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5 Easy Recipes for Healthy After-School Snacks

After-school snacks

The kids are hungry, and you’re pressed for time. A bag of chips or a candy bar is convenient, but you want a better option for their growing bodies and minds. What’s a busy parent to do?

With a little bit of planning — and not a lot of money — you can whip up a week’s worth of quick and healthy kids’ snacks over the weekend. Older kids can take on some of these easy recipes for themselves and their siblings after school.

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Easy No-Bake Homemade Granola Bars


Parents and children alike love granola bars because they’re as nourishing as they are delicious. But did you also know they’re easy to make?

There is no baking required in this recipe, and it’s so simple that the kids can help, too. Try raisins or dried banana chips for the chocolate chips. If your child has a peanut allergy, almond butter is a fine substitute — and it will taste just as good.

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This DIY Back-to-School Teacher Gift Rules

DIY ruler planter teacher gift

The end of summer is near, which means it’s time to pick up those school supplies and get the kids ready for the classroom. But supplies shouldn’t be the only things they take with them on that first day. How about a gift for the teacher who’s going to spend the next year helping them grow?

We have just the DIY project for a back-to-school teacher gift: a ruler planter.

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Declutter Your House: 5 Solutions to Organize the Living Room

Containing clutter is a constant struggle. But the solutions don’t have to cost a lot. And the peace of mind that comes with an organized house? Priceless. So we present a series that shows you how to declutter your house, one room at a time, with budget in mind.

For the next installment, we tackle the living room.

Besides the kitchen, the living room is the most trafficked room in a home. Not only because we gather there, but also because we often pass through it en route to the kitchen or bedrooms. Any room that gets that much foot traffic tends to get messy!

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Declutter Your House: 6 Tips to Organize the Bathroom

Towels folded nicely on a bathroom vanity

Containing clutter is a constant struggle. But the solutions don’t have to cost a lot. And the peace of mind that comes with an organized house? Priceless.

We present a series that shows you how to declutter your house, one room at a time, with budget in mind. For the third installment, we tackle the bathroom.

Bathrooms are typically small, so organization is key, even inside cabinets and drawers. Use every available inch — horizontally, vertically, and on the backs of doors.

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Declutter Your House: 5 Tricks to Organize the Laundry Room

Maytag washer and dryer in a laundry room

Containing clutter is a constant struggle. But the solutions don’t have to cost a lot. And the peace of mind that comes with an organized house? Priceless.

We present a series that shows you how to declutter your house, one room at a time, with budget in mind. For the second installment, we tackle the laundry room. A necessity in life, laundry is not always fun. But it doesn’t feel like a chore if done in a tidy space you actually enjoy.

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