Life Lessons Learned From A Toddler

Life Lessons Learned from a Toddler

As I've mentioned 304 times previously, I'm a stay-at-home (let's be generous and call me a work-at-home) mom. Thus, I spend a whole lotta time with my little one. Without further ado, here are 5 life lessons I've learned from my little one. She's schooled me good. 1.  Live in the moment. This is by far the biggest difference between…

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Non-Toy Gift Ideas For Toddlers

Non-Toy Gift Ideas for Toddlers

Our daughter is only 14 months old and we already have SO many toys in our house. I cannot comprehend how we will contain the madness as she gets older and accumulates more toys, nor can I imagine what the situation will be like with more kiddos (eventually, don't get excited). We love all the toys that we are blessed…

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Hi, My Name Is Janet And I’m A Virtual Hoarder.

Hi, my name is Janet and I’m a Virtual Hoarder.

Today I really don't have anything helpful, educational, or inspiring to offer you. I'm writing today to ask for your help! And maybe to find someone who wants to commiserate (cue the Lionel...Hello? Is it me you're looking for?). I am a virtual hoarder. I've mentioned before that I'm a serial researcher and that means I love to devour content.…

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Travel Gift Basket – Budget-friendly Gift Ideas For The Traveler

Travel Gift Basket – budget-friendly gift ideas for the traveler

The holidays are fast approaching, and we've got a great idea for a unique travel gift basket for the traveler on your gift list this year. Our travel gift basket is also a great "bon voyage" present anytime of year. This creatively-themed gift basket is great for a college-student (they all have wanderlust right?) or a friend who you know…

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Introducing Paper & Ink: Notes From My Library

Introducing Paper & Ink: Notes from my Library

I lurrrrrve to read. Like a lot. I always have and I'm sure I always will. Amazingly enough, my time to read has somehow been one of the only things that has not been affected by having a new baby at home. I must be getting less sleep or something, because I'm still able to read several books a month.…

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Hazel’s 1st Birthday – A Puppy Party!

Hazel’s 1st Birthday – A Puppy Party!

Our baby girl Hazel turned the big oh-one (or just...one) last month. We were going to be back in our hometown around her birthday, so we decided to throw her a small informal party with family while we were there. Call me lazy or call me smart (depends on how you feel about kid parties I guess!), but I did…

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