6 baby must-haves for summer time

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Summer is such a wonderful time, but when you have a baby it can sometimes feel so much more complicated! Dragging things around, remembering everything you need or might need! The obvious esssentials were what always ran through my head first. Things like pacifiers, snacks, diapers, wipes and changing gear, and sunscreen. (I always forget the […]

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trying on trends with Playtime NY

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Ah, summer trends. There are the timeless classics, of course, lighter fabrics, summer breezes, and a good pair of sunglasses (can I please have the star shaped sunglasses at the end of this posst? pretty please?. But let’s look at the trends on the horizon in the world of Children’s gear and fashion for 2016. Playtime NY […]

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timeless summer evenings with your girls

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For the most part, we always went with the cheap pajamas from Target. I suppose the habit starts at birth, when Birdie needed several sets to get through diapers, potty training, the flu, etc. Kids and pajamas are a tough partnership in the early years. Birdie is now 6, but we never really changed our ways, but then […]

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cuddle your youngest with milkbarn kids

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Pampering your youngest babies is as natural as breathing. Those sweet-smelling, warm little bodies need all the love, softness, and comforting possible. I suppose that’s why baby blankets, swaddlers, and baby linens in general are so numerous, and why I want them to be extra beautiful! Like these finds from Milkbarn Kids (formerly Zebi Kids). […]

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momma beads from madre beads

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Seeing a new business being born is so dang exhilarating. I just get a kick seeing someone bring their big ideas to life – and I’m especially excited when it’s someone I know! Let’s welcome a new business into the world, shall we? Meet Madre beads – the eco-friendly, non-toxic jewelry all of you savvy […]

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give your favorite littles a new wardrobe

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When I was pregnant with Birdie, I was obsessed with knitting her as many things as I could before she arrived. It was the best way I could think of to show my love for her when I had no other way except for hugging my own belly. Now, of course, if I have time […]

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make it: spring printables worth hopping for!

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Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Make sure you have the luck of the Irish and download Smallful’s Rainbow Crown! It’s springtime! I want to shout it from the rooftops and hilltoops and mountaintops like that famous scene in Sound of Music. I want to throw my arms wide and shout: “Let’s make some Spring printables!” Okay, […]

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spring dresses: fancy enough for everyday

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Do you have a daughter who wants to pull out ALL the fashion stops at rather random moments? One day Birdie is fine with me picking out everything she wears, and the next she has very specific ideas. It’s fascinating to see her coming into her own (and yes, a little frustrating when it happens […]

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monster hands

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It’s the week before Christmas, and everything over here is a flurry! Everything except the weather that is. It rained yesterday. In Minnesota. In December. We’re all very very confused around here. But, it means hilarious gloves like these mitts from Warmsters are just the right garb to keep up with the warmer temperatures. (Because […]

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put a badge on it

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I think my favorite part of my short-lived stint in the Girl Scouts was the badges. Perfect little icons, all sewn in a row. Collecting them was addictive, and there were certain ones that were so much cuter and prettier than others that I wanted them the most – even if I didn’t like the activity […]

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do you need an old-fashioned halloween?

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Every year the mail carrier delivers one of those fliers for Halloween costumes and my face contorts the moment I see it. Since when do we need a sexy Alice in Wonderland? How does being a femaiile Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle require a green tutu? Why are all the skirts way above the knees? And why are […]

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this can help those school separation anxieties

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Do your kids have a hard time going to school about this time in the year? The excitement begins to wear off and the honeymoon phase is over. Birdie is normally a very confident little girl. But when she doubts herself, and when new situations begin to overwhelm her, separation anxiety rears its ugly head. […]

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a new way to shop for everything

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I’m excited about today’s feature, because I think it’s a sign of things to come. As bloggers we’re always looking for the next wave, and when it comes to shopping through blogs, I think I may have found it. Today I want to introduce you to Bringhub, and a couple of perfect fashion picks from […]

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your kiddo is ready to up up and away!

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It happened. Fall has arrived. School is starting, And I swear, no joke, there are some trees in my area that are already turning colors (it makes me hurt, I can’t take it!). You know what comes along with fall and all the other back to school madness? The holidays. They’re around the corner. I […]

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back to school backpacks

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I tried to convince Birdie that she needed one of these amazing little backpacks designed by Michelle Romo for the Land of Nod. But she’d already found a unicorn backpack she prefers, and I’m not really surprised, since unicorns are one of her top most favorite of favorite things! Still, if we hadn’t seen the unicorns, […]

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