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Best In Show: Chicago Baby Show Recap

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Best In Show: Chicago Baby Show Recap

The Chicago Baby Show took place last weekend at Navy Pier and was a great success. The best baby brands were all together in one spot to compare strollers, slings, high chairs and everything in between. We had a hard time narrowing our Best In Show down but here are our top picks....

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Celebrating #Amazinghood with Dreft

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Celebrating #Amazinghood with Dreft

Parenthood can sometimes feel isolating.  Most of the joys and the fails of being a mother happen with just you and your child.  The first smile, first words, first time using a potty - which is hopefully soon for a toddler living in this house! - all happen at home.  While it's nice to snap a pic and post to social media, it's so important to get together with friends to commiserate and celebrate parenthood, or as Dreft likes to call it, #Amazinghood

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Plaid for the Holidays!

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Plaid for the Holidays!

This weekend The Little Style File is partnering with Gina Cristine Photography for an amazing holiday photo shoot!  Not only are we working with wonderful families on their photo shoot style, but we're also shooting the cover of The Little Style File's Holiday Handbook! This holiday photo session is all about plaid.  We're mixing prints of family members and accessories.  Plaid is a holiday staple, but mixing prints gives it a modern twist.  Here's a little inspiration for your holiday photo outfits!what to wear for your holiday photo shoot Tree Farm 11am Familytree family 1130 family

 

If you need help coordinating outfits for your family holiday events like photo shoots, send us an email to info@thelittlestylefile.com.

Want your brand or product included in The Little Style File's Holiday Handbook?  Email us at info@thelittlestylefile.com.  This year isn't just a gift guide, it's a complete guide to having a wonderful holiday season with your family.  Crafts, recipes, gift ideas and a whole lot more!

 

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A Day At the Orchard

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A Day At the Orchard

Life with a toddler is fun.  Their sense of wonderment at the smallest things is contagious.  We brought the kids apple picking during our fall Michigan weekend and he had the best time.toddler gymboree five When we arrived at Crane's Orchard, the first thing Will discovered was the pumpkin barn.  He loved running in and out and poking his head through the windows.  When it was time to leave, he wasn't thrilled. gymboree toddler two For our day outdoors, we dressed Will in layers from Gymboree.  His plaid button down shirt matches the trim on his cuffed jeans.  A cotton sweatshirt cardigan was the perfect extra layer for this warm fall day.  Faux leather navy sneakers complete his ensemble.

Gymboree has been a staple in my kids' closets through the years.  The pieces are well made and have cute details.toddler gymboree oneOnce we finally dragged Will out of the Pumpkin Barn, he was off running through the orchard.

gymboree toddler clothesHe tried picking apples, but dropped a few.gymboree oddler seven But most of the day looked like this.  Can you spot our little guy?gymboree toddler sixAfter lots of running.  Lots of running.  Will settled down in the wagon so the big kids and grown ups could get down to business.

gymboree toddler Will was our official taste tester.  As long as he was eating a Cameo, everyone was happy.

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We had the best fall day.  Until it was time to leave.  Then toddler meltdown city.  Life with a toddler is fun, like a roller coaster.

 

Thanks to Gymboree for providing this outfit, all opinions are honest and my own.

 

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The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep

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The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep

There's a book that's getting a lot of buzz lately.  A book that makes a bold promise - it can put your kid to sleep. the rabbit who wants to fall alseep

Daddy does Will's bedtime and he was excited to see what would happen when reading this book.

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep uses a few innovative techniques to lull your child to dreamland. Some phrases are typed in bold, some are italicized to slow down or emphasize speech.  The child's name is also used in the book and there are pauses for yawns.

Will seemed to be really calm until he saw a wizard in the book.  The wizard was a little exciting apparently but after he recovered, he snuggled in for more of the story of the rabbit with the same name who liked to do the same things and couldn't fall asleep.the rabbit who wants to fall asleeBecause Will is still in a crib, we read in the chair, then put him in to bed.  We think this book would work even better for children who are a little older where the parent could lay next to the child and not have to transfer.  But even with the transfer, here was the scene on the video monitor a few minutes later.

the rabbit who wanted to fall asleep

Coincidence?????

About the Author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin is a behavioral scientist with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a teacher of communications at a Swedish university. He is also a life coach and leadership trainer. Carl-Johan has combined all these skills and experiences in developing the techniques in this book. Read more about the author at carl-johan.com.

Now for the fun part.  Are you ready to see how The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep will work on your kids?  Here's your chance.  Enter the giveaway below to win a copy of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep and a $100 Gift Card to The Land of Nod!

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Our family was provided with a copy of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep.  All opinions are honest and my own.

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