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Children’s Garden Plot

Having a garden is important to us. With little children it can be hard! They want to to be part of the action (which I also want), but that can be hazardous to all the plants. Since I also want them to experience the joy of picking vegetables, I can’t let them go crazy on the entire garden. This year we made a separate plot for the kiddos. We took the easy way out and moved the playhouse for a...

Our Family Road Trip to New Jersey

Our first trip to New Jersey! I love a good road trip. Luckily our children feel the same way. I thought I would share some of our favorite parts about our trip, where we stayed, and where we ate! Next time I hope to squeeze in some Philadelphia tourist attractions, but it was a great trip as it was! Some Highlights 8 states in 6 days. 3 nights in Wildwood, New Jersey-ย Sea Gull Motelย – Clean, friendly owners, SUPER affordable, a...

Choosing to Simplify our Kids’ Birthday Parties and then Renting a Wallaby…

  It was not intentional, but here’s the long story of how it happened… Last year I threw my daughter a Fancy Nancy birthday party. Do they make Fancy Nancy party supplies? No, no they do not. The decorations were made. The games were thought up and brilliant. The food was good. I was exhausted, for like a month. I worked for hours on these hanging pouf things which according to Martha Stewart are simple. Well, they aren’t for me....