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Just the Girls

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Lately, I’ve been extraordinarily stressed.  With three kids and only one me, I’m always worried that there just isn’t enough time in the day to make all of them feel loved and special and attended to. At the end of every day I realize that I literally have nothing left to give.  I am spent. [...]


Marshmallow Ghost

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Now that fall weather has settled upon us presumably for good, I have to come up with fun ways for the kids to pass the time indoors.  We still take a daily trip to the park, and we enjoy plenty of fresh air walking to the grocery store/library/bagel shop, but for at least a few [...]


Whoa-Bot

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Halloween is less than a week away, and like most kids in America its all Evie and Mack want to talk about.  How many more days until Halloween?  What are you going to be for Halloween? Can we play trick-or-treat in the toy room? Like most things in my life, I like to give a [...]


Fun With Sidewalk Chalk + School Supply GIVEAWAY!!!

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Last month I wrote a post about the ban against my children from using chalk on the sidewalk outside our condo building.  I found the whole thing to be ridiculous and so silly and beyond absurd.  Who could possibly take offense to occasional sidewalk chalk drawings on a public city sidewalk?! Rose Art, an awesome [...]


Birthday Countdown!

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Evie’s birthday is now one month away.  However, it has been a daily topic of conversation for the past two months. She can’t wait to turn 4; its just about all she talks about.  We agreed that she can invite a few friends over for cupcakes followed by the new Disney princess movie “Brave” – [...]


The Best $1 I Spent All Week

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Evelyn hasn’t taken a nap in nearly two years.  When she fist gave up this most important of rituals, I was devastated.  I treasured those couple hours to myself every afternoon.  But, my mom made me feel better when she gently reminded me that everyone needs a little quiet time every day.  I shouldn’t personally [...]


Gone Fishin’

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Since Vivian was born six weeks ago we’ve been spending a little more time inside.  I try to plan a fun activity every morning, but sometimes by the afternoon my energy is spent and I don’t feel like venturing out.  I’ve been brainstorming quiet activities to do with Evie and Mack, and last week I [...]


Homemade Flashcards

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Evelyn is getting very curious about learning how to read.  She is only 3 1/2, so we’re starting with the basics right now. I was going to buy her some letter flashcards, but they seemed a bit overpriced for what they were.  Plus, I prefer to spend time with my kids making something.  I think [...]


We Can’t Wait to Hold You!

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Today was slushy and snowy and rainy.  After a busy week, I decided that today we’d stay inside.  I plan fun events every morning – children’s museum, swimming lessons, playdates, etc – so sometimes its nice to stay warm and snug at home. The only issue with staying home is finding things to keep the [...]


Leaving the Little Ones Behind

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Chris and I just returned from a week long vacation – without the kids.  It was the most uninterrupted time we’ve had together since our honeymoon, and I treasured every second.  The simple joy of sitting at a cafe and staring out the window for an hour can not be understated. It was nice to [...]


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