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It’s back to school time again, get your family organized and ready for the new school year!!!

The summer is a great, great time of year and I’m sure we all have fond memories of our own summer vacations.  Our children, too, surely look forward to summer and spending days at the pool, trips to Disneyland or the zoo and lots of fun and games.  But alas, summer must come to an end, and that means it’s time to get ready to go back to school.

Getting you and your family organized for a new year of school fun can be a daunting task. Each year presents new challenges and old routines are just not going to accommodate the changes that happen every year. Read More→

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Motorola Xoom TabletTablet apps are made to further improve your lifestyle. For example, a game application will keep you and your family occupied for hours; a grocery app will help you decide when it is the most convenient to buy what; an app can also enable you to track where your family members are currently at. These apps can aid in your everyday lives in a lot of ways so it is actually good to make apps a part of your family’s life.

Here are 7 awesome family tablet apps that you can download that support family life:

Daily Living Apps

1. GPS Tracker

If you want to know the whereabouts of everyone in your family, installing GPS Tracker is one of the best things you can do. With this tool, you will be able to know the location of your family and friends, as well as share your whereabouts as well.

2. Grocery iQ

Grocery iQ is probably one of the best of its kind. This grocery helper will enable you to create a list of groceries and estimate the total amount of the product so you can keep your list within your budget range. The perfect app for an organized family!

3. Epicurious

Dinner is an important time for families. It is the time when everyone bonds and shares one another’s story. Of course, if you want to make the meal time better, make sure you have yummy delicacies on the table. That is why Epicurious is a great app that can give you some new and delicious recipes to try.

Fun Games

4. Angry Birds

Angry Birds is probably one of the most popular applications on tablet PC’s and smartphones. Tablet PC users from all around the world uses this game application. It is a simply game that everyone can surely enjoy. Adults and kids alike will have fun playing this game while they learn some physics mechanisms together.

5. Scrabble Words Finder

Scrabble Words Finder is an educational game that can be a great past time for families. Divide your family in teams and start twisting those letters and race to get the higher score.

Educational Tools

6. The Lorax

Dr. Seuss is always a family’s favorite that is why The Lorax application is a great app for families. It is actually an eBook that is great for past time and bed time stories.

7. Park Math

Park Math is an award winning application. This app enables learning math easier and more fun. If you have a little child who is preparing to go to school, this app can help give him a start with basic math.

These are just some of the many helpful applications out there to help organize your family life, keep you and your children entertained, and help your child with reading and math.

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Cleaning around the house can be a huge chore, so it’s a good idea to get your kids involved. Getting your children to clean also helps them learn valuable skills that they’ll be using for the rest of their lives. Here are 10 tips for getting your kids organized so that they can get cleaning.

1. Remove Distractions

Keep kids focused on the cleaning. Don’t turn on the television – it’s an invitation for distraction. Turn on the radio if the kids need some noise while helping.

2. Make The Process Organized And Easy

Set aside a day to get organized before cleaning. Buy or compile attractive storage containers, small object caddies, drawer organizers, and safe cleaning items. When everything has a place, it’s easier to keep everything neat and tidy. Organize your kids’ rooms, the bathrooms, the living room, the kitchen, and any other room your kids will help you keep clean. Label storage containers and boxes so children can easily see what goes where. They’ll be more likely to keep everything effortlessly tidy. Also keep recycling and trash bins available so that toy and food wrappers and drink containers will go into it instead of being left on counters or tables.
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Les Mess Card GameWe’re all looking for clever ways to get our kids to participate around the house, especially when it comes to getting organized and cleaning up clutter.

Well, the Les Mess Organizing Card Game is just the trick to help accomplish these oftentimes difficult tasks.

According to their website, “LES MESS, a fun interactive card game that teaches children how to clean up after themselves and manage their possessions.”

Les Mess recently sent me a deck of these cards to try out and my kids have had quite a bit of fun with these.

The game is set up so that your child draws a card and then does the task in the allotted time.  There are also “Bonus” cards that allow the child a free day or some other twist.  You can then set up the game to offer a prize or reward when the task is completed.

This game seems like a handy way to get your kids involved in tidying up his or her things as well helping out around the house.   Ideally they will then become a bit more aware of keeping things organized and develop a habit of picking up more often.

Storage BinsAll you need to get organized are some nice storage bins and racks or a few decorative storage boxes up on the shelves! Right? If you have a Container Store near you, or something comparable, then you’ve probably had a similar thought.

Well, if only it were that simple.  I don’t know how many times I’ve bought a bunch of nice storage bins, carefully put a bunch of things in each one and threw them up in the closet or on a storage rack…only to pull them all apart a month later desperately looking for that missing glue gun or electric stapler.  Now I know I put that in one of these boxes!!! Read More→

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