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Be Perfect

 Are you new to the classroom Valentine's Day card routine? Do you need some guidelines for sending in the perfect treats and cards? You came to the right place! I have a trove of tips and ideas so your little one can have an amazing Valentine’s Day. 

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Household Icky-ness

Talk to any parent, and one thing we all seem to have in common is that utterly helpless feeling you get when your child is sick. The glassy eyes. The runny nose. The rattley chest.

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Happy Birthday Peacock

To my beautiful baby peacock, your first birthday has arrived. I have a couple of wishes for you, baby girl. Twelve wishes, to be exact. One for each beautiful “first” month, and they go a lil’ something like this…

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Theme This: A Baby Shower

 

This past weekend, I helped host a dear friend's baby shower. It's not often that I actually get the opportunity to be crafty, but I do love a good party… party planning process, that is. I'm a planning fanatic! Give me a theme and I run with it…

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Being an Only

We live in a land where Gallup polls reveal that along with a white picket fence, America’s domestic dream seems, more often than not, to involve 2.5 children. Being and growing up an only child in a world of brothers and sisters is… interesting.

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Mom on the Run

Challenging as it may be, I wouldn’t trade running with Nora for anything in the world. I thought I enjoyed the meditative qualities of running before she came along, but now-a-days “the runners high” has a whole new meaning for me. Nora has been a passenger to the sport since she was 2 months old. Watching my baby gain a unique awareness of her surroundings while we zoom around town is priceless.

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Saoirse Says...

Our daughter is 2 years old and as the saying goes, kids say the darndest things. We'd like to share them with you through a simple and funny new series here on the blog that we're calling "Saoirse Says..."

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Cookie Love

I'm constantly trying to sneak nutritious treats into their Green Eats Snack Bowls. We have our favorite quick bites, the standard grapes, apples, carrot sticks, cheddar cheese, but these snacks don't really cut it for the after school set. 

Instead, I rely on a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies that my boys love. The ingredients made me very skeptical and hopeful. If I could infuse cookies with extra protein, load them full of chocolate chips, and have the kids inhale them? A huge win for mom, but who on earth eats cookies made from chickpeas. I mean, really?

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The Cheaper Diapers

Once Nora arrived, I was nervous which is natural for any new parent, and my “type A” personality came on strong when it came to the “right” and/or “wrong” way to do things. I was sure that the realms of right and wrong, good and less-than-good parenting, were black and white. I scoffed at the “live and learn and then get [cheaper diapers] commercial.” Cheap diapers couldn’t possibly be as good as the more expensive brands, right? 

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