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This year's Christmas season has been one for the books! Everything about the holiday is magnified when it's viewed from the lens of my girls - they see the Christmas wonder in everything! From visiting a gingerbread village... To performing in her first Christmas program... To baking the perfect cookies for Santa... It's been an… Continue Reading →

Paying it Forward with Stonyfield

As I learned during my farm tour trip out to Vermont this summer, Stonyfield is a company that has community at the heart of its mission. And this holiday season they empowered those of us in their YoGetters program to pay it forward in our own communities. Armed with a Visa gift card, we were challenged to [...]

Santa photo 2016

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Shh... Can you keep a secret? Santa let me in on a few special surprises for Christmas morning, and in the spirit of Christmas, I thought I'd share with all of you mamas juuuuuust in case you're [...]

Preschooler approved cookies

As I've said before, holidays are perfect for finding ways to connect with our kiddos. And we all know it's not really Christmas without COOKIES! But when I decided to have a baking day with Eleanor, I knew it would need to be on her terms: Things Eleanor Enjoys Pouring Stirring Taste testing Things Eleanor does [...]

My Mom Always…

My Mom Always...

As my girls get older, I find myself thinking about my own parents more and more. My childhood, our family routines, how they maintained order, and how they showed their love. There are certain things about each of my parents that are seared into my memory: My mom always cuddled me for as long as I [...]

Building holiday traditions: Melissa and Doug Advent Calendar

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. I mentioned in Monday's post that holiday traditions are becoming increasingly important as my girls get older. They notice all of the little things: special decorations, festive treats, and seasonal music. Seeing their eyes light up at [...]

Easy Turkey Craft to Do with your Kids

Thanksgiving week is officially upon us - I swear we were just picking out Halloween costumes, but here we are mamas! I don't tend to do a ton of decorating for Thanksgiving, but having kiddos makes me want to make the most of every holiday. When my friend Jordan asked me if I wanted her [...]

Comfy and Cute Holiday Style

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. It's that time of year - Thanksgiving feasts, cookie baking, Christmas decorating, gift shopping, and a flurry of other fun holiday events. And of course all of these occasions (no matter how big or small) [...]

Four Ways to Encourage Pretend Play at Home with your Kids

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Three is so fun! Challenging, but so, SO fun! The mind of a three-year-old is a truly amazing thing - I absolutely love watching Eleanor spin worlds make-believe. As her mama, I do my best to create [...]

Lekue Lids

For several years, I've been slowly transitioning to more environmentally friendly products in our home. I'm nowhere near perfect, but I know that even the smallest change has a positive impact. Today I thought I would share three of my favorite eco-friendly switches! 1. Tom's of Maine Personal Care Products  I first started using Tom's of Maine when [...]

Owl Post for Haunting at Hogwarts at Omaha Children's Museum

Halloween kicked off early this year with our very first "adult night" at Omaha Children's Museum. Last Saturday they threw a Harry Potter themed bash aptly named "Haunting at Hogwarts." It was an incredibly fun event - they thought through every last detail and made the night truly magical! I have some photos below, but you [...]

Easy and delicious Halloween snack for preschoolers

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. This time of year is amazing for so many reasons - colorful leaves, pumpkin patches, crisp air, and Halloween! Holidays are some of the best parts of being a mama. There are so many awesome opportunities to [...]

Happy Saturday mamas! The girls and I kicked off our weekend with a trip to The Rose Theater yesterday afternoon to see a preview performance of Mouse on the Move, a brand new interactive show just for preschoolers! And as you'll see below, Everly refused to take off her hat all day yesterday, but I [...]

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