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8 Things to Look for in the Perfect Pumpkin Patch

This year we went to two different pumpkin patches – Spooner Farms and Lattin’s Cider Mill and Farm outside of Seattle. I know, it’s a bit much, but I really enjoy this type of family outing, plus fall is my favorite season. I can’t get enough of the pumpkins, apples, and spice. Both pumpkin patches had […]


To Schedule Activities, or Not to Schedule Activities?

I try to keep M busy, especially on weekends and especially through autumn and winter. We easily fall into a rut of spending too much time at home one-on-one, and while I’m sure it’s sometimes a nice change of pace from busy preschool for her, it can make for long, exhausting days on the parental side […]

7 Easy Ways to Keep Your Toddler Happy in Public

Do you ever have those times when you’re waiting for your table at a restaurant or sitting in a doctor’s waiting room, and your toddler is getting wigglier and antsier and your anxiety starts to rise and you know that at any moment one of you is going to have a meltdown? That can’t be […]

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Making a Diorama

Diorama – a model representing a scene with three-dimensional figures, either in miniature or as a large-scale museum exhibit. Have you made dioramas with your children? It’s a fantastic way to explore or develop some of the child’s interests or to display their work or research!

A roundup of 40 adorable and simple fall crafts for toddlers and preschoolers.

40 Fall Crafts for Toddlers

Fall is here, y’all! This is my absolute favorite time of year, and I get completely giddy once the weather starts to cool off and the leaves begin to fall. I’m hoping to instill the same love of this wonderful season into Jackson as he gets older, so I’ve been spending some time lately gathering […]

Museum and Beach day combined!

Adventure days

As our summer vacation was ending, Mr. Train was having a very busy time at work.  He works from home and has his own office, but when there are four kids running around screaming like banshees it can be a bit distracting. In order to help both of us from losing our minds, I decided that I […]


Ten Things to Do When You’re Home with a Sick Toddler

It’s the changing of the seasons! Hooray, fall! It’s the beginning of cold and flu season. Womp womp. I recently spent a wonderful, lovely day at home with my darling two year old as he fought a fever, sore throat and general illness that rendered him a monster so sad that I couldn’t help but pity […]

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