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Bears for Humanity: Buy One, Give One Organic Teddy Bear

I’m a huge fan of buying gifts that give back and so are the folks behind Bears For Humanity™. This amazing company gives away one bear for every bear purchased, and you get to decide where your donated bear goes! They’re assembled in the US by Welfare to Work participants and these adorable bears are organic and reasonably priced so they’re affordable.

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Must-Have Baby Gear: Oribel PortaPlay Convertible Activity Center

We’re impressed with the style and quality of the Oribel PortaPlay Activity Center, and since it’s so portable, we won’t have to purchase a second one for grandma’s house plus because it converts to a play table, she’ll get years of use from it. That’s an excellent way to save money on baby basics for sure!

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Most Popular Play Tents, Teepees, and PlayHouses for Kids 2015

I’m obsessed with Land of Nod and their adorable play tents, teepees, and play sets. What makes the Land of Nod playhouses, teepees and sets the best in my mind is that they’re not made from nylon or plastic!

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Ruggable: A 2-Layer Washable Area Rug for the Playroom

I always blamed the kids for our dirty carpet.But it wasn’t just them. It’s my husband who refuses to take off his work boots before he enters the house and it’s the dogs who let’s be honest, would rather pee on my rug than go outside when it’s cold and raining. Since we live in Seattle, that became a problem.

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Burt’s Bees for Babies – Natural Products for Bathtime

Before becoming a wife and a mommy I didn’t worry so much about if the food I was eating was organic or the soap I wash my hands with was free of harmful chemicals…but then things changed. After marrying the love of my life and having two beautiful children, everything started to matter just that much more.

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Candide Baby: European Luxury Goods Available in the US

In case you missed our big announcement, we’re pregnant! Alex and La are expecting their first child which means Steve and I are about to become grandparents! We’ve been having so much fun preparing for this new little one.

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Amazon Fire Kids Edition Includes 1-Year FreeTime and Amazing Warranty

The Fire HD Kids Edition lets you share your device with the kids so they get into the spirit of reading while also making movies, apps, and television shows available to them. They get all this without the possibility of accessing your account. No more accidental deletions, password changes, and more.

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Water Wipes: Natural Baby Wipes For Moms On The Go

School is back in session and life is getting crazy. I feel like our schedule is packed to the brim with sports practices, homework, school socials, church activities and more. And my son is only in kindergarten! I’m already missing the leisurely days of play dates and preschool.

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Back to School Lunch Ideas: LunchBlox #BloxOff

My son starts kindergarten this week! My biggest goal as a mom is to set him up for success. This first year of “real” school — so much more grown up than preschool! — lays a foundation for all the years of education ahead of him. I hope he is enthusiastic about learning, makes friends, and learns a lot. I know that having a full tummy will help him reach these goals.

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Baby Wipes For Sensitive Skin: WaterWipes

My son has super sensitive skin. He suffered from eczema as a baby and has exhibited signs of food sensitivities, but this summer he turned 2 and his diaper rashes have been out of control. We’re trying to figure out if it’s a food allergy or a sensitivity to certain chemicals because he’s just not getting better. In the meantime, we are as careful as possible with his poor, irritated skin.

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Easy Lunch Box Idea: FROZEN Olaf Sandwich

Packing a school lunch every day can get a bit monotonous, I’ll admit it. But it’s a chance to let your child know you’re thinking about her while she’s away from school. Long after she stops hugging you and saying “I love you” in public, she’ll smile when she opens up her lunchbox to find you’ve made her favorite sandwich.

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Ready for the Back-to-School Lunch Routine?

It’s back to school shopping season here in Seattle. While many of your children have already started the 2015/2016 academic year, we have a few more weeks before that becomes a reality.

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