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Mom! Where Are my Shoes?

And my homework? And my backpack? And my favorite shirt? And the Happy Meal toy I got when we went to McDonald’s with Grandma last summer? Maybe I should feel flattered that somehow my children think I know where everything is. Truth is, I don’t feel flattered. I have a number of other reactions when the questions begin that range from minor irritation if we’re not in a hurry to utter exasperation if we are already five minutes late.

Mom’s Summer Stow-and-Go

Summer outings are a lot more fun when you have the right gear handy. How many of us have been halfway to the zoo or the pool and realized that we left not only the sunscreen but the camera and water bottles at home on the counter?