Pack it up, pack it in with Hamster Buggy Bags

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Usually when I take the stroller out, I like to shop. While I might shop very quickly when I'm with the kids,  the fact is...I don't want to be making another trip to the mall with them anytime soon. It's not a pleasant shopping experience to begin with as they have very little patience for browsing and I have very little patience with them. Thus, when I run out of room … [Read more...]

Spring gardening for kids

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With Earth Day right around the corner, it's time to get the spring garden in order and of course, the kids want to help. What's better than digging in dirt, making mud and putting seeds in the ground?! So while you're getting knee-deep in dirt and bugs, let the kids have their own fun too with gardening with these fun picks that will get them asking questions about why it's … [Read more...]

Tummy time just got more fun (and anatomical correct) with Biddy Belly!

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Oh, how babies hate tummy time. Or perhaps your baby loves tummy time...or loves to hate tummy time. Either way, it's a must-do for babies and my own little one is reaching that tummy time point. She likes it for a few minutes and then...WAH!! And so the story goes...but think about it pushing yourself up from a flat position is actually really hard work. It's like when you do … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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It's read Across America Day today in honor and celebration of the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. Who hasn't read and fallen in love with a Dr. Seuss book as a child or even as an adult?! His whimsical words paired with the illustrations of cats in hats, fishes flying and dogs driving. Today, Dr. Seuss would have turned 108 and I have a special place in my heart for him … [Read more...]

The art of swaddling with Aura Weavers

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Every parent believes their baby is perfect. They are so tiny, so precious and so dependent on you for love and warmth. You also know that your baby is unique -- one of a kind, which is why you wouldn't and shouldn't swaddle them in anything other than a one-of-a-kind muslin blanket. Here's the thing...you could go to your local mass retailer and buy just any muslin blanket and … [Read more...]

Babywearing made easy with the Belle Baby Carrier

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I must admit...I've never been much of a babywearer with either of my first two kids. With the first one, I much preferred to hold her in my arms then wear her on my chest...simply because I could. With the second one, he just got so big so fast that it was just too uncomfortable after awhile to wear him. Now with the third and me only having two arms and definitely being … [Read more...]

Easy Valentine’s Day crafts you’ll love doing and keeping!

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We love crafts in our house. It doesn't matter if it's a big holiday or a little holiday, we always find a craft to do. However, there are only so many crafts one can keep! The other day my daughter caught me throwing away some winter-themed crafts we did back in January and the way she reacted you would have thought I had thrown away every single thing she had ever made. The … [Read more...]

Special Valentine’s Day treats for your little loves!

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It's always fun to make a holiday as special as it can be for your kids. Their little faces just light up at the slightest effort you give for making their day special and fun. It could be a special breakfast, perhaps just a note and a special cookie in their lunch box or a full fledged traditional meal with balloons just for them. I prefer to sprinkle the fun throughout the … [Read more...]

Going a little stir crazy inside? Try these fun indoor BALL games for entertainment!

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Has school called another snow day? Perhaps they're already bored with the new toys they've gotten over the holidays? Whatever the reason may be, I know how it is to be trapped inside with two kids that have endless energy and the weather outside is frightful. So last week, we decided to pick-up a ball and see what kind of games we could come up with to entertain ourselves for … [Read more...]

Snowy day gear you’ll adore (and it’s on sale)!

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Ugh, the winter weather has finally caught up with us. It's all snow, rain and wind out there and all we have to wear is last year's snow onesie that is clearly too small. I don't know about you but my kids are growing like weeds and it seems even though I try and plan ahead in sizes -- it never works out. Never! In fact one time, I think my son just skipped a size … [Read more...]

Don’t forget the babysitter this holiday season!

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Next to my three kids, the babysitter is the fourth most important person on my shopping list right now. WHY? Because day-in-and-day-out she helps me maintain my sanity, my daily routine and has been a huge help in adjusting to life as a mom of three. She has become my third and fourth arm and well...you just need a night off sometimes. There's no way I could forget her come … [Read more...]

The Simplisse Double Electric Breastpump — my new best friend!

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Breastfeeding is hard work. You forget about how much time it takes, how important it is to get the right latch so you don't get sore nipples and that the more you feed or pump the more you'll increase your milk supply. It takes a lot of time and patience. Unfortunately, my five-year-old and almost three-year-old don't have the patience for feeding time. They have needs too and … [Read more...]

Holiday countdown crazy!

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I'm probably not the only one that is totally freaked out come Black Friday that, unfortunately, there is so much left to do on my holiday list. Cards to order (note to self...must take photos FIRST), cookies to bake, presents to buy and wrap, holiday parties to throw and attend...the list is endless and before we know it, the holiday season is over. To keep myself and my … [Read more...]

Time to start thinking about those holiday cards…!

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It's the happiest time of the year, right?? Well, for some. For others it's more like a sprint to the finish line...presents to buy and wrap, the house to clean and decorate, packages to mail, cookies to be made, parties to throw and attend...oh, and those annual family photos and holiday cards to get mailed out! Taking family photos can be SO stressful...kids running around, … [Read more...]

It’s a holiday PJ party!

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I don't know about you but in my house, we're always ready for a Pajama Party! There's something that is so FUN and so iconic of the fall and winter seasons about kids lounging around in the PJs, drinking hot chocolate, eating popcorn and watching a holiday movie. It's like a scene from your favorite movie that never gets old. That's why this year (and every year...) I look … [Read more...]