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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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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14 Months!

November 20, 2013
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Mazen has been so much fun lately! He has gotten to be so affectionate and loves to run into my arms. I am loving how much he gives now! He sure is a mama’s boy. His language is also exploding – in all ways. New spoken words: Outside (said all the time as “side!” “side!” […]

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Mazen’s Hideout

November 13, 2013
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In our basement family room, tucked under our stairs we have a little finished space for storage. In the years past it has held everything from old paint to horseshoe sets to beach chairs to extra baby toys. And now it’s a fun little hideout for Mazen! I cleaned up the walls, which were terribly […]

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