Morning Routine

Back to school time can be stressful, and the morning routine is the hardest time of the day for many families, including mine.  With all four of my kids headed to school this year (my oldest three will be in elementary school all day, and my youngest in preschool), having a great start to the day has never been more important to me.

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Family Carry On Bags: 4 Things I Did Right

My family went on vacation recently. We had lists and charts outlining everything we needed and how to fit it into our allotted luggage. Packing for any vacation can be stressful, but when you throw kids into the mix it’s downright overwhelming. Whether you’re traveling by plane, train or automobile, carry on bags are arguably the most important bags that you’ll pack. They will be your lifeline to sanity and can make or break the travel portion of family vacations. Throughout this process, there were 4 things I did that I would recommend for any family travel.

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Comfy and Practical Clothing for Boys with Primary

Boy’s clothing shouldn’t be hard to shop for, but how often have you stood in the store staring at racks of clothes, trying to find respectable t-shirts that your elementary aged guys will actually wear? If you’re anything like us, you know that it can be challenging. While we love dressing our kids up in fancy clothes, we all know that a boy’s wardrobe will mostly consist of staples that they can mix and match. This is why we’ve fallen in love with the clothing from Primary.

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Monitoring your Home with LG Smart Security

This is a sponsored post written by us on behalf of LG. All opinions are 100% ours.

In the past, home security meant locks and alarms. It was all about keeping the bad guys out and keeping our stuff safe while we were gone. The meaning of home security has definitely evolved, and keeping our homes secure isn’t just about the stuff anymore. Home security is staying up to date on the status of your home, and the people in it, while you’re away. Up until now, tracking the status of your home was a little complicated (and expensive). You could have professionals install cameras and sensors, and pay a monthly fee for monitoring, or you could go the DIY route, but lose out on the professional monitoring service. With advancements in technology, there is a new solution for home security that will keep your home safe without breaking the bank.

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Be Comfortable and Look Cool: Fab Kids for Boys

Shopping for boy’s clothing can be a challenge. Any mom who has dragged her son through the clothing aisles will attest to the fact that wardrobe negotiations can be brutal. You just want to find outfits that are presentable (so that he doesn’t look like he just rolled out of bed) and durable (so that the clothing will last longer than it takes for him to outgrow it). Boys just want to be comfortable and look cool. FabKids is where boys’ fashion, durability, and comfort all come together. They offer stylish, high quality clothes at unbelievably low prices, and the best part? These are clothes your boys will actually want to wear.

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Girls’ Fashion Customized by Kidpik

When your kids are really little, shopping for clothing is pretty easy. They’ll wear whatever you choose and your sense of style is theirs too – no questions asked. However, they eventually develop a sense of style all their own, and outfitting your daughter can become a little tricky.

Keeping up with kids’ fashion is hard, especially when you’re on a budget. Wouldn’t it be great to have access to a free stylist? That’s essentially what a Kidpik subscription box offers!

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5 Ideas for Mom’s Day Off

This discussion is sponsored by Crocs.

When you’re a mom, time away from your daily routine is unusual. What happens when you run into a rare day of unexpected down time? Maybe all of your kids were invited to play dates at friends’ houses on the same day. Perhaps your husband makes last minute plans to take the kids out for the day, giving you a well-deserved break (feel free to pass this along for someone who might need a hint for Mother’s Day!) In these moments, it’s easy to feel the paralysis of “What should I do now?!” as you try to figure out how to spend this precious time. 

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