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Super Hero Crafty Fun!

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Have I mentioned how much I love Pinterest?  I did?  Oh good. Right now, there's nothing that gets my dusty, rarely-used crafty self inspired and motivated than looking at all of the fabulous craft and fun ideas on Pinterest.  There are so many … Continue Reading

Pinterest

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If you haven't started Pinning yet, there's still a good chance you've seen a Pin.  Maybe on Facebook, Twitter (though they're harder to "see" on Twitter), or maybe another blog.  A neat idea, a crafty craft, a funny photo.  Once you notice Pins, … Continue Reading

A Day In The Life

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If you're a Stay At Home Mom (SAHM), you've more than likely had someone say to you (with a confused look on their face) "But...what do you DO all day?!"  I've been on both sides of that conversation and I totally get the confusion.  There's a lot of … Continue Reading

Baby No More

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I don't think there's any way to deny the obvious at this point.  My baby is no longer a baby. This weekend, my "baby" will be 18 months old.  Still quite young, by all accounts, still small and in need of constant supervision, but no longer a … Continue Reading

Relocation Regression

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(Yes, I know it doesn't rhyme.) As I look around our new house, I only see a few boxes left unpacked.  There are still some bare walls (we need to buy a ladder and hang a large painting on our living room wall, for one) and our dining room is … Continue Reading

You’ll Make It

At least one of us looks happy!

Last week, I was making dinner for our family.  It was late afternoon and my husband was due home from work at any time.  The boys were playing, alternately in the living room and in their new playroom.  I wasn’t making a big special dinner, just … Continue Reading

Travel Tips

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Playdate crashers, I miss you.  We have moved into our new house and everything is wonderful, except...*dun dun DUUUUN* We have no Internet.  But I'm exploring every avenue to make sure we stay connected!  Stay tuned, I won't be gone forever! … Continue Reading

There’s No Place Like Home

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Today's the day!  This morning, my husband and I are closing on our new home, just across town from where we currently live. We are so excited!  We have lived in this town for almost three years, but we haven't settled in yet.  We've had several … Continue Reading

Grandma Mornings

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There are many things I could say about why grandparents are so important and wonderful.  I could write about how they provide family history for their grandchildren, filling in the gaps for future generations.  I could tell you how grandparents have … Continue Reading

Your Favorite Posts

Not ours, YOURS! I know we have many bloggers who read our site, so ladies (and gentlemen!), I would love to know what YOUR favorite post is that YOU have written lately.  Was it something funny?  A serious post?  Heartfelt? Post the link to … Continue Reading

ABC Kids Expo 2011

We are excited to announce that we will be covering the 9th Annual ABC Kids Expo which is being held in late September in Louisville, KY!  The ABC Kids Expo is the leading trade show in the children's product business and we are thrilled to be able … Continue Reading

Mommy Brain

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Playdate crashers, I have to tell you about my yesterday. My husband is away for work and will be gone for two weeks.  I hate parenting alone, but I was feeling pretty good about the way things went on Saturday, when we made it to a birthday party … Continue Reading

Both Sides: Led By Baby

Both Sides

Jamie and Krista agree on many things, but sometimes they have different opinions on parenting. This is the second post in a two-part series on routine vs. on demand. Be sure to read Jamie's post, "Both Sides:  Parent Guided Routines". The … Continue Reading

Vacation, Vacation

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I'm so excited!  Today is July 1st, which means that we will be at the beach in 22 days!  Our vacation always comes at the end of a very long summer.  We will have already traveled all over the place, spent many days and nights away from home, but … Continue Reading

A Rear View

A Rear View

If you took a peek inside my car, you might assume that I have two very young children - babies, infants.  Two identical, large, rear-facing car seats take up the back, leaving very little room between them in the middle of the bench seat.  But you … Continue Reading

Proving Us Wrong

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It has been just over three months since I first posted about some concerns we had about our oldest son's development.  Since that first post, we have worried with fears that he was behind in speech and social aspects but thriving in more academic … Continue Reading

Keeping House – #21

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On this episode, Jamie and Krista catch up on Jamie's family travels, Jamie's baby boredom guilt, Krista's house hunting, and her youngest's destructive behavior. The Baby Whisperer's "Know Your Baby Quiz" The Baby Whisperer's "Know Your … Continue Reading

Best Of The Playdate Crashers: What’s For Dinner?

I'm not going to lie. I am worn out, y'all. I shouldn't be -- my Mr. Playdate Crasher and I got away (without the boys!) for our anniversary weekend!  But it wasn't just to lounge about, we helped some friends get ready for their wedding, which my … Continue Reading

Backyard Waterpark

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Ahhhh, the lazy days of summer. Even if your children aren't in school for 9 months of the year, there's still something awesome about summer.  Everything feels more relaxed (even if your schedule is anything but), those longer days make you feel … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 3)

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If you're contemplating cloth, we suggest that you check out Part 1 and Part 2 of Krista's series about cloth diapers! Okay, I'm really thinking about making the switch.  I think I know what kind of diapers I want and where I'm going to purchase.  … Continue Reading