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Making Friends

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about feeling lonely. Many of you wrote me echoing those feelings. You empathized with how difficult it is to make meaningful connections as parents and wished there were more ways to just “do life” with others. Since then, I’ve been on a hunt to find the…

Partners in Play: A Special Announcement for 2023!

Pop Quiz Time: What Is Kidsville? Last month I polled my IG followers and asked how many of them had been to KidsVille recently. A shocking 47% responded with, “Wait, tell me about KidsVille.” (Gasp!) Friends, this simply will not do! You’ve been missing out! Put simply, KidsVille is an indoor playground that welcomes kids…

Indoor Play Ideas

Brrr…it got a wee bit chilly this weekend, didn’t it? I know the weather is supposed to bounce back next weekend, but in the meantime, you might be going just a little bit stir crazy. Here is a round up of some of our favorite indoor play options around town. Note: you’ll need to verify…

Noon Year’s Eve 2022

A collection of great ways to ring in the new year with your kiddos…without staying up late! Celebrating the start of a new year with your kiddos sounds super fun. Experiencing their sleep-deprived crankiness the next day? Eh….not so much. If you have little ones who are not quite ready for a countdown to midnight,…

I Have Over 8,000 Followers and I Feel Achingly Alone

A quick note: I have made a commitment to being transparent on social media. It is not easy for me. I am sharing this post although it is vulnerable for me because I believe we are better when we are real and honest with each other. When I was in college, I took a classic…

Family-Friendly Volunteering

This post was highly requested in our community, which I just love. You want your children to give back to the community and experience giving time and resources for someone else…that is beautiful 🤍 Some of my own favorite memories are of volunteering with my parents: riding Meals on Wheels routes, buying gifts for Angel…

Maker Moms

When I was in middle school, there was a class called “Tech Ed.” It was basically a life skills class aimed at teaching us how to use tools and basic machines. The highlight of each year was getting to work in the shop and designing balsa wood cars for our class race. The entire sixth…

Holiday Lights

Sometimes I can get so overwhelmed with planning and managing all the gazillion tasks needed to make December run smoothly for my family, that I completely lose all joy for the holiday season. Is it just me? Does it happen to you, too? It can feel like I’m hemorrhaging money trying to *make* happy happen.…

Five Years Kinder

***Trigger warning: pregnancy loss, depression*** I remember this appointment vividly. It was my annual with my obgyn. What I hadn’t shared in this Facebook post was that this was just a few months after we had miscarried our first pregnancy. In December of 2016, I was at an ultrasound where I had expected to confirm…

2022 Spring Consignment Season

Guest post by Brittany Walker, @BrittanyWalkerLactation with forward (intro? opening message? by Kelly @frecklefaced_adventures) Before I became a mom, I had visions of clothing my children in designer duds and super adorable clothes. That all went out the window when 1.) Connor began projectile vomiting on his clothes at age 6 weeks (thanks reflux) and…

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