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Otherwise known as the cutest & easiest Valentine’s Day treat I saw on Pinterest and had to make for my girls! Really this isn’t a recipe I just wanted to share the photos I snapped – all you do is attach a conversation heart (I used Sweet Tarts) with a tiny tiny drop of frosting […]

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You can read my first pregnancy post, all about the 1st trimester up until 17 weeks here! How I’m Feeling Most frequent question a pregnant lady gets, right? I’m feeling great! Honestly I don’t even feel pregnant most days and I’m just waiting for the shoe to drop. Aside from lacking any and all energy […]

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You know I can’t resist a set of holiday PJs. At this point my girls pretty much ONLY have holiday PJs aside from nightgowns! I got these HOT PINK pjs at Target for $6 last month to use for Valentine’s Day but wanted to share the other cute options I found for toddlers! Pink & […]

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Have you heard of ‘calm down bottles’ ? They are a great sensory activity for your child to play with when they need a break, a quiet time or to….calm down! We’ve been using them for a while with the girls – I would say optimal age would be 18 months – 4 years. I […]

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Oh, sleep – such a fun part of pregnancy! In my experience I’ve never slept as much as I have during my 1st trimester – with all 3 pregnancies. I found myself going to bed at 8 or 8:30 most nights and enjoyed getting all of that extra rest my body needed. Flash forward to […]

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Oh this long weekend was NOT fun. I’ve been talking about potty training non-stop for about 2 weeks. Waxing poetic about my love for the Oh, Crap potty training method (more on our experience with Oh Crap potty training & Piper here) and low and behold of course Flora was not interested in following this […]

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If you haven’t heard, snack boards are all the rage right now – and for good reason! They are so fun for kids and grown ups alike, VERY easy to throw together and allow you to offer something for everyone to snack on. For the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday I put together a pretty pink […]

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This year we started a new Valentine’s Day tradition that I’m really excited about! I dressed up a plain paper mache mailbox and have it out for the girls to write love notes for our family members all month. On Valentine’s Day we will have fun opening them! Piper loooooves making cards for us, so […]

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If you’ve been reading The Mama Notes for a while you know we are big fans of the pom pom drop over here! Now that Flora’s a bit older I had to give it a fun seasonal twist for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday! I’m also sharing some adaptations and ideas for playing with it […]

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I know we just came off of the big season of gift giving but I wanted to share some ideas in case you get your kids anything special for Valentine’s Day! Here are our favorite Valentine’s Day Books! Cuddle & Kind Stuffed Animals: Our collection of these well made dolls has grown over the years […]

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Love them or hate them, Amazon posts continue to be one of the most popular categories on this site. This year I’m planning to share a monthly series with my favorites – some that I’ve personally tried and others that I’ve just discovered. My biggest tip for shopping on Amazon (for clothes especially) is to […]

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This pregnancy has recked havoc on my skin. My skin is generally pretty easy to maintain, but hormones definitely impact it in a big way. I dealt with adult acne when I was weaning Flora last year. I finally got that under control and had about a year without being pregnant or nursing to get […]

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