Parenting: Funny Things Kids Say

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One afternoon we got home from school and my older daughter Emma immediately asked me if I could help her with a project, make her chicken soup for lunch, and please please get her some lemonade with ice because she was “dying of thirst”. As I was explaining to her that I could only do one thing… read more

Finding Balance with Sarah Davis

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A new year means new resolutions – many of mine usually revolve around balance, good health, and grounding. This year for my kids it’s about better listening and more attention to meal time etiquette. I’ve said before they bounce around like jelly beans during meals and dinner can take an hour! I was thrilled to sit… read more

Gift Guide: Games

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{Qwirkle, Zingo, Monopoly, Battleship, Connect Four, Brain Quest SMART Game, Simon, Don’t Tip The Waiter} This Christmas we are going big on board games. The focus is on getting our kids working on their numbers, letters, reading, and fine/gross motor skills while also having fun. Games like Connect Four are also good for learning patterns and strategy. Monopoly was on our list… read more

Baby News: It’s a…

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We could not be more excited to introduce you to the newest member of our family! With ten little fingers and ten little toes, just perfect in every way. Our hearts are full and we know this love will grow with each passing day. With a dimple in his ear he’s taken from mom and puppy… read more

Smart Biz: Zaniac

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Back when I was in high school I was a bonafide math and science geek so as you can imagine nothing makes me more happy than our countries move towards introducing more (and better) math and science curriculums to our students. I am sure many of you have been hearing about STEM initiatives in the… read more

Baby on Board & a Giveaway

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I’ll warn you right off the bat – this is going to be a sappy one. As I write my heart is fluttering around inside my chest like a butterfly trapped in a cage. I cannot believe I am just 1 week away from my due date. I can’t wait to meet this little being… read more

Velvet Tote

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I’ve been told that by the third child attempting to keep an organized “diaper bag” is useless. Some wipes, a pacifier, and a few diapers thrown in your purse and you are set for kid #3. I am thinking that one of these Velvet Tote Bags would be ideal for holding my usual staples like… read more

Parenting: Every Child is Different

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Almost 5 years ago when I found out I was having a second daughter I thought, “How perfect! At least I know what to expect.” How very wrong I was… As one of 8 children it’s a wonder that I was naive enough to imagine that my two girls would be the same considering that… read more

Parenting: Summer Shoes For Every Occasion

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I have always found shopping for children’s shoes to be kind of daunting. First off, most of the stores in our area are pretty over-priced. Online pricing is much better but what to do when you don’t know the exact size in a given brand that will fit your child? I know Emma wears a… read more

Mastering the 2-Wheeler

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{Giro Helmet $24.99, Balance Buddy $12.95, Kazam Balance Bike $99.00, Kick Stand $6.96} When I wrote about Emma mastering the 2-wheeler here I was remiss in not sharing the dirty details of how we made it happen. A few people have asked me since then about what we bought as we were learning. First I… read more