Camping Hammock

  Happy Thanksgiving! We spent the weekend at our family ski chalet, hiking (a little bit), eating, drinking, and, of course relaxing. It was perfect. I was invited by Pouch Couch to try out their camping hammock, so I decided to pack it up and bring along with me to test it out. Here’s my […]

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camping with kids

Our camping trip from Labor Day weekend 2017. This is my reminder that camping trips with kids can be fun and get so much easier as they get older! This year, I’m bringing along a new addition, a pouch couch and the kids are loving it so far. It’s for them, but I am seeing myself  […]

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eclectic kid’s bedroom

                    When it comes to design style, I’ve always been drawn to an eclectic mix that feels comfortable, including antiques, chipping paint, soft colors and mixed patterns. As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs posts like this one , the wheels in my head are constantly spinning and […]

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10 cool space-themed bedroom ideas

by vanessa gillis My kids’ bedrooms have always been a thorn in my side. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to get it right. I’ve pinned a million images and have an idea in my head, but I can never seem to pull it all together. I know, first world problems…Part of the reason I […]

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10 big girl bedroom decor ideas

I did it. I sold the crib. I didn’t really think about it as I was going through the process of trying to sell it, but as I helped the soon-to-be parents load each piece of baby memories onto the back of their truck, I felt tears start to bubble up. We’ve had that crib […]

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Honestly speaking: little ones and body image

   My Belle showing off her meditation pose As a person who has struggled with self esteem and body image from a young age, it is something I often wonder and worry about for my children. I mainly focus on Belle right now who is an impressionable and often anxious little 7 year old. I […]

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Motherhood: kissing your little ones on the lips

Kissing your little one on the lips; yes or no?  I couldn’t manage to get a photo with the other littles, but I caught this one since she can’t walk yet! (Sorry it’s so blurry) This is something that I never thought about until recently. I love giving kisses to my littles on the lips. […]

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Honestly speaking: body after baby

When I went to get the mail today, I was almost, I don’t want to say shocked, but I was definitely surprised by the cover as I pulled the latest copy of Today’s Parent out of the mailbox. This beautiful mother and her two littles were on the cover: Source I was just so surprised to see […]

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Easter

Happy Easter! I hope you had a restful day. Even though it was storming outside…as usual, we enjoyed a family day at home eating Easter candy, playing outside in the snow and doing some littles-friendly baking. The kiddos had a visit from their cousin Lua which meant they played while the mamas gossiped and drank […]

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DIY Chalk Wall

O is obviously more interested in the ukulele than the chalk wall  Ever since we moved into our new house five months ago, I’ve been eyeing a lonely little wall in the corner of the kitchen. I thought to myself: “This wall is just dying to become a chalk board.” I finally got around to […]

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