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Road Trips Change After You Have Kids

We Wrote A Guest Post…

By: , October 23rd, 2015. Posted in: Musings, Parenting, Travel

...about how road trips change after you have kids.

After our recent road trip to the Twin Cities, we teamed up with our friends, Ryan & Kindra, over at Love & Adventure (a really super awesome travel …

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DIY No Sew Spider Costume

By: , October 21st, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Because not every mom knows how to sew. (Well, not yet, anyway.)

LB has loved the scary spirit of Halloween from the beginning. One of his favorite games has always been “BOO!”, which is just as you would imagine.  We started saying “BOO!” …

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You Are Mommy

By: , October 18th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Musings, Parenting

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Family Road Trip Packing List

By: , September 27th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting, Travel

Preparing for a family road trip doesn't have to be stressful, if you have a plan and a good packing list.

Our family of four recently went on a six day road trip to the Twin Cities, MN.   Preparation had taken days, and was more stressful than it needed to be (thanks to …

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How To Prevent And Prepare For Childhood Car Sickness

By: , September 20th, 2015. Posted in: Health, Parenting, Travel

Childhood car sickness can be difficult to prevent, but there are ways to minimize the risk, and prepare yourself for clean-up.

The first time LB got sick in the car, he was just over two years old, and we were totally unprepared.  We were on our way to the …

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Our Day Of Play At The Minnesota Zoo

By: , September 20th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting, Travel

This zoo shines with it's nature-themed play spaces.

Our family recently embarked on a 270 mile road trip from our home in Madison to the Twin Cities.  Because we were traveling with our two small children (LB is 2 …

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50 Family-Friendly Tunes

By: , September 5th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

A kid-friendly playlist that the entire family will enjoy (because you can only listen to "Wheels On The Bus" so many times).

Like many families, we love music!  We love to dance around the living room to our favorites and sing along with our playlists on car trips.  We also frequently indulge the experimentation …

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Losing a Sibling is Always Too Soon

By: , August 19th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

This is the story of my relationship with my brother, our complicated childhood, and how I coped with his loss.

Jason and I have only been blogging for five months, which means that a large portion of you (our readers) are friends or family, and many of you knew my brother.  …

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Our Baby Gear Picks

By: , August 11th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Money, Parenting

We take the guesswork out of selecting baby gear.

In addition to our Top 30 Baby Gift Ideas, we’ve also compiled a list of the larger-ticket baby items we researched, purchased, and have been thoroughly happy with.  While …

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Speeding on Residential Streets Isn’t Worth The Risk

By: , August 9th, 2015. Posted in: Happiness, Parenting

Your hurry could cost a life.

Last week I had a moment of clarity while driving through our neighborhood.  I had left home in a rush, which now seems to happen every time I leave the house no matter …

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