Tips to Organize Your Home for Remote, Virtual, or Hybrid Schooling

Crayons are in the family room, construction paper in the kitchen, glue’s in the basement, and who had the scissors last?  Sound familiar? Before the kiddos’ school district decided to start off the year with remote learning we legit had kids’ school supplies sprawled throughout the house, it drove me insane!  I always said I’d organize it once I found the time, but you know how the saying goes… necessity is the mother of invention, or, in my case, motivation. And nothing motivates a mom quite like knowing all of her kiddos will be starting the school year off at home. So, whether your kiddos are being Home Schooled or doing Remote, Virtual, or Hybrid Schooling here are some great tips to help organize your home for learning!

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Changing From Windows To Mac: Most Common Pain Points

In the 2020s we’re all increasingly reliant on tech. If you’re a Momtrepreneur running her own business, a part-time student juggling your family commitments alongside higher learning, or simply someone who likes to have a computer at home with more capabilities than the average mobile device, you’ve likely had to make the choice of Mac or PC. For years, conventional wisdom (including Apple’s own promotional materials) has led us to believe that a Windows PC is the better choice for business applications, while a Mac is better suited to fun stuff. Remember those “I’m a Mac” “And I’m a PC” ads? They leaned very heavily into that mentality. But in the past decade or so, Apple has become a more ubiquitous presence in our homes and businesses.  Read more

Sauder Village to Host Fiber Arts Fest September 26

Have you ever wondered how a sheep’s wool is transformed into your favorite sweater or warm wooly mittens? To learn more about knitting, spinning, quilting, and other fiber arts, plan a visit to Sauder Village on Saturday, September 26 for the Fiber Arts Fest – a fun-filled, fiber adventure! Read more

A Checklist To Prepare For Your Newborn Baby

With a baby on the way, one of the most exciting things you can do is prepare for their arrival. From purchasing the things you’ll need to arranging a space for them to sleep, there’s a lot you can plan to ensure everything goes as smoothly as possible. 

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How To Plan The Perfect Party

No matter what the occasion might be, or even if there is no particular occasion at all, planning the perfect party can be broken down to a kind of art mixed with a science. If you are keen to plan a party in the near future and you are wondering what you can do to make it easier, and make it more likely to be a great success, then read on. In this article we are going to look at some of the most important considerations you might want to think about in order to make that a reality. As long as you follow these tips, you should be able to plan the perfect party in no time. Read more

5 Strange Things That Happen To You During Pregnancy

If you’ve just discovered that you’re pregnant, a massive congratulations are in order! This will be the most exciting and possibly scary nine months of your life so far. But, it will all be worth it when you bring a beautiful baby into the world at the end. As a first-time mother, you’re probably a bit nervous about what to expect throughout pregnancy. A few things will happen to your body, some of which are more obvious than others. You should know that pregnant women experience massive mood swings and hunger cravings. You’ll also know that a lot of weight gets put on, and you’ll end up with some aches and pains along the way. Read more

8 Tips to Help Moms make Time for Themselves

Get adequate sleep, workout, eat healthy, etc. “Place your oxygen mask on first”.  As moms we know what we NEED to do. And boy is everyone quick to remind us, doctors, friends, family, etc. But have you ever noticed that no one really tells you how? HOW are we supposed to make time for ourselves when some of us are running the equivalent of  small virtual town within our homes, with remote learning/virtual schooling, working from home, in addition to doing laundry, feeding kids, getting groceries, & keeping the world turning? Here’s your HOW….

 

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County Farm Park & Playground

Close Google Classroom, logout of Zoom, shut off your computers, &, UNPLUG! Unplug, unwind, and get lost in the great outdoors, for it is in losing oneself in nature that you’ll be reconnected with your soul.  And there’s no place more relaxing to get lost in the great outdoors than Pure Michigan!  Which was precisely what we did…we grabbed our walking shoes, water bottles, packed a picnic, and hit the road in hopes of leaving the stress of life behind and getting lost in the simplicity, comfort, and beauty of nature. Our destination, 141 acres of Pure Michigan trails, gardens, playgrounds, etc. at County Farm Park!  Read more