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My baby girl is 11 weeks old and until this week, had never worn a pair of shoes.  Her foot is pretty small!  I have a few ‘Newborn’ shoes and I have attempted to put them on her and they just plain look ridiculous or they’re too big for her skinny little feet and ankles!…

Postpartum – the term post partum doesn’t always mean that you are depressed or sad or even a little crazy!  Although, if you ask my husband he would quickly tell you that after our 1st and 2nd child I was in fact a little crazy.  Postpartum can simply just be the term that is used…

My kids are so excited for school to start back up!  Nathan will be starting Kindergarten and my Jeffrey will be starting his first year of preschool!  In preparation for school to start, we have been reading all sorts of back to school books this last week!  I thought I would share a list of…

As I’ve been in the mode of really organizing and getting my house functioning better we have really been purging a lot! Especially in the toys department. I realized that my boys had WAY too many toys!  Being that this last baby of ours is a girl too – it made it much easier to…

I have a child with a deadly peanut allergy. To say his transition into Public School and lunchtime was rough, would be a huge understatement! At one point it was so bad that I almost pulled him out of school completely. Some of that had to do with a really uncooperative principal, the other had…

On Friday I shared our Packing list for Girls Camp as well as a bunch of ideas for leaders! Today I wanted to share a couple more things that we did that I liked. When each girl showed up to leave for camp we had a water bottle for them with their name in vinyl. …

I am feeling so proud today and I am full of gratitude for the wonderful land that I live in. May you all have a have a safe and happy 4th of July! Happy Birthday America!   Want to keep up with us at Over the Big Moon….click here to learn how to subscribe!

Happy Friday friends! I’m the person behind Crystal Mickelsen Design and I split my creative energies between graphic design and interior design. I live in Texas with my husband and two children and I love to knit, run, read, and eat good food. Check out my website to see more of what I do!   Today I am here…

I have very strong ideas about kids and video games. In my personal experience I can visibly see a decrease in their imagination literally each and every time they get off a device. Its like they forget how to play. I also see the opposite, the longer they play without plugging in the more creative…