Cooler Kid Food in an Instant

We parents are mega multi-taskers.  Just yesterday, I was “making” (I should call it microwaving) my son lunch while holding the baby on my hip, talking on the phone to the realtor, policing my two-year old in time-out, and cleaning the counters.  As is common with me when I’m juggling this many tasks at once, at least one of those tasks is bound to drop.  In this particular...
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Friday’s Find – My Favorite Totally-Unnatural Energy Booster

Last night I was up until about 1:30 catching up on emails.  At 5:15 my oh-s0-charming baby woke up bright-eyed and brimming with energy.  At last, around 7:45 he finally started yawning.  Sadly for me, that’s the exact same time my other 4 kids’ days are just beginning. Since I have two little guys that sleep on totally opposite schedules and big kids who need rides, homework...
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Help Kids Focus with this Simple Trick

Elementary School is sort of rough on parents.  A lot of the homework required demands parent interaction.  Listening to reading, quizzing on math facts, helping with spelling words, checking worksheets, finishing dioramas…they all require my direct supervision.  Since I have three in elementary school (2nd, 3rd, & 5th) my nights often seem to be an endless homework session. All of...
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Best of MeckMom: Sick Day Roundup

For the record, I had every intention of blogging this month.  Unfortunately my immune system just didn’t cooperate.  Over the last six weeks my family has been slammed by a very persistant flu bug.  It went through all seven of us multiple times.  If I never see another cough drop wrapper or wadded up tissue it will be too soon. Thankfully, I’m happy to report that we’re...
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Make Sunday Mornings Easier with this Simple Trick

I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween.  My kids scored their biggest candy stash ever with the help of their determined Dad and Uncle.  My little Medusa, Indiana Jones, Miss Universe, Iron Man and Lumber Jack were out until 9 at night scouring the neighborhoods for king size candy bars.  They couldn’t have had more fun if they had tried. Today’s tip comes from many years of...
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Friday’s Find – My Favorite Fine Hair Helpers

I’ve been blessed with a lot of things in my life.  Unfortunately, a gorgeous head of hair was not one of them.  My hair is fine, thin, stick straight and completely devoid of natural volume.  It’s so thin that I can fit my entire head of hair into a rubber band the size of my finger.  I’ve tried tons of different products with little success.  It doesn’t seem to...
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