Culture Baby

February 6, 2014
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A friend of mine introduced me a friend of hers, Natalia, who is the owner of Culture Baby. Culture Baby is a global children’s boutique specializing in international clothes, toys and accessories for babies and children from birth to age 6. Natalia adds products all the time from all over the world, and her goal […]

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Baby Signs

January 29, 2014
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{Eat} I’ve received a few requests for a post on baby signs! I am by no means a signing expert, but Mazen knows about 35 signs, so it’s safe to say we’re a signing success. Signing has been SO helpful for our family, and we really can’t imagine going through these months without it. What […]

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16 Months!

January 22, 2014
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I have the longest list of update notes taken on my phone for this month, and that is surely a testament to how fast Mazen is learning new things! I’m going in bullets rather than by topic in order to get it all down – – Knock knock? Who’s there? Matt taught M to knock […]

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Warm N Snuggly

January 15, 2014
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Baby it’s NOT cold outside! Here are a few warm and snuggly items that are helping us get through the winter. Bundle Me First the JJ Cole Arctic Bundle Me. I knew I needed something really warm for Mazen to use in the BOB if I wanted to keep walking outside all winter. Blankets were […]

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Tips For Hiring A Babysitter

January 8, 2014
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The following is a guest post I wrote for my friend Renee, who has a blog on early childhood from a nanny’s perspective.  If you are anything like me you are completely torn between a luxurious date night with your husband and the peace in your heart that comes from having your baby close by. […]

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15 Months

January 1, 2014
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15 months has passed us already and my little man is just growing up so fast. He understands so much these days “Let’s go ride your bike!” or “Time for a bath” and he knows exactly what to do. He is starting to talk more too, and we get so excited when he learns a […]

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Christmas Morning

December 25, 2013
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Did you know that Santa makes special trips before and after Christmas Day to accommodate families that travel? When was young, we traveled for Christmas every year, so I had several years with presents dropped off at special times. Santa came to our house a few days early this year so that Matt could be […]

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Mazen’s Christmas List

December 18, 2013
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  Big Bird // Train Set // Boots // Mixer // Bubble Blower // School Bus // Elmo DVD // Bike // Bubbles // Elmo

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The End Of A Breastfeeding Era

December 11, 2013
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A little over three weeks ago Mazen and I had our final nursing session. It was simultaneously a huge deal and a piece of cake. About a month prior, I had dropped down from 4 feedings a day to 1 over the course of a few weeks. Our only nursing session was first thing in […]

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Minted + A Giveaway

December 4, 2013
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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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