One Toddler’s Favorite Toys (A Gender-Neutral Gift Guide for ages 1-3)

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This is not a list of this year’s hottest toys. This is a short list of tried and true toys that my toddler has loved. There’s nothing worse than buying a toy you think your child will love, only to find out it’s a total flop. It’s sometimes hard to … Continue reading

New & Classic Winter Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Although it’s not technically winter yet, the temperature has dropped and snow has fallen. Of course, this means we’ve pulled out our winter story books.  This year we’ve also discovered some new ones to enjoy.  Here are our current favorites. (affiliate link disclosure)   The Mitten by Jan Brett is … Continue reading

Our Visit to the Breakers Mansion in Pictures

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We recently went back for a visit to Boston, Massachusetts.  It’s become our habit when visiting Boston, to do a day trip and visit some other nearby favorite.  This time we chose Newport, Rhode Island (an upscale, yet quaint New England town on the coast). You know the saying, “A … Continue reading

Easy Snowman Craft for Kids

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As soon as I saw snow in the forecast, Pooky and I started reading snow themed books. One of our favorites is Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner. It’s an imaginative tale with fun and beautiful pictures by Mark Buehner. (Affiliate link disclosure) I’ve used this book (and the others … Continue reading

November is Picture Book Month

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Authors, illustrators, and other lovers of children’s literature from around the world have come together once again to promote print picture books.  I’m proud to be a Picture Book Month Ambassador and help promote the importance of the picture book. You can read all about this great celebration at picturebookmonth.com. … Continue reading

Blogiversary and Blogging Resource Roundup

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Amazingly, I’ve been blogging for just over a year now.  My how time flies! I’ve learned a lot about blogging, social media, and web writing over the last year.  Mostly, I’ve learned enough to know I have so much more to learn. To mark my one year blogiversary, I decided … Continue reading

Fine Motor Fun Spider Craft

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This summer at one of our craft playdates, a fellow mom led us through a craft creating an octopus with a paper plate and pipe cleaners threaded with cut up straws.  Pooky and I both enjoyed this activity.  I knew this craft idea could be applied to other animals, so … Continue reading

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