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Rad Dad Project: standing desks for tots!

Our first blog of the new year (that started over 3 weeks ago – yikes!) is a Rad Dad Project that was inspired by one of the fastest growing trends of 2017 – standing desks! J wanted to build a standing desk for himself (that blog will come later this year), but like the sweet man that he is, he was more inspired to build the girls a fun and kid friendly standing desk first. The ultimate goal was to create a good learning and creative workspace with storage for supplies and materials as well as different modes/areas for learning and art. In one of his most creative designs yet, J incorporated a mutli-functional tabletop, a magnetic backboard, AND a...

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our first garden!

I am notorious for my black thumb, which is why it was surprising to everyone, especially me, when I decided that I wanted to try my hand at a garden this summer. It all started when my Mom sent the girls a little seed starting kit in early spring. It came in an egg carton … Continue reading "our first garden!"

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(staying the f in…) big kid beds! part 2

This week I'll be talking about how we got the girls to actually transition into sleeping in these awesome teepee big kid beds.  One of the most interesting things about parenting twins is the fact that even though they (in our case) look exactly alike - their personalities are entirely different.  I think I expected that and I … Continue reading "(staying the f in…) big kid beds! part 2"

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building teepee big kid beds! part 1

This will be a two part blog - this week I'll be sharing pics and notes on how J built the girls AWESOME big kid beds, and next week, I'll talk more about the process of getting them to actually sleep (and stay asleep) in them. New Year new big kid beds!  CONFESSION: We actually moved the … Continue reading "big kid beds! part 1"

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mini rogue rack: functional family fitness part 2

To kick off Part 2 of our Mini Rogue Rack: Functional Family Fitness blog, I thought I’d give you some details about the finishing touches of this rad rack. When all was said and done, J actually built this rack in a weekend, but it did take a little longer to finish with painting and … Continue reading "mini rogue rack: functional family fitness part 2"

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