Almost Wordless Wednesday: A Hot Air Balloon ride

Hot Air Balloon ride with Rainbow Ryders in Albuquerque.

It has been a long time since I shared a Wordless Wednesday photo, but I'm about to get back in the habit. Come back every Wednesday to see one of my Instagram photos. Beautiful view #hotairballoon #abqfamily A photo posted by Sheri McDonald (@familyenroute) on Mar 7, 2014 at 6:23am PST You can read all about this amazing trip to Albuquerque by reading this post: Floating Over Albuquerque in a Hot Air Balloon. ...

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How the #SwifferEffect has helped my family

swiffer fanatics

In a home with three young kids, a husband and a dog, there are a lot of messes to clean up. On a daily basis I deal with dirt, grass and mud tracked into the house, spilled drinks and food and crumbs everywhere. Where does it all come from? Then we have weeks like the last two, where the messes are anything but ordinary and not the type you want to deal with. I'll get to that in a minute. First, let me tell you about my trip. Two weeks ago I was swept away to Cincinnati for a few days with the new Swiffer Fanatics team. We learned about the history of Swiffer and we discovered some tidbits on how to use the products properly. Did you know that you are not supposed to use the Swiffer Sweeper in a back and forth motion? For the best cleaning job, use it in an "S" formation. The ...

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Making School Mornings Run Well #ONatural

back to school

School starts in one week and the preparations are definitely under way. We have been shopping for school supplies and fall clothes, and by the look of the parking lots and stores, everyone else is too. We are getting the kids to bed earlier again and preparing for early mornings and school lunches. The haircuts are scheduled and the new backpacks are ready to go. Aside from making school lunches, one of the biggest complaints I hear from my friends about the school year is dealing with school mornings. Waking tired kids who want to sleep and guiding them through their morning routines isn't nearly as simple as it sounds. The kids want to stay in bed. You didn't buy the right cereal. A lunch box was left at school. Homework wasn't finished. Shoes are misplaced. Mornings can be a ...

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