Age Appropriate Chores for Kids

Integrating responsibility into your child’s life is paramount. It’s our job to give them the tools and insights to ensure their personal success, as they grow and develop into adulthood. The easiest way to start is by introducing chores and other household responsibilities. My kids (5 & 6) have quite a few jobs around my house and always have, yet one of the most common questions I hear is; “how do you know when or what your child is ready for?”. These questions are often accompanied by disapproving tones, furrowed brows, and looks of disdain for not letting my “kids be kids”… Like involving them in the upkeep and general well-being of our shared home is absurd…

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20 Free (or Cheap) Family Boredom Busters

Heading into the weekend I thought I would share a list of some of our favorite free, or super cheap, family activities. Contrary to popular belief, fun doesn’t need to cost a lot! With these suggestions , he most you’ll be spending is a bit of gas money or pubic transit fare, depending on your location, situation, ect. I’ll be the first to admit, sometimes it feels nice to get back to the basics and who doesn’t want to feel like a kid again? Here are 20 frugal family activities to get the most out of your summer while being kind to your wallet.

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5 Natural Sunburn Relief Remedies

Natural Sunburn Relief via @CDNMomBlog

Summer is closing in fast, so I thought this would be a great time to share my 5 favorite natural sunburn relief remedies! As someone who is no stranger to the camp and the beach, I’ve relied on these remedies more times than I would like to admit. Keep in mind, prevention is always the way to go, so make sure you slather up with a high spf sunscreen before heading out. On the off chance it slipped your mind though, check these out:

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