Author Archives: Shannon

50 Great Stocking Stuffers for Babies

Christmas is almost here! In our house, everyone has a special Christmas stocking, hand made by Grandma. Each one is different, decorated specially for its owner. But one thing they have in common is they are big. Tons of fun to … Continue reading

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Central Illinois Evidence-Based Parenting

I have always maintained a small social circle, but after moving to my current home it has been especially small. It can be hard to make new friends as an adult. Since becoming a parent, I have felt a strong need … Continue reading

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3 Months Old

Anders is a smiling, wiggling 3 month old! At three months old, Anders, here are some of the special things I love about you: You’ve discovered your feet, and try so hard to grab them and play with them. I … Continue reading

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Citrus Lane September 2014 Box Review

We received one of our two Citrus Lane boxes this week, and it was a big hit with both mama and little one. Since we already have a bunch of baby things, we ordered this box for a two and … Continue reading

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Little Foxes

Ever since she discovered What Does the Fox Say?, my daughter has loved foxes. She has the cutest set of stuffed foxes from IKEA, and thanks to her aunt, she has the What Does the Fox Say? book. She likes … Continue reading

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Citrus Lane August 2014 Box Review Take Two

Our second Citrus Lane box arrived this week. I wouldn’t normally order two boxes in one month, but Citrus Lane had a deal for a free box with free shipping. Who says no to that? Alexis and I were very pleased … Continue reading

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Citrus Lane August 2014 Box Review

Thanks to some great deals in the last month, I signed both kids up for the August Citrus Lane box. The first one arrived last week. As usual, I was pretty pleased with what was in the box and feel like it … Continue reading

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2 Months Old

2 months old already! In the blink of an eye, Anders has almost doubled his birth weight and grown a couple inches taller. He’s still the most mellow, happy little guy you could imagine. I think we’ll keep him. Also, … Continue reading

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24 Months Old

And just like that, she’s 2. Nobody told me when I started this parenting journey that every special milestone would be so bittersweet. I’m so excited for my growing girl. Every day she amazes me with some new thing, some … Continue reading

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One Month Old

Time moves faster when you add a second child to your family. I can’t believe how quickly we’ve come to Anders first monthly photo, but here we are. In the last month, Anders has gained over two pounds and has … Continue reading

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