In honor of the 2016 Election this week, we’re featuring our patriotic Genius Series print, Mary Pickersgill, in this week’s giveaway. Celebrate your country in style with our Genius Series gear. From t-shirts to tumblers, we have a little something for the whole family in our Mary Pickersgill merchandise collection! Mary Pickersgill Adult Tee: Show off your patriotic side with this ultra-soft t-shirt featuring our Genius Series print, Mary Pickersgill. Comfy, lightweight and forever-festive, this tee was made for hanging out, lounging around and feelin’ free. Mary Pickersgill Women’s Tee: Red, white and YOU! Show off your patriotic side with
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How do you know you’re a cloth diapering family? Here are 10 signs you can look out for! 10.) You use coconut oil on EVERYTHING! 9.) You look for baby shirts when you shop for your baby, not onesies. 8.) Wet bags…. Wet bags everywhere. You found numerous ways to use them so you’re *almost* wet bag obsessed. 7.) You can’t help but play “disposable or cloth” while at the playground. Can you guess what type of diaper the other babies have on? 6.) Your mind goes to cloth-diaper related things when people start talking in “code.” CD= Most people talk about actual
I won’t lie, April Fools’ Day is one of my favorite days of the year! It has become an annual tradition for me to pull a prank on my husband and kids. Luckily, my kids love to be goofy and my husband is a good sport about it. Hey, traditions are important for every family, right? 🙂 April Fools’ Day is this week, so you still have time to trick the people you love most—your kids! Here are my favorite family-friendly pranks! Catch your little ones by surprise with one (or more!) of these fun ideas: Serve raw octopus for
Valentine’s Day for a third-grader means decorated shoe boxes filled with chalky hearts. At age 13, it means carnations from secret admirers and awkward dances. At 21, it means a LBD and a fancy restaurant. Now, 4 kids and mortgage later, it doesn’t exactly mean the same thing and those Valentine’s traditions vary. When a “real life” mom plans a Valentine’s date, these things typically come to my mind: Finding a babysitter who doesn’t have plans, the cost of said babysitter, making dinner reservations, crowded and overpriced restaurants, and then the feeling of disappointment because my expectations didn’t hit reality.
Kids. They’re fun. But also a handful at times. Since I’ve been a mom, there have been a few instances that TRULY defined what it meant to have kids. From bathroom retreats to spilled Cheerios in your backseat, you know you have kids when..? You know you have kids when… Going to the movies means a Redbox and pint of ice cream. You can’t remember the last time you went to the bathroom without someone sitting on your lap or crying outside the locked door. You feel obligated to tip the guys at Waterway $100 because you know how dirty your backseat was. You also
My little guy is really in the Christmas spirit this year and I love it! He’s very curious and asks me many questions about the holiday, some that leave me quite puzzled. I’ve started doing a few of our own holiday traditions this year and a few that my mom used to do with my sister and I when we were growing up. One of those traditions was Christmas stockings. We always looked forward to our stockings on Christmas morning and my mom would fill them with the best things. Usually something we could use (socks, undergarments, hats, gloves), something
It’s easy to show love when I feel loved. It’s also easy to show love when I’m full of love. But when my love-tank is on “E,” whether it’s because I’m stressed out and over-booked, work is crazy, or everyone in the family is tired and crabby, well, it’s just not as easy. I know I am loved. And for this, I am so blessed and grateful. My husband is affectionate and a true partner. He knows the way to my heart is through acts of service — doing the dishes, picking up the house, or cleaning out the cars.
Beautiful autumn trees, crisp air, a warm fire, cider, eggnog, and big family celebrations are right around the corner. This REALLY IS the most wonderful time of year! When it’s cold outside, I find so much joy spending time creating delicious food in my warm kitchen. I love to bake and I LOVE sweets, so that is usually what I contribute to potluck events. Here are some of my favorite tried-and-true holiday recipes. I get compliments every time! I have a huge family and there are tons of kids, so I stick with traditional desserts that everyone likes. But I
Chill out this summer with a fun, frozen treat! Popsicles are a warm-weather favorite for grown ups and little ones alike, and we’ve got a yummy recipe for Coconut Chia Peach Pops to try! Ingredients Serving: Makes 4-6 popsicles depending on popsicle mold size 1/2c. Coconut Water 3 organic peaches (chopped w/ skins, seeds removed) 1Tbs. Chia Seeds 1Tbs. Organic Honey (give or take) 1c. Organic Coconut Milk 1. Blend chopped peaches and coconut water in a blender or food processor until nicely blended. 2. Pour the blended peaches and coconut water into popsicle molds about 1/2 of the way (leaving room for
Pop quiz: What’s worse than staring blankly at your pantry each night, wondering what on earth you’re going to cook for dinner? Answer: Nothing! At least, that’s how I feel! And about 7 years ago I realized something had to change. I had just returned to work after having my first child, and I was desperately looking for ways to streamline our evening routine. By the time I got home from work, tried to think of something to make for dinner, cooked, cleaned up, then my baby was ready for bed! I felt like I wasn’t getting any quality time with