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.

cruiserfix pro review
carseatkids

For most parents, finding a new car seat for your child that ranks high on safety is crucial but for the child, comfort is the primary concern. I honestly never gave the comfort part much thought, figuring that most car seats were the same.  Then we received the Kiddy Cruiserfix

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christmaskidssustainabletoyswooden

I always get excited when I find exceptionally high quality wooden toys for my kids.  Personally, there’s just something so pure and simple about wooden toys that make them desirable.  Plus, they seem to last forever and are able to withstand the abuse of being overly played with, without eventually

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apparelkidskids apparel

When I first came across ZozoBugBaby’s clothing line I was instantly smitten. With designs that are unique, funky and flowing with bright colors you can’t help but love them all. ZozoBugBaby’s creator Julie is constantly adding to her collection throughout the season, keeping it fresh and fun and all the

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apparelkidsshoes

My one year old is shoe obsessed. No, really she is. She loves to fish through her basket of shoes, pull a pair of out, throw them at you and lift her foot until you put them on. She’s been known to wear shoes with everything from pajamas to cruising

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Ozomatli Presents Ozokidz
kidsmusic

Years ago I was at a concert in Denver, Colorado when the band came through the crowd playing their instruments as they went up to the stage. This fun and funky band was known as Ozomatli, and from that moment on I was quite impressed by them.  Needless to say

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owl clock
decorelectronicsgiftskidsnursery

Recently, my four year old daughter has become quite interested in time. Always asking, “What time is it now? What time is it in the car? What time is it at home?” After explaining on numerous occasions that the time is the same in the car as it is at

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entertainingkidsmusic

Aaron Nigel Smith’s, Welcome to the Village!, is not your typical children’s music CD. Instead, this album is filled with songs from all over the word, from as far as Africa to here in the United States. Accompanying Aaron on this musical collection is the One World Children’s Chorus, which

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baby showergifts

When my first daughter was born, I couldn’t wait to record every moment in a baby book. I loved the idea of having a book for her to look back at as she got older. During that time I ended up with two baby books, every book I searched through

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bakingcookbookdesserts

Portland, OR has become quite the hot spot for the food cart industry. With over 475 food carts available on any day, there are many choices when it comes to selecting which cuisine will satisfy your hunger.  You can find anything from Himalayan dumplings to scrumptious desserts. One of Portland’s

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all naturalgameskidsoutdoor gearyard games

As a family, we love to play outdoor games; taking pleasure in anything from Bocce Ball to our own invented game, made up specifically for that day. Even my almost 4 year old daughter enjoys participating, which is what brought me on the search for more outdoor games that cater

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