5 DIY Thanksgiving Wreaths

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One thing that I absolutely love about the holidays is decorating. Well, sort of. I hate the cost that comes with decorating, especially when whatever you buy falls apart after one year (which most of that year is spent sitting in a box!). But I don’t mind spending a little extra to make it myself,… Read More

26 Alphabet Books for Your 3-6 Year Old

26 Awesome Alphabet Books for 3-6 year olds

We have an alphabet lover in our house. Every time we go to the library he asks for more ABCs, more ABCs, MORE ABCs! We’ve read our fair share of alphabet picture books, and some have become family favorites! Whether your little one is an alphabet lover, alpha-phobic, or alpha-apathetic, I’m sure you will dig… Read More

At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Four – The Kitchen

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Congratulations to our giveaway winner – Ariel M Welcome to the heart of the home – the kitchen! It’s time for Episode Four of At Home with Baby Gizmo and we are taking you inside the Baby Gizmo kitchen! Our home has an open floor plan with the family room opening up into the eat-in… Read More

10 Ways a Toddler says “I love you”

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I love my boys so much! My little man is developing SUCH a personality in his “toddler years.” Here are some ways that I think toddlers are trying to tell us they love us.   1) Throwing an award winning tantrum while you are on a very important phone call or pretty much any other… Read More

Tips For Safe Halloween Trick or Treating

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It’s Halloween week and that means it’s time to make a plan for Friday night! Here in the Northwest, the first thing we’ll be doing is checking the weather After that, it’s laying out the options and making a plan — where to go, what time, dinner before, dinner after, are costumes warm enough and… Read More

Mom’s Morning Beauty Routine #keepinitreal

Mom's Morning Beauty Routine #keepinitreal

  Rise and shine mamas! It’s morning! Time to get ready for another day with those precious kiddos of yours. But there’s no reason why you can’t look your best. Here’s a simple tutorial to stream line your morning beauty routine:   1. Exercise – What better way to start your day and enhance your natural… Read More

10 Shopping Online Tips: Finding The Best Deals

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Who doesn’t love shopping online? And even better, who doesn’t love a great deal when shopping online?! We’re sharing some fabulous tips to help you shop online for the best deals! Read on and start saving.   1. Always check saving sites first. There are so many great coupon/savings websites, and one of my favorites… Read More

Tips On Getting Your Kids To Eat Fruits And Vegetables

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For some, getting your kids to eat their fruits and vegetables can prove to be extremely difficult. Some kids may love them, but some may hate them. While my little guy loves fruit, vegetables are another story. I’ve had to be sneaky and creative when it comes to giving him his daily dose of leafy… Read More

New Mom Rap

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We don’t normally post about Kickstarter or IndieGoGo campaigns BUT this one got our attention because not only do we love chic diaper bags and handbags, but we know and love this lady and her “New Mom Rap” is just plain funny! Moms help other moms, right?! You might remember Leslie Newton from timi and… Read More

Tips For New Moms

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Today I am sharing ten tips for new moms. When you’re expecting for the first time, you get dished out a lot of information. Parents are always giving their “expert advice” and it can be overwhelming. Today we’ve made things simple for you by narrowing down all of that information in to ten simple tips… Read More

Bright Beds, Happy Rooms

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When I was six, my parents bought my sister and I matching pink bunk beds for our bedroom. They perfectly matched our ballerina bear wall paper and we were in love. Our room was our little haven where we imagined and played and had sweet dreams. To this day, I adore that pink bed and… Read More

5 Delicious No-Cook Baby Food Recipes

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GUEST AUTHOR: HARRIET FOSTER There are going to be times when you are in a rush and simply do not have the luxury of preparing your baby a time consuming homemade meal.  In these situations many mother resort to torturing their baby with that foul tasting bottled or canned baby food purchased from the local grocery.… Read More

Alternatives to Halloween Candy

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Did you know that according to FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) 1 in 13 children have a food allergy? I recently learned about their teal pumpkin project and will be putting one on display this year. The teal pumpkin lets everyone know that you have options other than candy at your house. And let’s… Read More

Samsung Baby Washer Review (VIDEO)

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If you have a baby (or more than one – bless your heart, all the mommies of multiples out there!), you may find yourself doing laundry all the time. Daily in many instances. It may not be a huge load of laundry, but there is always something to be washed when you have littles in… Read More

My Miscarriage Experience

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  Something about writing to other women, other parents, helps me get through the hard days. I wrote when my Mirena IUD perforated my uterus at 6 weeks post partum and I had to have emergency surgery, when we found out my son had lip tie and that that’s what was causing my intense breastfeeding… Read More

Mail Day Monday

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Growing up I journaled often, wrote fictional stories in my spare time, and sent mail regularly to my friends and pen pals. Handwriting and the written word has always been a huge part of my life. Nowadays it seems most of my words are typed – in emails, on social media, here. For a while,… Read More

Easy Halloween Makeup

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I won’t lie to you…I am challenged in the makeup department. I’m not an artist, and I rarely ever paint my face (meaning both face paint and every day makeup). But these Halloween looks were SO easy! If I can do it, so can you… trust me. 1940’s inspired: This literally took me a total… Read More

No Carve Pumpkins

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With Halloween coming up, I have been trying to figure out a way to easily decorate a pumpkin with a toddler and without it taking up my whole night. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to spend with that tiny dull knife that’s included in the $5.99 carving kit, just to… Read More

Playtime: It’s Just Plain Boring

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All I hear is the tick – tick – tick of the wall clock marking the seconds as they creep slowly along like the dripping of molasses. I’m a slave to the whims and decisions of another, watching my day crawl by at a glacial pace with no end in sight. My mind turning to… Read More

Write a Letter To Your Favorite Disney Character

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At around 3 1/2 years old, my daughter became obsessed with the mail. Each day I hear, “Mama, is there an envelope for me?!? What about a package!?!” For her birthday she received a magazine subscription of her very own and at the start of the school year she gained a pen pal. The mail… Read More