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Mommy Mondays: Best Ways to Celebrate Holiday Break with your Toddler

Mommy Mondays: Best Ways to Celebrate Holiday Break with your Toddler

oh my, can you believe it’s already the END of 2016???  i cannot.  i cannot believe time flew by so quickly and we are about to ring in 2017.  wow wow WOW. with winter break in full bloom, make sure to plan ahead and make the most of each day.  here are some fun ideas…

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Santa Photo Fail at Ala Moana Center in Hawaii

Santa Photo Fail at Ala Moana Center in Hawaii

took c to see santa again and well… the second time was just as epic.  hahaha. is it terrible that I WANT c to cry?   these photos of babies freaking out are just sooo adorable!  i couldn’t resist. ūüėõ just like last time i proper c all week and morning.  then in line we…

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Mommy Mondays:  Beach and Travel Essentials

Mommy Mondays:  Beach and Travel Essentials

I have become a champion packer these last week due to all the flights and outings C and I have been going on.  Since I’m on my own, I can’t always bring a stroller, purse, diaper bag AND C.  (she has been going through this “up-uh” phase where she hates walking and only wants to…

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Mommy Mondays: Hawaii Here We Come!

Mommy Mondays: Hawaii Here We Come!

c and i are going to hawaii to visit my parents for two weeks this december. ¬†i am SO SO SO excited but terrified at the same time. ¬†it’ll just be me and c on a plane for 6 hours where we have to use indoor voices, not bother the people sitting 1 inch away…

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Mommy Mondays: Best Places to buy Christmas Trees and See Santa in Los Angeles

Mommy Mondays: Best Places to buy Christmas Trees and See Santa in Los Angeles

for you super moms, i’m sure you’ve already done both of these things.  but for the blairs this year…we’re still checking these things off our list.  oopsies. Christmas Trees: Home Depot in Marina Del Rey has a TON of awesome trees at discounted prices.  It’s like getting a tree from costco instead of an expensive…

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Best Shoes for Toddlers and Standing Babies

Best Shoes for Toddlers and Standing Babies

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 there are SO many adorable shoes out there for infants, babies and toddlers.  i went cray cray over mocs and sneakers and mary janes when C started walking.  i mean, what 10 month old doesn’t need 10 pairs of shoes right?  well,…

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Mommy Mondays: Best Bubbles for Toddlers

Mommy Mondays: Best Bubbles for Toddlers

i don’t know about you other mamas out there, but for my little 18 month old, bubbles are a life saver. they snap her out of bad moods, tantrums, and give her something to do while i sit and rest a bit. we blow bubbles in the bath, outside our front door, in the courtyard…

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Mommy Mondays: Is Your Kid the ‘Weird’ Kid?

Mommy Mondays: Is Your Kid the ‘Weird’ Kid?

today is Halloween and i¬†thought this post was fitting for what i’m currently struggling with: sweets and bad food for kids. ¬†c is 17 months (almost 18) and well… most of the kids her age have had a lot of snacks/foods that i don’t give her. ¬†her daycare even gives her some foods that i…

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Mommy Mondays: Baby Carriers

Mommy Mondays: Baby Carriers

For C I had (and still kinda use) three baby carriers. ¬†I needed them for different reasons and they were all SO HELPFUL for walking around the house, naps, and running errands. Here are the three we had below and the pros/cons of each. ¬†(all of these can be found at Target or Amazon) Baby…

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Mommy Mondays: Door Stoppers/Jammers

Mommy Mondays: Door Stoppers/Jammers

Have you baby proofed your home yet? ¬†Well if you have or haven’t, I would like to SERIOUSLY EMPHASIZE how important door stoppers are. A few years back, Mike’s niece was playing with her older brother and when he slammed the bathroom door, the tip of her finger (and bone) were sliced off. ¬†It all…

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Mommy Mondays: Should You Send Your Little One to Gymboree?

Mommy Mondays: Should You Send Your Little One to Gymboree?

If you’ve seen my other blog posts from this summer or even my instagram~ you’ll know that I LOVE gymboree. ¬†LOVE. ¬†It teaches C so many motor and social skills~ but it literally entertains her for an hour. ¬†She is able to play safely indoors and do things that other playgrounds or homes don’t allow….

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Mommy Monday’s: Building Motor Skills

Mommy Monday’s: Building Motor Skills

Mike and I had two Doctor friends over who work with kids, development and motor milestones. ¬†And well, they made Mike and I feel AWESOME. ¬†They assessed Charlotte’s motor skills and cognitive behaviors between two to five years old. ¬†Wowzaaaa. ¬†If that doesn’t make you feel like a proud mama I’m not sure what would!…

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Mommy Mondays: Busy Bags for Toddlers and Kids

Mommy Mondays: Busy Bags for Toddlers and Kids

This weekend we went to San Francisco for a wedding. ¬†Charlotte was a flower girl and Mike was a groomsmen. <3 ¬†SUCH a cool experience for them to share! The wedding ceremony was in a catholic church which meant…long ceremony. ¬†Was I prepared? ¬†NOPE. ¬†Should I have been? ¬†YESSSS. ¬†This weekend we had a rehearsal,…

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Mommy Mondays: Colic and Gas in Babies

Mommy Mondays: Colic and Gas in Babies

When Charlotte was 10 months, I listened to a podcast called Newbies and found out that Charlotte had Colic as a baby!!! ¬†uhhh WHAAAAAT?? ¬†It was absolutely INSANE. ¬†I was so shocked over that whole thing that I feel like I need to tell the world so that another mom doesn’t go through what I…

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Mommy Mondays: Buildling Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image in Girls

Mommy Mondays: Buildling Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image in Girls

have you seen this dove campaign?? ¬†i saw this before i¬†was pregnant and it had such a profound impact on me and how i¬†felt about myself and my mom’s body. ¬†watch the video below if you haven’t. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO my mom grew up in South Korea where there were public bath…

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Mommy Mondays: Podcasts

Mommy Mondays: Podcasts

ok mamas… I’m letting you in on a secret obsession in my life… P O D C A S T S. ¬†mm… actually maybe the word obsession doesn’t actually cover how much i LOVE these babies. ¬†LOVE. ¬†like i’m SO EXCITED to listen to them when i’m in the car, doing dishes, or driving. ¬†ESPECIALLY…

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Mommy Mondays: Bottle to Sippy Cup Transition

Mommy Mondays: Bottle to Sippy Cup Transition

What do all of these things have in common? ¬†C will not drink from any of these sippy cups. ¬†She’ll trick us and take a few sips for a hot second but then refuse to drink from it ever again. ¬†I’ve even tried re-introducing it a few times to see if it was just a…

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Mommy Mondays: Sleep Training Help

C is 15 months and we are still in the thick of sleep training. ¬†sigh. ¬†This has honestly been the most confusing part of raising a baby as new parents. ¬†Mike and I have literally been doing this since C was 3.5 months. ¬†So we started sleep training her to bed and got that under…

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Mommy Monday’s: Gender Neutral Toys

When I was in college I took a masculine studies course that taught us to never treat boys and girls differently when we raised them. ¬†That as parents we shouldn’t sway them one way or another. ¬†For instance, if boys cried we shouldn’t tell them to “toughen up” or force girls to like fairies and…

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Mommy Mondays: How to Decongest Babies

  Cold and flu season is soon approaching and I thought I would write a post of things that he helped (or not helped) us. Now that C is one and a child of daycare, I feel like we have gone through the entire gamet of colds, flus, and viruses. ¬†The last few months have…

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