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Ramblings about my Third Pregnancy and Feelings about Gender

There are some aspects of my third pregnancy that have been pretty magical, especially my oldest being aware of what’s happening. And then there are some symptoms that are still incredibly real and heightened miserably- especially with two toddlers running…

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Master Back to School with Routine Checklists & 5 Simple Hacks

It’s back to school season, as I’m sure you are aware! Many of you have already been back for a few weeks. We started this past week- a couple days after labor day.  This time of year can sometimes feel…

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The Best Prime Day Deals for Parents

Most of you probably already know this, but Amazon Prime Day starts today- July 16, 2018 at 3PM ET. It’s bigger than Black Friday for Amazon and a great time to buy items you’ve been checking out or get a…

Kids' birthday party planning guide with a birthday checklist, a brainstorming page and an organized shopping list. birthday party checklist, birthday party list, party planning ideas

Party Planning with a Kids’ Birthday Checklist!

I’ve wanted to share these planning checklists with you all for some time! Now that we just wrapped up another birthday party, it was all fresh on the brain again, so a perfect time to write it out. Having a…

Everything you need to plan a ball themed party for your next birthday celebration. Easy and fun theme complete with ideas for games, decorations and food. Ball themed birthday party, 2nd birthday party themes, 2nd birthday party ideas, 2nd birthday ideas, sport themed, sport themed birthday

Have the Best Birthday for your 2 Year Old with a Ball Themed Party!

So I made a joke at the end of my original ball themed birthday party post, that it was so successful I might just do it again for Ellis’ second birthday.  I really was joking. I swear. But then Ellis…

Create a daily toddler schedule to combat summer chaos. Includes tips for adjusting your routines, simple dinner ideas and a daily example schedule.

Daily Toddler Schedule to Combat that Summer Chaos

This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Summer is fun and exciting, making room for vacations, pool days and excursions. But it can also get a little chaotic. With school…

How to choose a toddler learning tower, kids kitchen helper or Montessori learning tower? 9 different options to research and choose from! Details optimal age range, benefits, as well as pros and cons of each. Everything you need to make the right decision for your family.

Everything you Need to Know about Choosing a Toddler Learning Tower

If you have a young toddler, you may be considering a toddler learning tower otherwise known as a kids kitchen helper or montessori stool. They can be an investment, which is why I went back and forth for a while…

Having a summer bucket list and a plan of summer activities for toddlers is a perfect way to make lasting memories and get the most of your summer as a family!

Make Memories with a Summer Bucket List for Toddlers!

Summer makes me so giddy!  And not just because I live in Chicago with super long winters. When I think of my childhood, I have so many fond memories that revolved around summer- like jumping through sprinklers, watching fireworks on…

Free Printables of last day of school signs! Grab them today to take the cutest pictures of your little ones' milestones. Available in color or black and white, from Preschool to 8th grade. And Montessori! Perfect way to capture changes in growth and confidence.

Last Day of School Signs- Including Montessori. Free Printables!

To continue the tradition of taking first and last day of school pictures, the last day signs are here for you to download!  I can’t believe another year has passed, alas here we are. This was my son’s first year…

Quick and nutritious ideas to perfect breakfast for one year old toddlers. What to feed new toddlers is one of the hardest challenges. Read on for healthy meal ideas and menus for one year olds.

Quick & Nutritious Breakfast Ideas for a One Year Old

This post is sponsored by Happy Family Brands but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Breakfast can be the hardest meal to actually cook and make nutritious.  Regardless if it’s supposed to be the most important. I…


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