DIY Ikea Playroom Built-in Billy Bookcase

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As many of you know, we recently moved into a new house. Even though it is a brand new house, there are a million things to do to get settled in. I’m not just talking about actual unpacking of boxes but trying to figure out where everything will go. A new house means a new layout and […]

Tips On Throwing A Kid’s Birthday Party

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Planning a party for one of your kids soon? It can require a lot of planning and sometimes, a lot of stress. To take some of that stress away, we’re sharing some of the best kid’s party planning tips with you so you can relax a little and make it the most successful party yet! […]

Does Your Child Grind Their Teeth?

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Back in May, we flew to London to visit my family for a month. Both my kids (almost 4 and almost 2) still sleep next to us, so in London, we had the same set up. About ten days into our trip, I started hearing a terrible noise that I recognized very well- the sound […]

Panera Salads At Home

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Breaking news!!! Well, at least for those who love and adore the salad offerings of Panera Bread. Panera recently launched six of their popular salad dressings as a bottled option in stores. That’s right! You can now whip up your own Panera-ish salads at home and they’ll be practically complete thanks to the Panera dressings. […]

Mom Poll: What Is the Right Age For a First Visit to Disneyland?

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I grew up visiting Disneyland often. Not because we lived in California, but because my half sister did. Oh lucky stars!!! Visits to see her always included a trip to the Magic Kingdom. I remember when Toon Town launched and the first time I was actually excited to ride Pirates of the Caribbean rather than […]

Tips On Keeping The Kids Busy And Entertained During Summer

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Well, it’s still summer and the kids are still home from school. In case you’re all getting bored and cabin fever, I’m here to share some tips on keeping those kids busy and entertained until the school bells ring again!       -Connect with other friends and family members. Just because your kids aren’t […]

Fancy Apple Water

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I’ve got a parenting faux pas to confess — my daughter loves juice. It’s not the end of the world, obviously, but I do regret introducing juice when I did. We’ve been slowly cutting back and I’ve been promoting water to help her stay hydrated during these warmer months, but girlfriend thinks water is lame […]

Babywearing Twins for the Non-Babywearing Mom

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I love babywearing, but I’m not really a babywearer. See, I tend to subscribe to the MacGyver school of parenting. A little gum, a little duct tape, a couple bobby pins, whatever you got on you to get the job done. As a “MacGyver Parent,” I’m a little vegan, a little carnivorous, a little homemade, […]

How to Make a Starbucks Yogurt Parfait (VIDEO)

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  My kids are always begging for the yogurt parfaits when we stop by Starbucks. While they are delicious, I’m not real big on spending $4-$5 for a parfait for each of them. Instead, I make them at home as a breakfast treat and they end up being twice as yummy because we put in […]

The Top Ten Educational Toys for Toddlers

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For young children, learning is done through play. That’s how they grow. And toys are the tools they use to build their future selves. Why do you think toddlers are so active? They want to discover things. And the more they discover, the more they develop their minds. Toys can act as catalysts for intellectual […]