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Free Printable Halloween Lunch Box Notes

So cute! Print them out now and toss them in your tickler file for October.



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These super cute printable Halloween lunch box notes are just the thing to add some cute-yet-spooky fun to your child's lunch box.
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Make Your School Morning Easy with 2 Surprising Tips

Getting kids back to their school routine is one of the hardest things for kids to do if they've been getting up later in summer.

I'm using this last full week before school starts next week to tweak our morning routine and get my kids used to getting up earlier.

#backtoschoo #kids

http://www.alifeinbalance.net/back-to-school-get-your-kids-back-into-the-school-morning-routine/

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Getting kids back to their school routine is one of the hardest things for kids to do if they've been getting up later in summer.
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11 Comfort Food Slow Cooker Recipes for Dinner

Today, I'm bringing you comfort food in the slow cooker. All of these are nourishing, comforting, and perfect for the chilly temperatures of fall.

Many of the simple dinner recipes for fall on my menu plan will revolve around slow cooker recipes. I’ve learned that getting dinner going in the crockpot mid-day before the busy after school activities start ensures a hot, healthy meal for my family. Even better are soups and stews in the crockpot. All I need to add is rolls, biscuits, or a green salad.

#slowcooker #easydinnerrecipes #dinnerrecipes #crockpost #instapot

Read It >>>> http://www.alifeinbalance.net/11-comfort-food-slow-cooker-recipes-for-dinner/
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9 Useful Preschool and Kindergarten Printables for Kids


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Save Big on College Textbooks with Barnes and Noble Mastercard #bnschoolsavings

-- This post is sponsored by the Barnes & Noble MasterCard, powered by Barclaycard. All opinions are my own. --

For many college students like my son, freshman year is the first time they may have access to a credit card. Using the Barnes and Noble MasterCard wisely together as parent and student is a good opportunity to teach the value and pitfalls of credit.

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Did you know students spend an average of $1,200 per year on textbooks? Wouldn't it be nice to recoup some of that money as cash back? How about earning $25 Barnes and Noble Gift Cards to spend on magazines, books, movies, and Nook books? Each $1 spent on purchases (except for Barnes and Noble) earns points towards gift cards. I love that!

#ad #sponsored

Read It >>>> http://www.alifeinbalance.net/save-big-on-college-textbooks-with-barnes-and-noble-mastercard-bnschoolsavings/
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What a fun party idea for kids! I really love the Earth cookies.



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Inspired your little space explorer with a Miles From Tomorrowland party! Try some of these simple ideas to create a party that is sure to be a blast!
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How to Stay Organized Daily with a Tickler File System

Never lose a permission slip or party invitation ever again! Moms can keep track of all the school papers, invitations, and more with an easy to set up tickler file system.



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How do you keep track of dated items, school papers, forms for the doctor, and party invitations? I use a simple tickler file system.
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Feeling crafty? Here's 12 fall crafts to make this weekend and next.

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Try some new fall crafts this weekend with these 12 fall crafts for outdoor and indoor decorating.
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Wake up your morning with the surprise ingredient!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #HappyBlending #CollectiveBias Did you know Fry's Smoothie Week is coming up? If you are a smoothie fan, you've got to...
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Kick frustration to the curb when you pack smart for your Labor Day family trip!
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I love adding flax seed to my favorite gluten free breakfast cookie recipe! They add the perfect crunch.



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10 Benefits of Flax Seed that help babies, children and adults throughout their life to fight against illness and cancer.
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At back to school time, every kid gets first day jitters, some more than others. As moms, we know which kids are slow to transition and have a negative reaction to new experiences. Sometimes we get blindsided, even if we do prepare ourselves and our child for the first day of school.

My youngest son blindsided me the year he started preschool. Fortunately, he had fewer jitters last year when he started Kindergarten. I'm hoping this year he has no issues as a First Grader.

#backtoschool #kids

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At back to school time, every kid gets first day jitters, some more than others. As moms, we know which kids are slow to transition and have a negative reaction to new experiences. Sometimes we get blindsided, even if we do prepare ourselves and our child for the first day of school. My Story: My Youngest […]
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Writer, Runner, Gardener, and of course, Mom
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writing, cooking, photography, knitting, organizing, planning
Employment
  • A Life in Balance
    Writer/Editor, 2007 - present
  • Frugal Local Kitchen
    Writer/Editor, 2012 - 2013
  • Library Development Office, University of Pennsylvania Library
    Office Manager/Special Events Manager, 1997 - 2002
  • Educating Children for Parenting
    Assistant to Director of Development, 1997 - 1997
  • Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania
    Annual Giving Manager, 1995 - 1996
  • The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
    Manager, Membership and Museum Shop, 1993 - 1995
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Philadelphia
    Assistant, Director of Development and Director of Public Relations, 1990 - 1993
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Barbara Anne Bradley
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Vivacious mom of 5 writing about food, fun, family, and frugality
Introduction
I'm a mom of 5 kids who is attempting to recover from being a moderately Type A personality while being the best mom and wife I can. I've always tried to shove as much as possible into every minute, and that's not working anymore. I originally wrote at My Daily Round starting in 2007; however I changed my bloggy name to A Life in Balance in 2011 as I began to realize how unbalanced my life was.

As a mom of 5, frugality, planning, and good nutrition are at the heart of what I do every single day. With a teenager in the house, and a 8 year eating almost as much as his older brother, I have to stretch my time and my husband's paycheck as much as possible. Being an avid gardener for almost 20 years, I spend most of the summer canning, picking vegetables, and talking about my garden here. I talk about the food, recipes, and cooking over at Frugal Local Kitchen.

You can talk to me in so many places - my feed, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest. Please feel free to email me with questions or suggestions for posts.

Other Places to Find MeFeatured on Mama's Little Helper: Mama of the Week
Part of the Nourished Living Network
Writer at The Lunch Break Blog
Writer at Philadelphia Family Magazine
Writer at Chester County Moms
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Surviving 5 kids - 4 boys and one princess
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