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A Day Trip to Lancaster

At just over 30 miles away from Columbus, Lancaster is the perfect day trip for the whole family! A big topic with my mom friends right now is, “What are you doing this summer?”  While I love taking big family vacations, it’s not always easy or feasible with a toddler, which is why I really like doing day trips. […]

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Summer Strawberry Cobbler

Summer Strawberry Cobbler

This Summer Strawberry Cobbler is the perfect dessert to make after a day of strawberry picking with your little ones! Raise your hand if you’ve been strawberry picking this year?  We’re lucky Columbus has so many local spots for this kid-friendly outing (see a list of u-pick farms here: strawberry patches in Columbus).  This is the first year […]

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Make #MomLife the #BestLife

How I Make #MomLife the #BestLife

No doubt about it, #MomLife can be tough at times, but here are some easy ways I make it the #BestLife! If you’re like me, you can barely go a day without seeing the hashtag #momlifeisthebestlife or the “Mom Life, Best Life” quote.  However, at times I’ve recently questioned this popular catch-phrase. Maybe it’s because I stay at home or because […]

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Busy Bag Ideas for Indoor Play

Busy Bag Ideas for Indoor Play

These Busy Bag ideas will help occupy your small child when rainy spring weather keeps you indoors!   They say “April showers bring May flowers, but they also bring this mama a case of cabin fever!  It’s finally getting warm enough to go outside, but the rainy spring weather arrives to once again keep us indoors! Ugh… Just when […]

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Learning the Language of Toddlers

Learning The Language of Toddlers

Learning the language of toddlers is like learning a foreign language, but not like any of the ones they teach you in school! Before my daughter started talking, I remember a friend telling us how she’ll soon say words that sound nothing like the “real word” but you (and only you) will know exactly what she means.  Well, my daughter just […]

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Fun Green Food Ideas

Fun Green Food Ideas

With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, you can make mealtime a little more festive for your children with these fun green food ideas!     If you read my Valentine’s Day post last month, you know I like to celebrate the holidays with fun food ideas and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception.  Plus, since this […]

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Valentine's Day Party

Hosting a Valentine’s Day Party

Throw a fun and festive Valentine’s Day party for your kids with these easy craft and food ideas!   I always feel a little blue come January and February after the three-month spree of holidays between October to January 1st. Do you feel this way too? By the time February’s here, we’re deep into winter and spring […]

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Playdough and More Homemade Fun

The frigid winter weather often means being stuck indoors and with a toddler, that can spell trouble for everyone involved.  These homemade play ideas will help you both beat the winter blues.    Now that winter’s in full swing, the days gave turned overcast, cold and wet. It’s times like this, that as a stay at home […]

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reindeertreats

Reindeer Breakfast Treats

These quick and easy Reindeer Breakfast Treats are a fun way to get your kids in the holiday spirit first thing in the morning!  This recipe for Reindeer Breakfast Treats is a little simpler than most of my recipes. It’s not really even much of a recipe really… It’s mostly just a cute breakfast idea for […]

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