Tag: parenthood

The Five Lessons I Learned About Child-Proofing

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It happened over night. I went from having a tiny immobile baby who sat nicely on a blanket and played with toys within reach,...

Tigers and Trains and Wine, Oh My!

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Just a mere two hours away lives a land where lions roam freely, a ghost town lives on top of a mountain, a train whistles...

A Day In My Life… With Two Toddlers

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I'm at stay-at-home mom with two toddlers - Carter is 3.5 and Mackenzie is 1.5 years old.  I feel so lucky and grateful to spend every...

Nope. No Way. Not Me. {MORE Not So Savory Mommy Moments}

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I currently have a two year old and five year old running around. Life is fun, hectic, dramatic, and filled with more chaos than...

{Mamaway Baby Sling} : You want this.

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There’s a new baby sling on the market, and it is worthy of review!  Mamaway is really on to something: A high-quality, user-friendly sling that’s of...

Mom’s Got the Kindergarten Blues: The Unexpected Emotions of a Kindergarten...

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I never understood why parents got so emotional about their child starting school until about a week before watching my oldest walk through the door...

7 Things I Thought Were Easy Before I Became “MOM”

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Sometimes motherhood means making sacrifices... or at least, adjustments. I believe that every stage of life carries the ability to challenge us, but I...

Are Your Kids Safe Online?

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An important question every parent should ask: Are your kids safe online? As my kids have grown from plastic toys to tech  gadgets, I am...

Nope. No Way. Not Me. {Not-So-Savory Mommy Moments}

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A few years back, there was a blog I followed that did “Not Me Mondays.” Bloggers and Mamas linked up to share their not-so-superhero...

New Year’s Resolutions {of a 2-YEAR-OLD}

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New Year's Resolutions. They aren't just for grown-ups. Ah, a brand new year. A clean slate. Fresh beginnings.  A chance to cast off the old and put...

5 Ways To Create a Peaceful Morning Before School

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School mornings are hectic in my household. As soon as the alarm hits, my feet touch the ground and I begin the task of...

How One Small Change to Our Week Improved Our Marriage

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Do you ever wish you could improve the overall “flow” of your household’s hectic schedule? My husband and I recently incorporated “weekly review” meetings...

Go Time!: A Crawler’s How-To Guide to Destruction

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The joys--and messes!-- a crawler can create are amazing! Gone are the days of cuddling all day on the sofa. He's on the move and...

THEME WEEK | What’s for Dinner? Romantic Dinner In

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THEME WEEK | What’s for Dinner?  Your guide to a romantic home cooked menu We're coming to the end of our  "What's for Dinner?" Theme...

Odds & Ends: A Few Random Lessons Before My Son Leaves...

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There's a strange paradox of time when you have children. On one hand, it feels like they were born yesterday, but on the other hand,...

Simple Recipes For Creative Play: Homemade Fingerpaints, Play Dough and Gloop!

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I don't know about you, but here at Casa Aaron, we're spending a ton of time outside, what with this gorgeous weather and all. ...

Gimme a Break! The Art of the Daycation

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Everyone loves a good vacation. You plan the trip months in advance by selecting the perfect accommodations, shopping around for the best price on...

Grandma Knows Best: The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Received

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When our daughter, Sophie, was 6 months old (and I was actively taking birth control pills) the last thing I expected to see in...

Of Life, Love & Lululemon

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I spend most of my days navigating the waters of "tweendom". Life with a ten-year-old is anything but dull. Yesterday I got three, THREE...

Making the Cut: The Circumcision Decision

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I love The New York Times.  I dream of the day when my handsome husband and I can hide away at our favorite little...

Three Ways to Recover From a Parenting FAIL

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Almost eleven years ago I lay in the hospital bed and they handed me this little bundle of complete perfection... (I mean once I...

Secure Your Own Oxygen Mask Before Assisting Others…

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I'm writing this from the beach in my hometown, doing something that if you'd asked me a few months ago, I never thought I'd...

Mommy Quick Tips | Snacks & School Lunches Made Easy-Peasy-Lemon-Squeasy

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I will absolutely admit that I am not a fan of the time it takes to pack a school lunch...let alone 2, soon to...

Mommy Quick Tips | 5 Favorite Summer Day Activities for Around...

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Whoa - it got HOT. Every summer spring the 100+ degree days seem to sneak up on me. Don't get me wrong, I love...

Mommy Quick Tips | Surviving Well Checks with Multiple Kids in...

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Taking multiple kids to a well check.  I'm pretty sure that this is one of my most disliked mommy must-do's.  Really, I try to...

3 New Ways to Hunt Easter Eggs

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I did a little trial egg hunt with my almost three-year-old last week and realized that she doesn't quite get it. She was all...

DIY Cake Stands

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I have a slight obsession with cake stands. I love their elegant look. I love the height they create in a table-scape. So naturally...

How Does Your Garden Grow?

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There is something incredibly therapeutic about digging, sowing, planting, watering and fertilizing. Getting your hands dirty, the scent of wet earth and the satisfaction that your...

DIY Chair Cushion Reupholstering – Big Bang for a Little Buck

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This is a great project to give your existing furniture an inexpensive update - or give a new piece your own style! Our kitchen bar stools get...