kids

Miraculous Ladybug Costume DIY 

This DIY Miraculous Ladybug Costume takes you from screentime to IRL play!  Easy to make and so much fun to play in! This homemade costume will be their new favorite thing! Perfect for dress up at home, Halloween or fancy dress party. (This post and Ladybug Costume DIY is sponsored by Miraculous Ladybug, a television series featuring two Parisian teenagers, Marinette and Adrien, who transform into the superheroes Ladybug and Cat Noir to protect the city from supervillains.) In early November, with no warning at all, Parker woke up not …

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2018 Gift Guides || For the Kid That Has Your Heart

Tomorrow we are packing up the kids and catching a plane to Colorado for Thanksgiving with my family in the mountains. It will be Parker’s first time skiing– watch out ski school– and there’s snow in the forecast on Thursday, so we are keeping our fingers crossed! In the meantime, if you’re looking to knock out your shopping for the littles on your list, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites. At least half of these the girls are probably getting this year. (This is our fourth installment of gift guides this …

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Mealtime Magic:  Three Ways to Get Babies and Toddlers to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

The other night as I was prepping three different versions of dinner for Parker, Ever and I (Aaron was traveling), and found myself nostalgic for dinnertime eight years ago. Eight years ago Aaron and I were newlyweds and dinner after a busy 10, 11, or 12-hour work day would sometimes mean walking across the street to the market and picking up a bottle of wine, soft cheese, and a baguette and dining at the bar or perched on the countertop. These days dinnertime more often means a lot more forethought. I look for meals that work for all three …

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The Longest Shortest Time || Parenting Advice I’ve Been Putting To Use Lately

The days are long but the years are short and these days I am in the habit of reminding myself that the only thing that will matter to me some day will be these mini people of mine—that I’ve raised them to know how unconditionally I love them and that they’re capable and empathetic and socially aware human beings. The older I get, the more sure of this I am.  As Parker has gone from a baby to a toddler to a full on kid (and next year an elementary schooler!), there is definitely more to navigate, consider, and think about.  Aaron and …

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