Should We Switch To A Big Boy Bed Because Baby Is Coming?

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Everyone who knows our family or who has read this blog knows that we've struggled to keep the Captain in his own bed at night.  You see, shortly after D was born, just after the Captain turned 2, we decided that he needed his own "big boy" bed.  We put him in a different room, in a twin bed with bedrails.  It worked pretty well.  D was not in the crib yet, but everything I had read suggested to give the older sibling time [...]

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D Loves His Doodle Pants!

This Doodle Pants post was written by me.  I received a free product in exchange for my honest opinions.

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With having two boys, (and one on the way!) I have always felt our options are limited in the way of cute clothes.  Sure, there are a lot of cute clothes for boys, but it's rare that I find something different that is fun, functional, and just plain cute.  When we first received these Doodle Pants for D to wear, I honestly [...]

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My Do It!

Baby D is two.  He has become very independent in the past few months and while it is a natural, good part of his development, but it sure is tiring on his mommy!  I remember when the Captain went through this phase, his favorite phrase was "My do it!" and D is no different.  Everything must be attempted at least once by himself before allowing anyone to help and if you don't allow him to at least try to do it himself, a meltdown is sure to occur.  

The other day we had just [...]

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Keep Your Little One’s Pants Up with Dapper Snappers!

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The Captain has always been on the skinny side, so finding a pair of pants that fit has been hard, especially after he started wearing underwear at 2 1/2.  We've had to donate or put aside pants that were just too big…until now.  We received the Dapper Snappers for toddlers and both boys can wear it to make their pants FIT.  I like how easy it is to [...]

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Crafting with the Captain: Making a Police Badge

The Captain LOVES to do artsy and crafty things and while I was a kindergarten teacher, I am NOT as crafty as the typical kindergarten teacher.  Lately he has been coming up with ideas of things he'd like to make and I've been assisting him as much as I can.  And lately he's had the idea that we  need to "sew" things.  I DO know how to sew, but I do not have a sewing machine, so, alas, I cannot sew him a police costume like he wants.  So, we settled on a police badge.  This is FAR [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Karaoke!

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Stay Updated on Recalled Christmas Gifts with Recalls Plus (FREE!)

 

We have been very blessed this year and the boys have a lot of STUFF. Toys, food, candy, ride-ons, carseats, etc, etc….there is just no way I can stay up to date on all of the recalls that happen daily by checking out manufacturers’ websites and subscribing to email lists. Most of the time, I notice a recall weeks or even months after it happens and that is frustrating. Unless it’s a MAJOR recall that affects the health of a lot of people, there is [...]

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Happy Birthday, Baby D!

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Happy 2nd birthday to our joyful little Baby D!

Ella’s Kitchen – Delicious,Organic Food For Babies & Toddlers

As you all know, Baby D loves to eat. He is getting to the age where he doesn’t really want to try anything new, but pouches from Ella’s Kitchen are always a sure bet. You should have seen his face light up when we received this box of goodies from Ella’s Kitchen to review:

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He has eaten almost all of the pouches by now, and there wasn’t one he hasn’t liked. He didn’t really care for the apple [...]

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We Rode The Polar Express! – Texas State Railroad

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We were able to travel on the "Polar Express" on the Texas State Railroad.  The boys hadn't watched the movie, so they didn't really know what it was about when we told them.  They just knew they were going to get to ride on a train, which was enough to get them both very excited because they LOVE trains.  I explained to them that the kids on the Polar Express wear their pajamas and get special treats and then we would travel [...]

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