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  • #sponsored When you become a parent, there are so many new things to learn about and I feel like each person latches on to something they’re passionate about / can’t stop reading and learning about. For me? That’s car seats! Thankfully some states are finally updating their laws to conform to recommendations from the APA. We have tried quite a few different seats and this 3-in-1 Pria seat from @maxicosiusa is the nicest! The chest clip is magnetic, making it easy to clip and unclip with one hand. The straps stay in place thanks to their out-of-the-way spring assist, so no more twisted up straps. And the cushions are both washer AND dryer safe! Yay for no more hang-drying! On top of that, it’s rear-facing up to 40lbs, forward-facing up to 65lbs and then a booster up to 100lbs. #ParentYourWay #PriaMax3in1 #happilytrista
  • 6 weeks of this angel girl ✨
She is still waking up once over night most nights. She just started smiling at us these past few days. She loves tummy time but rolls herself over all of the time so we have to roll her back. She loves to be worn and snuggled. And we have to restrain her brother from kissing her 193739 times per day. 🤪 #happilytrista #newborn #sixweeksold #fourthtrimester
  • We are currently paying the price for last week’s easy bedtimes. I’m trying to get Ben to sleep in his own room. So you can guess how happy he is about that. His yelling has Blaire awake still, she’s been out of her room about 25 times. And Sloane is passed out on the couch. At least someone is asleep. They’re lucky they’re adorable because holy moly I’m tired and just want to veg out on the couch. #gotheftosleep #blairebenandsloane #happilytrista
  • Yesterday was almost 60° and today it “feels like” 21°. We had a handful of fall days and it’s not fair because I’m not ready to skip right to winter. There’s nothing better to get us all out of the house than a walk, especially because wearing Sloane puts her right to sleep. Anywho, trying to squeeze in a nap before we get Blaire from school because once we get home it’ll be a mad dash for me to shower and get everyone ready for Blaire’s first kindergarten parent/teacher conference. AND it’s book fair at her school. Who still gets excited for the book fair? 🤭🙋🏼‍♀️ #happilytrista
  • someone changed out of their pajamas today. it wasn’t me.
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  • daylight savings vibes... casually pouring coffee in my eyes today. what time were your kiddos awake? 
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  • Sorry if this made you yawn. 🤭 I just love that Sloane feels the sleep dust when I’m wearing her, just like Benny did! 💕 Hope you’re having a weekend as great as this girl. She is one month old today! Still waking just at 1:30am most nights to eat... occasionally around 5am, too. When she’s awake she likes to look at lights and stare at mama. Whenever she does tummy time she rolls right over to her back. 🥰 #happilytrista
  • Tried some Pinterest-y nail art while the two older kids were at school this morning... and I’m ready to remove and do something a little less crazy when they’re all in bed tonight. 🤪 Real wild Friday night plans, am I right?
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  • Sloane’s first Halloween... the one where it snowed 3 inches and was 20° outside. Woody and Jessie lasted about 30 mins trick-or-treating, then they wanted to head home to hand out candy. What was the weather like where you live? And how many pieces of candy do people give out where you trick-or-treat? Here, it’s a tie between “choose two pieces” and “grab a handful.” #blairebenandsloane #halloween #halloween2019 #happilytrista
  • ...when your mom takes too long in @target. Realized when we got out to the car that his binky was lost somewhere in the store. 20 mins into bedtime tonight I FINALLY found one in a diaper bag. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #tristalovestarget #happilytrista #terribletwos
  • Today turned out to be the most beautiful day and we spent it at the zoo for “Boo at the Zoo”. Soaking it up while we can since Thursday is calling for snow. Think our kids will be fine with staying in to hand out candy? 😂😂 #thepetersoncrew #happilytrista
January 23, 2017

Finding New Books for Your Kids with Bookroo

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Thank you to Bookroo for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I have always, always loved to read. There is nothing like getting lost in a good book. And I hope Blaire will always love to read, too. The joy books have brought me throughout the years is immeasurable and the worlds you can experience through a good book are endless. And as a parent, I don’t believe we can ever have too many books! Sure, there are classics we love to read over and over, but we all know, sometimes you just really need to read a new book.

Organizing Books in BasketWe love reading and I’m always searching for fun, new books for Blaire. But I usually find myself in the book store, googling “books for kids” or “books for toddlers” while trying to also wrangle Blaire… then I end up picking the books with the cutest cover or the prettiest pictures. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. I want my kiddos to have a great assortment of books,  but I’m not always the best at picking out those great books… so I decided to let someone else pick the books for me.

Bookroo is a monthly book subscription service, designed to help you find “hidden gems”. Their books are reviewed by a panel of families attending Stanford University (and their kids!) and they pride themselves on featuring books not easily found in your local bookstore. How cool is that? To top it off, the books come individually wrapped, so it’s just like getting a present every month. Blaire was SO excited to open hers and she kept asking Mom! Who sent me a present? Is it my birthday? It was fun to see how excited she was! They have two options for subscriptions to choose from, you can choose picture books (2 books, perfect for children ages 2-6) or board books (3 books, perfect for babies ages 0-2). You can even opt to have it sent as a gift… (remember they already come wrapped, anyways!) and you can choose from a 1-month, 3-month, 6-month or 12-month subscription. 

New Books for Your Kids with BookrooNew Books for Your Kids with Bookroo New Books for Your Kids with BookrooNew Books for Your Kids with BookrooWant to try Bookroo for yourself? Use code TRISPETE to save $10 off your first month’s Bookroo subscription. Next up… tackling the best way to organize all of these books! Please, please, please leave me your suggestions in a Comment below! 

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    Bailey
    January 24, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    This sounds so cool! I’ve never heard of it before!!

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    jessgrune
    January 25, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    This sounds so cool! I love a good subscription service and we are always looking for new books. I love that they are more obscure books.

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    Angela Fry
    January 25, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    I will have to check this out for my kiddos. Thanks so much for sharing! We love book here!

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    ktgoff3
    January 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    We love Bookroo! She finds the most amazing books to send out every month too! Great post :)

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    Claudia
    January 26, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Ohh I want to try them so bad!!???

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    Brittany
    January 27, 2017 at 7:50 am

    We love Bookroo..reading is fun at our house :)

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    Ashley Peavey
    January 30, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    We love Bookroo!!

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    Samantha Kuzyk-Raising Twincesses
    January 30, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    What a fantastic subscription service! I love that the books aren’t the typical one’s you’d find in any old book store! so cool!

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    Brooke
    January 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Love reading to little ones! Such a cool idea!

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    Rachel@itsahero.com
    January 30, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Such an awesome idea!

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    ceglutenfreefoodie
    January 30, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    This is a wonderful idea for kids and parents who like to read!

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    Amy Lu
    January 30, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    What a great service! I love that you can customize it based on age.

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    platformsandpacifiers
    January 31, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Yes! You can NEVER had enough books!

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    Erin Ruoff
    January 31, 2017 at 10:27 am

    Looks like the perfect subscription!

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    livi
    January 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    this is a wonderful subscription!

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The mom guilt.
How long it would take to leave the house.
The sleepless nights.
Breastfeeding.
Losing myself in motherhood — feeling like I had to be with Blaire 24/7.
Adding Ben and now Sloane to our crew has been so much easier for me. It’s like they just fall in line with the crazy. 🤪 And I think being so much more confident in myself as a mom doesn’t hurt either. 💁🏼‍♀️ #motherhoodishard
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  • The snow that never ends. 🙄🥶 Walked out into the snow this afternoon and one kid loved it, the other not so much. “Wowwww! It’s like a wizard out here.” —Blaire 😂
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