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Get Moving: 5 Ways to Exercise with Your Kids

Our life is so busy these days. Between work and school and life in general, it seems that exercising gets pushed way down on the priority list. By the time we hit the house each night it is so easy to let the kids turn on the TV, or pick up their tablets, and “veg out” for the evening.

 

RL 7 Day Consignor Challenge

At Rhea Lana’s we are about one thing.  That’s right, you guessed it, consigning. We know that moms are looking for a way to turn their clutter into cash and be able to afford quality, name brand clothing and merchandise for their kids.

Give them the Gift of a Simple Summer

With summer officially in full swing, we wanted to send our Rhea Lana Moms a little encouragement and help take the pressure off. Give your children the gift of a simple summer!

RL Summer Books

It's that time again!  Yay for summer and more importantly, summer reading fun!  That Book Mama here and I'm back again to tell you about some great books for summer. As always, I'll tell you about some of my top favorites and also include a “Bonus Book” just in case you have already read everything I suggest. I know you'll find something here to help get you through the long days and hot summer nights.

 

It's Tea Time

Manners matter and a great way to teach your children is by hosting a tea party.

I want my daughter to know how to invite friends over, set a table, make people feel welcome and be able to prepare an afternoon for friends. I want to teach her to love showing hospitality. We typically throw together random tea parties in a matter of minutes at our home. They don't have to be fancy, the main ingredients are tea, friends and an open heart.

A Family Game Night Everyone Will Love

When our family has game night, it’s less of a scheduled tradition and more of an impromptu moment. We’re still in the season where we have to work though those interesting dynamics: a preschooler who has no affinity for the rules of board game, and two slightly older children whose competitive spirit makes for interesting wins (and losses).

Summer Days

I’m not the kind of mom who will plan out all our summer days in 30 minute increments, (although I did do that last summer…for about 2 days. Fail.) Anyway, this summer I’m coming up with a few ongoing activities that will help us have something to think about and keep up with. We’re not going on a vacation, so these will be something to talk about when they do return to school!

 

2015 Summer Fashion Trends for Moms

A while back we posted on our blog the Top 10 Summer Fashion trends for kids, but today we are back to celebrate the MOMS!

Breakfasts to Prepare Ahead of Time Any Day of the Week

Mornings are hectic. If you cook at home, making sure everyone gets a satisfying first meal can be a hectic daily chore. Start treating breakfast like you would dinner, and make up foods in advance for the week (or for two). You and your family will hit the door, filled up and ready to roll, and you might not be quite as harried as normal.