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20+ INDOOR CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS

20 Christmas Crafts And Activities For Toddlers
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Christmas season is my favorite time of the year and it’s even more fun with kids. But it also means it’s cold and rainy and not as much fun to be outside. To entertain Hazel and to get us in the Christmas spirit we’ve been doing a lot of fun Christmas themed indoor activities (we’ve even built a snowman inside!). I thought I’d share of what we’ve been doing in case you want to do them too. A lot of these are activities that we do year-round and I’ve just added a

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TIPS FOR SURVIVING FLU SEASON WITH KIDS

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So we were at the library the other day and a little kid stuck his hands in Iris’ mouth and Hazel licked the library table. I busted out my Nice ‘n Clean Antibacterial Hand Wipes so fast and started wiping down the table. Haha! But that’s not even the worst of the things that have been in Hazel’s mouth. She also ate dog poop twice and licked the side of the trash can (we’re really good parents ;)) Hazel has always been

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TRAVELING ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS

The Best Traveling Activities For Toddlers
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The holiday season means traveling for a lot of people, and with toddlers, that can be very stressful. When we go on road trips with the girls, Hazel is always in the backseat asking “we amost der?” and then she’ll tell Iris “Is ok, Iris, we amost der.” It’s absolutely adorable for the first five minutes of our trip, but after a few hours it’s not as cute. Haha! Through our many road trips, I’ve learned that if you’re not prepared with activities, your toddler will cry…a lot. So I make

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ACTIVITY ADVENT CALENDAR + PRINTABLE

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Christmas gets better and better each year. I honestly think Christmas is more fun as an adult/parent than it is as a kid. I love getting to carry on traditions that I did when I was a kid, and create new ones for my girls. Now that Hazel is two, I’m super excited to start the tradition of doing an activity advent calendar each Christmas with the girls

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OUR APPROACH TO SLEEP

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Iris’ Outfit | Iris’ BowJelly Cat Bunny | Crib Mobile | DIY Lyrics Wall Hanging: similar | Rocking Recliner Chair | Crib: similar | Jute Rug

Both of my girls are really good sleepers (Hazel started sleeping through the night at 5 months old, and Iris at 2 months old, Hazel takes a 2-3 hour nap in the afternoon, and Iris takes 1 or 2 short naps in the morning and a 3-4 hour nap in the afternoon), and whenever I mention how long they sleep for, I get asked what my secret is. Truthfully, every

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CAR SEAT SAFETY TIPS + BRITAX MARATHON CLICKTIGHT CONVERTIBLE CAR SEAT REVIEW

Best Convertible Carseat
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Britax Marathon ClickTight Convertible Car Seat

Where is the safest seat to install a car seat in a car? When can I switch my child from rear facing to forward facing? Is the belt tight enough on my child? Is the car seat secure enough in my car?…there are so many things to consider when it comes to installing a car seat. We all want to keep our children safe, but how do

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10 TIPS FOR VISITING A NEW MOM

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Sweater Dress | Iris’ Bow

Newborns are so snuggle-y and adorable, so it’s no wonder why people want to stop by for a visit when you bring you new bundle of joy home. But life with a newborn can also be a tiring and overwhelming time for a mom. Some new moms want all the visitors they can get, while others prefer to have

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IRIS’ WHIMSICAL NURSERY

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White Maxi Dress c/o PinkBlush | Iris’ Bow | Curtains | Baskets | Bunny Stuffed Animal | Swan Stuffed Animal | Goose Stuffed Animal | Giant Flamingo | Finn and Emma Play Gym | Crib Mobile | DIY Lyrics Wall Hanging: similar | Rocking Recliner Chair | Crown Pillow | Swan Mount | Faux Fiddle Leaf Tree | Owl Night Light | Crib: similar | Faux Fur Rug | Jute Rug | Book Shelves | Smaller Triangle Shelves | Large Triangle Shelf | Flora and The Flamingo Book | Candle | Changing Pad | Dresser Knobs | Diaper Genie | Rocking Horse | White Pillow Cover | Mirror: similar similar | Bunny Roo I Love You book | The Magical World Inside of You book | Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes book | On The Night You Were Born book | A Unicorn Named Sparkle Book | If I Could Keep You Little book

I absolutely love the way Iris’ room turned out. It’s simple and neutral with whimsical touches and soft pops of pink. My favorite thing in the nursery is the song lyric sign hanging over her crib. Iris was named after my mom and my grandma (who passed away when I was 12, but I was very very close to her). Iris’ middle

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WHY WE CHOOSE PAMPERS DIAPERS

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Tan Top | Jeans | Iris’ Bow | Pampers Swaddlers

Iris and I got to fly out to Cincinnati a few weeks ago to visit P&G headquarters, home of Pampers diapers. We learned about the science behind Pampers diapers, what makes them great, and how much thought Pampers puts into their diapers. Up until that trip, I didn’t know much about what goes into making a diaper. I knew I liked

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