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May Days

May was beautiful. In so many ways. It was the prime of my pregnancy – love that second trimester boost of energy. Had spurts of gorgeous weather – even if it wasn’t sunny, it was often clear. And, we’re all feeling settled as we acclimate to our new town. I mean, how could we not, with […]

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How To Listen To Audiobooks For Free

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 […]

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Style File — Be Bold!

Today’s fabulous mama fashion is sponsored by Pink Blush. The perfect place to shop whether you’re expecting or just on the prowl for summer pretties! Happy last day of May! Once June arrives it’s crazy town here, because I say hello to my third trimester! And that’s kind of surreal, because the third trimester leads […]

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Say Yes To Being a Match

As a SAHM it’s super easy to get stuck in my own little world.  For the most part, I’m healthy, my kids are healthy, and we’re living a pretty charmed life. But not everyone is. And God forbid, that might not always be our story. That’s one reason why I love social media. It really […]

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This + That

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 […]

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Favorites for Baby Four

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 […]

1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum

It’s late. I’m in pajamas. It’s allllmost time for my 4th meal (debating between a bowl of cereal or salt and vinegar chips). But, since it’s your lucky night, I’m holding off on my pregnancy cravings to share everything that has arrived for Jemma’s 1st grade homeschool year … via video!  Enjoy!  Here’s the link list […]

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A Visit to the Terracotta Warriors

When I was mapping out our homeschool year last Fall, I heard through the grapevine that something special was coming to the Pacific Science Center in Seattle — the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor. Amazing exhibits are frequently on rotation at PSC (when I was growing up we saw features on Titanic, King Tut, and […]

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HOOT for Kids — A Treasure Box Surprise for Max

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 […]