• Wading pool with one young boy going down a kids slide and one young boy sitting in pool with a nerf football

    The Six Worst Things to Say to a Mom of Young Kids

    July 22, 2019

    Find out six things not to say to a mom of young kids.  It’s easy to slip out one of these statements is you’re talking to a mom with young children but please stop! There’s something about conceiving a child (or foster/adopting) that all of a sudden makes your life fair game for everyone to…

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    How to Choose Educational Toys for Toddlers

    July 7, 2019

    You’re big on educational toys for toddlers but don’t want a million toy cluttering up your house.  This list of criteria of toys for toddler brain development will help you know which educational toddler toys to keep and which to skip. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. As someone…

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  • A list of the best Easter books for kids

    The Best Easter Books for Kids of All Ages

    April 2, 2019

    Fill your kids’ Easter baskets with books! This post will fill you in on some of the best Easter books for kids that talk about the Resurrection! Affiliate links are used in this post In my home, we are huge fans of reading.  If Caleb doesn’t request for me to read at least 27 books…

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  • If you've ever wondered how to get your kids involved in spring cleaning, this post is for you!

    How to Get Your Kids Involved in Spring Cleaning

    March 28, 2019

    This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. It’s spring, it’s spring, it’s spring!!!  Let’s shout it from the rooftops and sing glory hallelujah.  Winter is done. Ok, now that I’m done being ridiculous, we can discuss what we’re really here to talk about.  Cleaning. …

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  • Wonderful adventure trips for families!

    Five Tips for Adventuring with Kids

    October 16, 2018

    Thank you Maxi-Cosi for sponsoring this post. Keep your little adventurers comfy, safe & stylish with the Maxi-Cosi Magellan™ Max 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat! It’s early fall and anyone in the Pacific Northwest knows that means rain is just as likely as sun. From one day to the next (or, really, from one hour to…

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    Benefits to Breastfeeding a One Year Old

    August 1, 2018

    This post is sponsored by Evivo but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. When we moved into our new town and had to find a new pediatrician, one of the questions I was asked was how long I nursed Caleb.  Everyone was very impressed that I nursed him for nearly fifteen months…

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  • You need this recipe for oobleck! It's an edible slime recipe that ISN'T tasty! #oobleck #slime #edibleslime #toddler #preschooler #craft

    Oobleck ~ Edible (But Not Tasty) Slime

    June 22, 2018

    Your kids love slime but they also love eating slime. You’re going to definitely want this edible slime recipe that’s commonly known as oobleck! It’s edible but not tasty! Perfect for little people!

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  • Interactive read aloud tips for toddlers

    Interactive Read Aloud Tips for Toddlers

    April 4, 2018

    About a hundred times a day I hear the words “Read me book, peese, mama” come out of my little man’s mouth.  It makes my heart happy to know that he has developed such a love of books and learning.  Caleb wasn’t a huge fan of reading when he was younger (he didn’t want to…

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