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How To Make Your Home Ready For Summer

For those of us living in the Midwest, the arrival of summer is no joke.  The anticipation of warm, lazy summer days is an activity unto itself.   After the slog of winter, having a longer day and a warm breeze is a game changer for my mood! Given the current circumstances of quarantine and social distancing in the world, we are all spending more time than ever at home.  Most activities I know of are cancelled for the summer, and everything we turn to for simple fun, like outdoor playgrounds, are still closed here in Ohio. All of this means that it’s a good idea to sit down and think about what you want your home to look and...

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3 Tips for Balance During Back-to-School Busyness

August is a time when the days are hot and lazy, but the promise of fall starts slowly creeping in.  Advertising for Back to School sales starts popping up, and I’ve even seen fall decorations pop up at various stores!  I think every season is enjoyable, and the period right before the kids go back to school is so packed with preparations and sometimes anxiety, that I thought I’d take a moment to write out some tips on how I try to maintain balance during it all. 1.  Maintain a mini-school routine with the kids.  One of the things I do with Ruben is to do 1 hour of schoolwork a day, to make sure he doesn’t forget what he...

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