• 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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  • Favorite Books for Babies

    July 12, 2018

    I’m a huge book lover. I’ve loved reading my whole life. In school, I used to get in trouble for reading in class instead of paying attention! So, naturally, when I had children of my own, I wanted to foster that same love of reading in them too. As soon as they were old enough…

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  • How I Taught My Babies to Drink from a Miracle 360 Cup

    July 3, 2018

    Several years ago, before the girls were born, my sister took my niece for her first dentist visit. She later told me that the dentist had told her that he could tell what kind of sippy cup my niece was using based on the way it was causing her teeth to grow in. I was…

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  • 30 Non-Candy Piñata Filler Ideas

    June 18, 2018

    I have a toddler. And as I’m sure all you other toddler parents know (or remember), getting a toddler to eat is like pulling teeth. Oh the screaming and the crying! You’d think I was trying to torture her instead of keep her alive. And here, in our house, we have a rule that if…

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  • DIY Gem-Shaped Piñata

    June 14, 2018

    Growing up on the US/Mexico border, piñatas were always a birthday party staple. It didn’t matter what theme the party was or where the party was being held. There was always a piñata. And I loved it! The suspense of waiting for when it was time to bring it out. The fun of getting to…

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