Children’s Shoes That Are Stylish and Affordable

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Children’s shoes

Children’s shoes… I have a love hate relationship with them. I love to pick them out but I hate how quickly kids outgrow (or destory :/) them.

However, a few months ago I had a major children’s shoe breakthrough in the form of Old Navy.  Yes, I know Old Navy has been around for forever. We go way back. I rocked their logo hoodies hard in the 90’s.  But I had not fully explored their children’s shoes until recently. I was casually strolling the aisles a few months back and I saw a few girl shoes on the floor in the clearance section and thought, “Wait, what?? How have such edgy and on-trend, yet practical and affordable little gems of children’s shoes been hiding in these aisles and I’m just now discovering them????” read more

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How to Help Your Beginning Reader

BOB Books

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  As always, I find what I love first and affiliate later.  You can read my full disclosure statement here :)* read more

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Staying Sane as a Stay at Home Mom in the Trenches

How to stay sane as a stay at home mom. The one piece of advice that changed my perspective and helps me stay sane as a stay at home mom. #parentingadvice #stayingathomemomadvice #momadvice

When you’re in the parenting trenches as a stay at home mom, it’s hard to see past what is in front of you.  Survival is moment to moment and toys reign supreme.  Cold coffee and leggings are plentiful while showers and vegetables are scarce.  Emotions also run high here.  Very high. For both the moms and the kids. Frustration and anger can often take over and at night you hold onto the hope that everyone will just hold it together better tomorrow.

Last year, when I was a stay at home mom in the thick of the parenting trenches with a needy newborn, defiant toddler and dependent preschooler, I stumbled into a veteran mom at a wedding.  She was a stay at home mom to four boys, all of whom have long since graduated college and hold respectable jobs.  She smiled at me while I was frantically bouncing my newborn and attempting to take sips of my mostly spilled campaign.  She had that wistful, nostalgic look that veteran moms often have when looking at younger moms. read more

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Disneyland Outfits for Under $10

disneyland outfits for under $10! Adorable and stylish Mickey Mouse gear that is perfect for Disneyland! #disneyland #disneylandoutfits

Family Disneyland outfits are a big deal. I did not fully understand that when I went to Disneyland for the first time since having kids this past summer.  I felt like we were the only family that was not fully decked out in personalized Disneyland outfits.

We weren’t even in a Mickey Mouse shirt.

Major mom fail.

It’s funny because I adore Disney. So much. You wouldn’t know it, though, from how my kids dress. I tend to buy more basic or traditional kids clothes, and rarely buy clothes with characters or words on them. After this past Disney trip, however, I started checking out some Disneyland outfits that align with our style – which is more simple and subtle.  And as always, I looked for options that are affordable, on sale or just downright cheap because… Budget. read more

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Clothes for Moms For the Fall

Stylish and affordable stay at home mom clothes

Let’s be real. If it’s not on Amazon Prime, I’m probably not buying it.  This holds true for my attempts to find and buy stylish clothes for moms for the fall.  I’ve noticed I can find pretty much anything I want now on Amazon, including cute clothes for moms, where the convenience and cost can’t be beat. Also, how much do you hate trying to find your credit card somewhere so you can type in your purchasing details on other sites? Seriously, it’s the worst. Especially because 95% of the time that I’m shopping for myself, my kids are usually sleeping and I know the sound of me doing something for myself rummaging through my purse would immediately jolt them awake. read more

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Someone Else’s Shoes: Children’s Books About Diversity

Children's books about Diversity

While meandering through the Birmingham farmers market several weeks ago, my oldest and I stumbled upon a stall with a local author and illustrator. She had created a children’s book about Birmingham and I was immediately drawn to it’s vibrantly painted pictures. I decided to pick up a copy and ended up reading it for the first time with my sons before naptime.  As we were reading, I realized that the book did not shy away from Birmingham’s packed racial history.  I knew most of this was over my 3 year old’s head, but I saw a few flickers of understanding and processing in my 5 year old. After we finished, my 5 year old asked to if he could look through the book on his own. read more

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Halloween Printables for Your Little Boos

Halloween printables

I love seasonal printables! Especially Halloween printables. I’m a bit of a crazy Halloween fan, so it makes sense.

I love to create my own printables for my kids so that I can tailor them to be exactly how I want them.  I’m sharing the love this Halloween and making my latest batch downloadable for all!

Here are the current printables that my kids are loving….  Click the links above the pictures to access the PDF download.

Happy printing!

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