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  • PICNIC READY with PLANETBOX

    Let’s be totally real here and admit that kids “helping” you cook isn’t helping you at all. Doing twice as many dishes and prepping a meal at half the pace isn’t…

  • FAVORITE ART SUPPLIES and ART STATION TIPS

    One thing I’ve learned after having two kids is that “self play” is a pretty valuable trait to instill in your child. Yes, I would love to “play cars,” pretend I’m a…

  • MYA’S NATURE PARTY

    Mya loves all living things… including bugs. I don’t know how it happened with me as her mother, but she has no fear of any insect or arachnid. A couple months…

  • MYA MARIE: 4 YEARS

    Mya just turned 4. FOUR. But more like 4 going on 34. I swear she is more mature than I at times. The other day in the Costco parking lot, I…

  • MYA SPY

    Am I lame for admitting this?: I have a coupon folder. I keep it in my car console and grab ’em as I need them. Another truth is that I seem…

  • CAMERON the EASTERN BLUEBIRD + COOL BIRD STUFF

    Mya had bird camp last week, which means they made some bird crafts, listened to bird calls, read bird books, and sang bird songs… which– for all of you who know…

  • KID DECOR: GRAPHIC ACCENT WALLS

    We’re spring cleaning over here. Mya loves cleaning and organizing (and I’m hoping this continues until… forever.) Her most recent job is going through all her little things in her room…

  • ICE CREAM THANK YOU’S (PLUS FREE PRINTABLES!)

    Growing up, one thing that my Mom always had my brother and me do was write thank you’s. Initially, I thought it was a drag because there were soooo many to write after…

  • LEAH LYNN: 4 MONTHS

    This past month has been a serious blur. Between Derek traveling more and some epic Mya meltdowns, I couldn’t tell you if it’s Tuesday afternoon or Friday morning. And “yes, Mya,…

  • KIDS in the KITCHEN

    Every day around 3:00, Mya starts saying things like “Where’s Daddy?”, “When is Daddy coming home?”, “I miss Daddy,” “Mama, I’m so sick and tired of looking at your mug all day.”…

  • DIY SEEK-N-FIND TUBE

    Confession: Everytime I was in the Home Depot hardware aisle, I had always wanted a reason to buy this Everbilt clear container. I was quite sure there were endless possibilities for its…

  • CLASSIC EGG SALAD

    We have nothing profound here, people. And my cooking friends (and mother!) are going to roll their eyes on this post because it’s just egg salad. But sometimes we (or maybe just…