No More Mother’s Day Cards

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Three years ago my husband (with the prompting of his very wise mother-in-law) started a fabulous tradition. It’s frugal and priceless – the best kind of traditions – and gives him some major husband points! This is my Mother’s Day Journal. Every year on Mother’s Day my husband sits down with our two kids and […]

How The Internet Ruins Moms

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The internet: what started off as a blessing with its ability to easily share photos with friends and family, and video call relatives abroad, has slowly become this place where moms openly fight, judge, brag, and condemn. And it’s exhausting us with constant articles on what we should be doing with our kids, how we […]

Backyard Toys For Toddlers & Preschoolers

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Next month a little dream of mine is coming true … a backyard fence! With an almost two and four year old, they don’t take kindly to being cooped up inside all day so spring and our fence is coming in the nick of time. As gardening supplies have been popping up in the stores, […]

How-to Guide: Searching for Newborn Photographers

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  About the author: Mother of two, Tracy Gabbard is the Tampa Bay Area’s premier professional photographer for newborns, children and families. She has a natural light studio in Clearwater, FL and loves to create sessions for newborns, children and families that are fun and interactive. She has been featured on photography blogs such as, […]

10 Great Easter/Spring Outfit Ideas

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Spring is here, and children’s clothing stores are brimming with outfits for Easter and other spring occasions. For inspiration, here are 10 adorable options. FOR GIRLS: Easter Baby: Get your infant ready for the Easter bunny in this pretty Ralph Lauren floral cotton sateen dress and matching bloomers in baby blue or hot pink. (Ralphlauren.com, sizes […]

Baby #3 Wish List

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Let’s talk baby #3 today! What I may “need”, what I want and what I’ve come to determine is pure poppycock in the realm of baby necessities. No, no – not expecting over here! Deep sigh of relief I’m sure from my husband who occasionally reads my posts. But, not expecting doesn’t keep me from […]

How to Take a Good Driver’s License Photo (VIDEO)

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Welcome to “How to” Monday! If you have been following our how-to videos for the past few months, you would know that some are serious and others are just plain fun. Sure, we want to help everyone with different tips, but sometimes, we just can’t take ourselves too seriously. We are goofy, we are silly […]

Mama’s Easter Basket

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In a few weeks a happy little bunny, in the form of a mama and dad, will hop into your home with little surprises for the children. But what about mama … the hard worker who often plans the seamless success of holidays? She deserves a little Easter treat too, right? Look no further than […]

Easter Dinner Side Dishes

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Easter is right around the corner, so today we’ve got food on the brain. Whether or not you’re making an Easter ham, these side dishes are sure to be a hit with everyone at the table. Mashed Potatoes From The Pioneer Woman. It’s not dinner without mashed potatoes as a side dish. Buttery, creamy, and […]

Dear Minecraft…

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Dear Minecraft, I’m sorry to have to write this letter, especially after my note to the Claw Machine a few years ago, but a few things need to be said. After months and months, I cannot ignore it any longer. I’m a mother and I’m concerned with your overpowering influence over my kids. They are […]