No More Resolutions

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Happy New Year! I hope your holiday season was a beautiful and happy one and you are doing well. It’s been so nice to have some time off this holiday break, I am loving being a teacher and the schedule that comes with it. I spent some time organizing and cleaning out my house-all while… [read more]

The BEST Way to Preserve Your Child’s Art

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Over the years I have experimented with different organization, storage and display ideas for Penelope’s artwork. I have mega hoarding tendencies, to be sure, but I am also just a huge art lover and want to save every single last piece of her art. Making art is a huge part of my life and a… [read more]

Milk, Sweat and Tears. What To Do When Your Baby Won’t Nurse.

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Not being able to breastfeed your baby, when you really, really, really want to, is the worst feeling as a mother. I have written extensively about breastfeeding over the years here but I have never done a complete round up post about our whole journey or written a conclusion to the saga.  Today is the… [read more]

Beech Mountain Family Ski Trip!

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  Last spring we took Penelope skiing for the first time and it was such a great experience. Going on family ski trips is something I have been dreaming about for a long time.  We went to Beech Mountain, North Carolina and Beech Mountain Resort. The highest resort in Eastern America, Beech Mountain Resort (Ski… [read more]

Why My Child Does W Sitting


W-sitting is when your child sits on the floor with knees together and feet on either side of their hips. It is called that because if you look at them from above, it looks like they are making a W with their body. If you see your child temporarily sitting in this position, or use… [read more]

DIY Lunch Box Notes

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After spring break last year, Penelope started noticing that some of her friends had lunch box notes in their lunch, specifically ones with knock-knock jokes.  She asked me to start leaving knock-knock jokes in her lunch box,too. I quickly looked up some knock-knock jokes and asked the M+BL Facebook community for ideas, too, and then… [read more]