Laugh, Love, Click

Clicky Jules

So excited about our talented friend Lauren’s first publication! Clicky Jules is a sweet story that’s near & dear to our hearts. Honoring the extraordinary in the ordinary is something we try to be mindful of every day. On her adventures Jules explores the beauty in the world around us as can only be experienced […]

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Home is where…

Home

Home is wherever you live. That’s the premise of Home, a beautifully illustrated book by Carson Ellis. A collection of vivid detailed drawings promote the exploration of the many different homes where interesting characters reside. My darlings often ask about other cultures and other countries, curious about spaces outside our own. This extraordinary book serves […]

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For My Girls

Truly, for MY girls. For the two little ladies I’m fumbling in raising. Hoping that with every word I say and every complex decision I struggle to make, I’m helping them feel empowered and strong and capable. Because the world doesn’t always reflect our worth back to us. Where value is questionably measured often with a […]

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Beautiful Oops!

Beautiful Oops

This little gem has been such a help in teaching my little darlings. Particularly for my (somewhat type A mixed with massive creativity) daughter. It’s intriguing to watch your little ones as they develop their senses and try to understand how to problem-solve in a way that feels right to them. We create a lot […]

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Puppy Love

Gaston

Gaston is the sweetest story portraying the true meaning of fitting-in. Adorable retro illustrations grace the pages of this charming book as the canine adventure develops. Celebrating love over expectation, and reaffirming that at times, looks are in fact deceiving.

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Of Good Character(s)

Of Good Characters

A couple of years ago we discovered Oliver Jeffers and were immediately hooked! He became an instant favorite in our house as we read through his entire children’s collection. His characters are so intriguing and the stories are fun! Filled with imagination and real, sometimes intense, emotion. These are the books I love, the ones […]

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The Perfect Pick

Perfectly Picked

We get really excited around here when super style collides with comfort! It means there are zero negotiations in getting dressed which translates into life simplification at least in one arena. One of the more time-consuming or cumbersome tasks for us as we’re heading out the door is putting on our shoes. My darlings are at […]

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Color us happy

Colors

It’s in their genes. And not much more can bring them the calm and contentment that they feel when they are creating art. We share that sentiment. All three of my darlings choose the creative process over almost any other activity. My girls love to illustrate, specifically character creations, while my little guy is tactile […]

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This Gave Us the Feels

In My Heart

One of my truest loves are children’s books. Really good ones, that are beautifully illustrated and filled with purpose. Ones that leave you pondering some of life’s deepest truths and teach important lessons as they leave a trail of morality lingering in your mind. I was the kid who got lost in stories, asking questions and imagining […]

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New CHO’ices

So if you’ve read my past reviews of Chobani, you know that not only are we  a family of loyal fans but that yogurt is a staple food in our house. Yet as with so many favorites, little taste buds are fickle and favorites fade fast. So it’s incredibly exciting that Chobani continues to create […]

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What Cho Favorite?

So here come the holidays and with them the whirlwind of delicious delights. It’s hard to resist the temptation of tasting and sampling what others have made and for some of us hard to stay out of the kitchen creating traditional family favorites. Either way, it’s challenging enough to monitor and moderate ourselves but how […]

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Uggstanding

Despite our best efforts to refrain from spending our emotional energy on materialistic things, we sometimes tend to say things like, “Oh! look at those shoes, I love them!” But I’m wondering, have you ever had a shoe love you back? I have…and this is the way our love affair played out. Several years back […]

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Mo’ Mo Please

If you listen in around bedtime, you’re likely to hear some giggles and squeals as we read from our regular rotation of Mo Willems’s whimsical stories. His lovable characters include the infamous Pigeon who’s always pushing the limit, the best of friends Elephant and Piggie, and our adorable often-gone-missing friend Knuffle Bunny. Most recently we […]

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I’m quite a picky consumer when it comes to indulging in really good humor. I won’t listen to something that just cracks a smile, it’s just not worth my attention’s limited availability. That’s why I’m so excited when I find someone who reaches my hilarity standard. And since it’s so infrequent, when it does happen […]

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One of my favorite books, this timeless tale for the young and old speaks to the heart and is almost impossible to read without tearing. Shel Silverstein beautifully captures the essence of human exchange and emotion in unconditional love and sacrifice. A true reminder of all that we are capable of and how there is […]

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Did you know that babies are rashy? I mean really, is that common knowledge? ‘Cause in all the pre-mommyhood reading I did, somehow I didn’t get the memo that some babies are mostly rash and a little bit baby and not the other way around. With my first wee darling I was at the pediatrician […]

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Our Favourite and Our Best

Who ever said that our best friends have to be real? What’s real anyway? In our home, we create our own reality daily and have an entire British cast of characters that have integrated into our family. The fantastical creations of Lauren Child have completely changed our lives in the best of ways! If you’ve […]

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It’s all Greek to me

AND ANOTHER THING… I’m not Greek, but my yogurt is! Recently tried the new flavors of Chobani and they are spoon-lickin’ good! Even my new-to-eating-fancy food one year-old opened wide for heaping helpings of my Pineapple 2% flavor. My husband’s creation is the plain 2% with honey and a sprinkle of granola, while my three […]

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Deliciously Caffeinated

Venti 1 pump caramel, 1 pump white mocha, 2 scoops vanilla bean powder, extra ice frappuchino with 2 shots poured over the top with caramel drizzle under and on top of the whipped cream, double cupped…that’s what some people order. I keep it simple…a venti brew of the day, or for those “treat me ’cause […]

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