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life is precious

Today, I read this blog post. Did you read it?  You should.  I’ll wait. As I read the article, I thought to myself “this is so true” and “yup, I do that”.  I complain.  A lot.  Just ask my husband. But you know what?  My kids also complain.  They complain about going to football practice….   [Read the full article]


Summer Craft Activities

As we prepare for the coming summer heat, (I’m mean we live in Georgia and the summer is sweltering), I’ve been scouring Pinterest for activities and crafts to do with the Goober. Here’s a round-up of my favorites! 1. bubble art, 2. sensory bottles, 3. Toddler Spray Paint 4.  sidewalk chalk paint, 5. Dough Paint,…   [Read the full article]


XmanCmonsterFather'sDay14card

As you hopefully realized, Father’s Day was Sunday. In the past we have written recaps here and here, about celebrating Father’s Day when deployed, about traditions, created a great gift guide, about how dads can shape your romantic relationships (here), and also about how dads can and will parent differently, but that isn’t necessarily a…   [Read the full article]


spring 2014 contributor call

You might be a good contributor for CFF if: -Each time you read a post, you think…been there, done that! -Your FB status updates could be the titles to popular blog posts -You are passionate about (insert pretty much anything here) -You’ve ever thought about starting a blog -You have a blog and would like…   [Read the full article]


Breastfeeding & the lip-tied baby

After we brought my daughter Grace home from the hospital, the adrenaline high of having such an empowering and exciting birth started to wear off and sleep deprivation started to set in. I noticed that breastfeeding was becoming more and more painful with each feeding. I nursed my son Owen for 19 months and while…   [Read the full article]


16 Storybook Birthday Parties

We love a good character driven birthday party here and books are an awesome place to start looking for ideas. Here’s a roundup of our favorite birthday parties inspired by children’s books. Click the book titles to see pictures and party details. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie– Based on the book series by…   [Read the full article]


A+A swaddle Giveaway 2014

Congratulations Rebecca Babb Stevens. Contest is now closed.    (results via random.org) ****I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own based on my experience.**** As a second time mom, there wasn’t much of anything we needed for the Squishie that we didn’t already…   [Read the full article]


Heart Defect Week

Have you seen all of the hearts around town?  Everywhere you look, you see them.  At the grocery store, in classrooms, and in restaurants.  Valentine’s Day is almost here and love is in the air. When I was little, Valentine’s Day meant writing out cards to friends in my class, making sure that my crush…   [Read the full article]


Pedro the Pony Before & After

If you are like me, you are always searching for great deals and toys for your little one. It helps keep costs down and in the case of toy purchases, keeps the little one happy as well. A month or so before Christmas last year, I was walking through Clothes Less Traveled, a Peachtree City…   [Read the full article]


Nursery Room Art Inspiration

   If you remember from this post here several months back before we were pregnant, I was daydreaming of a circus nursery. However, by the time we found out we were pregnant with baby boy #2 (you can see posts about that here, here, and here), the circus theme had kind of lost its appeal…   [Read the full article]