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PlanetBox Rover Review

Mrs. Chocolate recently did a review of the PlanetBox Shuttle, which is the smaller version of the PlanetBox Rover pictured below. I’d wanted to get the kids a stainless steel lunchbox for some time, but the options are very limited when it comes to stainless steel bento boxes. Charlie and Olive are Korean and Japanese [...]

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Top 10 Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products

I started wearing less makeup after having kids, so over the past couple of years I’ve sought out more budget-friendly drugstore replacements for some of my favorite products and brands. It didn’t make sense for me to spend a lot on mascara that I would only wear once or twice a month, and there are [...]

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French Kids Eat Everything?

While I was in the Philippines, I read French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters and absolutely loved it. It’s the story of how author Karen Le Billon, her husband, and two young children move to a small [...]

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Ikea Ribba vs. Bekvam as Display Bookshelves

Most of you have probably seen Ikea’s Ribba picture ledges and Bekvam spice racks used as display bookshelves in children’s room. Charlie has had the Ribba shelves and Olive has had both the Ribba shelves and Bekvam spice racks in her room for almost a year now, so I thought it was time for a comparison of the two!

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12 Must Haves for Flying With Children

Olive and Charlie have been on 24 and 26 flights respectively —  from hour long flights on puddle jumpers to 14 hour international flights, with their own seats and as lap infants. As they get older what we pack in our carry-on bags continues to pare down, particularly toys, but these are the items that [...]

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Traveling to the Philippines with a Toddler and Preschooler

I never got around to finishing my post on our trip to the Philippines last year, so I wanted to get it up since we just got back from our yearly trip this year! Charlie and Olive were 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 when we went last year, and the travel was much, much easier [...]

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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 [...]

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