DIY tag banner

April 11th, 2014
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I’d like to start playing with paper a bit more and showing you the results. My goal is to make projects that are fun for adults, but also suited for kids, too. This first project is a DIY tag banner – just something fun that I’m hanging on the wall next to my desk. The banner could look really cute on a bulletin board or above a few hooks with scarves or jewelry, too.

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Accepting Holiday Traditions that Didn’t Happen

December 31st, 2013
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People often say having a baby teaches you to prioritize. As my first few weeks of mamahood coincide with the holidays, I’m finding that to be oh so true.

As I’ve written about a couple of times, Martin and I are taking things slow this season while still keeping up some customs or at least modified versions of our holiday rituals. But Baby Niklas, who arrived a month ago, is also teaching me to realize that even when traditions are important, it’s okay to put them on hold.

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A Simple Christmas Motto: Just Get By

December 24th, 2013
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With Baby Niklas joining us this Christmas and requiring round-the-clock care and little opportunity for sleep, Martin and I have a new philosophy this holiday season: just get by.

In some ways, that approach seems like we’ve let our inner Grinch or Scrooge get the best of us. But it’s all about balance this year. We need to keep things quiet; of course, we also crave festivity, joy and cheer. Balance this year means saying no to many traditions while embracing those that are doable with a newborn and which will bring us together as a new family. Here’s our plan…

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