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12 Ways to Survive Hot Summer Nights without Air Conditioningby  

From your sheets and mattress, to the way you position your fans, here are 12 tricks to help you survive hot summer nights without air conditioning.

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8 Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summerby  

How do you keep kids learning over the summer? Here are 8 ways to foster lifelong learning (and have fun doing it!).

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An Easy Healthy Summer Dessert Recipe: Watermelon Lemonade Iceby  

Two ingredients and a few minutes is all it takes to make this easy healthy summer dessert!

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Best Summer Grilling Idea: Cilantro Lime Chicken!by  

This cilantro lime chicken recipe may just be the best summer grilling idea you’ll find…and we think you’ll use it more than once!

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Thrive this Summer with the Favorite Summer Things Giveawayby  

It's the last day of school for all of my kiddos and what better way to celebrate the start of summer but with a giveaway! Last fall we participated in a multi-blog giveaway with a dozen other bloggers and it.... Read More

Summer Organization Tips for Work-at-Home Moms (and Other Moms Too!)by  

Juggling the demands of working at home calls for summer organization tips! Here are some great resources to help as you prepare for summer and kids being home.

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Healthy Summer Treats…and A LOT Moreby  

Here’s an e-book that will help you create fabulous, healthy summer treats.

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A Two-Week Summer Meal Planby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer It's the time of year where the local Farmer's Markets and our gardens have begun to overflow with the season's harvest which make it the perfect opportunity to incorporate a wide variety of produce into... Read More

Hidden Veggie Popsiclesby  

Guest Post by Whitney Cornelison of Beauty in the Mess Veggies in a popsicle?! Really?! I promise they aren't as bad as they sound. While I am sure you think I have lost my mind, let me tell you that my... Read More

A Minimalistic Approach to Summerby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Whew. The school year is over. Does anyone else want to breathe a huge sigh of relief with me? In many ways, it feels like my family’s been on fast forward since school began last... Read More

How to Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotionby  

Update: If you want to see how easy this is, be sure to check Ann's updated post, which includes a video! This post was originally published in June of 2008, but this topic is always an important one as the... Read More

Homemade Iced Tea Popsiclesby  

Like all kids, mine love nothing better than a cool snack on a hot day. A common summertime treat around our house is popsicles. Since popsicles are so easy to make, we stick with homemade ones, rather than buying them.... Read More

11 Fresh and Unique Green Salad Recipesby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  There's just something so right about a fresh, in-season, mouth-watering green salad in the summer, don't you think? I was raised by a mother who believed in eating seasonally, which meant that I never even knew... Read More

Chocolate Avocado Popsiclesby  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer The middle of summer means a lot of heat, sun and hopefully fun. In the midst of summer business of swim lessons, vacation Bible school, and staying up later, we love to have fun outside. We go... Read More

25 Healthy & Delicious Summer Salads {Plus 5 Tips for Creating The Perfect Salad}by  

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer The warmer weather of summer lends itself to lighter meals like deliciously fresh summer salads. They’re not only a satisfying and refreshing way to beat the heat, they’re also simple to put together, and can... Read More

42 Summer Recipes That Won’t Heat Up Your Homeby  

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As the long, hot, lazy days of summer drag on, I dread starting my oven at night to cook dinner. We have a nice swamp cooler in our house but once that oven gets going (especially... Read More

16 Ways to Encourage Children to Get Outdoorsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Remember the summers of your childhood? Did you spend long days outside? Were they spent riding bikes, climbing trees, playing hopscotch, or building sandcastles? Mine were. I can remember lying on my back on the... Read More

Your Camping Menu Primer (With 50+ Food Ideas!)by  

For the adventurous, camping is one of the best summer excursions. It carves out time to do the things we want - but often fail - to do in everyday life: live more simply, closer to nature, with less technology, more... Read More

Stocking Your Summer Medicine Cabinet (Plus 23 recipes)by  

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As I scroll through my Pinterest board for home remedies, most of the things I see are flu remedies and cough medicine. While you might need these during the summer, it's more likely that you... Read More

Frozen Banana Bites: The Perfect Summertime Treat!by  

Summer will officially arrive soon, and we simply cannot wait! In anticipation of "no more pencils, no more books" ... we've already dusted off the ice cream maker and of course, our ice pop molds. That's because making homemade frozen treats... Read More

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