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All I Want for Christmas

By Emily. Last Christmas I was pretty pregnant and in tears complaining to Russ about our mattress.  It was expensive and THE WORST. We had it for probably 8 years and it looked like the tetons with its sinking sides and peak in the middle. I was ready to get a new bed that very day, but my conservative spender husband said he’d only be okay with such a purchase if we researched all options. So we did! For a year we read, tested, asked around, saved up, when finally we decided! I thought any of you out there on the same … Read more

DIY Internet Safety

By Emily. Did you guys know that the average age of a boy (or girl’s) first exposure to inappropriate images or video online is now EIGHT!? Nearly always accidental, we’ve experienced this sad event even in the own walls of Small Fry. So have friends, and family, and each time it’s the same — awful. It springs up all kinds of tears and questions that are of course so important to talk about, but my goal with today’s post is to help that conversation be on OUR terms and timeline. Photo by Christophe Vendel  So, here’s FIVE easy ways you can … Read more

Healthy Snack Prep

By Nicole, brought to you by Maytag. All opinions are my own! Of course with a new year upon us, I have been thinking of plans, goals, and ways to better my little family’s life! You all know me as the unheatlhy Small Fry, and I am totally in on that joke! I LOVE a good snack food, gas station fare is among the best out there. You’ll find me in bed with a bag of chips, but of course healthy eating is on my mind, too. Especially for my kids! So, this upcoming year I wanted to come up … Read more

Give Please A Chance: Please Jar

By Nicole, this post is sponsored by Jimmy Patterson Books. My kids are visual learners. If there isn’t something in their face, hands and mouth, it’s hard for them to grasp what is trying to be taught. With Christmas coming, they seem to be getting a slightly more demanding, naturally, but it isn’t welcome. Give please a chance came in the mail just as we started our Please and Thank you Jar. Dash and Sunny each have their own jar and their own pile of felt balls. When they go out of their way to say please, thank you, or … Read more