This + That

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I spent all day yesterday thinking today was going to be Friday. Like, “Yay! Only one more day until the weekend!” And then, *boom* wake up and it’s only Thursday. Hmmmm. So now I have a whole extra day to fill and I think that’s going to include a Starbucks run, a post office drop, […]

6 Questions To Ask Before You Invest In a Really Nice Stroller

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Today’s post is sponsored by Baby Cubby. Cross my heart, I don’t mean to sound uppity, but when it comes to strollers … you get what you pay for. This, I know from experience. This, I have schooled Dominic on. And that says a lot seeing that he is Mr. Budget. Here’s the deal … invest in a […]

How To Listen To Audiobooks For Free

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I don’t read a ton, but I read a fair amount. These days half the books I read are holding a paperback  and turning pages and the other half is hitting play and listening.  That’s right … I’m an audiobook mama! I listen on the regular. Sometimes as I fall asleep. Often in the car (with this […]

This + That

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Jem and I are upping our art game. It’s calm and relaxing and we listen to Yo-Yo Ma or the Disney Legacy CD while we craft. The boys join in sometimes and other times we distract them with snacks so we can get creative in the quiet. This week it was watercolors and flower crowns. Next week? Well, we’re taking […]

Favorites for Baby Four

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This post was written in collaboration with some of the included brands. No payment was received, but some items were gifted to our family. Affiliate links included. Dominic and I do very different things in our down time. Down time as in, when the kids are all finally sleeping and we have a little time on […]

HOOT for Kids — A Treasure Box Surprise for Max

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Max doesn’t appear on the blog much these days. That’s his choice and it’s totally fine with me. This summer he turns 5 and by that age I’m all for my kids participating how and when they want. With this new sense of independence, Max rarely joins in on photos (for the blog or not!) whereas […]

Welcome To the Family, Z!

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Wonderful things are happening this weekend in the world of American Girl … the latest character in the contemporary collection, Z Yang, is joining the AG family! You can celebrate her arrival at home (medium fun) or join in the activities at the American Girl store closest to you (very, very fun!)! Here are the event details, just search […]

Reid — 15 1/2 Months

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Once upon a time, if I remember correctly, my kids had monthly updates here on the blog. I don’t remember much anymore, but I did use the old fashion search bar and discover that Reid hasn’t had a personalized update since he was 10 months <<< look how short his hair was! *Mother walk of shame* Or, […]