Outside Toys for Kids: Ever buy a toy for your kid that you think is going to be a huge hit, and then it totally flops? Yep, I've been there and done that...So after four and a half years, I finally have a grasp on what the kids will love, what they will hate, and what to buy. These are toys that my four year old and two year old still regularly play with (and have since we got them), and what our friends kids all play with too! Basically, this is the greatest hits of the toddler years outdoor ... Read More about Outside Toys for Kids They’ll Actually Play With Year After Year
Do you love where you live? Even though we technically live 1 hour outside Chicago, we still consider it our city. We will always be Chicagoans through and through, and we visit it all the time (as both our parents still live there.) After both growing up in the suburbs of Chicago (me in Wilmette, and my husband in Oak Park), meeting there, going to college and graduate school, marrying there, and then moving to the suburbs (Oak Park) to start a family--we have a lot of connections to ... Read More about Chicago Kids: Why Living in and Near Chicago is Amazing!
Now that it is officially summer, we are hitting the pool as much as possible! With two kids four years old and younger, it certainly isn't as relaxing as it once was, nor is being super pregnant (and I don't think reading by the pool is anywhere in my near future;) but, I still think it is really fun and doable as long as everyone has their floaties on! It is seriously the best way to tire out the kids, and with swim lessons starting next week for B, we are there every single day. I ... Read More about What to Bring to the Pool With Kids: Everything You Need and What to SKIP
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This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I thought I had it all figured out when B was little. It was simple--I just fed her what we ate every night. And she ate without abandon. She loved spices, garlic, and anything with greens in it and was open to trying anything new! But, then she grew up and hit the terrible twos, and begin to assert her independence and newfound ... Read More about Superhero Chili: A Toddler Friendly Healthy Chili Recipe