Archive for March 2015

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Painted Egg Cartons & Easter Chick Cake Pops

By: Mina of Mini Piccolini I painted a couple of egg cartons to use as gift boxes this Easter. This is such a simple but charming way to give an Easter gift. We’ve filled ours with these fabulous egg candles, fun feathers, little egg shell planters, and no bake chick cake pops. Cake pops can be […]


Sometimes This Is What It Is Like With Two Under Two

I remember those first few days on my own with my two babies. My biggest fear was nap time. It seemed an impossible feat, and yet in the beginning it was not. Roman seemed to understand that I needed to care for the baby, Iris would nurse or sleep as I read to him, and […]

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How I am preparing for my home birth

I am 38 weeks pregnant and I’m going to have a home birth. I had a home birth with my first child and previously blogged about our decision to do so. Having a positive experience the first time, the choice to birth at home again with the same midwives really was easy. In fact, Missus […]


New Sibling Books

Before Juliet was born, I tried to find a few new sibling books to read to Drakey to help him prepare for Juliet’s arrival. I ended up purchasing My New Baby and I’m a Big Brother (there is also an I’m a Big Sister version) after hearing several recommendations about them. Now that we are expecting again, I […]

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Weight Watchers for Nursing Mamas: A Review

50 pounds. Yup, just typing the number is terrifying. This time around, I gained 50 pounds while pregnant with Luigi, meaning my scale hovered around the 200 mark during the last few weeks of pregnancy. I don’t remember exactly how much I gained when I was pregnant with the Trikester, but I think it was […]

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Superfood Tropical Smoothie

I can’t pinpoint why, but I have been seriously dragging during the second half of the day. One way I’ve been combating my late afternoon slump is through diet – amping up my vegetable intake and cramming extra nutrition wherever I can manage. My smoothies, for example, were always what I would consider healthy but […]


Inspirational Free Printables for Spring

I like to keep decorating simple in the Lion household. I have frames throughout the house, and as the seasons change I like to change out our frames with seasonal photos and printables. I love for them to be beautiful, but I also choose those that inspire me when I see them! Here’s a collection […]

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