Sprinklers, Bubbles and Sun Protection #PlatypusAustralia

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Normally, here in North Idaho, May is gloomy, rainy and we spend most of the time indoors. Thankfully this year, we have had lots of beautiful, sun-filled days spent outdoors all day long! It has been such fun, spending time together in the gorgeous sunshine, playing and just enjoying each other’s company. These are the days that I love most and wait all year for! Mostly, it’s all fun and games, however, as a mother, the sunshine months make me {Read More}

North Idaho Local Life: The All-New McEuen Adventure Park

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There’s a whole boat-load of parks up here in the Coeur d’ Alene/Post Falls area but the new McEuen Adventure Park that just opened a couple weeks ago, is by far, the best park in the area! If you live within driving distance, this is one that is a must-visit! McEuen Park features an absolutely amazing playground (the biggest and most fun structure we have), splash pad (while will be turned on Memorial Day weekend), sand pit area, tennis courts, basketball courts, {Read More}

Spark Your Child’s Love of Stories with the Playaway All-In-One Audiobook

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It’s no secret that we are book-a-holics around here. I take the kiddos to the library story time every single week, and then afterwards, we stuff our giant library bag FULL of all kinds of books. We love to read together, or separate, and just knowing that my kids appreciate books as much as I do makes my heart happy. Even though we are big fans of ‘real’ books, it’s also fun to get an audiobook or two while we’re {Read More}

Making Memories with General Mills #Giveaway #WinCoCerealDeals

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*This conversation is sponsored by General Mills® via Burst Media. The opinions and text are mine.* Isn’t it funny how some foods take us back to a certain time or place? For me, two of my favorite General Mills cereals, Cherios® and KIX®, were a huge part of my childhood and I remember eating both all the time, with my parents, at the breakfast table as a family. Now that I have my own kids, I enjoy transferring some of {Read More}

Show baby the world with the Tiny Love Discover the World Mat #Giveaway

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Take your little one on a tour of the world with the new Discover the World Mat from Tiny Love! This play mat is full of sensory play, as well as bright colors and fun pictures. It’s big enough for parent and child to both be down on the ground, playing and having a good time together. Benefits  Fun world-theme and cute animal figures inspire a variety of stories and activities  Playing on the mat with baby helps strengthen the {Read More}

Enjoying the small things with my family #CherishChildhood

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*This post is sponsored by Gymboree* As I grow older, I appreciate each season more and more, but springtime will continue to be a favorite of mine. The most-welcome rain, warmth from the sunshine, everything changing from the dead-brown of winter into the greenness of spring, budding flowers, the beautiful smells in the air, and even the warmer-weather clothes! Yes, spring is such a gorgeous time of year! I enjoy keeping an eye on the small things, such as watching the {Read More}

Minecraft has come to Crazy 8! #Giveaway

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Minecraft has the hearts of most young boys across the world these days.. It sure has worked its way into our home, being my own boys’ favorite game right now! Every single day, they want to play and build their own creations.. It’s a pretty old-school style game but they doesn’t stop the kids from being so obsessed with this super popular game! As a pretty conservative parent, I like that this game has ‘monsters’ in it (the creepers, zombies, spiders and more) {Read More}

GroVia Hybrid Cloth Diaper System Review & #Giveaway #GCDC14

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In celebration of The Great Cloth Diaper Change today, I am partnering with GroVia to bring you a review and giveaway!! I was sent this gorgeous hybrid diaper shell in Poppy, along with two organic cotton, snap-in inserts, as well as a GroVia Magic Stick for review with my beautiful Natalie Rose. She is not even 2 years old and already has strong opinions about what she likes and wants to wear.. Immediately when I took this shell out of the package, {Read More}

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2014

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This morning, here in North Idaho, we had 34 parents attend The Great Cloth Diaper Change with their kiddos! We had such a wonderful morning, socializing and changing at the Coeur d’Alene KROC Center and then an awesome after party at Mother’s Haven with some giveaways and goodies! This was my third year organizing this event and even though it’s slightly stressful, I love it so much!! I can’t wait till next year! Did you attend your local event?

Spring Sandals from Jack & Lily MY SHOES

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Natalie is a bit spoiled when it comes to shoes.. I absolutely love buying her new shoes for every season and in many different styles and colors. I am slightly embarrassed to say that right now, she is not even two years old and has 13 pairs of shoes that fit her right now! Yikes! These sweet and versatile multi-flower sandals from Jack & Lily have been perfect for Springtime and they are in Natalie’s top favorites!  My Shoes are {Read More}