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Our Favorite Toddler Toys Ages 2-5
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Our Favorite Toddler Toys Ages 2-5

Have you started Christmas shopping for your toddler yet? On Instagram last week I asked if you’d rather see gift guides or reviews of our favorite toddler toys and you overwhelmingly voted for reviews of our favorite toys. So, here are my favorite toddler toys right now: (note: Lincoln is almost 5 And Adelaide just…

28 Best Places for Cute Toddler Girl Clothes
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28 Best Places for Cute Toddler Girl Clothes

Today I’m sharing all the best places to find trendy and cute toddler girl clothes. Shopping for a toddler boy? Check out this list of best places for toddler boy clothes.  Best Places for Cute Toddler Girl Clothes Are you on the hunt for the cutest toddler girl clothes? We’re going through so many options…

11 Activities to Teach Kids Emotions (and build Emotional Intelligence)
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11 Activities to Teach Kids Emotions (and build Emotional Intelligence)

Today we’re talking all about building emotional intelligence in toddlers and young kids. These activities are ways to spend time with your kids in a way that boosts their EI as they become more familiar and comfortable with their emotions and the emotions of others.  Did you know there is something twice as important as…

Lume vs. Native Deodorant: 2 week Pit Test results

Lume vs. Native Deodorant: 2 week Pit Test results

Wondering which of the leading aluminum-free deodorants is more effective? Looking for a recommendation on which one to buy? We’ll cover all the differences between Lume and Native in this article. I’ll also share the results of our 2 week Lume vs Native “pit test” to see which deodorant is really more effective. This post…

Disneyland Vacation: Beaches + Playgrounds to visit

Disneyland Vacation: Beaches + Playgrounds to visit

Today we’re talking all about the cutest Disney outfits for kids! Whether you’ve booked your tickets to Disneyland or are just trying to keep the magic alive at home, here are some darling Disney outfits for your favorite little fans. This post is written in collaboration with PatPat’s Disney Collection. All opinions are my own….

Unpaid Promptly Journal Review
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Unpaid Promptly Journal Review

Today we’re talking all about my favorite baby book, the very best baby book, the Childhood History from Promptly Journals. This post is not sponsored (I was gifted my first Promptly Journal years ago and have since bought a dozen between my subsequent pregnancies and gifts for friends). This post may contain affiliate links. Promptly…

Family Beach Evening at Corona Del Mar
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Family Beach Evening at Corona Del Mar

We have spent a lot of the last few months in pure survival mode. First trimesters are HARD! They lead to something wonderful but the collective year of them I’ve lived through is almost certainly my least favorite. It’s like a perpetual stomach flu for 3 months … where you still mostly expect yourself to…

Best Friends: Encouraging Sibling Relationships 
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Best Friends: Encouraging Sibling Relationships 

Today we’re talking all about how to encourage sibling relationships, reduce those sister squabbles, and find more joy in family relationships. This post was originally published back in January 2018.      I’ve had a few questions and done A LOT of thinking about how to encourage sibling relationships over the last few months and…

My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

Today I’m sharing all my favorite things! This post contains affiliate links meaning I may make a small percentage if you purchase something after clicking one of my links (at no additional cost to you). Not all of the products have affiliate links and I do love every single one.  Let’s talk favorite things!  Yesterday…

Why Your Toddler Says “No” and How to Respond
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Why Your Toddler Says “No” and How to Respond

Today we’re talking all about the toddler defiant “No!” phase and how to respond. This post was originally published back in 2017.  The No Phase Last month it was like Lincoln fully embraced turning two and immediately switched into defiant toddler mode. One day he was agreeable, easily persuaded, and happy to go with the…

How to host a virtual playdate: 6 Ideas and things to do
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How to host a virtual playdate: 6 Ideas and things to do

How are you doing at home with little ones after a full week? How are the kids doing?  We have moved up to New Hampshire to be at my parents and are loving the additional space and grandparent time…. but missing the routine of preschool and friends. It certainly has helped me realize that what…

Danish Way of Parenting Summary + Takeaways
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Danish Way of Parenting Summary + Takeaways

Today I’m sharing the key takeaways from “The Danish Way of Parenting” in an effort to read all the parenting books so you don’t have to. As I’ve been researching how to raise kids with high emotional intelligence, these strategies ring especially true. While not framed from an EI perspective in this book, a lot…

Building a newborn bedtime routine when you have other kids at home

Building a newborn bedtime routine when you have other kids at home

Today we’re talking about baby bedtime routines when you have older kids at home. Westley’s nighttime routine looks a little different these days now that he’s older but figuring out his routine back in the newborn stage was a work in progress. When we just had one child… When Lincoln, our first, was a baby…