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A party-to-party comparison.

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in toddler birthday party, toddler birthday party planning, toddler second birthday, toddler train theme birthday party, train birthday | 0 comments

I gotta say… With two kid birthdays under my belt, I think I’m getting better at the whole crafty-mom-DIY-birthday-theme thing. I’ve never been overly confident in my crafting ability, nor my ability to have a great event vision that I then execute. But dare I say: I think I’m improving. To illustrate, let’s do a little...

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Back in my groove. I hope.

Posted by on Sep 11, 2012 in back in my groove, birthday planning, family stress, grasping at the positives, kid birthday party, second birthday planning, stressful week, toddler second birthday | 0 comments

After what can only be described as a rough few weeks, I think things are calming down. And by “calming down,” I mean “still-really-super-hectic-and-emotional-but-grasping-at-the-positive.” I’m in the throes of Second Birthday Planning. (As an aside: I just realized that my kid turns two in a matter of days. Dude is getting all grown up. SniffTear.)...

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Toddler Milestones.

Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in toddler growing up, toddler milestone, toddler milestones, toddler second birthday | 0 comments

I’ve always known that it’s not the traditional milestones that truly take my breath away as a mom. Ryan is less than two months away from being two years old, and I get the distinct impression that I’m supposed to be planning a big party or – at the very least – occasionally muttering “how could it be?!” to myself. In reality, I haven’t even decided...

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