kids

This is Exactly What I Pack for My Kids on a Plane (Ages 2-7)

Flying with toddlers or young kids? Read this packing list before you go! It’s everything you might want to consider packing before you’re wheels up! I have very distinct memories of my first mommy and me experience when Parker was a baby. It was early summer and almost every mom had the same question: “Help! We are traveling soon and I don’t know what to bring on the flight for the baby!” Now that Ever is a full blown 2 year old toddler and Parker is in elementary school, our list looks a little different. I …

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17 Things to Do in Austin with Kids Outdoors

There are a lot of reasons to love living in Austin. As a mom of little kids in a year where nearly everything we have done has been outdoors, I have a new found appreciation for my hometown’s 300 plus days of annual sunshine and endless outdoor attractions. I’ll take a botanical garden over an indoor play gym any day. Whether you’re looking for a way to spend a Saturday or are visiting Austin, Texas for the first time, these 17 things to do in austin with kids are tried and tested by me and my own two kids. PS. Since it …

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21 Christmas Traditions for Kids

It’s no secret that children make the holidays infinitely more fun to celebrate! Keep reading for all of our favorite Christmas Traditions… (This post was originally published in 2019) When I found out I was pregnant with Parker, I immediately began thinking of all of the things I couldn’t wait to do with her- chief among them, creating our own Christmas traditions as a family. Christmas is just more magical with children around. I remember stressing that first year about what our holiday traditions would be. If we …

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Parker tried out this year’s must-have doll, FailFix and here’s what she thought…

Did you know there’s a national day of failure in Finland? I do because failure is something that we have actually been focusing on in our family this last year. It turns out that Parker has her dad’s perfectionist tendencies which have their upsides, but they also have caused her to be hesitant to attempt things that she might not be great at or doesn’t have a lot of experience with. For this reason, when I was asked if we would want to try out this season’s hottest holiday gift (at least for girl’s ages 5-9), I jumped at the …

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