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Author Archive | Michele Langseth

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Shake It UP!

November is here, and we are officially into holiday season. Many of us will be organizing our schedules around holiday gatherings and figuring out how to split our time among families and friends. Whether you are hosting, staying close to home, or traveling for the holidays, meal planning is a lot of work. We all know […]

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No Tricks, Just Treats

I love Halloween. Who doesn’t? Apart from the failed attempts at resisting the candy stash in the weeks leading up to Halloween, having to buy more candy to refill the candy stash that you someone else devoured, the guaranteed bitter cold wind that will inevitably hit on Halloween night, the whining children who can no longer […]

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Like Mother, Like Daughter- The Art of Napping

For nine months we dream about what our babies will look like. What traits will we share. For me? I scoffed when my husband stated with absolute certainty during my first pregnancy that our daughter would have blonde hair and blue eyes. Sure, my husband was a toe-head growing up, but I came from a […]

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What’s for breakfast? {Back to School}

Every night before bed I call for my “three little duckies,” and soon we can hear their footsteps running up the stairs. Moments later they will all line up in the kitchen, oldest to youngest, to collect their Flintstones gummy vitamins. Two for the oldest… two for the middle… one for the ‘baby’. Like clockwork they will […]

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Back-to-School {style on a dime}

Temperatures are rising, and many of us are counting down the days until we get a break our kids are back in school. (At which time we will begin counting down the days until our first break.) But for now, it’s back-to-school season. Soon we will all be meeting in the aisles of Target with our […]

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Gimme S’more!

There are a few things that every good Fourth of July celebration needs – Family, Friends, Food, and Fireworks. Whether you’re grilling out or keeping it simple potluck style, there is a very good chance most of us are having the same thing for dessert- S’mores. Just imagine sitting around a roaring fire, relaxing, and […]

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Unique {and USEFUL} Father’s Day Gift

Tired of the giving the same old Father’s Day gifts? Want your children to use their imagination to create something unique while still having it be useful? Here is a quick, easy, and inexpensive gift your kids can make this year. (I recommend this for ages 4+). 1) Gather up your materials. You will need: T-shirt (darker […]

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More than just a ‘Pinterest Mom’

SAHM, working moms, free-range moms, helicopter moms, granola moms, soccer moms… Society seems to be obsessed with using a few of our identifying characteristics to label us as a specific type of parent and individual, despite the fact that it is our differences that make us unique and interesting. But we all do it. We […]

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Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth

We all want to help our children develop good eating habits. However, let me be honest by saying my sweet tooth is HUGE and my willpower is teeny-tiny. Can you relate? My main weaknesses are pop and ice cream. So, how do I guide my children to make good choices without feeling like I’m depriving […]

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Spring Is in the Air

Spring has finally arrived and soon we will be feeling the warmth of the sun (hopefully more consistently than 1-2 days a week) while being surrounded by colorful flowers and listening to the laughter that fills the air as our children play outside with neighborhood friends. Life just seems a little easier in the springtime […]

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