Jo Totes Spring Sale -

Jo Totes Spring Sale 2014

Jo Totes is having a spring sale! These feminine camera bags only go on sale a few times a year, so this is a great opportunity to get a cute, stylish bag to hold your camera gear…. 

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Wordless Wednesday - Easter Egg Hunts

Wordless Wednesday – Easter Egg Hunting

Somehow, we ended up with three Easter egg hunts to attend this year, all on Saturday. There was one for the cousins, one at church, and one for the extended family picnic. My kids ate way too many jelly beans that day, and I feel like we are barely coming off the sugar-induced frenzy three… 

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"Please Excuse Our Mess - We're building a family." from

Excuse Our Mess – We’re Building A Family.

Being connected through technology is a wonderful phenomenon, but it can really get in your head sometimes. When we see so much of other people’s lives, through blogging/pinterest/instagram/etc, we start to believe that those pictures that is what other people’s lives look like all the time. In reality, all those people have junk drawers and… 

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Wordless Wednesday: Three Monkeys

Wordless Wednesday: Monkey Cousins

A few weeks ago we got to see some of the cousins at Grandma’s house. We tried to get the three older kids to do the Three Monkeys pose: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Kid Camera Review: VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect by

Child’s Camera Review: VTech Kidizoom Camera Connect

One of the suggestions we made on the birthday/Christmas wishlist was a child-appropriate camera for Dash. He’s been pretending with kaleidoscopes for months, and has perfected a fairly authentic shutter sound effect… I guess that’s what you get for having a photographer as a mom! The grandparents surprised Dash with his own camera for his fourth… 

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Mom Conference: free online classes this week!

Mom Conference: free, online classes this week!

Have you ever met an amazing mom, and wished she would share all her motherhood secrets with you? Like how she can get kids to cooperate without yelling, or how she sets social media boundaries? Don’t you wish she would teach you how to whip out a month’s worth of meals in just a few… 

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Through The Lens Of A Four-Year-Old -

Through The Lens Of A Four-Year-Old

Our son got a camera for his fourth birthday. It’s definitely the quality you’d expect out of a child’s “toy” camera, but it does take real pictures, which was all he really wanted. 500 pictures and two set of batteries later, he’s still loving that camera. Since he clearly understands that memory is cheap, I… 

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Introducing the Knoala App – Helping You Raise Happier Kids

  This play idea is brought to you by Knoala: Raise Happier Kids. Knoala is a free app that offers activities for parents to enjoy with infants to preschoolers. The Knoala app is a free iOS app that provides activity prompts to do with your children. In a world where it’s easy to get overwhelmed… 

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Introducing Canva: An Awesome Design Tool For Bloggers -

Introducing Canva: An Awesome Design Tool For Bloggers

Heard of Canva? It’s a free, web-based design tool that makes it amazingly simple to create graphics for your blog. Here’s why it’s so awesome: You can create professional-looking graphics with no experience or training. The interface is extremely easy to use: everything is intuitive and simple. It has drag-and-drop functionality that lets you resize and… 

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Pi Day Invitations – Free Download

Are you celebrating Pi Day this year? Pi as in 3.14159… yup, that pi. When your husband is a math-guy, you learn to appreciate these things! Plus, how hard is it to get on board with a holiday solely based around dessert? It’s my kind of holiday! We celebrate Pi Day every year by having… 

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Funny Things Dash Says #1 -

Funny Things Dash Says

This year I want to write down more of the funny things my kids say. I’ve loved reading Janssen’s All Ella posts, and I want to have that same record of my kids. Here are the amusing things I’ve managed to write down this month for Dash.