Jaime
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Jaime

Wife to an adventurous mountain man. Mama to two girls. Chicago born. Living in a small Oregon tourist town known for wind, wine and orchards. Mapmaker by day. Believer that music and nature are good for the soul. Supporter of all things local and handmade. Fan of impromptu family dance parties.

kidsoutdoor gearscooters

When I was in fifth grade my best friend had a purple scooter. I wanted that scooter, I begged my parents for a scooter and in the end I never did get a scooter. When I saw that scooters where making a comeback, I knew that I had to get

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fashionkidsnon-toxicshoessummer

I know there are lots of parents out there that say “Why should I spend a lot of money on shoes for my child when they grow out of them so fast?”  Here’s why I believe it’s worth it; when you spend a little extra on shoes, they are going

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gameskidstoys

I have become quite the fan of Peaceable Kingdom’s Cooperative Games.  Their cooperative board games usually consist of some sort of learning aspect and are non competitive.  When competition is eliminated, especially when you are playing games with a 2.5 year old and a 5.5 year old, the experience is

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accessoriesapparelartworkcustomhandmadekidskids apparel

Looking for a fun way to show off your child’s artwork or maybe even give a loved one a customized gift? Hiho Batik provides a unique approach to personalizing items by batiking images into fabric products. Every item in their shop is handmade onsite. They offer a wide variety of products to

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eco-friendlyimaginative playkidstoystravel

Little Modern, the US distributor of Flatout Frankie’s products is offering our readers an incredible deal on the Princess Castle! I had the pleasure of reviewing the castle back in December and both my girls still enjoy playing with it. If you are looking for a special gift for a

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christmascreativeeco-friendlygift ideaholidayimaginative playkidstoys

Top on my Christmas list this holiday season are toys that help enrich my children by encouraging creativity and imagination. I am over toys that come with a million pieces and don’t even get me started with all the electronic and noise making products. Sometimes I just want my kids

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all naturalcharityfoodgift ideanon-gmoorganic

Looking for a delightfully tasty snack for yourself or next holiday event? Or maybe even the perfect hostess or holiday gift for your favorite foodie? Then I suggest that you check out Masala Pop. Masala Pop takes boring old popcorn to a new level of deliciousness with their mix of

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hair carekidsnon-toxic

Brushing hair had become what I dreaded most about my mornings. Not my hair but my daughter’s. Her ultra sensitive head and strong personality were my ultimate challenge in the morning. Brushing her hair equaled a tense situation, which included lots of crying and yelling from my daughter. I tried

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baby geargiveawaykidsoutdoor gearstrollers

With so many double strollers out there, it can be somewhat overwhelming when it comes to choosing one. I knew that I wanted something that could transition easily from everyday strolling to all terrain jogging.  I also wanted a double stroller that didn’t have an abundance of bells and whistles

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bookseducationalgiveawaykids

Looking for new books that will keep your children engaged? Here are some recent releases that are worth checking out. Monsters Under Bridges Written by Rachel Roellke Coddington Illustrated by Jolby You don’t have to live in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy this book but you sure are likely to

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