Truly Healthy Granola Bars

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Some granola bars are more akin to candy bars, right? And there is no way we want our kids munching on a dessert masked as a healthy snack. That just doesn’t makes sense for their growing bodies. So, I’ve been on the hunt for truly healthy granola bars. Ones that make the kids smile while simultaneously… Read More

Traveling With Kids: 8 Activities For the Airplane

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Remember when I polled ya’ll for my recent trip across the country? Well, I’m back and so excited to share some of the things I learned while traveling with a 2 and 4 year old. The first leg of our trip included our adventure to the airport (we were almost late for our departure!), 2… Read More

Spring Sweets … Bird Nest Chocolate Treats

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Spring has officially arrived as of March 20th! Are you excited as we are about the changing season? Goodbye winter! Hello sunshine and brighter days! My daughter is thrilled. She’s four and gets real amped up about the changing seasons. It’s pretty darn cute as she marks off all the traditions of the each season as… Read More

Wooly Little Lamb Spring Art Project

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Have your littles discovered this book? It’s a favorite of ours and has been for years now. I’ll admit I almost have it memorized … as do my two kids. Through a sweet little rhyme you hear the story of cute little animals and their corresponding sounds. The darling little lamb is always a big… Read More

Easter Dresses She Can Wear Again and Again

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I love holidays that call for special clothes. Really, I do. What I don’t love is the price tag that comes with outfitting my family of four with new pieces that we’ll only wear once. Suits, ties, heels and fancy dresses just aren’t our norm, so when I splurge on Easter I do my best… Read More

Easter Bow Ties For Your Little Man

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I’ve been a huge fan of bow ties on little boys ever since my son wore one in his aunt’s wedding. There is just nothing like a bow tie to spiffy up an outfit and make it look like Sunday’s best. Wouldn’t you agree? With a very special Sunday coming up … EASTER … I’m… Read More

The Blind Bag Phenomenon

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Approximately a year ago, my daughter fell into a toy pit. Well, not a real one, but a virtual one. It’s a big one that keeps growing and growing – I can hardly keep up! This pit was brought on by YouTube and has fueled many hours of mindless enjoyment and a handful of purchases too! What… Read More

Veggie Egg Scramble

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I’ll start off by saying – THIS IS A WHOLE30 COMPLIANT RECIPE – yay! But, even if you’re not on the Whole30 bandwagon, this veggie egg scramble is delicious and has been a breakfast staple of mine for quite some time. It’s fresh and filling, and exactly what busy parents need to start their day… Read More

Have You Discovered Stitch Fix?

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Ten years ago, pre-children, in my spare time I would grab a coffee and roam the mall. I worked in an office and went on lots of date nights with my husband so I was always up for finding a new blouse, pair of heels or cute dress that could sway from days to nights.… Read More

Review: Counting Bears

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I confess, toy shopping really stresses me out. There is just a lot of pressure to spend wisely, find something sturdy and long-lasting, something with learning potential. In the toy buying game, I win some and I lose some. Maybe someday I’ll gather all my “losers” for a funny post. But, today I want to highlight… Read More

Moms Who Inspire V.5

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Yippee! It’s 2015 and I’ve got a bevy of mamas I can’t wait to introduce you to! These ladies are in my daily blogroll and I’m inspired by them often. From their style to their recipes, their faith and their parenting stories – they’ve got the goods! Ruthy from Discovery Street I’ll admit, I’ve met… Read More

Celery Paint Stamp Love

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In our home, art projects range in excitement. I get an “ok” if I propose a craft with crayons and a “yay!” if markers are brought to the table. But, if I say the word “paint” it’s like heaven on earth. Paint is the secret sauce for popular craft projects around here! We’ve appled our hearts… Read More

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

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It’s not a Happy Valentine’s Day without indulging our sweet tooth, now is it? These decadent chocolate cookies are sure to bring a smile to your sweetheart or your kid’s faces. There is just nothing quite like chocolate on chocolate with a dose of pretty sprinkles! Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs… Read More

A Heart Lunch For Your Kid’s On Valentine’s Day

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Once upon a time, on a chilly January day I busied myself in the kitchen for a special little lunch. Once it was delivered to the table, my 4 year old said, “What? A heart lunch? Is it Valentine’s Day already?!?” Stuttering a bit, I replied, “Um, well, kind of, we’re sharing a heart lunch… Read More

Valentine’s Day Dipped Pretzel Snacks

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You know how Chex Mix is addicting? And those chocolate Himalayan salt almonds from Target? Well, I’m here to tell you that these dipped pretzels are too! You’re going to love them! And so will everyone you gift them to for Valentine’s Day! With a few simple ingredients you and your kids can turn your kitchen… Read More

No Babysitter? No Problem! 4 Ideas For a Valentine’s Day In!

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Have you heard? Valentine’s Day is coming up! Right around the corner in fact … and on a Saturday this year! Woohoo! Get those heels dusted, mama, date night is on the horizon! Oh, wait … no family in the area to watch the kiddos? All the reliable babysitters are taken? Err, no budget for… Read More

Valentine’s Day Board Books For Your Baby

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We have a pretty heavy rotation of favorite books around our house, but what I love most about the changing seasons is the opportunity to introduce NEW books! With Valentine’s Day around the corner it’s the perfect opportunity to amp up our reading on the topic of L-O-V-E. So, whether you’re heading to the library or… Read More

10 Cent, Personalized Valentine’s Day Cards

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My 4 year old and I homeschool for preschool, but that doesn’t mean we don’t incorporate the tradition of Valentine’s Day cards. Nope! We embrace them – big time – and like coming up with simple (but fun and cheap) ways to share our love with her little friends and our family. When all was said… Read More

Valentine’s Day is For Everyone

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As soon as the Christmas decor leaves the stores – POP! – it’s all Valentine’s Day. For all of January and into February every time we walk into Target it’s hearts and love, cupids and romance, red and pink and lace. Gushy valentines, sweet valentines and all sorts of romantic gifts for the one you… Read More

Don’t Give Jewelry For Valentine’s Day

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Is it the incessant commercials that tie jewelry so tightly to Valentine’s Day? I don’t know about you, but fancy diamonds aren’t the only thing on my Valentine’s Day wish list. And truly, non-jewelry Valentine’s Day gifts are more likely to be in our budget this year … and many years to come. Something about parenting… Read More