4 Favorite Cool Weather Soups

POTATO LEEK SOUP, 2 WAYS Ahhh, autumn in Chicago land. It was almost 80 degrees on Thursday, and by Friday night, we officially hit freezing at 32. And while I’m not usually a fan of cold weather in any form, … Continue reading

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Tofu Chocolate Pudding (Our New Favorite After School Snack)

Thank you House Foods for sponsoring this post. It is official: I have a Kindergartener. Essley started preschool when she was two, so school itself isn’t new for us. But the whole drop her off at the bus stop and … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Dog-Friendly Store? #Giveaway

What’s your favorite dog-friendly store? Now that Barli is done with his therapy dog training class, I’m working to get him out and into stores as much as possible to work on his skills… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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My 7 Favorite Holiday Recipes

EASY HOLIDAY SPREAD Halloween was exactly one week ago, which in today’s world means it’s full-on holiday season. I have mixed feelings about this, mainly because I love Thanksgiving and I feel like the poor holiday gets lots in the … Continue reading

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Compassion Through Fashion: My New Favorite Tees

This post is sponsored by forevery. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Bubby and Bean possible. Making compassionate choices with my dollars is incredibly important to me. As my regular readers know, I owned and worked as the … Continue reading

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Our 12 Favorite Books for Preschoolers

When I was pregnant with Essley, I vowed that my children would have extremely limited screen time, never use an iPad, and only watch Sesame Street. As with most of the things on which I considered myself an expert before … Continue reading

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My Favorite Summertime Snack On the Go

Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Bubby and Bean possible. This post is in partnership with California Almonds, but all opinions are my own. Shocker, Melissa is posting about snacks! It’s no secret I have an affinity … Continue reading

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My 12 Favorite Kid and Parenting Themed Posts

OUR BABY WEARING EXPERIENCE MY BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY WITH BABE #2 10 TIPS FOR THE NEW PARENT TRANSITIONING TO SOLIDS + 3 HOMEMADE BABY FOOD RECIPES CLICK THROUGH TO SEE THE REST >>> THOUGHTS ON A MOTHER DAUGHTER BOND KIDS WATER SAFETY … Continue reading

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My top four all-time favorite writers

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My Favorite Picks from Nordstrom’s Huge Sale

1. BP Cargo Anorak Jacket $ 44.90 (after sale $ 68)   //   2. Madewell Garment Dye Cotton Shirtdress $ 91.90 (after sale $ 138)   //   3. Free People Crossover Sweater $ 58.90 (after sale $ 88)   // … Continue reading

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