Mazen’s Christmas List

December 18, 2013

  Big Bird // Train Set // Boots // Mixer // Bubble Blower // School Bus // Elmo DVD // Bike // Bubbles // Elmo

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Minted + A Giveaway

December 4, 2013

Holiday greetings from the Younger-Monsons! My first Christmas out of college I wanted to feel grown up, so I decided it would be my first year to send out holiday cards. I went to a craft store and bought paper, ribbon and doodads and assembled 30 cards by hand. {So that’s how I passed time […]

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Board Books From Buzz

November 27, 2013
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A guest post from Grammie Buzz, who just happens to be a trained children’s librarian! Here are her picks for some great board books. Mazen, right from the start, liked books.  What more could a writer grandma ask for? Here are some winners! His mom and dad read this one with amazing gusto. Lots of […]

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Mazen’s Favorite Toys At 12 Months

October 30, 2013

1. Tegu Blocks. We went to our local toy store, Shenanigan’s, looking for first birthday gifts and I asked the woman: “Of all the toys in the store, what would you buy for a one year old?” Without hesitation she recommended these magnetic wooden blocks from Honduras. They are sustainably sourced, non-toxic, and made by […]

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Cloth Diaper Confessions

October 23, 2013

For a year, we used cloth diapers and loved them. Honestly. The Bum Genius Freetimes were our diaper of choice, and the OsoCozy liners made disposing of solids very easy. Are you picking up that I am using the past tense here? Have you noticed Mazen wearing disposables in my Instagram photos? Sadly, for the […]

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Organize With Cozi

September 18, 2013

Of all the press releases and pitches that fly into my inbox, I am most interested in those related to organization. Does that say anything about my personality?! I am a very organized person, yet I am always looking for the next best thing. Thus, Cozi was recommended to me as a way to organize […]

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Welcome To The Family

August 27, 2013

No, we’re not expecting again Just welcoming a few new products into the family of “things we love during baby’s first year.” First, this truck and car. Mazen LOVES them and my mom bought from a store and from Amazon. {Here is the car and here is the truck.} He absolutely loves them because they’re […]

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High In A Chair

August 12, 2013

We’re nearly a year in and have gone through lots of gear. I’m sure I’ve been disappointed in a few items (although now I can’t think of any off the top of my head..) but overall, most things have been great. Love our BOB. Love our new Clef Foonf car seat (should that be another […]

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Battle Of The Sippy Cups

July 30, 2013

We started giving Mazen water when he was about 7 months old and we went to Arizona for vacation. It was hot and in the dry heat he seemed to be thirsty beyond his breast milk intake. As his solid food consumption has increased over the past 4 months, he now drinks water with his […]

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The BOB Revolution

June 11, 2013

When I was pregnant and listening to the Pregtastic podcasts, I remember hearing the women call themselves “BOB snobs” whenever the stroller topic came up. Now that I am a BOB owner myself, I understand what the hype is about. Admittedly I haven’t pushed that many other kinds of stroller, but I can tell you […]

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