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5 Tips for Establishing a Morning Routine for Back to School

Kids headed back to school soon? Establishing a morning routine will help ease that transition from summer fun to classroom learning. The school supply displays are getting to that picked over stage here, where people have come to terms with the end of summer and are beginning to prepare for the next school year. Are …

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21 Recipes for Bars, Bites and Breakfast Cookies Perfect for Lunch Boxes

Back to school is nearing! These 21 recipes for bars, bites and breakfast cookies are perfect for filling lunch boxes this fall. Teachers here are starting to set up their classrooms. The school offices are open again, after a month-long summer hiatus. Principals are reporting for duty too, and the bus schedule has even been …

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Making Room in Our Home for Back to School

Back to school is coming. Are you ready? Preparation isn’t just about school supplies — it’s about making room in the home for education. When the desk arrived in our house, a hand-me-down from my parents, I wasn’t sure what to do with it. After more than two years living in the same petite townhouse, we’re …

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Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal Breakfast Mug Cake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias When school starts in a few weeks, we’ll be early out the door, early to the bus stop and chatter happily down the street getting there. And for a little while, that’s how it will be …

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Pork Roast with Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Basil Sauce

A tender pork roast is topped with a bright, fragrant, sweet but zesty Garlicky Roasted Red Pepper Basil Sauce. This quick and easy sauce is also delicious with chicken. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hormel Foods, LLC. for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. There was a time when …

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15 Recipes with 5 Ingredients or Less for Dinner

Does your life feel like a marathon some days? Mine does. But armed with quick and easy recipes with 5 ingredients or less, dinner doesn’t have to add to the stress. Let’s face it: Days can be so unpredictable. Yesterday, I had the best intentions of coming home and whipping up a lasagna. The ingredients …

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30 Slow Cooker Recipes for Soup, Stew and Chili

With school in session, easy dinners are the name of the game — and it doesn’t get any easier than slow cooker recipes for soup, stew and chili. When I was apartment hunting in Maine back in June, there were a few things I was looking for. First, I wanted a two-story rental where the landlord …

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4 Things I Can’t Get Enough Of: Back to School 2014 Edition

The “Things I Can’t Get Enough Of feature is a fun project I started awhile back to share some of the many things I try. I highlight only the products and foods that I truly love. Here’s what I can’t get enough of this month … Enjoy! KIND Bars and Granola What’s for breakfast? That’s a …

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Dinner in a Flash: 7 Recipes for 15-Minute Dinners

Short on time? These seven recipes for 15-minute dinners will have food on the table fast — and with big flavor too. School, work, soccer, swim, farmers markets, deadlines, homework, rinse and repeat. In a few short weeks, my kids will be back in school — and you know what that means: our busy schedule …

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