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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 […]


A 2 Year Old’s Favourite Things

We’re headed to a bunch of birthday parties this summer, and with Little Oats’ own second birthday just around the corner, I thought I’d share some of her favourite things. Maybe this will help you pull together some gift ideas (or inspire you to dig some items out of storage). 1)¬†MegaBloks: We’re finally getting to […]


Gifts for a One Year Old

William is one month away from his first birthday, and our relatives are beginning to ask what kinds of things he might want or need as gifts. Combine that with the fact that I also have some mama friends whose babes are just hitting the one year milestone, and I find myself wanting to Google […]

Favorite Things at Age 5 (1)

Our Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens brown paper packages tied up with string these are a few of my favorite things… With their birthdays just passing, Drake and Juliet got a lot of new toys and books in their lives. I thought it would be nice to […]


On Games and Life Lessons

Drake received Zingo as one of his birthday gifts. I’ve previously tried playing board games with him with very little success, but he took to this game as if it was the greatest thing he had ever seen. We play Zingo, daily usually more than once, and Juliet even gets in on the action (meaning […]


Our Favorite Toys at 1.5 Years

With every new phase Jackson hits comes a whole slew of new activities, toys, and challenges. I know I’m not alone when I say that every time I get a handle on how things are going, everything changes and suddenly I’m floundering again. Jackson is about to be a year and a half old, and […]


A few of his favorite things – 1 year old toys n’ things

I thought it might be nice to compile a list of what Baby Pencil currently liked from months 12-14 months. These toys have lasted well over the past few months, so they are worth the investment! 1) Melissa and Doug Latches and Skills¬†Board This was a hand-me-down so I was surprised when I realized that […]

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