Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Kids Activities

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. I just love the worlds of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell. The characters are certainly a part of my childhood and its really cool that the tradition continues with Ellie and Ronin. We've watched the current Tinker Belle movies a ton and Disney's The Pirate Fairy (which came out on BlueRay Combo Pack … [Read more...]

Your Jokes are SO Not Funny

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. Before getting to my post today, I have some wonderful news. As of last week, I am now on the Board of Directors for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Washington State Chapter. I've been a volunteer for the organization on the media team for quite some time and also recently become … [Read more...]

4th Birthday Manicures & Sushi …Seriously.

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. Ellie's idea, I swear. She's got sophisticated tastes, that one. So I got to planning her 4th Birthday Party just the way she wanted it. Invites! I electronically created the party invite above using a few of my favorite iPhone apps. First in Polyvore, I tracked down some background images … [Read more...]

Mental Health after Infant Loss & Miscarriage

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. TRIGGER WARNING: Infant Loss & Miscarriage. GUEST POST By: Colleen, a wife, mom, homeschooler, missionary and writer. She currently serves alongside her husband and five sons as a founder of the non-profit St. Bryce Missions and is part of the ground team in Tayutic, Costa Rica. She … [Read more...]

Being a Mom Does Not 100% Fulfill Me

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. We're so conflicted as mothers. At least I know I am. I wanted to be a stay at home mom and a big part of me loves seeing my kids day to day, hour by hour, grow, change and learn to be the little people they are. It's a beautiful thing, such an amazing gift to them, and incredibly important job … [Read more...]

PPMD Screening: A Matter of Life Or Death

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. GUEST POST By: A'Driane, mama of three, wife to a nerdy futurist, and a color addict who gets a rush from putting paint to canvas. A PPD & PPA survivor, she now strives to find the beauty in living despite the chaos of Bipolar Disorder Type II & OCD. An ardent believer in the power of … [Read more...]

Bare Feet on the Dashboard

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. Earlier this year I joined the blogging community Social Fabric. I love it. Its a network of all types of bloggers who offer support, brainstorming, education, and opportunities for work-at-home bloggers like me to earn money and contribute to their families' financial welfare. The campaign … [Read more...]

Farewell Bumbleride Flyer Sale {Over 70% OFF}

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. We have owned the Bumbleride Flyer in 2009, and I posted about its a couple of year ago because it truly was the most awesome stroller for Attachment Parents. We loved it mostly for its reversible handle that allowed the kids to ride facing us. Ronin was an anxious kid and much preferred it, … [Read more...]

Stocking Stuffers {Under $5 to Under $50}

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. 17 shopping days left till Christmas! Ahhh! I love the tradition of stockings. Its really fun to see them hanging on the  mantel prior to the holidays and then filled with presents under our tree on Christmas morning. So I wanted to share some ideas that I have to stocking stuffers. These … [Read more...]

What to Wear: Family Photos

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- We had our family holiday photos taken over the weekend by the awesome Julie Khoury Photography. I always have fun coming up with our outfits for our photo shoot, which has become a yearly tradition before the holidays. I know we'll look back and appreciate having them, especially since most of … [Read more...]

Disney’s FROZEN {Review} Plus Kids Activities

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  Who's excited to see Disney's newest animated feature film Frozen? We LOVE great animated movies in our house so we were all very excited to get to see Frozen a week early at a special sneak preview in Seattle. The film is officially out in theaters on November 27th for Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Making a Gluten-Free Castle Cake with Kids

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  The following is a tutorial of how my husband (who I've never known to bake in our 10 years of being together) and my kids (Ellie, 3 & Ronin, 6) made a gluten-free castle cake for my birthday. Admittedly this is a rudimentary castle that could certainly be improved upon with more … [Read more...]

Sleep is My Holy Grail and I’m sharing on WhatToExpect.com

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.   Today I'm on the move, over at WhatToExpect.com, talking about my own personal "holy grail" of self care: SLEEP. Come on over and let me know your thoughts on sleep as a #1 priority for mental health and motherhood. What to Expect is a great resource site for preconception, … [Read more...]

Mother Freakin’ Funny: Inspired by NickMom

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. The other night around midnight I was attempting to sleep ... I say attempting because  at the time there was a foot in my face ... and no, that's not a sexual reference. So anyway, a small person--Ellie--was scared, or whatever wakes her up eleventy-billion times a night, and she just HAD to … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Developing the Strength to Break Cycles

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. I'd like to welcome Stephanie to the blog today, a writer for houstonnanny.com. With a love of children, Stephanie has many years of experience as a nanny and has always been involved in childcare … [Read more...]

Tubby Table Bath Toy {Review}

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. Last month we were introduced to the Tubby Table, a brand new bath toy created by parents of twins. I thought it was a fun idea so wanted to try it out with the kids, who love playing with toys in the bath. And it looked like a great holiday gift idea to share with you! From the … [Read more...]

High-Quality Art Kits for Kids {Review}

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. A couple of weeks ago, a local Seattle-based company Eye Can Art found me on Twitter. They's are an art supply and education company that sells art kids for all ages. They sent me a Layered Wax Drawing Kit to review and I also get to give one away! It arrived last week and the kids … [Read more...]