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Review: Parker Baby Birch Bag Diaper Backpack

Review: Parker Baby Birch Bag Diaper Backpack

Diaper bags have come a long way since I was a kiddo. I remember my mom carrying around a bulky, one strap, plastic textured rectangular-shaped bag when we were small. These days diaper bags, or more often than not, diaper backpacks, have really evolved to 

10 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

10 Tips to Increase Your Home’s Value

For many people, buying a home is considered a massive achievement. For others, it is a smart investment in their financial future. While regular mortgage payments can build up home equity over time, it is reassuring to know that you can make certain changes and upgrades to increase your home’s value significantly.

5 Tips to Find a Reputable Moving Company

5 Tips to Find a Reputable Moving Company

So, you’ve recently purchased a house or found the ideal apartment. Now, it’s time to uproot your life and transport all of your belongings from your current home to your new one. Finding a reputable moving company is the key to a successful relocation.

How to Make Playing Preschool Homeschool Work For You

How to Make Playing Preschool Homeschool Work For You

Last month, we completed our first year of the Playing Preschool homeschool curriculum created by Susie at Busy Toddler. I did something I never thought I would be able to do: I taught my toddler at home, during a pandemic, with a new baby…and my 

California Parent & Youth Helpline:  The Helpline We All Need

California Parent & Youth Helpline: The Helpline We All Need

Reaching out for help is hard —but necessary.  We were not meant to parent alone, without support in tough times. This is one of the greatest lessons I learned over the past year. Finding a Helpline that is available, non-judgmental, and helpful can be difficult. 

Review:  iLive Waterproof Fabric Wireless Speaker

Review: iLive Waterproof Fabric Wireless Speaker

Oftentimes, I rely on the YouTube hits, Pandora channels, and songs downloaded from iTunes to jumpstart our dance parties, storytime, and sing-a-longs throughout the day. Finding the right speaker to get our kids’ attention has been crucial. It needs a volume that can overpower toddler 

Create an Outer Space-Themed Bedroom Your Toddler Will Love

Create an Outer Space-Themed Bedroom Your Toddler Will Love

Choosing a theme for Chulengo’s new “big-boy” bedroom was a little bit tough. We decided on an outer space-themed bedroom for three reasons. First, we wanted a room that Chulengo could grow into. Something that he would enjoy now but also appreciate later. And, I 

A Guide to Moving During the Coronavirus

A Guide to Moving During the Coronavirus

Planning on moving during the coronavirus? The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed and complicated life across the globe, so you may be wondering if moving to a new place is even possible – or safe. The good news is that it is possible…

The Best Blueberry-Themed First Birthday Party Ideas

The Best Blueberry-Themed First Birthday Party Ideas

I love throwing parties. I love themes. I love decorating. I love meal planning. So, when it comes to birthday parties for our kiddos, I get pretty excited. Bambino’s birthday was going to be unique this year, as it was just the four of us 

6 Tips For Renovating Your Home On A Budget

6 Tips For Renovating Your Home On A Budget

We all wish we had unlimited funds when embarking on a home renovation project, but that simply isn’t the case for most people. More often than not, we do our renovations on a budget, and a tight one at that. However, in a world…