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IKEA KITCHEN ICE CREAM SHOP HACK

July 17, 2019

Our IKEA Duktig Kitchen hasn't been getting a lot of love lately. Teddy doesn't pay much attention to it anymore, and Scottie likes to open the cabinets and pull out all of the stuff and throw it all over the floor. I thought it was time for a little makeover to make the play kitchen exciting again and encourage more dramatic play. There are so many awesome IKEA kitchen hacks and makeovers on Pinterest, but none were exactly what I…

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5 SUMMER PARENTING HACKS

July 16, 2019

Summer is supposed to be fun and relaxing, but let's be real...summer with a toddler and a baby can get a little crazy. "You only get 18 summers with your Kids" repeats in my head and I feel a  need to give them all the summer experiences I can squeeze in to three months. We've already checked off a good bit on our SUMMER BUCKET LIST and I am exhausted. If you are feeling anything like me maybe some of…

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BEST OUTER SPACE BOOKS FOR PRESCHOOLERS

July 2, 2019

Teddy is fascinated with outer space and the planets. I always try to make an effort to support and expand on Teddy's interests, and a great way to do that is with children's books. It was really difficult finding high quality outer space books. I'm picky with children's books and don't mess with bad cheesy illustrations and then to make sure the books were up-to date (R.I.P. Pluto!) with age-appropriate information seemed like an impossible task. As if an answer…

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BUILD-A-ROBOT PLAY DOUGH KIT

July 1, 2019

Teddy loves his TINKER TRAYS and loose parts play, so I knew I wanted to make something with loose parts for Teddy's ROBOT BIRTHDAY PARTY. I remembered what a hit the play dough party favors were for Scottie's PETER RABBIT FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY and how inexpensive it was to make them so I thought I could figure out a way to make some silver play dough to go along with some loose parts. This post contains affiliated links for your…

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ROBOT 3RD BIRTHDAY PARTY

June 30, 2019

This year was the first year Teddy got to pick his own birthday party theme and he told us he wanted a Robot party. He was really into reading Robosauce by Adam Rubin and Daniel Salmieri so I used that as inspiration. Teddy had a few requests; a robot cake, a robot pinata, a robot costume, and most importantly that he got to wear a tie to his birthday party. So, that is exactly what he got! The problem that…

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