10 Things You Thought You’d Never Do As A Parent

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Let's face it: there's a 'Before Kids' mentality and an 'After Kids' mentality. Before kids, you have visions of a smiling, happy, easy child that you'll be able to calm when they cry using nothing but your soothing voice. After kids, you become more in tune with reality and you know that that smiling and happy child exists, you just wonder where they've gone when they're … [Read more...]

What To Do WITH The Kids On New Year’s Eve

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I remember before I had my son I would hunt down the perfect New Year's Eve dress and make plans for hottest night out on town ever. Boy, have times changed. Now you'll probably find me in sweat pants, passed out long before the ball drops at midnight. If you've got kids and aren't able to have a hot date night out with your spouse this year, worry not, because today I've … [Read more...]

Our Travel with Kids Wish List vs. Reality

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If you've traveled with kids before, you know that you have to be prepared. The waiting, the sitting in your seats, the confined space, it's all a bit pretty much a parent's worst nightmare. What we want to bring and what our kids want to bring are two very different things. Add that to what we can actually bring on our travels? Well, it's really a recipe for … [Read more...]

Kid Friendly Movies Coming Out

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When my husband and I were first married, we would see almost every single movie that came out. Things changed a little once we had our son, but now that he is three years old, he loves movies too! Recent favorites include BoxTrolls, Peabody And Sherman, and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Today I'm sharing some kid-friendly movies that are coming to a theater near you … [Read more...]

How to Host a Busy Bag Party

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So… What’s a busy bag?Here’s the deal. A busy bag is basically an activity that you keep in a Ziploc that your kid can do BY HIMSELF. It should be called “The Heavens Have Parted And Provided You With 20 Uninterrupted Minutes While Your Child Plays Happily Unassisted.” But “Busy Bag” is cuter and catchier.Because these busy bags are self-contained and often contain a … [Read more...]