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Stuff We Love: IKEA Kiddie Table and Chairs

Yeah.  I cringe when I hear IKEA too. You walk through the displays.  You fall in love with a flugenkranker.  The price seems so reasonable.  The flugenkranker looks so attractive and substantial.  You heart melts.  You MUST have it! Then like any other relationship, reality sets in. You can’t easily find your flugenkranker in the gigantic warehouse.  Sometimes, even if
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Stuff We Love: Thermos Foogo Stainless Steel Sippy Cup

Ok. . .So Mac’s still getting the hang of it. I swear this kid!  At about 6 months he refused to eat from children’s cutlery and only wanted “big spoons.”  Now, what he really likes is to sip from a normal glass like we do.  He’s a trip. Regardless, we love this thing! 1.  It’s spill proof.  Although I’ve noticed
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Stuff We Love: MAC!!!!!!

Today was his due date a year ago. . . And do we love him so! He went from this sweet little bundle to chubby bad-ass flashing some kinda’ baby gang signs in a matter of weeks! But with some scared straight parenting on our part, and a tremendous effort on his, he turned his life around and cleaned up
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Stuff We Love: Splat Mat

For a while I was in the habit of calling the dogs over to the table and allowing them go crazy on Mac’s discarded crumbs and bites. A few things caused me to reconsider: 1.  Mac started keeping food on his tray specifically to feed to the dogs, 2.  When he fed the dogs, it was absolutely disgusting – even
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Stuff We Love: Little Tikes Handle Haulers Haul & Ride Toy

I’ve mentioned before that I do not desire oodles of especially plastic toys for Mac nor do I want a houseful of sizeable play paraphernalia.   It just doesn’t work for or space constraints. However, as I’ve also mentioned before, Great Grandma gifted Mac with a ride-along toy truck for Christmas.  And while it is a larger item and it
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Stuff We Love: BumGenius 4.0 Cloth Diapers

I know this is one of those “touchy” parenting subjects.  It seems like mothers get all indignant over their decisions regarding breast v bottle, cloth v disposable, cry it out v comforting and co-sleeping. I hope you don’t get irate and go all Mom-ster on me, I do not endeavor to tell you how to contain your own kid’s excrement.
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Stuff We Love: Jen Lancaster

Before the arrival of our adorable little spit up and pee factory, I read voraciously.  I read indiscriminately – almost any topic or type of book.  I have always LOVED to read. I never understood people – my husband and mother included – who said every time they tried to read a book, they would fall asleep.  I could stay
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Stuff We Love: Cafeteria Trays

You know what I like?  Ok, you read this blog primarily to hear me rant about stuff I don’t like.  I get it.  Disenchantment and sarcasm follows, I swear. I like when my food looks nearly as great as it tastes.  I’m no culinary pro.  I am certainly not a self-proclaimed foodie.  However, I think we can all agree a
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Stuff We Love: Amazon Subscribe & Save

I love shopping for anything darling.  I hate shopping for utilitarian stuff:  trash bags, dog biscuits, toothpaste.  Furthermore, if I set foot in a place like Target where all that utilitarian stuff resides with other awesome darling goods, chances are, I’m walking out of the joint with a wallet a little lighter than my Husband would like. Additionally, there are
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Products We Love: BOB Revolution Stroller

Thanks to the generosity of friends, we ended up with nearly all the baby gear we could ever want or use when we found out we were expecting Mac.  I did however, insist on a brand new stroller.  I did a little looking around.  I’m not much of a comparison shopper and frankly reading baby gear reviews makes me confused
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