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2019 Gift Guide

2019 Gift Guide

We've invited a few of our favorite IG mamas to share their gift picks for the Holidays! They'll also be taking over our IG stories for the next few days, introducing themselves and showing their picks. We're excited to show you their picks that includes gift ideas for kids of all ages and includes toys that are wonderful quality that can be passed down. This post also features many of our favorite small shops so we hope you take a peek at their stores and just wanted to say THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING SMALL for the holidays!  Happy Holidays, everyone!...

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mini apple pies - courtney cooper

mini apple pies - courtney cooper

                                    Hi everyone! Nothing says fall quite like the beginning of October! I love this season so much and all the fall festivities that come along with it! One of my favorite past times has always been to pick apples at the apple orchard in North Georgia. Then we make all the apple desserts we can muster up with our apple haul. Max and I whipped up some mini apple pies that are perfect for little hands! Here’s the recipe: 12 count muffin...

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hospital bag - kimberly stavros

hospital bag - kimberly stavros

Hospital Bag Essentials  A Simple List of Hospital Bag Essentials  We are nearing the 3-week mark for our second baby girl’s arrival and I am gathering all the essentials we will need for our hospital stay!  This second time around I will be packing a LOT less than I did the first time. Truth be told, I spent most of my time in a nightgown and robe, and utilized the items the hospital provided for me.  The most important thing is simplicity and comfort so you can enjoy those first few days with your fresh babe! Essentials for Mom Nursing...

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Autumn Library - books to read with your little ones this season

Autumn Library - books to read with your little ones this season

Now that the most anticipated season of the year is finally here, I thought it would be fun to do a round up of our favorite children's books this autumn. All the books I'm sharing with you are great for any age. Some have no words or just a few small sentences on each page. Others are a little more lengthy, but perfect for beginners or a child who's been reading for a while. Vincent is now in 2nd grade but since last year we've been pretty consistent with our nightly routine at home. Every night, we let the kids...

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traveling with littles

tips and tricks Traveling with littles is not the easiest thing but can be so so amazing! My husband and I have taken quite a few 15+ hour trips the last 3 years with littles and each trip holds all sorts of fun. Whether you are planning one last summer adventure, looking ahead to fall break, or planning to visit family for the holidays, I wanted to share some of our tips and tricks to make things go as smoothly as possible.  The first tip I have is make sure everyone is comfortable. Fin & Vince essentials are perfect for...

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cultivate a wonder-filled childhood

cultivate a wonder-filled childhood

  Hello friends!  I am so thrilled to be visiting the amazing Fin and Vince and sharing my heart with you all today! You can find me over on my Instagram account, @the.hidden.way and my newly launched blog www.thehiddenway.org, where I share our days as a homeschooling family of six.  Through the lenses of universal motherhood and a slow-lived, homeschool lifestyle, you will find encouragement and practical inspiration as you take on the daily task of motherhood and live with purpose and perseverance!  In no particular order, here are my top ten ways to cultivate a wonder-filled childhood regularly used in our home.  ...

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