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manhattan toy

Amazon Prime Toy Sale

Amazon is having a Prime Member Appreciation Event going on right now with hundreds of toys including Melissa & Doug, Hape, Manhattan Toy and Green Toys an additional 30% off while supplies last! Use code TOYS2015 for up to $100 in total savings through September 6, 2015 11:59 pm PST. If you don’t have Amazon Prime, […]


Land of Nod Fall/Winter Preview

Last month I attended The Land of Nod Fall/Winter Preview. They’re probably my favorite children’s furniture store because they’re constantly collaborating with the coolest artists on new product lines. Here’s what’ll be available in the coming months!

white noise

Why I Love White Noise

I can’t believe that I haven’t written a post about white noise before, given that it’s been a part of our daily lives since Charlie was 4.5 months old! The Bees also voted it the #1 can’t live without baby product. So I thought it was about time I shared how we use white noise […]


My Favorite Kitchen Tools

When it was just me and Mr. Bee, it was often easier and more inexpensive to order in because we have so many delivery options in our neighborhood (I love Seamless Web!). But I definitely cook way more post-kids, so I thought I would share some of my favorite kitchen tools, many of which I’ve […]


DIY Kids’ Travel Journal

I came across this art journal years ago on Alphamom, and filed the idea away in the back of my mind. A mom of 5-year-old twins spent a couple minutes every night drawing what their family did that day. The journal was meant for her kids to preserve and talk about memories together, and even read as […]

packing checklist

Packing Checklist for International Travel with Kids

Now that the kids are seasoned travelers (Charlie has 30 flights under his belt and Olive has 28), I don’t worry about how they’ll handle all the travel. But going to a remote island in the Philippines still requires a lot of planning because we have to book several plane tickets, a hotel in Manila […]


Mosquito Bite Repellents and Treatments

We’re leaving for our annual trip to the Philippines next week to visit Mr. Bee’s parents, so I’ll be writing a lot of travel related posts over the next week! I always stock up on mosquito repellents and bite treatments before we go since it’s a tropical island, and Charlie and I are unfortunately delicious […]

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