• Operation Clubhouse {DIY Playhouse with Slide}

    June 11, 2019

    I have fond memories of countless hours of my childhood spent playing outdoors. Riding bikes all over the neighborhood. Scrambling through the brush and the weeds exploring and imagining. Making mud pies in the front yard. It wasn’t often that you’d find my sister and I indoors watching TV. Unfortunately for my girls, our house…

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  • Emma & Charlie’s My Little Pony Birthday Party

    May 24, 2019

    My Emma, she has the memory of an elephant. That girl never forgets. So when she announced LAST JULY that she wanted her next birthday party to be a My Little Pony party, I jumped on Pinterest and started pinning. Lucky for her, Charlie still isn’t old enough to have an opinion on party themes,…

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  • 40 Non-Candy Easter Egg Fillers

    April 17, 2019

    Easter’s almost here and my toddler can’t be more excited. What’s not to love? Waking up to a basket full of sweets and treats, awesome! But my favorite part? I love surprises, so naturally, it’s Easter eggs! As a kid, I loved cracking them open to see what waited for me inside and now as…

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  • 40 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

    April 16, 2019

    It’s that time of year again, where the Easter Bunny hops from house to house filling baskets full of treats for our little ones. And as much as my toddler loves yummy, sweet treats, this mama prefers to not have a tiny human, on full sugar overload, running rampant around my house. So our Easter…

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  • Baby’s First Easter Basket

    April 15, 2019

    As much as I love finding creative ways to fill Easter baskets and Easter eggs, I have to admit that putting together baby’s first Easter basket can be a bit daunting. Candy is out. Small toys that can fit into plastic eggs, those are out too. Onesies and bibs are fine, but I prefer gifts…

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  • 7 Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day with Kids

    February 21, 2019

    It’s weird how you change after you have kids. Now, I cry reading “I’ll Love You Forever.” Now, I think Ariel was just a kid and should have listened to her father and kept her red head below the water. Now, I care about holidays like St. Patrick’s Day. Never one who cared for pinching…

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  • 11 Simple Traditions to Make Your Christmas Merry

    December 7, 2018

    Christmas is my favorite time of year! The lights, the sounds, the smells, the magic! But my favorite part? The traditions! Traditions are an important part of any family. They help create strong bonds and relationships, as well as creating wonderful memories. I look forward to our Christmas traditions all year and I know my…

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  • The Christmas Eve Box

    December 4, 2018

    Growing up, my family always used to open our gifts on Christmas Eve. Being an impatient child, this was a dream because who can wait one more day to tear into that shiny pile of presents? Of course, it didn’t hurt that there was still Santa, so really, we got to open presents two days…

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  • A baby, sitting on a carpeted floor, playing with building blocks

    Toys That Spark the Imagination

    September 10, 2018

    Thank you to Imaginations Unbound for sponsoring today’s post on Toys That Spark the Imagination. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.   “Children learn as they play. More importantly, in play children learn how to learn.” – O. Fred Donaldson   You’ve probably already heard by now that imaginative play is important for…

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  • Favorite Books for Toddlers

    August 6, 2018

    I’ve said before that I love to read, and I’m passionate about instilling that same love in my children. And it appears to be working! Emma is just about as book obsessed as I am. We have quite the collection of books for her, but there are some definite standout favorites. Ones that she asks…

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