Last minute gift ideas for your tech lover at Best Buy

December 19, 2014
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Christmas is less than a week away! How did that happen? I just realized I need to pick up a few more things. Technology is always a hit, and I feel like I get bonus points if it’s something handy or something that will get a lot of use in our house! The reviewer has […]

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Fostering a love of reading

December 18, 2014
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I remember sitting down in the entry way to our house when I was in Kindergarten and reading an entire book to my mom. I’m not sure if it was reading the entire book that surprised her or that I was reading at all, but it’s a very distinct memory. I remember loving books at […]

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Nine age-appropriate ways your kids can help around the house

December 17, 2014
9 ways kids can help around the house

When we are on the ball in our house, the girls have and use commission chart* that we created for their various jobs around the house. We sat down and discussed the various things that they were capable (we started it at ages 6 and 4) put it on a chart and discussed with the girls. We […]

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LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE vs ergobaby 360 with VIDEO

December 16, 2014
Lillebaby complete verses the ergobaby 360 baby carrier

Since starting my baby wearing journey 6 years ago, I’ve tried out a lot of soft structure carriers. I feel confident that I know what I like and what I don’t like. My sister recently emailed me and asked me about the ergo baby 360, specifically in comparison to the LÍLLÉbaby COMPLETE. Being the good […]

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The story | Mommy and Me Monday | The 252nd ed

December 14, 2014
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Our little second born and first middle child has never really been the quiet one. If she is thinking or feelings something, you know about it, as well as anybody within a 5 miles radius, it would seem. Imagine my shock and surprise when I went to her first Kindergarten parent teacher conference and found […]

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13 STEM Toys for Toddlers

December 14, 2014
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I recently posted a list of STEM toys for elementary aged kids. Those are pretty easy to find. But, what about the toddlers, you asked? STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) are important to toddlers, too. I imagine most of the toys you have encourage these skills in even the tiniest of our people, but […]

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I’d rather give birth without drugs than go shopping for clothes

December 12, 2014
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Seriously. Giving birth with no drugs was easier, quicker and less painful than clothes shopping for me. I.just.hate.clothes.shopping. Too loose. Too tight. Too baggy here. Too short. Big gap. I look like a square. Oh look, a muffin top. Yes, a mu-mu! Now, birthing babies? I can do. I know my goal (birth the baby). […]

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Canon Rebel T5i – Hot Gift Idea at Best Buy

December 11, 2014
Canon Rebel T5i Deal

At the very top of my wish list for Christmas this year is a new camera. Yes, I have a DSLR, but it’s pretty old now (7 years), has limited focal points, limited ISO options and doesn’t do video. I know that a camera is only as good as it’s user, but I think I […]

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VIDEO Joovy TooFold Stroller Review

December 11, 2014
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We have a numbers game that we often play. And by “we” I mean “me.” When taking all four girls various places by myself, I have to figure out how to safely get them around, and keep them with me. The older two are pretty good about sticking close by, but the 2.5 year old […]

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Unique Gifts from White Rabbit Cottage

December 10, 2014
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Some gifts and things for our home I can quickly get online. Others I need to really look around, and touch and feel things. Or, more likely I need help. That gift giving help is something you can only get at a store with real employees that know what’s in their inventory. Sometimes, it’s even […]

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Do You Knowzz?

December 9, 2014
New windows going in

We were out walking one day when our neighbor came running out of her house. After making sure everybody was okay, we learned that she had a pipe that broke in her kitchen and it was flooding. We made sure she had since turned the water line off and she asked us for the name […]

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