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Ideas for a Small/Shared Nursery Space

Our family has been on the hunt for a house for about a million years, it seems. In reality, we’ve been casually looking for a couple of years, but our search has gained urgency with the coming of our second child in November. With two adults, one preschooler (is it weird that I want to continue calling him a toddler at three?), three cats…and now one more little one, our 1,000 sq. ft. home seems to be bursting at the seams. We adore our home and it’s served us well, but it’s time.

I’ve learned that, as with much in life, the best house for us will “happen” when it’s meant to. So, I’m not too stressed about whether we find our new spot sooner (ie before November) or later (ie before our oldest enters school…or college). Because of this, we’ve taken a hard look at our space to figure … Read More

Why is it important to teach your child to appreciate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers and I want for my children to understand that. The day of love can be used to celebrate friendships and family relationships. I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day; although I think it mainly has to do with the colors associated with Valentine’s Day. As a tomboy it was nice to get a day where everything was pink, red and white. With the origins of Valentine’s Day being rooted in the Catholic faith, the holiday originally had nothing to do with the love that we think associate it with. St. Valentine was a Roman Catholic priest who lived during the reign of the Roman emperor Claudius the second. Claudius had a law that prohibited young couples from getting married because the thought of the day was that young, unmarried soldiers fought more effectively than those soldiers who had families. St. Valentine married these young couples in … Read More

Picture Pinterest Perfect: Good or bad?

My daughter’s second birthday is this Sunday. Last year I did my best to make her first birthday party, a tea party theme, Pinterest-worthy. I spent a ton of time making these votive candle holders that looked like lace had been stenciled on for the favors. We invited at least 30 people; all friends and family and then some people that were obligatory invites because others were invited. I ordered a beautiful ribbon cake that would be the smash cake from the woman who usually makes the cakes for my kids’ birthdays. I was excited. I felt this party would be it, maybe it would go viral… could I be the next Martha Stewart of 1st birthday tea parties? If any of my friends are reading this they are probably laughing hysterically.

You see, I am anything but crafty; artistic, yes, but only in the written form … Read More

Oh my goodness, I need something fun!

Korova Cookies

Korova Cookies (Photo credit: jazzijava)

Have you ever had one of those days? Has getting out of bed ever been like trying to budge a boulder? Has it ever taken everything you’ve got to get through the day? Of course you have, you are a parent!

On those particularly difficult days, I find myself needing to take a break from routine, and do something that feels good.  It may be a little ritual that you take a few minutes for, such as going outside for some fresh air and sun, staring out the window and nibbling on a chocolate, or relaxing in an oversized chair with throw and a cup of hot apple cider. (Those are some of my favorite things!) It may be something that takes more time such as, “Hey kids, let’s go to the park and throw the Frisbee!” or “Honey, let’s go out tonight, just you … Read More

Thirsties Pin-to-Win Pinterest Contest Winner

Congratulations to Rachel Neufeld who won our Thirsties Pin-to-Win Pinterest Contest.TH-Pin2Win-BlogButton-160

Rachel won:

  • 12-Duo AIO Cloth Diapers
  • 3-Duo Cloth Diapers
  • 3-Duo Wraps
  • 3-Duo Hemp Prefolds
  • 3-Stay-Dry Duo Inserts
  • 2-Hemp Inserts 2pk
  • 1-Booty Love
  • 1-Booty Luster
  • 4-Fab Wipes 6pk
  • 1-Diaper Pail Liner
  • 1-Diaper Duffle

Rachel, please contact us here to claim your giveaway. When you contact us let us know you are the winner and also include your email address for verification purposes. You have until March 2nd at 4pm cst to claim otherwise we will draw a new winner.