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

At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Three – The Clubhouse Room

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I know I said in Episode Two that the Firehouse Room was one of my favorite rooms in our house, but I have to say that the Clubhouse room is right there with it as one of my favorites. This is another unique kid’s room that we really put our heart and soul into designing.… Read More

Halloween DIY Decorations

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When it comes to decorations, sure, you can go to Target and grab Halloween ones to fill your house up, but first, check out these DIY decoration ideas because it’s so much more fun (and usually cheaper) to do it yourself! No matter if you want something spooky or just cute, we’ve got you covered!… Read More

Halloween Crafts

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Although Halloween may seem like it’s just about the costumes and the food, it’s actually also a great time to get creative with your little ones. So we’ve rounded up some fun crafts to make your home a little bit more spooky! Pumpkin Mummy Family From Hands As We Grow. Pumpkins turned into mummies? How fun… Read More

How To Put Together a Racetrack at 6:30 On Saturday Morning (In 35 Easy Steps)

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1. Dump entire box on the living room floor. 2. Realize this is a wall-mounted racetrack. (Which is clearly stated on the box, but it’s 6:30 AM and I cannot be expected to read things carefully.) 3. Pack bazillion pieces back into box. 4. Take box to basement where ugly sh*t can go on the… Read More

Halloween Children’s Costume Ideas

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Dressing up, loads of candy, it doesn’t surprise me that Halloween is a favorite among little ones. We’ve brought you Halloween costume ideas for pregnant women, babies and families. Today, we’re sharing some great costumes for kids just incase your kids still need some help deciding what they would like to be. Olaf- from $36.33 If… Read More

7 Cozy Fall Essentials

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It is officially fall (where is this year going?!) so it’s time to wrap up and be cosy in some great essentials for you and the kids. Break out the sweaters because baby, it’s about to get cold outside! Geo Fox Apparel Raglan- $28 Cooler weather means long sleeves for the kiddos! This baseball raglan… Read More

Ten Reasons Why Having 3 Kids Is Better Than 2

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One of my great friends is unexpectedly pregnant with her third child. Even though I’m sure she knows it’s possible every time you step up to the plate, she is a little overwhelmed by this new pregnancy because she thought they “were done with two kids.” She just found out this weekend and is kind… Read More

2 FREE (or Cheap) Online Weight Loss Plans

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For busy moms on a budget, gym memberships and fancy meal plans just might not be in the cards. How’s a thrifty mom, who’s short on time, supposed to lose weight and get in shape? I’ve found TWO Free (or Cheap) Online Weight Loss Plans just for you (and me)! 1) Eat This Much Eat… Read More

The 411 on Birthday Invitations

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Ready for a little quiz about birthday planning today? I thought so! Does your heart skip a beat when it comes to planning your child’s birthday? Have you ever been up late at night hand making birthday invitations? Have you forgotten invitations all together and gone with a quick text or Facebook invite? Do you… Read More

Cute Family Halloween Costume Ideas

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Continuing all of our Halloween costume ideas, here are some adorable family ones for you! Some of these you can make and create yourselves and some of them can be purchased online. There’s bound to be something perfect for your family here! The Simpsons- First Time Mom And Dad. Grab some yellow paint and dress… Read More

Halloween Pregnancy Costumes

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Today we are talking all about pregnancy Halloween costume ideas. Because why shouldn’t expectant mothers be able to dress up and have some fun too? I was very newly pregnant the Halloween I was expecting my son and I wasn’t showing at all. I would have loved to have dressed up in any of these… Read More

7 Seriously Stylish Kids We Could Learn From

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GUEST AUTHOR: HARRIET FOSTER Designer child clothing is one of the hottest topics in fashion today. Child fashion often emulates the adult trends, however, children are starting to take the limelight over their parents and become the focus of fashionistas worldwide. Here are 7 super stylish kids whose fashion sense may soon become the envy of… Read More