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9 things to consider when buying a family car

December 5, 2018
2016 GMC Acadia for a family of 4

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Kelley Blue Book; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. There are so many nuances to buying a car for your family that I never had to think about when it was just me. I upgraded from my little compact car to my first “mom car” (a Honda Pilot) when Blaire was a month old. All I…

christmas pjs for babies, toddlers & kids

December 3, 2018
Blaire and Ben making pancakes

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Holiday pajama time has to be one of my favorite times of the year, especially now that I can find matching styles for two kiddos. To top it off, it seems like 2018 is the year of the matching family pajama! It makes…

the gift guide for preschool girls: want, need, wear, read

December 3, 2018

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. It’s that time of year again… when parents drive themselves crazy over gifts. I love to surprise my kiddos with gifts throughout the year, which means they really don’t need a ton come Christmas time. Our home is already packed full of the…

favorite children’s christmas book

December 2, 2018
Favorite Christmas Books for Children and Toddlers

Last year I took a survey of my friends and family to find their favorite Christmas books. I really challenged myself to cut back on the number of festive clothing items I’ve let myself buy for each holiday, but I guess I am now channeling that energy into holiday books. I mean, they don’t outgrow books as quickly as they do clothing, right?! ;) Last year Pick a…

12 easy holiday traditions for your family

November 26, 2018
Family Game Night

This post is sponsored by RMHC, Inc® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.When I think about the holidays, I think of spending quality time together with my family. Even though we have only been married five and a half years, Blaire was born only a few days before our first wedding anniversary, so we have had the past four and a half years to…

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