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DIY Preschool Valentines: Part 1

DIY Preschool Valentines: Part 1

Last year, I shared some ideas for DIY Candy-Free Valentines. We ended up making these toddler valentines for Liam’s classmates and they were a big hit with him and his little friends. I had fun ...

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A Mom’s Work/Life: Balance vs. Integration

A Mom’s Work/Life: Balance vs. Integration

Work/life balance has always seemed like a strange phrase to me. Perhaps it’s because it’s often felt so unattainable. When I say that, I don’t mean to say my work is so demanding that I ...

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Losing the Binkie: Weaning Your Child Off A Pacifier

Losing the Binkie: Weaning Your Child Off A Pacifier

I have a mom confession. My son, Liam, is three-years-old and up until recently, he still used a pacifier. I’m embarrassed to admit I let his love affair with his binkie go on as long ...

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New Year’s Parenting Resolution: Enjoy the Ride

New Year’s Parenting Resolution: Enjoy the Ride

The other day Liam pranced into the living room, grabbed his father’s baseball cap and placed it on his head (backwards of course) as he proudly announced, “Mommy, your little boy is all growed up!” ...

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Easy Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

Easy Christmas Morning Breakfast Recipes

It’s Christmas Eve and between present wrapping, party prep and the million other things that need to happen in the next 24 hours, planning breakfast for tomorrow morning can seem pretty low on the list ...

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Tips for Meeting Santa (Without Tears)

Tips for Meeting Santa (Without Tears)

Liam officially met Santa for the first time this weekend. He’s seen Santa quite a few times at various Christmas-themed events, but this was his first time doing the whole “sit on his lap, tell ...

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Family Holiday Tradition: Christmas Book Advent Calendar

Family Holiday Tradition: Christmas Book Advent Calendar

While I’m definitely trying to keep things simple this holiday season, there is one new tradition I’m excited to start with Liam. I wanted to start some kind of Advent calendar/countdown but didn’t really love any ...

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Holiday Perfection: Too Much Pressure On Parents?

Holiday Perfection: Too Much Pressure On Parents?

As the holiday season approaches, I’m often filled with both joy and anxiety. Joy for all the Christmas magic we get to share with Liam and anxiety that creating the magic is more than I ...

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Teaching Kids the Importance of Giving During the Holiday Season

Teaching Kids the Importance of Giving During the Holiday Season

It’s early still but thoughts of Christmas are already taking over our house. At age 3, Liam is old enough to be excited for Santa, the Elf on the Shelf and of course, PRESENTS. I ...

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Designing a “Big Boy” Room for a Preschooler

Designing a “Big Boy” Room for a Preschooler

Last year my sister-in-law offered to give us Liam’s cousin’s gently-used toddler bed. We happily accepted thinking he’d make the transition soon. He liked the idea of sleeping in a “big boy” bed, but always seemed ...

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