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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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When One Income is Not Enough

  Life happens.  Sometimes at a pace you can’t keep up with.  Unexpected medical bills, creeping credit card debt, or (like in my case) a burst underground sprinkler can sneak up on you during those moments of calm.  It’s overwhelming to be sent a bill you can’t pay.  What are some simple ways to bring […] Read more…

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Take better pictures of your kids with your phone

 Get on their level (Literally) So many pictures are taken from the ‘parent perspective’.  Shake up your photos of your kids by lowering to their height.  You can capture so much more detail of your child by being on their level, it’s worth the few seconds it takes to achieve it. Bonus: If you’re really […] Read more…

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5 Hacks to transition your toddler from crib to bed

Life is tough enough with a toddler.  They morph before your eyes from being a beautiful tiny stationary baby into a crazy bombshell who is basically just a super noisy blur of energy! It’s exhausting to watch them; let alone feed, clothe, bathe, and chase them down for bedtime. Oh, bedtime… what. a. chore. Bedtime […] Read more…

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