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Easy Shopping for Everything Baby Needs

Easy Shopping for Everything Baby Needs

Do you have a hard time leaving the house with the kids, even to just run a quick errand or pick up a gift? Me too. The Baby Cubby is a unique resource that offers many of my favorite brands within a very user-friendly interface. You can even create a gift registry to share with your friends!

5 Simple Kids’ Routine Ideas

5 Simple Kids’ Routine Ideas

Simple routines are helpful to schedule your day so kids know what to expect when they wake up. I’m excited to share my tips for our family routine that help create happier days and feature Coco & Kiwi’s fabulous mini tassel throws!

10 San Francisco Family Activities

10 San Francisco Family Activities

San Francisco is known for great sourdough bread, delicious chocolate, scenic bay views and whimsical trolley cars. We were excite to experience this culture-rich city and make some memories with our young children during our summer visit. We found plenty of San Francisco family activities just along the port boardwalk! Here are some of our top picks for experiencing San Francisco with kids.

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8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

8 Budget-Friendly Pacific NW Family Travel Destinations

Traveling with young kids? This summer we took a family trip down the West Coast. Here are some of our favorite stops in Washington and Oregon that were fun, inexpensive, and memorable for us to visit with kids.

Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

Mount St. Helens Ape Cave & Lava Tubes Family Visit

We love exploring new places with our kids. I’m excited to share the highlights from our family visit to Mount St. Helens lava tubes and Ape Cave in Washington State.

Mermaid-Inspired Crafts & Activities

Mermaid-Inspired Crafts & Activities

Girls love pretending to be mermaids. I know because when I was a child I loved the idea of mysterious mermaids with shimmery tails and under-the-sea hairstyles. The last few years mermaids have been trending in the form of dolls, mermaid tail blankets, room decor and even cookies! My daughter had a mermaid-inspired birthday party and decorated her room with mermaid pennant banners and pillows. Here are some fun ideas for all girls who love mermaids!

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Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Sensory Glitter Cloud Dough Kids’ Activity

Homemade glitter cloud dough is squishy and fun to stretch and mold. It’s not salty like play dough so it won’t dry out little kids’ hands. We made fun sparkly cloud dough with just 3 main ingredients!

Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is all about celebrating dad and it’s fun to treat your dad to a few surprises too! Even if your dad seems to have it all, you can always find a special way to celebrate all he does for you! Here are a few gift ideas he will love.

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater? Sometimes it’s about all a mom can handle to get a child to eat their lunch. My kids have gone through stages of pickiness during meals. My oldest loved eating everything as a baby; kalamata olives, goat cheese, spaghetti, artichoke, you name it. She’s become quite a bit more picky but still is often willing to try new foods. My little guy is all about meat and cheese which he eats almost every meal. When kids go through stages of picky eating, parents can use simple strategies to encourage their kids to eat healthy food. I’m excited to share some easy ways to make meals fun and healthy and sneak in some veggies too!

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Vancouver Aquarium Family Trip Destination

Vancouver Aquarium Family Trip Destination

This spring we had a chance to visit the Vancouver Aquarium in Canada. My kids had a lot of fun learning about many different sea creatures and observing a wide variety of fish and marines animals up close!

Mermaid Bedroom Redesign & Awesome Bunk Bed Solutions

Mermaid Bedroom Redesign & Awesome Bunk Bed Solutions

I’m excited to share our fun kids’ mermaid themed room with you complete with mermaid dress up trunk, mermaid pennant banner and bunk bed friendly bed sheets!

Fairy & Garden Themed Birthday Party

Fairy & Garden Themed Birthday Party

A 2-year-old birthday is a big deal. We recently celebrated our little one’s second birthday with cupcakes, twinkle lights, and fairies. No one ever needs to convince me to whip up a cute little birthday party. Fortunately my two girls’ birthdays are spaced out in May and October and my little guy made his entrance into the world after Christmas so I get to plan a fun kid’s birthday party every few months. I kept this toddler birthday party fairly simple; cupcakes, a tiny birthday cake that my daughter helped me decorate during nap time, and pretzels dipped in candy melts. We had a blast! Happy 2nd birthday, baby girl!

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Spokane Children’s Museum Interactive Activities for Kids

Spokane Children’s Museum Interactive Activities for Kids

Looking for something to do with kids in Spokane, Washington? Visit the Spokane Children’s Museum, city parks splash pads and fun attractions such as the city carousel and family-friendly Manitou Park filled with seasonal flowers.

Goldenberry Pancakes & Magical Amulet Craft

Goldenberry Pancakes & Magical Amulet Craft

Easily whip up some Sofia the First goldenberry pancakes and make a glittery magical amulet, a fun kids’ craft and afternoon DIY project!

Plan a Backyard Movie Night

Plan a Backyard Movie Night

Summer is the perfect time to take a sheet and some bean bag chairs outside and enjoy a backyard movie night! Kids will love the novelty of watching a movie outside, and you can share the fun by inviting friends and neighbors. Throw in a BBQ to make it a full night of fun and mix up these delicious popcorn combinations!

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