5 Super Effective Bedtime Habits for Children

5 Super Effective Bedtime Habits for Children

The Witching Hour I don’t know about your house, but at 7 pm every night weird things start to happen.  My calm, beautiful, sweet children turn into crazy monsters.  Bedtime is at 8 o’clock and somehow my children’s little bodies know exactly what time it is, and start expelling all of their excess energy as quickly […] Read more…

Awesome Baby and Toddler Christmas stocking stuffers

Awesome Baby and Toddler Stocking Stuffers

We are leaping toward that magical time of the year – CHRISTMAS! Cue the holiday music, eggnog (spiked of course), and gingerbread cookies! While this does happen to be my favorite time of the year, it’s definitely not ‘investment free’ if you know what I mean.  It takes a lot of research to build up to […] Read more…

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Who are You, Momma? Identity Crisis

*I am writing this post from the perspective of a mom with young children.  I’m sure I’ll have to revisit this later as my kids get older and turn into pre-teens and teens*  After having kids, it can sometimes be difficult to identify yourself as anything other than being your child’s mom.  It’s really no wonder. […] Read more…

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How to Stop being a Dinner Time Waitress

Are you a waitress at home? Constantly jumping up and down out of your seat to fill everyone’s needs? When you have little ones, this is an easy trap to get caught up in.  If you aren’t careful, dinner can oftentimes look like this: Sit down to dinner with family Kids cry for juice that […] Read more…

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5 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Shopping

The holidays are right around the corner! Are you SO excited?! I used to not be so crazy, but since I’ve had kids, I want the holidays to start as soon as possible. Maybe it’s the cute Christmas clothes, maybe it’s the cookie decorating sessions, maybe it’s the spiked eggnog… I don’t know.  I just […] Read more…

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Cream of “Wheat” – A Gluten Free Alternative

It’s getting seriously cold here in the PNW.  The gloom has replaced sunny skies, and rainfall has become a regular feature in the day.  When this magical time of the year arrives, there are two things that MUST happen in my home: Tea must be made and consumed throughout the day Hot breakfasts must happen […] Read more…

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Painting Kids Nails without the Headache

Kids love painted nails.  Whether it be for a special occasion, Halloween, or a Tuesday, it’s always a big hit. The Problem is… …convincing kids to sit still long enough for the paint to dry.  It’s also pretty awful to have to chase them around the house, making sure they aren’t smearing paint all over […] Read more…

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The Best Places to Buy Character Free Kid Clothes

Call me crazy …but I love children’s clothing. Call me crazier, but I loathe cartoon characters and sassy sayings on children’s clothes. A random puppy, cat, dinosaur, or bird?  Fine.  Spaceships, bicycles, or cars?  Cool.  Polka dots, stripes, flowers, and plaid?  Love it!  Minnie Mouse?  Not so much.  “I love drama like my mama” tee shirts? […] Read more…

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6 Great YouTube Channels for Kids

We live in a crazy world.  Thousands of movies and video games are accessible by our smartphones.  They can be a lifesaver, but they are also quite addictive for our little ones.  Starting an episode on Netflix often means that you lose your phone for the 25 minutes (or more) of showtime.  Giving them a […] Read more…

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