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Lightsabers + brats: a tale of two quirky, affordable dates

November 5, 2013

This post was sponsored by HowAboutWe, a date-planning service for couples. Alec and I usually try to squeeze in at least one date night each month, whether we have the energy for it or not. I loved taking HowAboutWe for Couples for a test drive because they helped us out of our usual datenight rut. […]

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Moms are obsessed with their phones and there’s data to prove it

October 24, 2013

The smart phone is a glorious thing. No longer are we tethered to desks or home phones if we are waiting for a call or message. Our purses and diaper bags are not weighed down with cameras or address books. Our wallets are not made thick with baby pictures. Instead we have twitchy thumbs and […]

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5 science projects for preschoolers

October 2, 2013

These fun do-at-home experiments that encourage our girls and boys to LOVE science were suggested by our local friend, Cara, and we can’t wait to try them! I was never much of a science person growing up. Our four-year old daughter, on the other hand, has long loved it. We are doing all we can […]

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One day this Summer, a geeky mom looks back

August 27, 2013

  Click to see larger I couldn’t resist snapping a picture when the day rolled around that my children hit these specific ages. Holden was 21.5 months old when Milo was born (and now Sawyer is that age); Holden was 6.5 years old when Sawyer was born (and now Milo is that age). Nerd-tastic, right? […]

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Tech Tuesday: Watch tv shows with friends

August 6, 2013

One of my favorite people that I’ve never met is Laura Case. She found our blog when she was pregnant with her boys Nate and Alex, and we’ve been following each other for the past six or seven years. She is the author of a guest post that offered great comfort to twin moms, and […]

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Write a Did Do list

August 2, 2013

If you’re getting sick of your “to do” list getting longer and not shorter and wondering where the heck is all your time going, try writing a “did do” list. Share it with your baby-daddy at the end of the day and encourage him to be very impressed. The truth is that your time is […]

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Tech Tuesday: Start a rookie-mom meetup

July 30, 2013

Somewhere in Connecticut, totally unbeknownst to us, a pregnant Jessica Rich started looking for some peers and pals having babies around the same time and created the first ever Rookie Moms Meetup. By the time she had her baby, she had gathered 18 moms to be her tribe. These new mamas got together for strollercize, […]

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Worth reading: Getting your sh*t together

July 23, 2013

On my desk is a pile of papers that includes a will, drafted five years ago, that documents what should become of my children and my assets in the event of my death. There’s one for my husband, too. We took some of the important steps: decided who should take the children, notified all the […]

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How many pregnancies are accidental?

June 27, 2013

The word I’ve most frequently been exposed to, or embraced using myself, to discuss unplanned pregnancies is “surprise”. In fact, on Facebook a month or so ago, I asked you guys if your pregnancies were planned or surprises and about half of you said “surprise”. I think there is a bit of a misunderstanding there, […]

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Tech Tuesday: Claim your toddler’s hood with a t-shirt

June 25, 2013

Customized tshirts have never been easier to order. No longer must you be ordering for a whole team to secure an affordable price per shirt. Numerous websites allow users to design and purchase tshirts with their own names or inside jokes. This personalized onesie is from CustomGlamGirl.com, where nine years ago I ordered Heather’s husband […]

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Tech Tuesday: Use Google Earth to check out playgrounds

June 11, 2013

This tech tip comes from my husband, Ryan, who is a great optimizer of all of life’s tasks, including his parenting pursuits. Case in point, I just received an email from him letting me know he had been alerted that a kid’s bike sized for our son came up for sale on Craig’s List in […]

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Banish your mommy guilt

June 10, 2013

My caring husband bought me the book Mommy Guilt as a not-so-subtle hint for me to lighten up and have more fun when our firstborn was a baby. The subtitle, Learn to worry less, focus on what matters most, and raise happier kids, was appealing enough; and my commute and daily visit to the pumping […]

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