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Babyproof your home in style with The Stair Barrier

This post is sponsored by The Stair Barrier. As always, all opinions are my own.  Before I had kids of my own, there was one thing I completely underestimated: babyproofing.  It wasn't long before I came to the realization that my children must have some sort of superpowers: elastic arms, rocket speed, and the ability… Continue Reading →

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Last week Omaha finally received a proper snow! Surviving a frigid Midwest winter is much easier with a beautiful blanket of fresh snow on the ground, and the girls and I took FULL advantage. After bundling up with boots, snow pants, hats, mittens, and coats, we enjoyed our backyard winter wonderland! Baby Evie got to take [...]

3littlepigs

Thanks to The Rose Theater for sponsoring this post - we loved our afternoon at the show! Think you know the story of the Three Little Pigs? Think again. Yesterday afternoon the girls and I enjoyed a special preview performance of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs at The Rose Theater. My little [...]

shelf4

This post is in partnership with buybuy BABY, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own. Eleanor's room hasn't been a "nursery" since we moved her out of her crib when she turned two, but aside from transitioning her to a toddler bed, not much has changed over the past eighteen months! Recently [...]

Coloring and Conversations

mermaids

Hi mamas! I can't believe this is my 1st post of 2017 - it's almost February for goodness sakes! As for what I've been up to this past month, it's been a lot of the same old mama stuff. Balancing the status of the house somewhere between "tidy" and "tornado"... keeping Everly's insatiable appetite under [...]

Christmas Wonder

gingerbread

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mom and Me Baking Day

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 for Kids

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) [...]

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