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Friday Faves & Finds (2.23.18)

Yay for the weekend! This weekend my husband and I are hosting my son’s birthday party at Recess – Urban Recreation, and I can’t wait to celebrate our little boy! In preparation I’ll be busy making yummy vegan cupcakes – if you have any vegan, or egg/dairy allergic friends, they will love this recipe. What […]

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What I Love About Being a Mom Blogger

A little over a year ago, I was a burnt out stay at home mom stuck in a weekday rut. Make breakfast, spend time with the baby, put him down for the night, cook dinner, clean up the kitchen (sort of), and then (finally!) enjoy a little (too little) end of the day me-time. Except, […]

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ideas for feeding picky eaters

Avoid the Battle – How to Deal with a Picky Eater

I’ve decided to call a truce. I’ve decided it’s unfair to say my toddler is a picky eater. So what that he doesn’t like every meal I put in front of him? I like certain foods and dishes more than others, too. We should help our children discover nutritious foods they enjoy, not judge their […]

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Glass Half Full: Choosing Gratitude in Motherhood

The air is getting cooler, and Thanksgiving is around the corner. It’s easy to feel sentimental when surrounded by family and eating pumpkin pie, but how can we give thanks in the everyday moments of parenting? More specifically, how can we give thanks when motherhood is hard? Maybe it’s just a shift in how we […]

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meal planning

5 Ways to Make Meal Planning More Fun

Stuck in a recipe rut? For a busy family, meal planning can feel like just another to-do on the list. But with some tweaks, meal planning could be a fun creative activity you might even look forward to. Here are five ways to make meal planning a whole lot more fun. Think seasonal Consider incorporating […]

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Beyond Toys: 5 Meaningful First Birthday Gift Ideas

The first birthday is an exciting milestone. Maybe you’re trying to come up with a special gift idea for a party you’re invited to, or maybe family is asking you for gift ideas, and you don’t want another well intentioned but loud flashing toy that requires multiple batteries. Here are five meaningful first birthday gift […]

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