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Why Younger Families Should Adopt an Older Dog

Five Reasons Why Young Families Should Adopt an Older Dog

When families with young kids consider getting a dog, they often prefer an energetic puppy. I get it. Your kids like to play, and you want a companion for them who also likes to play. There’s also the idea that you can mold the puppy into being the dog you want it to be. Well, I’m here to make the case that the best dogs for young families are older dogs.

Losing Locks: First Haircut

Losing Locks: Baby’s First Haircut

People say parenting is bittersweet. I’ve heard the stories of parents crying when their babies go to school for the first time. I know there are so many big milestones along the way and this is only the beginning, but y’all, my baby got his first haircut. HIS FIRST HAIRCUT! I don’t even know how I’m typing this right now, I’m still feeling emotional about it. My son was born with a full head of hair, and it’s always been full for its age. I knew this day would come sooner than I desired, but all the emotions have hit me hard at once.

Eshakti, the Internet's Best Kept Secret

Eshakti, the Internet’s Best Kept Secret

Do you have a website go-to when it comes to buying a dress for a special occasion? We all have our favorite haunts, and typically they are brick and mortar stores where we can actually try on the clothes. Let’s face it, buying from an internet store feels risky. You don’t know hat the quality of the fabric will be like or if the clothes will fit on the larger or small side of your dress size. Well, let me tell you, as a friend, if you have not tried out Eshakti, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Toddler-Proof Holiday Decorations Tutorial

Toddler-Proof Holiday Decorations Tutorial

I’m pretty stoked that Chanukah collides with Christmas this year. That fact that Chanukah arrives so late means that we can enjoy a “Chanukah Season,” and put up festive decorations for the entire month. I recently bought a beautiful, authentic mid-century sideboard for the entryway at the Raleigh Flea Market. The sideboard is the perfect setting for a Chanukah display. One problem: we have a toddler, and he can reach the top of it. I needed to figure out some toddler-proof holiday decorations, stat!

Target Black Friday List

My Target Black Friday List

It’s Thanksgiving Week, and in my house, that means Black Friday is coming. For me, Black Friday doesn’t really happen unless it’s a Target Black Friday. Any good shopper knows that if you’re in Target on Black Friday, you must check any online deals before you purchase an item in the store. You are likely to find free shipping and possibly a cheaper price for the same item.

Healthy Holiday GIVEAWAY with Greenshield Organic & Green Piñata Toys

GIVEAWAY: Greenshield Organic & Green Piñata Toys

I can’t wait to tell you about the Healthy Holiday Giveaway from Greenshield Organic and Green Piñata Toys. Greenshield Organic is the first line of USDA certified organic cleaning products. See that black circle on top of the label in the picture above? That’s how you know something is really, truly organic. Many products claim to be natural, but that term is not regulated, and anyone can make “natural” claims. Green Piñata Toy Share is a toy rental service, and it’s seriously the best idea, ever. I hate toy clutter. I love watching my son have fun with his toys, but as soon as he goes to bed, his toys go in bins and out of my sightline. Also, most toys are really ugly, and my kid can lose interest pretty quickly. Green Piñata solves these problems for you. By essentially renting toys, Green Piñata helps you keep down the clutter with beautiful, wooden, age-appropriate toys.