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We all get in a slump sometimes, right? In every part of our lives, sometimes the drudgery or stress can get us feeling low or less than excited about things.

This time of year can be tough. We’re past the real heavy, super cold winter and spring is even tempting us with some snow melt and occasional sunshine, but it’s still not quite nice enough to get into full-on nice weather mode. Y’know, when the littles are still wearing mittens and boots to avoid the muddiness but are also begging to get out their kiddie pools (even though it’s still only 38 degrees).

Here are some ideas to spark your passion again even in the dreary winter months:

Take advantage of a weather change or switch up your laundry routine. A lot of the U.S. had a surprise February warm-up, and while it didn’t last (why, hellooooo, snowflakes!), I saw … Read More



I’ve mentioned before that I’m a fan of books (by day, I’m a school librarian), so with today being Presidents’ Day I thought I’d share some of my favorite presidential books for kids. And since there are many awesome books at varying levels and there are parents in this forum with kids in several age brackets, I’m organizing them by age.


Preschool

This Little President by Joan Holub
Highlighting a handful of significant presidents in a super simple, board book format, this is the quintessential starter “primer” for kids to learn about presidential history. With a more complete list in the index, you can choose how much (or how little) information you read with your child. Let’s just say we’ve started our 1-year-old out recently with this title; we grab one fact from each page (even though the pages are extremely concise and simple as they are), so this one’s Read More



One of the not-so-guilty pleasures that come with using cloth diapers is the fun expression that we can display with them. Y’know. On our kids’ bums. Ahem.

 

It’s true, though, isn’t it? When you see a new print and think, “OMG that goes perfectly with my LO’s nursery theme! Are they reading my MIND?!”

 

Or, “they finally came out with the perfect shade of blue that goes with 90% of my baby’s wardrobe.” Then you shout it from the rooftops – and by rooftops I mean social media.


So, why not use Valentine’s Day as the perfect excuse to show your love of your little one – and cloth?

Here’s a little Thirsties inspiration to help you do just that:

Thirsties Love Notes

Love Notes is Thirsties’ latest limited edition print that shows a sweet graphic version of a valentine. Its colors also lend well to either gender (not that we Read More


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This will be the first year ever that we’ll be sending valentines to school with our preschooler to hand out. For snack time, we’re usually “those parents” that send in organic raisins or applesauce cups (our son recently begged us to send in pretzels…my goodness, what have we DONE to the poor kid, LOL). So, I’m doing my best to get his input to see what he’d actually LIKE to give. If he settles on some store-bought Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle version, that’s fine.

However, I’ll be showing him these ideas to see if he’s interested in getting hands-on in making some for his friends, instead. Maybe your little one will want to do the same!

DIY “You’re a Star” Stamp Valentines by It’s Always Autumn

These are great ones for your kids to help with because they’re simple, it utilizes fun stamping (which, shhhhh, helps with fine motor skills!),

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