From the category archives:

Flippin’ awesome (For Boys)

10 cheap birthday party ideas

August 9, 2013

We have a friend who was all set to hire a gourmet food truck to cater her child’s birthday party when she happened to stumble upon my cheaper third birthday post. Stacey said that I totally de-stressed the birthday party situation for her. “I was about to place a $350+ order with a local taqueria when […]

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What to Wear: toddler camping version

July 6, 2013

Previously posted in July, 2010. That’s right, I’m on vacation! Tennis shoes, flip-flops, water shoes: what’s a kid to wear on a camping trip? My parents recently took my kiddos camping for three nights. (Yes, I know how incredibly lucky we are.) My step-mom reported back to me that the two pairs of shoes each […]

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Look what I made: Tie t-shirt for Julian

April 4, 2013

On vacation! Please enjoy this post from 2010. Julian noticed that I have been sewing a few things for Scarlett and asked me to make something for him.  I had hidden two plain Old Navy ringer tshirts in my closet, intending to embellish them in some way for him, but had not yet decided how.  […]

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Best gifts for a two-year old

March 12, 2013

Two-year olds are an opinionated lot. Discerning about gifts that relate to their passions, they tend to become hoarders, growing huge collections of vehicles, stuffed animals, or whatever they are most obsessed with. We have a few favorite picks with some universal appeal that may help round out your selection of playthings. Inspire an art […]

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Stuffed animal storage solution, Part II

February 26, 2013

When I spotted this beanbag on Amazon, and shared it on our Facebook page, readers really liked it. As I have mentioned before, my kids have a ginormous collection of Webkinz, which are small stuffed animals, plus assorted other plush friends that take up space in our playroom. I purchased a shelving unit specifically for […]

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Wittlebee, a win-win-win clothing solution

February 22, 2013

When Wittlebee, a kids’ clothing service, offered me the chance to try a box of their clothes, I gratefully accepted. I had been curious about it since Whitney had such good luck with her picky five-year old daughter. Based on your individual needs, they stuff a box full of name brand kid clothes and mail […]

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Best gifts for a one-year-old

January 31, 2013

One year olds will make anything a toy — like that tube of butt cream or disposable coffee cup you keep trying to throw away — but since those don’t make the best birthday presents, we have some ideas for you. Here are our favorite go-to best gifts for a one-year old: If you want […]

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Tech Tuesday: giggle link love

January 29, 2013

In keeping with our new Tech Tuesday theme, I want to share a few tip-full blog posts and some techie products for parents and kids. Tech product picks for parents on GLO nightlight is a funky piece of decor, practical fading-over-time nightlight, AND a clever toy. Cool. Babycook PRO (at $200 yowzer!) makes cooking […]

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Boys club chat with Alli Worthington, mom of 5

December 6, 2012

Seeing her around the blogosphere, I always marveled at how pretty, feminine, and put-together Alli Worthington seemed from a distance, so I am beyond thrilled she let me pick her brain for our Rookie Moms Boys Club. Alli is extremely busy being a builder of companies, blogger, consultant, and general curator of awesome. She is the […]

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2012 Clutter-free Gift Guide

December 1, 2012

Back by popular demand, we present the best gifts that don’t need to be put away, stepped over, or shoved in a closet when company comes over. We have 25 clutter-free ideas for every member of your family: babies, kids, other mamas, the men in your life, and grandparents! Babies and toddlers A series of […]

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Mustache-themed first birthday!

November 26, 2012

Rookie mom, Kiaran, shared her pictures from her son Ashton’s first birthday and I couldn’t wait to share them with you. How cute is baby Ashton in his ‘stache? Between juggling her fulltime job with work-related travel and parenting a teething pre-toddler, planning the party was pretty easy with some strategic etsy purchases. We had […]

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How to stock your kid’s craft supply kit

November 21, 2012

In real life, Whitney is the crafty one and I’m the other one. About a year ago, I asked her what should be included in a basic arts and crafts kit. Armed with these supplies, I would have a few more tricks up my sleeve on rainy days. At that time, my sleeve was full […]

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