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Smart idea: Chalkboard wall decals for kids rooms

November 25, 2013

This post is inspired and sponsored by eBay. As I was putting together a collection of wall decals for children’s bedrooms on eBay, it struck me how useful the chalkboard wall decals are. In my children’s room, we have a large ice cream-shaped chalkboard decal on the wall, and Scarlett and Julian can use it […]

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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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Heather’s hot holiday toy picks

September 30, 2013

I just got back from the Holiday Toy Showcase hosted by Time to Play Magazine. I’m sharing some of the editor’s picks (denoted by the MW icon for Most Wanted List) as well as my own discoveries. I was especially on the lookout for baby and toddler toys, while also hunting on behalf my own […]

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I flipped off of a trapeze and lived to tell about it #datenight

September 19, 2013

If I can’t brag about myself on my own blog, then where? First watch the 30-second video below in which I, Whitney Moss, not a stunt-woman, but a 40-year old mother of two, perform a little trick after a short trapeze class. Then, I’ll tell you more about it how this happened. ARE YOU SO […]

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Do you have 20 minutes for your own happiness?

September 5, 2013

You guys, I’ve been on a rampage for the past several months trying to get my mojo back and get happier. I’ve been reading blogs and books; watching videos; talking to a therapist; soul-searching and meditating; ordering my groceries online; clicking on new apps; running; and running around in circles. I’m trying so many things […]

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Style hacks for moms (guest post)

September 4, 2013

Janette of Sun + Dotter, a personal shopping service for new parents, who I profiled last month, has offered up these picks for parents who don’t want to lose their cool when baby arrives. This post contains affiliate links. 1. Morse code jewelry by Coatt: If you love the idea of wearing a memento of […]

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Do you need a medal? I often do.

August 30, 2013

As soon as the words came out of my mouth, I wondered if the mom I just met (in front of a large bush our daughters were both hiding in), thought I was pathetic. “I picked up three kids at three different camps today and got them all to gymnastics on time. I need a […]

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How I get my preschooler to make his own breakfast

August 23, 2013

This is how I attempt to both empower my child’s independence and my own rest by making self-service food prep a reality. Let’s start with breakfast. I strongly encourage my big boys to make their own cereal in the morning by putting the milk on a low shelf in a container they can easily pour. […]

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Convert a regular bra to a nursing bra

August 6, 2013

Smart tip from a reader! Leah from Brooklyn, NY says that her local nursing bra store will convert any bra into a nursing bra.  It’s a small local store called Your Top Priority. If you buy the bra there, it’s $5.00; if you bring in from elsewhere its $6.50. Leah says that she shops at […]

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6 “Momtras” of a Triplet Mom

August 5, 2013

Catherine Jones is the rookie mom of two year-old BBG triplets (that’s Boy, Boy, Girl, OMG) named Alton, Baxter, and Charlotte. She offered to share some of her lessons learned in the trenches; these are the calming words of wisdom, AKA her Mom-mantras, that she repeats to herself to get through any given situation. We […]

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Best carriers for 2nd babies

July 26, 2013

We love baby carriers to keep parents’ hands-free. Period. But there’s something about a second (or subsequent) baby that takes things up a notch. Not only should the baby be held securely by the chosen device but also: … a toddler may need to be chased, wrestled, diaper-changed, or strolled. … the carrier should be […]

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Create (or buy) a family manifesto

July 22, 2013

I loved this post by Isabel Kallman detailing how and why she created a personalized set of Family Rules with her husband and son. Every word was carefully chosen and then typeset to perfection.  Here are instructions for how to create your own family mission statement and the Kallman version: Inspired by this exercise, I […]

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