• Favorite Books For Babies And Toddlers.

    Favorite Books For Babies And Toddlers.

    30+ Books for babies and toddlers, with BONUS: 5 gift ideas for dads. This article contains affiliate links. I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you, if you click a link and make a purchase. Just like my last post, Favorite Toys For Babies And Toddlers, this article contains all my favorite…

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  • Favorite Toys For Babies And Toddlers.

    Favorite Toys For Babies And Toddlers.

    35+ Toy recommendations for babies and toddlers, with BONUS: 5 gifts moms actually want. This article contains affiliate links. I may receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you click a link and make a purchase. The holidays are here! For anyone who doesn’t know me, Christmas season makes its triumphant return…

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  • The Truth About Motherhood.

    The Truth About Motherhood.

    Motherhood has a way of making you feel dead inside. Which is crazy, because at the same time, it also makes you feel more alive than you’ve ever felt in your life. Through motherhood, you get to experience new levels of love, fear, and so many emotions you never even knew existed. So why does…

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  • Confessions Of A One-And-Done Mom.

    Confessions Of A One-And-Done Mom.

    Why I’m choosing to have only one child. If you had told me three years ago that I would have only one child, I wouldn’t have believed you. I always thought I’d have two children, maybe three. I grew up with a brother and never considered what life would’ve been like not having a sibling.…

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  • Outdoor Locations To Visit With Toddlers.

    Outdoor Locations To Visit With Toddlers.

    A List of Locations for Toddlers to Explore and Play Outdoors in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. My family is fortunate to live right by a forest preserve, which means we have ample space to explore right outside our home. But we still like to take Mia to new outdoor locations to visit in and…

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  • Kid Friendly Restaurants In And Around Naperville.

    Kid Friendly Restaurants In And Around Naperville.

    Favorite Kid Friendly Restaurants in the Naperville Area. This article contains affiliate links. I may receive a small compensation, at no cost to you, if you click a link and make a purchase Just like my recent post, Best Naperville Restaurants For Date Night, there are A LOT of family/kid friendly restaurants in and around…

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  • Best Naperville Restaurants For Date Night.

    Best Naperville Restaurants For Date Night.

    20+ Restaurants in Naperville and the Surrounding Suburbs that are Perfect for Date Nights. My husband and I cherish our alone time together, so finding some of the best Naperville and surrounding area restaurants has made for unforgettable date nights. Now… when I say, “date night”, I don’t necessarily mean upscale and romantic, though, there…

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  • Must Have Baby Items.

    Must Have Baby Items.

    All the essential baby products I couldn’t have lived without. This is not a registry check-list, but instead a list of my most used baby products in multiple categories throughout Mia’s first year of life. Many of these products have also been utilized beyond the first year. I discovered these must have baby items through…

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  • Nature Scavenger Hunt: FREE Printable With Popular Critters.

    Nature Scavenger Hunt: FREE Printable With Popular Critters.

    4-Page Nature Scavenger Hunt with 40+ Species and Vibrant Images. This article contains affiliate links. I may make a small compensation, at no cost to you, if you click a link and make a purchase. If given the choice between screen time and going outside, my 3-year-old would choose going outside every time. She loves…

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  • Road Trip With Toddler: Tips And What To Pack.

    Road Trip With Toddler: Tips And What To Pack.

    How to prepare when embarking on a road trip with a toddler. Plus FREE printable one-page packing list. As our daughter has gotten older, going on trips requiring a bit of driving time have become second nature. We go on a road trip with our toddler 1-2x in the winter, and multiple times in the…

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