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Roadtrip Essentials

In just a few short weeks, we will be embarking on our first family road trip from New Jersey to Florida.  To say I am not daunted at the idea of such a long car ride with a 4 year old and a 1 year old would be a lie; I am terrified. Juliet has [...]

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Bath time at the Bears’ House

Bath time with two has never been an easy. When Olivia was a newborn, it meant having an entirely different bath for each child, which usually resulted in Patrick pitching a fit that he couldn’t play in the water, even if that water was just a simple sink bath. I admit I was relieved when [...]


What to Buy Before You Get to Disney

I have been knee deep in Disney preparations, and one of the common things asked on Disney forums is what items to buy and bring ahead of time.  The logic behind that is simple: while you can find most items at Disney, the markup is much higher. Bring some stuff ahead of time saves you [...]

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Gear for Baby #2

We are in a time crunch, guys. Maybe we should get ready for this baby?! This pregnancy has gone much faster than my first, and it’s a little surreal that I’m already 32 weeks pregnant. We’ve been talking for months now on what gear we need and what we can reuse. We registered for and [...]

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Family Flick Picks

I’ve always been a big fan of the movies and though we really try to be strict with limiting Lil’ CB’s screen time, I was super excited to start watching movies with him! Growing up, family movie nights, whether at home or in the theatres, were such a fun tradition. And it’s probably the reason [...]

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5 educational toys for summer vacation

Now that we’re into the second month of summer vacation, I am already starting to think about getting HJ ready for the school year. She had a great kindergarten year, but she still needs some extra practice in phonics and letter recognition to catch up. (HJ has verbal apraxia, which makes reading a little more [...]

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8 Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Kids

The problem I’ve found with toys is that toddlers have such a short attention span, and grow so fast that they lose interest in toys quickly!  They’re often played with for a month or two (and some only get a week or two of play!), before they’re discarded and forgotten.  I’d love to give the [...]

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