Author Archive | Jollene Hastings

Sneaky Veggies

Sneaky Veggies

My kid loves to eat. He is a developing foodie with a bottomless pit for a stomach and an obsession with fruit. Where he lacks an appetite is when it comes to veggies. He will usually eat broccoli and carrots without needing them hidden, i.e. steamed broccoli or roasted carrots. Other than that, he pretty […]

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This is (All of) Us

This is (All of) Us

It’s the Sunday fans have been waiting for. You know what that means? Football. This is Us. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard of the Emmy-nominated Pearson family. This amazing TV drama follows three siblings known as the “Big Three”, through flashbacks and present-day, storytelling their interwoven lives. What makes […]

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All Aboard at Christmastime

Celebrating the holidays with kids always seems to include lights, Santa, presents and trains. We are currently obsessed with trains! In our opinion, the ultimate holiday train experience is the Polar Express Train Ride in Branson, but there are other options locally, too. For those who can’t afford The Polar Express Train Ride or just […]

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Skinny Genes

It does not take long for most mothers to realize everyone has an opinion on how you should raise your kid. Everyone seems especially concerned with how and what you’re feeding your kid. I had a big baby (at 41 weeks) who thinned out into a skinny mister after he entered the world. There were […]

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10 Tips for Cruising with a Toddler

Last winter, my family celebrated Christmas and rang in the New Year aboard a 10-night, Caribbean cruise. Cruising is a great vacation option with toddlers because you get to visit multiple places without having to repack at each destination. Also, the crew is super friendly with little ones, and will shower your kiddo with attention […]

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Raising Up a Bilingual Child

I always knew I would raise my child to be bilingual, because roots are so important to me. Chinese (Mandarin and Hakka dialects) was my first language. My husband is Caucasian, and very on board with raising our son to be bilingual. I appreciate him so much, especially when he remains unaffected by me sounding […]

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