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Why we are on a 6 month road trip of the USA with our young kids

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Are we crazy?!? A 6 month road trip with two young kids?!? In short, yes, but I love it!! So in case you haven’t heard, my husband and I decided to take our two young kids (ages 3 and 6) out on a 6 month road trip of the USA. We sold our house, most […]
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Top 5 Tips for Flying with Toddlers & Young Kids

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With the holidays coming up, that means lots of travel for families, so I wanted to share my top 5 tips for traveling on an airplane with my kids. Hopefully these will help make your flight a little smoother 🙂 Tip One: Amazon Kindle One Word: Kindle. Yes – I give my kid’s electronics on […]
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My 5 Favorite Toddler Toys

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There are literally thousands of toys out there for toddlers, and while I feel like we have most of them (because my house is ALWAYS a mess), I have narrowed it down to our favorite ones that he seems to play the most with. Hopefully this will help anyone interested who needs to go from […]
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Tips for Surviving a Road Trip with Young Kids

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Surviving a long road trip with young kids is absolutely doable – believe it or not you can even make it enjoyable! I actually prefer to travel this way instead of a plane , as I can control my surroundings, I am not worried about impacting others and I am not bothered with delays or […]
Indoor Activities for Toddlers
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Five Great Indoor Activities for Toddlers (that require minimal effort from mama)

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On rainy days or times when I feel sluggish, unmotivated to get dressed or under the weather, I refuse to the leave the house. While this may sound easy, my active toddler gets bored of his toys quickly. I have come up with a few no fuss activities that I pull out for these days […]
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Favorite 5 Toddler Books

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My son loves story time, and I LOVE reading to him, mainly because it is the only time he will sit still and cuddle up with me! This kid moves…constantly! We read everyday before nap and bedtime, and I cherish those moments where he sits on my lap and I get to kiss his head. […]
5 pieces of advice for new moms
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My 5 Pieces of Advice for New Moms

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Yesterday, I watched with tears in my eyes as my first born walked proudly across the stage and graduated from kindergarten. She looked so confident, beautiful and independent, and I couldn’t help but think, where has the time gone? I love watching her grow and flourish, but I can’t help but miss my tiny girl […]
Non Sleepover Slumber Party Craft
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The Non-Sleepover Slumber Party

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My daughter is 5 right now, and currently obsessed with sleepovers. (I am not sure where this came from!?!) She is too young to actually sleepover at her friends house right now, but that can’t stop me from planning a great girls night for her and her friends. This past weekend we hosted an un-slumber party, […]
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A Gender Neutral Playroom

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Emmie was an only child for about 3 years, and whether we meant to or not, the playroom became an overkill of pink. Once Easton turned one, I decided it was time to level the playing field. I had a good base as the room was white & gray, I just needed to change the […]