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olive 33 months

Olive’s 2 1/2 Year Update

The last time I wrote an update for Olive was over a year ago when she was 20 months old, so I thought an update was due before she turns 3 in October! S L E E P After I weaned last December, Mr. Bee took over Olive’s bedtime and we transitioned her out of her crib [...]


Travel Toys at the Target One Spot

We’re leaving for our annual trip to visit Mr. Bee’s parents in the Philippines next week, which means that I’ve been in full-on preparation mode! The trip is 3 flights one way, and about 40 straight hours of travel. I was terrified the first year we made this trip when Olive was 9 months and [...]

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Favorite Indie Children’s Clothing Stores

Since I work from home I don’t buy very many clothes for myself, but I do love dressing Charlie and Olive up. Kids’ clothes were no where near this fashionable even a decade ago, and now there are options for every style and budget under the sun! I shop at major retail chains for most [...]


7 Favorite Educational TV Shows

Many of the television shows geared towards toddlers and preschoolers these days have an educational component, and I’ve been amazed at some of the things Charlie (4 1/2) and Olive (2 1/2) have learned by watching them. From math to science to reading, some of the programming available today is really great! Here are our [...]

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July to you and your family! It’s been drizzling all day here in New York, but we’re hoping it stops in time for us to catch a fireworks show this evening. We’ll be taking the rest of the weekend off to spend with our families, but we’ll see you back here on [...]


6 Ways to Teach Your Kids Delayed Gratification

Back in 2012, I wrote a post about the famous marshmallow test, and how developing delayed gratification and executive function are crucial to a person’s success and happiness. Charlie is at the same age as the kids that were tested, so I think about that marshmallow test a lot, and whether or not he would have waited [...]

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My Essentials For Surviving Whole30

I had such incredible results with Whole 30 that I’m continuing to eat as whole as possible. I used to be utterly exhausted every day, and now I have so much more energy! I’ve also battled insomnia my entire life and it usually took me hours to fall asleep every night. Now I’m falling asleep [...]

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