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March is for…

Written on March 1, 2018 at 10:20 am, by

Happy March! I’m super excited that the hermit slump of winter is almost over and Spring is almost here. Here are a few things I have on the agenda for this month:

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Friday Favorites

Written on February 23, 2018 at 9:59 am, by

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1. One of our most used toys is the Learning Resources Primary Science Lab Activity Set. It stays in our downstairs bathroom (which is science themed) so the kids can whip up “experiments” at the sink (I have to clean up a lot of soap scum). Yesterday the kids … Continue

Planet Comicon 2018

Written on February 20, 2018 at 12:47 pm, by

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Last weekend we went to Planet Comicon and I thought it would be fun to share a recap!

(In case you are also a fan, here’s my Captain Marvel jacket from Her Universe.)

Here were our favorite things this year:

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Jake really loved the amazing creations by the expert Lego … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on February 16, 2018 at 3:32 pm, by

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1. Despite the alarmist title, the article Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? has some really interesting insights into the effects of smartphone use on youth, using generational statistics. There’s a lot of things to consider in there for my fellow tween (and teen) parents.

2. Jake and I went to … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on February 9, 2018 at 10:16 am, by

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1. I’m so excited for my favorite challenge, 30 Days of Lists, to start up in March! Registration begins tomorrow (I’ll be sharing how I’m listing this round then). If you sign up for the 30 Days of Lists newsletter, you’ll know as soon as the registration opens up! … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on January 26, 2018 at 10:48 am, by

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1. My favorite sweet treat right now is almond M&Ms. I buy a sharing bag for the week and pop a few while I’m reading at night (though they are getting harder to find with all of the coffee / caramel flavors taking prominence right now).

2. I’m really … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on January 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm, by

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1. It’s just better when everyday things are cute. It’s been really cold here in Kansas City, so a little Ototo Nessie Ladle peeking out of my soup is making me very happy right now. I also love that the ladle is practical–it stands up, so no more ladle sliding … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on January 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm, by

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1. I was sick recently and binged myself a bunch of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – and now I’m re-watching it agin from the beginning with Jake. Feminist musical comedy? Yes please. The first two seasons are on Netflix. (Kristin has been trying to get me into this for like a … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on January 5, 2018 at 10:50 am, by

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1. My best friend Paul’s band FACEFACE just released their first music video: “We Awesome” (NSFW language). The song won’t get unstuck from my head and the walk-through video is all the more amazing because it was all done in ONE TAKE.

2. So the Kallax from IKEA is a … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on December 15, 2017 at 10:31 am, by

Here are some of the things I’m loving this week:

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1. My hands, especially my knuckles, have been very dry recently, thanks to the drop in humidity and constant hand washing after changing baby diapers and cleaning. I tried out Trader Joe’s Ultra Moisturizing hand cream trio and it is … Continue