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On Facebook you shared the small things you can not help but agree to.

  • Pillow-fort night, with every pillow, blanket, stuffed animal, and comforter in the house.
  • Letting my 2-year-old choose her own outfit. It may clash and include a tiara, but hey, a girl has to accessorize!
  • Bubbles, even indoors.
  • My 8-year-olds strip of pink hair.
  • Mud puddles, always!
  • Baths, no matter what time of day. Sometimes you just need a bath to feel good.
  • Writing in shaving cream on the shower wall.
  • Indoor camping, complete with tent and s’mores!
  • Letting my 4-year-old polish my nails.
  • Breakfast in bed, just because!

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Sure the door is closed on your closet and can conceal a lot of stuff, but paring down will make the morning rush a bit easier.

  • Remove everything from your closet and hang up only your ten favorite pieces. Pack the rest into bags, as if you were moving and take out additional items only as needed. At the end of the season, consider donating what ever remains.
  • Collect any items that have sentimental value but are not being worn and add them to the keepsake bin you set up. Even better yet, preserve the memories with a pic and donate the pieces to charity.
  • Purge your closet of any pairs of shoes that are uncomfortable and put the rest on a rack.
  • Repair all of the clothes that have missing buttons, minor tears, broken zippers or undone hems or you can finally take them to the seamstress.
  • If you just do one thing, establish a labeled donation box in each closet for any outgrown, ill fitting or out of style clothing and weed out items as you go.

Also, check out how to clean your pantry.

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Are you tired of hunting for ingredients? Eliminate excess, streamline storage space and create lasting order with these simple tips.

  • Use up any half emptied boxes of rice, pasta or any other dried goods that are taking up shelf space with specially designed recipes.
  • Toss spices and herbs that have been just sitting around unused for longer than you can remember. Extracts and whole spices generally stay fresh for 4 years. Ground spices for up to 3-4 years. Dried leafy herbs for 1-3 years and seasoning blends for about 2 years.
  • Group like items together (pasta and rice on one shelf, canned items on another), and use shelf dividers to maintain order.
  • Avoid storing things more than a layer deep. What you can not see, you likely will not use.
  • Save the cooking directions from a food item’s original packaging and tape them to the inside lid of your airtight containers.
  • If you do just one thing, at the end of each quarter, donate any unused food items that are more than a year old to make room for ones you will actually use.

24 is the average number of canned food items in a pantry, but we use an average of only 5 per week.

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Your child may be fearful that you will not love them as much or be as proud of them if they mess up. Resist telling them the game or school play does not matter, which will invalidate their passions. Instead, you want to emphasize the message that you do not expect perfection, and while it does feel lousy to make a mistake, it is part of life and it will not affect how you feel about them. If they say that they do not want to be in that activity anymore because of a goof up, remind them of how much fun they had doing it and that they should hold on to those memories, rather than to dwell on one bad moment. Check out another post about learning from making mistakes. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Share this post with your family and friends. Remember to always praise your child.

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The twin spacecraft will fall out of contact with Earth one day. But even then, their work will not be over. They will continue to serve as earthly messengers.

Gold-plated copper disks known as the golden records are attached to each ship. The 12-inch disks carry messages. They are designed to work like a time capsule. The disks contain pictures and music. They also have recordings of greetings from Earth in 55 languages.

The disks were mad when the Voyagers launched. The work like old phonograph records. In 1977, CD’s were a thing of the future. If the golden records are found one day, CD’s too, will likely be a thing of the long-distant past. See more on the Voyager.

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After spending a long 34 years in space and a total of 20 billion miles, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 are set for their greatest adventure to date.

The two Voyager spacecrafts launched in 1977. They had a big mission: Fly to Jupiter, then on to Saturn and then maybe swing by Uranus and Neptune.

Voyager 2 made that grand tour. It flew through the solar system. In 1989, it visited Neptune. It is still the only spacecraft to have visited the outer planets of Uranus and Neptune.

Voyager 1 visited Jupiter and Saturn. It spun past Saturn’s moon Titan. Then the craft traveled toward the edge of the solar system.

The Voyagers were more successful than anyone had expected. And they continue to soar through space. Now, the Voyagers are set to leave the solar system. What will they find?

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