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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 [...]


Drawing and coloring for kids (and adults)

I can’t wait for my child to get old enough for arts and crafts and drawing. As an adult, I feel like we’ve lost that element of creativity and wonder long ago. There are books that try and help us recapture that, like How to be an Explorer of the World, but I’m excited that [...]

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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 [...]


For the Love of Dinosaurs

I loved Mrs. Confetti’s post about maximizing opportunities regarding your child’s obsessions and how to develop and enjoy that love of theirs with them. At the time, I started thinking then about what my toddler’s obsession is. J doesn’t have obsessions, but he has things that it is very apparent he loves, and a little [...]

chapter books for 4 year olds

Chapter Books for 4 Year Olds

While Charlie still enjoys picture books, for the most part we read chapter books at bedtime. I vastly prefer reading chapter books because it’s so much more fun for me! Below you’ll find the books we’ve finished, as well as books on our to-read list after the jump! Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – The [...]

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Mrs. Rabbit’s Top 10 Newborn Must-Haves

I made this list shortly after Bunny was born, because I knew I’d want to remember things for the second kiddo. And, based on the amount of pregnancy announcements I’ve seen popping up in the past few weeks, it looks like this could come in handy for a lot of you!

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