create a summer bucket list with your kids

create a summer bucket list with your kids

The days are long, but the years are short. 

The same could be said about summer. Except that summer days are extra long, yet somehow summer seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. Before you know it you're snapping that first day of school picture with a spiffy new backpack and fresh school supplies wondering how your little baby became so grown up.

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pippa's 5th birthday

pippa's 5th birthday

Happy fifth birthday, Pippa! It's hard to believe that it's been five years since we first met you. You were my first baby, and I have such sweet memories of those first days after you came home from the hospital. We had nothing to do during those lazy summer days except nurse and watch Netflix and go for long walks. Pips, you and I share a bond that can never be broken.

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what to pack for a beach day with toddlers

what to pack for a beach day with toddlers

Pre-kids, I thought going to the beach was the ultimate way to relax. I loved listening to the sound of the waves gently crashing in the background while I enjoyed the feeling of the sun on my face and the sand beneath my toes. Before kids, my biggest problem at the beach was forgetting to apply sunscreen.

Going to the beach with 3 kids ages 4 and under is a sharp contrast to those days. We live only a few miles away from the beach, so we go there quite often for free entertainment. No matter how prepared we are, though, it still feels like it takes hours to even get out the door with all the gear we need, and I consider hiring a sherpa to carry everything.

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