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The Transition from Baby Food to Lil’ Bits

There’s one thing that my Fox has no trouble with: eating. From day one, he loved his bottles and even easily transitioned to stage 1 baby foods. On his first birthday, he had no desire for a bottle and weening was completely effortless. As…

September 14, 2016
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Freshly Picked Mr. + Mrs. Bones Release

Has anyone seen that glorious photo of Sigourney Weaver posing with a pumpkin floating around? That’s literally me waiting for fall to arrive (except I’m holding a pumpkin spice latte and knitting a chunky scarf simultaneously).  For reference: So now that we’ve cleared up…

August 29, 2016
Family Featured Food Parenting

Taste the Rainbow

I received a bunch of questions about the tableware I used in yesterday’s post: it’s from a brand called Re-Play Tableware! These products are made in the USA, BPA safe, and FDA approved. Plus, they’re made out of milk jugs. Seriously! Here’s a quick…

August 29, 2016
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De-junking the Kitchen

You guys, this time next week I’ll be sitting on a beach in a bathing suit and I am not ready. Or at least my body isn’t. Gone are the days of randomly deciding to work out or cook healthy dinners that take forever…

August 28, 2016
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Six Ways to Curb Colic

Moving from a house to an apartment was a major adjustment. I was discussing all of the differences with a friend of mine who is thinking about making the same switch, and she inquired whether or not people have complained about Fox when he cries.…

August 21, 2016
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Toddler Packing Staples

Packing is an art, especially with kids in tow.  My 1.5-year-old has been to 10 states and 5 countries over the course of his short time on this planet, and you can trust me when I say that I have made many mistakes packing along…

August 15, 2016
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Itinerary: Liverpool with Kids

We’re on a Beat Bugs kick over here, have you caught an episode or two yet? If you’re not familiar, it’s a children’s show on Netflix that centers around classics by The Beatles. It’s super cute — Sia’s cover of Blackbird gives me full…

August 13, 2016
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Parkin’ It in Hollywood

The only downfall of living in a city center is the lack of open space for Fox to run. Currently there’s nothing walking distance, although there are talks of a huge Central Park-like open space to come together — just not for a few more…

August 12, 2016
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The One Change I Made for Better Skin

I never used to put a great deal of weight into how products I used affected my body or health. That was until I had an eye-opening experience about six years back. As soon as I hit college my acne got out of control.…

August 10, 2016
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My First Babies: Peter Cat and Sweet Dee

You may remember me telling you that I got my cat Peter in college. He was a skinny little thing with a heart-shaped nose who got so cold in the winter that I had purchased him a tiny puffer vest. He wore it happily and with great…

August 8, 2016
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Saturday Salt in the Wounds – Giving Up a Pet

I came across something today that hurt my heart. First, let me give you some background. It’s a long one folks, so grab some snacks. I was a teller in a Toledo, OH bank 7 years ago when a customer came through the drive-thru…

July 30, 2016
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Why I Started a Blog

“Why did you start a blog?” I am asked this question nearly every time that my blog comes up in conversation with someone new. Although my blog evolved quite a bit since its initial inception, it originally began as an outlet to keep in touch…

July 25, 2016
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Edinburgh in 1 Day + a Proper Dram

I’ve already covered where to stay while visiting Edinburgh, but what about activities to put on the agenda?  When we visited in the spring we found ourselves with a day and a half to see everything in Edinburgh, which is no small feat. There’s a number of…

June 29, 2016
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Travel with Baby: Tips and Tricks

The #1 question that I get from other parents hands down revolves around how to travel effortlessly with kids. The truth is, children are completely unpredictable (if you haven’t figured that out by now!). While there’s no foolproof way to keep kids happy during…

June 21, 2016
Family Featured Giveaways Parenting

Welcome to Toddlerhood (+ Giveaway!)

I’ve mentioned in a recent post that Fox hit his terrible twos a year early, but there’s one thing that’s stayed consistent: his big appetite for all kinds of food. I’m lucky that Fox isn’t picky now that he’s entered toddlerhood. He’s taken too…

June 13, 2016