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Not to be overly dramatic, but I read the most fascinating New York Times post the other day and it […]

photo via The Busy Budgeting Mama   I’ve got something very exciting to announce: “The meal plan is coming! The […]

I recently realized it’s that time of year again… preschool picking season!  I can’t believe it’s already been thirteen months […]

Did you know it only takes 5 minutes of quality time a day with your child to give them a […]

One look at The Make & Play Vault and you know I’m not one to shy away from a good […]

We’ve been struggling a bit with typical 3 year old power struggles around here lately.  I’ve been wracking my brain […]

Hi friends, are you all enjoying a day off today?  We got a good dump of snow this weekend – […]

Along with making all those other resolutions, the new year always seems like a good time for a little parental […]

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  I’m still spending time with visiting family (as I’m sure many of […]

I bet you read the title of this post, looked at the photo and thought something along the lines of, […]

If there’s one tool in my parenting arsenal I couldn’t live without it’s kid music. There’s nothing like springing a […]

Happy Friday and congrats to Laura, the winner of the Elissa Hudson giveaway!  If you didn’t win but would still […]

photo via Real Simple   Have you settled on an activity for Dove’s Self-Esteem Weekend yet? It’s this Friday through […]

I’ve got a great craft for you today.  In fact, it’s my hope that any and all of you with […]

This is an impromptu post inspired by C yesterday morning.  As we were sitting at the table eating breakfast, he […]