How to Enjoy Your Son’s Football Season Without Losing Your Mind- Dirty Laundry

How to Enjoy Your Son’s Football Season Without Losing Your Mind Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the maker of OxiClean™ Stain Remover through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about their White Revive™ Stain Remover, all opinions are my own. As summer vacation heads into its final weeks, people all over the country (especially in the South) start getting excited about the advent of football season. While NFL is a bigger deal in other areas of our nation, college football is practically a religion down here, and it heavily influences our calendars starting in late August through the end of the year. Southern brides planning fall weddings will consult major college football schedules when choosing a date to ensure that people will actually show up for their event, and even still, they can almost bank on some of the guests listening to games secretly with headphones while vows are being exchanged. I got married in May for a reason, y’all. We love football around here passionately, as well as its various social extensions, like tailgating, so it’s not surprising that all of the age groups and levels leading up to college are…

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Laundry and Death and Taxes

Laundry Predates Taxes AND Death, I Think L Come hang out over at the Herd Management Facebook Page and tell us if you’ve found a way to escape the insanity of family laundry, because the only way I’ve figured out is for us to all become nudists, and even after losing all modesty through the experience of having four kids, I’m not ready to forsake clothes completely. I’ve sort of figured out sock sorting, but no matter what I do, the laundry JUST KEEPS COMING! Even if you don’t have the answers, come commiserate with us; there’s comfort in being understood by others imprisoned by housekeeping.

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Enjoy Gardening With Family for Lifelong Benefits

Gardening is one of those things I’ve always WANTED to do, and appreciated the time others in my life put into it, but it wasn’t until we moved out into the country that I decided we would be down right sorry if we didn’t take advantage of everything around us. We’ve thrown ourselves into it, and while it hasn’t been perfect the benefits of gardening with family are worth their weight in gold. My father has cultivated an amazing garden for the past few years at our family farm (which is a fascinating place in its own right). The kids and I thoroughly enjoyed helping him pick the bounty and weed those long rows last summer, as long as it wasn’t too late in the day, because that’s never enjoyable in the Southern heat. We decided that the kids should be part of the gardening experience from the very beginning with soil preparation to the end where the spent plants will be plowed under. They’ve also been a part of creating our very own family garden on our land so they can do the daily tending and reap the benefits of watching it grow. I’m realizing more and more, however,…

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