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School Supplies List Shopping Now for Later

The school supplies list arrives in our inbox sometimes even before school lets out. It lingers there until we frantically ...
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Back to School Haircut Supporting the Underprivledged

It’s on every mom’s to-do  list,  a back to school haircut. We start the year with polished shoes, fresh uniforms, ...
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DIY Pallet Board Pool Toy Storage

Our backyard pool seems to have noodles, floats and balls scattered everywhere. I knew we needed a remedy to this ...
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National Geographic Kids Photo Guide Book Reivew

The National Geographic Kids Photo Guide book is a great resource for your blooming photographers. They grab our phone all the ...
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Leadership Activity for Girls Inspired by Princess Elena of Avalor

Look at your daughter. What do you see? Is she strong? Smart? Fearless? Is she willing to help others before ...
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7 Road Trip Budget Busters to Avoid This Summer

Having a road trip budget is crucial for Smart Mamas! This summer we set off on #SmartyPantsTravels Road Trip! We ...
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Tropical Inspired Art Project for Kids

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.#BringTheTropicsHome #CollectiveBias My morning ...
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Building a Gardening Potting Bench

Building a pottingĀ bench (a hightop table that’s perfect for storing your gardening materials and to use to plant) is a ...
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Head Lice Prevention and Treatment

Head Lice Prevention and Treatment I vividly remember having head lice as a child. I know how I got it. ...
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Miami Indoor Birthday Party Space

Happy Birthday to You! We sang the song at the top of our lungs to my daughter and her friend last ...
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Hosting a Crab Feast Preakness Party

Hosting a Crab Feast Preakness Party It’s great fun hosting a Crab FeastĀ Preakness Party! The Preakness Stakes, held at Pimlico ...
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Top Posts in 2015

You arrived on SmartyPantsMama and what did you read? According to Google Analytics, the following 10 pages were my most ...
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What to Buy Cruise Travelers

Based on my experience cruising with our family, I want to share with you what to buy cruise travelers. Will ...
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Setting Goals with Kids

I sat in the Herbert Wertheim Performing Arts Center to watch this year’s TEDxFIU. The theme was Always Forward. Eight ...
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Hot Gifts for Kids that Hold Educational Value

STEM gifts are trending under the tree once again! On your mark, get set, go! It’s time to hit the ...
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How I Spruce Up My Home For Thanksgiving

Autumn is filled with family time and festivities. Not only do we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, but our family celebrates 3 ...
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A Phone for International Calling Moms

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Cricket Wireless blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here ...
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Pasta-ful Fun

Those days creep up on us. A day when the kids are home from school. It might be a holiday, ...
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Since its launch in 2008, Smarty Pants Mama readers have relied upon my candid advice on products, vacation destinations, recipes, ...
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How to Polish Penny Loafers

Problem: How do I polish penny loafers? Smart Mama Solution: Read my experience and follow the steps I’ve shared. We ...
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Share a Haircut at Back to School

It’s time to Share a Haircut at back to school! We’ve got paper, pencils, backpacks, and now haircuts! As part ...
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This summer has been full of just a handful of camp weeks. The girls have been active at home. Running ...
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Roominate Chateau Review

A toy that taps into the imagination and gets girls using STEM skills! Yes, the Roominate Chateau is all that, ...
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Shooting for the Stars, Reaching for the Dream

This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Coca-Cola. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Her Dream ...
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More Dental Tips for Kids

Did you know that as soon as your little one has two teeth that touch, that they need to be ...
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Make a Backyard Scavenger Hunt

We have been playing scavenger hunts since our preschool days. We are given a list of objects to find and ...