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You've got the minivan filled with gear, sweatshirts and fast food wrappers (and probably empty coffee cups!) Your calendar is color-coded by kid. You have papers listing dates, times, and field locations scattered through your home. You're Crock-Pot is always dirty, and there's a smell that you can't seem to wash out of the laundry, the bags, or if we're honest, your kids. You barely have time to pee, nevermind cook dinner. Yep, you're a sports mom. It doesn't matter if it's soccer, baseball, hockey, or any other number of time-consuming sports, it is probably dictating how you spend your...

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Work, school, activities, homework, dinner...weekday evenings are often a carefully crafted schedule of coming and going. This can make it really hard to enjoy your evening and your family. While we can't add hours to the day, we can capitalize on the time we do have and create a pleasant and soothing experience in the evenings. Here are some tips to help make the time less stressful and more enjoyable. Cut out the technology. Pick a time in the early evening as an "electronics curfew." Put down phones and turn off the tv and tablets. You'll feel more connected as a...

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Is your family kicking off the new year together? Does your family have goals they'd like to accomplish together? We know it's common for adults to make these resolutions, but we think the whole family can come together to create some resolutions for the new year that will benefit everyone. Including kids in the creation of family goals, can increase their willingness to participate and follow through. 

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A potluck dinner is a fun, easy way to hold a get together without sticking one person with all the work! Everyone brings a dish to share. You can create a theme or have guests bring a favorite dish. For some, though, it can be stressful to figure out how to make it go smoothly or, as a guest, it can be tough to know what to bring. Below are our best tips for the host who is looking to create the perfect potluck experience and for the guest who wants to bring a winning dish! Tips for the host:...

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Slow Cookers are amazing. They allow the busiest among us to prep dinner in minutes and return hours later to a perfectly cooked meal ready to be enjoyed! As slow cooking pros, we've learned some things along the way, and we want to share them below. We hope our top ten tips for using your slow cooker helps you to love your crockpot even more!

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