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.

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I have recently discovered a new child carrier that has quickly become a favorite of mine. I never thought that would be a possibility, I’ve tried lots of carriers and have always been attached to one certain brand but Bitybean has changed all that for me. Bitybean’s carriers are lightweight, compact and remarkably comfortable.

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craftsgiftsjewelrykids

I have to be honest, when I was first asked if I wanted to review a jewelry foil art kit, I had no clue what foil art was and clearly no idea what kind of craft kit I would be receiving. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised in so many

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airplaneeducationalgiveawaykidstravel

Summers around our home always seem to be full with travel. Whether it’s driving to the Oregon coast to go camping or flying across the country to visit with family, it seems that most weekends are booked with some sort of excursion.  As many of you know, trying to entertain kids

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I always thought we could get by with just our clip on travel highchair then I discovered how wrong I was.  A visit to the in-laws left us having to seat my little one and myself at their kitchen bar and not at the main table. You see, they recently acquired

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There have been so many occasions since having my second daughter that I have said to myself, I wish this product was around four years ago when I had my first child. Most recently this occurred when I discovered the Keekaroo Peanut Changer. Changing pads are an essential item when having

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bakingcookbookfrom scratchgiveawayhealthy snackkids

My kids love snack time and I usually try to provide healthy choices when it comes to snacks. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely dole out my fair share of goldfish and bunny crackers, which I am sure they would choose above all the healthy options that I try and

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feedingkids

I must have been living under a rock for the last 4.5 years as I am now just learning about the sippy cup vs. straw cup debate.  For those of you who have been living under that same rock, here is a little info; doctors are recommending that you only

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butternut baby
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I am a huge fan of sleep sacks; actually I am one of those moms who have their kids’ wear them until they are able tell me that they won’t wear them anymore. My oldest daughter was almost two, when she finally said “no more bag”.  Sleep sacks are the

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bookbookschristmaskids

Andrew Beckham’s magical story, “The Lost Christmas Gift” is the perfect addition to any family’s traditional Christmas book collection. This beautifully written book starts off with Emerson Johansson receiving a package that has been lost in the mail for seventy years. The package contains a book that was handmade by his father,

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educationalentertaininggiveawaykids

As parents, I am sure a few of you have been in the situation where you are playing a game with your child and instead of your child winning the game, you win and your child gets very distraught and screams “not fair” and then refuses to play the game.

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