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The Power of Intentions: My Favorite 10-Minute Sanity Saving Exercise

I’ve always prided myself on being very organized and have always been the one to show up to any group event first – usually early. That is, until I had children. Now I feel like there’s always something that I’ve forgotten– whether it be brushing one of the kids teeth or a dose of pink eye drop medicine – or…

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THE BLOG POST I DIDN’T WRITE – AND WHY

I’d been brainstorming the post for three weeks: I would make homemade playdough but would include SPRINKES inside – instead of food coloring. It would be a fun activity to do with my toddler – fun activity to film and then blog about….except, it wasn’t. You see when I finally decided to do the activity I decided to do it…

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6 Morning Hacks to Get the Kids to Daycare FAST

When we had just one kid, I thought getting him ready and out the door and getting to work on time was difficult. With two, its become near impossible. Because of this, we have had to get creative with some morning hacks in order to find ways to make our routine work and still not be late for work. Not…

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PAJAMA PARTY: BEST PAJAMAS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS

There’s really nothing like becoming a parent to really bring home a new appreciation for everything having to do with sleep: how many hours you are able to get, when your kid will sleep through the night, if your kid will take a nap on a given day….the list of sleep related topics I have Googled over the past 3+…

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Kid’s First Haircut: What’s the Big Fuss About?

I’ll be honest, until I had kids of my own I never really understood why a kid’s first haircut was a “thing.” Photos of children sitting in mini salon chairs shaped like cars while their parents clung onto tiny little wisps of hair to save as they wafted down their kids backs – saving them for what?…well I guess it…

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Baby Book Idea: Set Up an Email Address for Your Baby

So you might be asking yourself, why would you set up an email address for your baby? And how is this a “baby book idea”? Fair questions. When my kids were born, both times my mom gifted me gorgeous baby books to fill with photos and memories and memontos of my baby’s first year. Its a great sentiment and I…

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Me-Time is Important: How I Modified My Hobbies After Having Kids

This past Friday my husband and I went wine-tasting in the Virginia countryside without our kids. Yep – a DATE! And its a rare occurance. But it got me thinking about all of the little work-arounds that I have made slowly over the past three years to still make time for some of my favorite hobbies after having kids –…

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Baby Gear Files: Baby Registry Checklist for Items You Don’t Need

If you missed it this past week I detailed some of our favorite and must-have baby gear items here. While I absolutely love picking out baby stuff, creating a baby registry checklist, and read many baby gear reviews myself during both of my pregnancies, I think a very under-talked about topic when figuring out what to register for is what…

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Entertaining When You Have Young Kids: Doable and Worth It

I’m so excited that its almost spring. Like seriously excited. I feel as if I emerge from hybernation when it starts to show the slightest bit of warmth out and my plans reflect it: All of a sudden I want to put my sweatpants aside and come out from our homebody cacoon and see people. I realized recently that although…

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Baby Gear Files: What You Actually Need that First Year and Why

The past year has been a marathon and I cannot believe that my youngest is now almost one year old. The old adage “the days are long but the years are short” is feeling too true these days. As exhausting as those early days are, I have a twinge of sadness as I look at Paul and realize the nightly…

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