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100 Days of Outdoor Play

100 days of outdoor play

For the next 100 days my family will be spending time outdoors. Want to go out with us? Pledge to join! Children are spending more time in front of screens and less time playing outdoors. Author and expert Richard Louv explains that our children are suffering from nature-deficit disorder. Which is exactly what it sounds like–a lack of […]

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My Latest Look: Summer Capsule Wardrobe Updates

It’s officially summer and my capsule wardrobe got a few updates this season. When it comes to buying new clothes, I carefully consider each item that I bring into my small wardrobe. When I am searching for new additions, I evaluate each piece. I ask myself if it is versatile, flexible, timeless, and most importantly–comfortable. […]

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Exactly How I Feed My Kids

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My kids are great eaters. You might say that I am lucky, but I think it is partly by design. Research shows us that genetics play a small part in setting eating habits. However, by and large a child’s environment has the greatest impact. That means what I do as a mother really matters.  I know this […]

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Want to Meet in Person?

We have big changes coming in our family this summer. In June, will be relocating from Dallas, Texas to outside of New York City. I am very proud of my husband as he is taking a new job working in sustainability. We are excited for the change in scenery–but will deeply miss our favorite parts of Texas (i.e. […]

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How to Organize Kid’s Books

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Once upon a time, we had a problem with book clutter. That means kid’s books all over the house. In the past I always believed that when it came to books—kids needed more, more, more. However, I don’t believe that anymore—you can read the 3 reasons why you need to minimize kid’s books. How to […]

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My Experience with Food Intolerance Testing

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As much as I would love to go through life eating everything in sight–it’s not in my best interest. I have known for several years that I have one specific food intolerance, but I recently suspected there was something else. Therefore I underwent food intolerance testing. I will tell you, I was shocked at the […]

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The 3 Reasons Your Children May Need Fewer Books

When it comes to children’s books I have hoarding tendencies. But I have recently started to question if we have too many books in our house. Our kids love to read. I love to read to them.  However I will tell you first hand that too many books turn into clutter. When young children have access to a surplus […]

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The Reason Childhood Doesn’t Need Record-Keeping

Since becoming a mother, I have desperately wanted to keep a record. For years I intended to start keeping a journal. It hasn’t happened yet. I hoped to put together those “easy-to-make” photo books to chronicle these precious times with young children. Yet 16,433 photos sit on my computer waiting to be organized and appreciated. Between snuggling babies and soaking […]

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How to Potty Train the Simple Way

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Potty training can be anything but simple. It’s a messy yet exciting milestone at the same time. If it’s your first time, you will find that a quick Amazon search for “potty training” turns up 15,623 products. These products range from sticker charts to an Elmo potty, training pants, pull-ups, plenty of cleaning supplies, board books. For […]

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