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Cool Holiday Gifts for Ages 9+ that they will Love and Appreciate!

Just because I don’t have an older child doesn’t mean that I can’t guarantee that these gifts are going to rock a older child’s world! I mean, I was once 9, 10, 11, and 12 PLUS a teenager too; I can tell you first hand that if someone gifted me with ANY of these presents, I literally would have been ELATED! And that’s…

The Best Holiday Gift Guide for Kids Ages 5-8

Alright! So I’ve shared my gift guide for babies, my gift guides for toddler boys and toddler girls, and now it’s time to tackle kids ages 5-8. They’re in their prime kid stage, they have opinions, know what’s good, but still like to PLAY. And the gifts I’ve picked out for this age group are all about serious PLAYING. And having fun! Let’s…

Holiday Gift Guide for the Toddler Girls in Your Life!

It’s a toddler girls world, we’re just living in it! While I don’t have a daughter, I have one very cute niece and tons of good friends with girls who I’m constantly buying gifts for! And it’s so fun to do!! This gift guide for toddler girls was especially fun to create because helloooo pink and purple!!! Haha I’m a sucker for girlie…

A Really Great Holiday Gift Guide for Toddler Boys!

Ready to tackle all your gifts for the toddler boys in your life? You’ve come to the right place!! A lot of people think shopping for boys is harder than shopping for girls. I would beg to differ any day! But the truth is, at this young of stage in life, many of these gifts can work for boys AND girls! I decided…

Have Leftover Halloween Candy?! Here are 6 Creative Ways to Use it!

LET’S TALK LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY!! I don’t know about you, but we have sooo much!! Like, it’s ridiculous. This year definitely takes the cake. With that, I’ve come up with 6 really creative ideas on what to do with it all! But wait, before you do anything, my advice as a parent is to go through it all and take away everything you…

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My Name is Dana Ivy.

Hey hey! I’m a MOM of two, here to share and I’m so happy you found me!! As a Chicago lifer {currently settled in the North Shore ‘burbs}, self-admitted shopping addict, and foodie, at the core I’m really just a mom {and a wife, gotta give a shout-out to my hubby!} just trying to balance it all! My two crazy toddler boys, Brody {who’s 5} and Levi {who’s 3} are my whole entire world and while being their mom is the BEST thing ever, it ain’t always easy! The chaos is real and because I adore mom life SO MUCH, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Would you?? I created this space for all the moms out there who are just trying to get by... I want to help make your lives a little easier, one blog post at a time! Join me on my quest to share allll the mom tips, simple style ideas, REALLY easy recipes {if I can do it, you can do it!!}, and our travels. Read More.

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