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Review: Strider Bikes

If you're looking for a Christmas present for your young child that will teach them something, keep them active, and provide hours of fun, look no further than Strider Bikes! I was given the opportunity to review a Strider 12 Sport Bike with my 4 … Continue Reading

Christmas Week Round-Up!

*waves* Hi, remember me? I'm still here, just been busy running around like crazy during the holidays. I haven't fallen off of a fiscal cliff (heh.), I haven't gotten lost in a sea of stockings and ornaments, it's just been a lot of here, there, … Continue Reading

Christmas Blahs

*sigh* What on earth is wrong with me this year? I cannot get myself into the "Christmas spirit" (whatever that really means)! I started out well enough, getting our Christmas tree up the week after Thanksgiving, a perfectly respectable date … Continue Reading

A Letter for Santa

Here's something cute that happened yesterday when we took our boys to see Santa at Toyburg, our local toy store. Preschoolers are so adorably literal! … Continue Reading

Christmas Advent Calendar App Review

Today is the traditional start of advent, the season of waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus. Many families use this time to do fun and meaningful activities with their kids using an advent calendar like the one I made … Continue Reading

Love at the Christmas Table

You all know I love writing about bad television and there's no better time for corny holiday made-for-TV movies than Christmas. Ahhhhh, I love 'em. Every week from now until Christmas, I'll share my thoughts on a ridiculous holiday movie. … Continue Reading

The Christmas Angel

The Christmas Angel

I love Christmas, but every year I find myself wishing I could do something more to teach my kids the true meaning of Christmas. I don't want them to be so consumed with the WANTS of the season but rather the WHY and how we can help others know about … Continue Reading

This Christmas

Christmas morning with a 3 year old and almost 2 year old is FUN.  Serious fun.  They get so excited about their new stuff and it's just a total blur of energy and wrapping paper and "Oooooooh!"s.  They don't really care what they've gotten at this … Continue Reading

Merry Christmas!

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family!  Enjoy the holidays, whether you are at home or traveling.  Stay safe, remember why you celebrate, and share your love with those you're with. Here are some of our thoughts on Christmas and … Continue Reading

Thank You, Christmas Crashers!

Blogging can be a pretty self-centered hobby at times.  Speaking for myself, it's easy to get caught up in the ME part, where it's all about what I think of a product or how my kids aren't sleeping well and woe is me.  We felt we needed to do … Continue Reading

Things are different now

Things are different now when we visit my husband's family. We've been married for 6.5 years and have been dating or "together" since 2002.  I've spent a lot of time in his hometown, at the house where he grew up, and with his family.  But it's … Continue Reading

Christmas lights through the eyes of a child

It has been so much fun to hear the boys' reaction to Christmas lights this year.  In previous years, neither of them seemed to care a bit about the lights, and we really didn't go out of our way to show them the lights around town.  Even when we … Continue Reading

Advent Activities

We are 18 days from Christmas!  That means we're also one week into our celebration of Advent, where we anticipate the arrival of Christmas.  My Muffin Tin Advent Calendar has been a big success (both at home and in terms of the number of people who … Continue Reading

Christmas Crashers

Christmas is a magical time of the year, isn't it?  Especially when seen through your children's eyes, everything seems brighter and more alive.  Snow makes everything sparkle, lights can transform a house or business, and Santa makes everyone … Continue Reading

Krista’s 2011 Christmas Picks For Tots

My kids might be a little older than Jamie's, but that doesn't mean they know what they want any more than hers! Our kids are Miles, age 3.5, and Spencer, who will be 2 in February.  Miles has been reading for almost a year so he loves letters and … Continue Reading

Jamie’s 2011 Christmas Picks for Tots

At 2 1/2 and 10 months, I still get the pleasure of picking out toys for my kids because they can't read yet and have limited outside influences on their play choices. For the past couple of months, Will has been obsessed with "Mighty Machines" aka … Continue Reading

Decking Our Halls (And Yours, Too!)

Decorating for Christmas is so fun.  And even more fun than decorating for Christmas is decorating for Christmas in a new house!  We moved into our new house in August and even before we moved the first boxes in, I was thinking about how we would … Continue Reading

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar Tutorial

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar Tutorial

This is the first year I will be doing an advent calendar with the boys.  Our first December with children, we were in a really strange place in our lives, having just moved to a new town with a newborn.  We were living in someone's (very nice) … Continue Reading

Wish List: Patch Products Games & Toys

We love games here at the Dulaney house.  I could hardly wait for Miles to start playing board games.  We got him his first board games last year, when he was 2.5.  Since then, he has gotten more games at his birthday and will be receiving some this … Continue Reading

Giving List: Krochet Kids, Sevenly, and Collaborative World

We continue our Giving List series with more incredible opportunities for you to make this season more about Giving than getting! 1.  Krochet Kids International What's better than giving a loved one a beautiful handmade item that will keep them … Continue Reading