Ever Consider Renting Your LEGO Sets?

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If you're like me, you couldn't wait until your precious newborn baby was old enough to... sleep through the night take his first steps say "I love you, Mommy" finally show an interest in LEGO. We bought Evan plenty of DUPLO sets that … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Binge Watching Shows on Netflix

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Whenever I turn on Netflix through our Roku, it always has a updated "Recommended for You" list. Or a "Because You Watched" list. And almost everything on that list is animated. That's NOT because I'm such a huge fan of animated shows. It's … [Continue reading]

How I Lost My Summer Fashion Sense

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Back in the Spring, I applied to and was accepted for the Aventura Ambassador program, which basically meant I could wear and talk about clothes that are supposed to be comfortable and eco-friendly. I was selected with some of my other favorite … [Continue reading]

The Fish Who Shall Not Be Named

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Pets help make our house a home. A hairier and sometimes smellier version of home, but home nonetheless. We had tons of pets growing up. At one point, I think we had four cats and three dogs (although it may have been more). As a result, I never … [Continue reading]

We Are a Dystopian Novel

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The past few weeks have been of epic newsworthy proportions. I'm nowhere near a news junkie but I've been riveted by the stories and watching them unfold. And if you've been keeping up with the news feed either from a journalistic source or an … [Continue reading]

Why Every Parent Should Volunteer At School

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I've had a few defining moments at the mother of a school-aged child. Some of them are more typical, like crying as I pulled away from preschool when I dropped my four year old son off for the first time. It was only a two hour separation but it felt … [Continue reading]

Mother and Son Ice Bucket Challenge

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Typically, I'm the last one in on an internet meme or sensation. As full proof of that, I'm still not entirely sure what Gangnam Style is (except that it's Korean and my son loves it). I'll admit that I've heard a little bit about this "ice bucket … [Continue reading]

Growing Up with McDonald’s

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I'm a sucker for nostalgia which is why I do half the things I do with my son. I often say I want him to experience new things but I think many times I want to relive my childhood with him. He's growing up in a world of eat it now, buy it now, … [Continue reading]

Show & Tell Tuesday: Episode 13

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It's a cool rainy day here in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland but last week, the sun was shining telling me it was right time to get out and... MOW THE LAWN. I'm not normally the lawn mower in the family but I've taken over the duties for … [Continue reading]

One Day, he’ll thank me for this app

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It's often debated how much a blogger should involve their children in the online world. We tell some of their stories and share lots of their pictures. And then we wonder how much is too much? My son Evan has been a big part of my blog since I … [Continue reading]

Our #PrettyGreat Trip to Williamsburg, VA

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We took very few vacations when I was growing up but those that we did take certainly stood out in my mind. In particular, I recall my parents renting a motorhome for the weekend and taking the whole family to Williamsburg, VA. I have fond memories … [Continue reading]