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When I decided to stay home with my baby, I built up in my head all these things we would do. Bloomington is full of so many wonderful activities for kids (as evident by our ever-growing calendar of events). It took a meltdown in public to teach me that just because I think it seems fun, my baby may not [...]
Summertime is all about family fun and trying new things! And, who doesn't love a good family film? At the same time, movies can be expensive and loud. Plus, who knows what you'll see in the previews. If you're looking for some summer movie fun that is family-friendly, check out these great options. The Historic [...]
I read over 60 books last year. The last time I mentioned that around my fellow Mothers, they looked at me like I had grown two heads. A few days later, I was scrolling through social media and saw another Mom that I follow say that she felt bad for reading. That it was frivolous [...]
Aah Date Night! Those longed for, precious, child-free moments where you can actually breathe, remember who you both are, and be an adult...or not! But what if you don't live near any family? What if you are new in town and haven't built trusted relationships or just don't feel comfortable leaving sweet baby with anyone? [...]
We all know reading to our children is important. Much has been written about the vocabulary, security, and curiosity that develop when snuggled up with mom or dad and a stack of picture books. My usual plan is to check out about 60 books from the library and work through the stack. This keeps it fun and motivating [...]
I've been eating out in Bloomington for 7+ years and have been utterly amazed at the sheer number of restaurants. You can find places that are unique and quaint. We have all varieties of ethnic, mainstream, chic, fancy, or tiny hole in the wall cuisine. The sheer volume of this variety is staggering. After a [...]