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Toddler Gift Ideas: Holiday Book Traditions (Plus a Disney Giveaway!)

There was a book I read every year as a child, approximately 100 times, leading into Christmas. Then, I read it to my brother. When my daughter was born, I bought a new copy to read to her. I still have the original, but the scratch and sniff stickers didn’t smell anymore. So, she got […]

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Kids, Pets, and Epic Messes: Welcome to Summer (Plus a Giveaway!)

Now that the kids are out of school, any semblance of order and cleanliness is completely gone. I’m excited to have them home for family fun, bonding with our upcoming adoption placement, and months of carpool and lunch-packing avoidance. The completely out-of-control house and sheer volume of messes they make? Not so exciting. We’re just […]

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Let’s Call This “Things I Should Have Bought Sooner” (Plus Distance Doodler Giveaway)

At Christmas I saw this commercial, and I was debating buying yet another toy for the kids. For some reason, I stopped myself. Probably because it was one of those “call now and be one of the first 500 callers” things. Except, it isn’t like that at all. The commercial I saw was for the Glow Crazy Doodle Dome. […]

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Science Rules (Leapfrog Tag Human Body Discovery Pack Review)

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring this review.  For more information about the LeapFrog Tag Human Body Discovery Pack, please visit their website #LeapFrogTag #spon Around here, someone is always getting measured. Someone is always too little to do something. Someone else is too big to play. Clothes are outgrown. Shoes are passed down. And, […]

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Convincing Kids to Read (Leapfrog Tag Getting Ready for Kindergarten Review)

Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring this review.  For more information about LeapFrog Tag Get Ready for Kindergarten, please visit their website #LeapFrogTag #spon Lorelai is in 1st grade this year. We have left behind the Pink Tower and Bob Books to enter the world of spelling tests and reading circles. The only problem? She’s […]

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3 Reasons I Hate Toys (And the New One That Won Me Over)

This post is sponsored by Pony Royale. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. Content & opinions expressed here are all my own. I have a love-hate relationship with my children’s toys. No, that’s not quite accurate. I just plain hate them. I would be content to stick with […]

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