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IT’S TIME FOR MORE SLEEP: MELLA SLEEP TRAINER CLOCK

November 8, 2018

Teddy was a pretty decent sleeper until the switch from his crib to his toddler bed. Once he had the ability to get out of the bed on his own he would wake up, crawl out of bed and bang on his door screaming until we went to get him. Then we moved to a new house where the doors don't shut all the way so he just pushes the door open and comes into our room and climbs in…

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Shh! We Have a Plan Halloween Costume

October 15, 2018

This Halloween we are combining two of our favorite things: dressing up and reading. Dressing up as a book character is always a good idea. It’s great for school Halloween parties when you need costumes that are cute but not-too-scary. When kids dress up as book characters it allows them to interpret the characters in their own way to create personal connections to the characters, interpret deeper meaning into the material and get excited about reading books. This post may…

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ADD TO CART: BINXY SHOPPING CART HAMMOCK

July 27, 2018
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Grocery stores have never been my favorite place. To be honest, grocery stores always gave me a ton of anxiety. Too many people. Too many carts. Too many choices. Then I had a kid and it was like adding a ticking time bomb to the equation. There was always some sort of meltdown as soon as we got into the checkout line, stuff pulled off of the shelves and half-eaten bananas thrown across the store. When I found out we…

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SCOTTIE’S VINTAGE GARDEN NURSERY

July 13, 2018
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I am excited to finally share the details of baby Scotland's vintage garden nursery with all of you. I planned this nursery for months before I was ever able to start decorating and I am so happy with how it turned out. We recently moved into our  dream house, a converted early 19th century farmhouse. It was full of character and vintage charm but even more full of projects and problems. The room for the nursery needed electrical work, a…

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DOCKATOT: IS IT WORTH IT?

June 7, 2018

Lack of sleep has got to be one of the hardest parts of having a newborn. Sleep deprivation can be brutal and lead to maternal (and paternal) stress and anxiety. Luckily both of our children were decent sleepers, although for some reason none of our babies liked sleeping in their bassinet and they really don't like sleeping on their backs. We resorted to some not-so-safe sleeping habits with our first baby. We'd let him sleep in the carseat, prop him…

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