toddler at the beachGift Ideas, Holiday

Please Stop Buying Toys For My Toddler – Consider One Of These Ideas Instead

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I may earn a small commission on qualifying purchases. As we prepare to celebrate Calista’s third birthday my husband looked at me with dread when I showed him the stack of invitations – addressed, stamped and ready to go in the mailbox. This year we opted not to host it in …

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KonMari Your Christmas with The Nice List

Guest post by Angela K. Nickerson Pinterest would have us believe that Christmas is always warm and cozy with steaming mugs of cocoa and an elegantly-attired mantle, handmade stockings, and everyone in matching pajamas. No one is sweating. No one is worrying about their credit card balances. And every wrapped gift under the carefully-appointed tree perfectly reflects the giver’s love …

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Why Everyone Benefits from Maternity Leave

Maternity leave doesn’t just benefit new mothers. It doesn’t just benefit the babies of those new mothers. It benefits everyone. Everyone. Yes, you, the college student, years away from having a family of your own. Yes, you, the single business executive who doesn’t ever plan to have children. Yes, you, the retired grandmother, long past your child-rearing years. You should …

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