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5 Toddler Gifts Even Parents Love

5 Toddler Gifts Even Parents Love

We have a tradition with our closest friends where we give their children the most obnoxious presents we can find. Past years’ prized gifts have included the infamous inflatable tyrannosaurus rex costume, an adult-sized ball, and the Pie In the Face game. Don’t worry, this list is not that list. In all our years of [...]
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15 Children’s Books to Check Out

15 Children’s Books to Check Out

I absolutely love reading, and one of my favorite things about becoming a mom has been diving into the magical world of children’s books. To me, children’s books are full of imagination and whimsy, and help form our kids’ perceptions of the world and of themselves. So, I wanted to share some children’s books you [...]
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3 Quick and Yummy Weeknight Meals

3 Quick and Yummy Weeknight Meals

I have a love-hate relationship with cooking. I love providing my family with nutritious, delicious meals, taking charge of our health and diet, and saving money on dining out. That said, my hatred for thinking about, making, and cleaning up those meals near trumps the things I love. Dinner is a daily struggle at the Cleveland [...]
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3 At-Home Activities that are Kid and Tired-Mama Approved

It seems a lot of us operate in a general state of tiredness. But sometimes, that tiredness reaches epic proportions and the thought of gallivanting around town with your energetic offspring is more than you can bear. In my experience, those days hit at the least opportune times, and often when I’ve already taxed my […]

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