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Preschooler Storybooks to Teach Number Sense

From a young age, my son was very interested in numbers. By a year and half, he started to properly identify different figures. I always say it was the influence of Sesame Street, which was the only show he watched until he was almost four years old. That, and we lived in an apartment building when he was young, where he enjoyed finding and pressing the floor numbers in the elevator. Continue Reading

Rylee + Cru | Fox Dress and Sweatshirt for Kid's Back To School Waredrobe
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For Fox Sakes – Back to School Picks

I feel like each year, there is a trend that catches on across kid’s gear, style and decor. Think cacti, pandas, pineapples, and flamingos from this year and year’s past. And when fall comes around, it is hard not to see a woodland animal or two, like bears and deer, make an appearance.

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Best Kids' Books About Feelings
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Top Kids Books About Feelings

With a spirited three year old and a six year old under one roof, many conversations these days involve talking through our feelings. For those of you that have experience with these ages, you know with them, come a range of emotions. From happy to frustrated and sad to excited…all sometimes within a single hour! Continue Reading

Easy Drink Recipe | Gin and Tonic Recipe | Summer Cocktail
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Summer Slush Gin and Tonics

Like many, my alcoholic beverage of choice during the summer is a delicious gin and tonic. Something about the cocktail served over ice that is completely refreshing and satisfying when the weather is extra hot. Continue Reading

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TSHL Turns 1!

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since I first shared my blog with the world. Of course, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to mark ‘This Sweet Happy Life’ turning one!

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Encourage Kid's Summer Reading
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Encouraging Kid’s Summer Reading

With school out for the next couple months, I thought it would be beneficial to share some tips for keeping kids motivated to read over the summer break. While there is lots of time to spend at the pools and water parks, inevitably there is also down time to cool off and this offers up the perfect opportunity to pick up a book! Continue Reading

Free Summer Bucket List Printable
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Celebrate Summer with Free “Summer Bucket List” Printable

School is out and summer vacation has officially begun. Bring on the sunshine, sunglasses, sandals, BBQs,  bonfires, beaches and trips to the pool! So much fun to be had and so little time to fit it all in. I am always amazed at how fast the 8 weeks goes before school is back in session, so this year we are making a list of everything we want to do.

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Unique Teacher Gifts
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Unique Gifts for Teachers

As the school year comes to an end, I am once again trying to come up with way to recognize my son’s classroom teacher. This year, I feel like we won some sort of jackpot, with an educator that challenges my child to be his best self and to produce his very best work. While I feel like there is no way to truly repay her for all her hard work and dedication, presenting her with a thoughtful gift is a good start.

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