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Stuff We Love: Thinkfun Move & Groove

GAH!  It’s WINTER. And I’m down. The days are short. . .but SO SO SO LONG. If you read regularly, you know I am an outdoors addict.  My favorite place is outside.  Simple as that. But when the wind chill is pushing sub-zero, I can’t with good conscience drag the kids into my outdoor euphoria. . . And some days
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Stuff We Love: ABC Mouse iPhone Apps

Holy technical issues this morning!  Gah.  I need a do-over. . .Anyway, here’s our regularly scheduled post, LATE!     I have to admit it.  I’ve resorted to the phone. I’ve resorted to the phone maybe a little too much in the past few weeks.  But when you’re exhausted and sometimes on the verge of losing the entire coconut cake
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Stuff We Love: WADDLE! A Scanimation Picture Book

I have no idea how Rufus Butler Seder did this. And perhaps that’s part of the intrigue for me as an adult. It’s crazy great art. Mac is fortunate to have an Aunt who is a very smart, very engaged, top of her game Elementary Ed teacher. . .and she is always giving us superb kid reading materials. This one
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Stuff We Love: Books for Parents

In case you missed my gushing in like 25 previous posts and Tweets, we are expecting a new nephew in January. My sister has been the beneficiary of bag upon ban and bin upon bin of (crap) stuff Mac has outgrown.  So she has A. LOT. of stuff already.  However, this is her first child and there will be a
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My Love Affair Continues. . .

I know I’m beating a dead horse but I can’t say enough how much I still love our Sleepy Wrap baby carrier. Yes.  I realize Mac isn’t so much a baby any longer. . .but we’re still in love with it. Granted, it doesn’t see nearly the action it did when he was younger but I find it’s always good
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Stuff We Love: B. Woofer

If you visit frequently, you know that I’m anti-kid-junk-overload.  When we learned we were expecting, we agreed we would really try to focus more on experiences and making memories rather than continuing to mindlessly purchase things as we (ahem I) had been doing for the better part of our adult lives. We try to spend a lot of time with
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Stuff We Love: Safety First Appliance Latch

So by now you’ve all heard my constant whining about Mac’s fascination with the dishwasher. It was getting so bad, I was beginning to wonder if it was even healthy. He was full on obsessed. At first the fascination was kinda’ cute.  Oh, look how smart he is, he knows when the dishwasher is on.  Look, he’s reaching for the
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It’s New Baby Gear. . .Ergo, I’m Frustrated. . .

We purchased an Ergo baby carrier last week. And so far, I suck at it. I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted a new baby-wearing tool.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE our Sleepy Wrap baby carriers and I use them a LOT.  Every day.  So does my Husband. However, with Mac’s increasing size and squirminess, I was discovering the Sleepy Wrap had some
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Stuff We Love: Big Ass Baby Gate

Yes, big ass baby gate is a technical term. Around here we’re always on the hunt for a better baby trap.  The little Houdini has been effectively thwarting my efforts to keep him contained for a while now. Most of our play time happens on the main floor of the house.  Our home is about 12 feet wide and I
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Stuff We Love: An Anne Taintor Collection

Someone Has to Set A Bad Example Get this book for your best friend, mother, sister, aunt, cousin. . . Fast. And keep a copy or three on hand.  Even my Father in Law, Husband, and Step-Dad laughed out loud. The concept is brilliant.  Never disappoints. . .always appropriate. . .well, maybe not for dead dogs or other situations where
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