$1200 Alphabet Noodle Soup

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$1 for Alphabet Noodles $2 for organic carrots $1.50 for organic celery $3 for cute vegetable cutters $1 for organic chicken stock $4 for organic cooked chicken DO bring ingredients together on stove top.  DO NOT sit your MacBook next to the stove top where chicken stock can magically jump from the box over the… Read More

Forty Days Unplugged

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The title is an exaggeration.  I can’t entirely unplug my computer.  I do need email, skype and everything else to stay connected me to family in the USA.  I did however cut out the tv, the ipad, facebook, and my internet surfing habits.  This social experiment involved not just myself but my children and occasionally… Read More

Crispy Green: Our new favorite go to snack

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Anyone else have kids who act as if they haven’t been fed for days but dinner is still a solid 30 minutes away? Its a tough situation because I understand that kids can’t control their hunger but I don’t want them to spoil their dinner with snacks.  When I am on top of my game… Read More

50% off at See Kai Run. Great selection!

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See Kai Run is having a winter markdown and its spectacular.  50% off everything in the online store.  We love See Kai Run shoes.  They are flexible, adorable and durable.  What else could a mom want? They have 3 lines for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  As if the shoes weren’t enough See Kai Run has… Read More

Going out of Business sale at Nubius Organics

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Save 40% off everything at Nubius Organics until January 29th using code CLOSEOUT40.  They have a great selection of all your favorite organic and environmentally friendly items.  Shipping is not free but looks reasonable for most items.  Check it out!  Shop Nubius Organics

My Very Own House Cottage: A playhouse for winter!

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Like most kids Thing 1 and Thing 2 love playhouses.  It doesn’t matter if they are two sizes too small, or even if they are smelly or dirty.  They love them.  We didn’t have one.  I was hoping to snag a used one this summer but it never happened.  This fall I came across My… Read More

Update: Goldilocks and the hair brush showdown

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A couple of months ago I described our search for a painless hair brush for Thing 2.  We tried out the tangle teezer and the knot genie.  I promised I would try out the wet brush and I am glad to say we finally have.  For those that missed our first post I will recap… Read More

Kiwi Crate offers a Cabin Fever Cure

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Kiwi Crate is a new innovative company that provides inspiration and hands-on projects for your favorite preschoolers.  They offer monthly boxes which can make creative play easy for busy parents.  We do a lot of art and building here but sometimes I feel a bit lost about what to do next.  I have a long list… Read More

Hung by the chimney with care

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Growing up my mom painstakingly took the time to cross stitch some beautiful stockings.  She even made my husband one when we got married.  I love them and really, really, really want to uphold the tradition in my family but Thing 1 is 4.5 and still doesn’t have a stocking.  I refuse to give up the dream… Read More

Goldilocks and the hair brush showdown!

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Thing 2 is approaching 2.5 and does not like getting her hair brushed.  Up to this point it hasn’t been much of an issue since its barely past her ears and she has never had a haircut.  I like to avoid using excess products which is just about all products.  We wash my daughter’s hair… Read More

Reversible stroller for under $100. Today Only!

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Kids.woot is selling the First Years Indigo for $99 plus $5 shipping until midnight (CST) tonight or while supplies last.  I didn’t get a reversible stroller until Thing 2 was already 18 months but I am so glad I did.  Reversible strollers aren’t just for itty bitty babies.  Both Thing 1 and Thing 2 are… Read More

$499 Uppa Baby Vista: This Weekend Only!

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Uppa Baby Vista is only $499 today and tomorrow at Magic Beans!  Use code VISTA499 to snag this deal.  Looks like Magic Beans isn’t alone this weekend.  Check out Hip Baby Gear and Goore’s too for this same great deal!   SHOP Magic Beans Now!          

Wonder! will be the new way to shop this winter.

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Wonder! aims to be the Cabela’s of children’s retail. The first store is set to open next month outside Chicago. If all goes well they hope to open up to 19 more stores in their first 5 years. I am jealous that I won’t be in Chicago to check out this store for myself because… Read More

DIY Light Table: the solution to a rainy day

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Ever since reading the blog: Play At Home Mom I have been obsessed with obtaining a light table.  I also decided I wanted to go big since the table could become a multifunctional craft/train table for us.  Unfortunately going big meant forking out over $500 for this table at constructiveplaythings.com.  Even if I somehow rationalized… Read More

New cloth trainers from Gro-Via coming this winter!

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I have described my love for Gro-Via cloth diapers here before.  So you can imagine my excitement when I saw babysteals announce that Gro-Via is coming out with new trainers this December. From first look they remind me a lot of Antsy Pants.  I like my Antsy Pants a lot but it looks like the Gro-Via trainers may… Read More

Valco Quad only $198 at Shnoop!

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Valco Quad is over half off at Shnoop.com today!  Free shipping for everyone in the continental US.  I have ordered from Shnoop several times and have yet to be disappointed.  Okay I did get swindled into ordering the mystery box once and that was a HUGE mistake but other then that they have always been… Read More

Ich liebe meine Kinderpack!

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When Thing 2 reached 18 months and 25 lbs I thought my days of babywearing were over.  I thought that’s it she is too heavy even for the back carry.  Then I found out I would be moving to Europe otherwise known as the land of stairs.  I knew strollers could no longer be my… Read More

HOT mamas deserve HOT bras!

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If you want something sexy but still want to nurse check out HOTmilk’s line of bras.  It gets even better.  I have a code that will save you 40% from August 19th to the 24th.  What better way to celebrate National Breastfeeding Month then to indulge in some sexy new undergarments?  Here are some of… Read More

It’s not a dinosaur but its still pretty big!

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Sunshine Kids Juvenile Products are changing the brand name of their line of car seats.  In October the seats will be rebranded as Diono.  The changes don’t stop at the name – they will also become 3-in-1 seats.  You can use the new Diono seats from rear-facing to booster.  They will still be the great… Read More

Going out of business stroller accessory sale!

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Joggingstroller.com is going out of business.  Which I myself find disappointing since they always had great break-downs of stroller specifications and a large collection of user reviews.  The upside is that everything is super duper cheap.  All the strollers are gone now but the accessories are still ripe for the picking.  Supply is going fast… Read More