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Bujo FTW

Bujo is one of my favorite four-letter words. If you aren’t familiar, “bujo” stands for “bulletjournal,” which is basically a straightforward yet flexible system for tracking tasks, activities, and goals. The core design includes a layout for the year, followed by the current month, week, and day. One of bujo’s biggest benefits is that it’s […]

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Cloth Diapers: Not as Gross as You Think

When our family and friends heard we were going to cloth diaper the responses were usually two-fold. One, “Cloth diapering is a nice idea in theory, but we’ll see how long you last.” Two, “That’s totally gross.” We have been cloth diapering for over a year now and I could not be happier. In fact, […]

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Love is in the Air – A Fun Valentine’s Day Craft

My twins recently brought home some coffee filters that they had painted at their daycare. I found the colors beautiful the way the paint bled together. I couldn’t bear to throw them out. But they were coffee filters, so if I hung them up, well, they would look like coffee filters on my wall or […]

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Gifts That Take Up No Space

My family doesn’t need any gifts of things take up more space. Does yours? We don’t need more marbles or marble runs (the things that my son plays with constantly). We don’t need more games. I don’t need more kitchen stuff. My husband probably doesn’t need more CDs. I often try to think of gifts […]

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Ice Cream: Summer’s NOT Over Yet

Summer is NOT over. Despite what the retail stores want you to believe with their end of summer clearance sales. Despite what the craft stores want you to believe with pumpkins, colorful leaves, and scarecrows everywhere. Despite what the messages from your child’s school are making you believe. Despite what some websites and Facebook pages […]

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Crafts: A Way To Survive Summer

I swear I spend the last 6 months of the school year pining for summer. The relaxing mornings where the kids wake up naturally, the absence of the chaotic routines and schedule, and the extra snuggles of kids always there.  Then summer finally arrives…. Two days in: “WHY ARE YOU ALWAYS HERE!” Every time I […]

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The Power of the Puffball

In most important aspects of our lives, we receive formal training. We need to learn to read and write? We go to school. We need to learn to drive? We go to drivers ed. We need a job? We get our degrees and have training. However, when it comes to parenting, there is no training […]

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Don’t Throw Those Out Yet! Upcycling Kid’s Pants

Crunchy pants. That’s what my eldest daughter calls jeans, corduroys, or any other stiff material. Ever since she could really talk about her clothes she has preferred stretchy material or skirts and dresses.  Most kids wear pants for a season, and then they either a) outgrow them or b) ruin them with all the hard […]

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Make It Yourself: Valentine’s Slime

Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us! It is always fun to try to teach our littles about the different holidays, and crafts and sensory activities are my favorite ways to do that. Indoor busy activities are great while the weather is still dreary. Valentine’s crafts are common for toddlers, but often require a lot […]

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