• 5 month old baby girl

    Charlotte’s Infant Summary: 5 Months

    March 22, 2019

    Charlotte is 5 months old and while it is exciting to be recording her 5 month routine and update, it is equally mindblowing. Mostly because she is only a month away from being half a year old and I just cannot fathom how that time has passed by so quickly. I mean, I know that…

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    How to Decorate When You Have Kids

    March 18, 2019

    Want to know how to decorate when you have kids? Does it seem impossible? I know that having children in a home does make it tricky when it comes to home decor. It isn’t that you can’t teach children not to touch, but the reality is that this is their home too. They should be…

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    The Best 5 Ways to Get Young Kids Started with Chores

    March 15, 2019

    My oldest child started “helping” me do chores before he even turned one. He was always eager to get involved in anything I was working on. By age three, he could vacuum the family room well enough that I didn’t feel the need to redo it behind him.  Young children are capable of helping out…

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    All the Chores that Your 4 Year Old Can Do

    March 11, 2019

    Are you looking for age-appropriate chores that your 4 year old can do? Our son is turning four in about a month and while he does help around the house a bit, we really wanted to be more intentional about teaching him responsibility in this area. Not only because it is a great character trait…

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  • This is How to Keep Your Child's Room Tidy

    This is How You Keep Your Child’s Room Tidy

    March 8, 2019

    It is easy to keep your child’s room tidy when they’re just a baby, but as they get older it becomes more challenging. Toddlers love to explore and figure out how things work. This often results in a bedroom’s contents being left all over the place. And then there are preschoolers which may not take…

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  • How to Get Dinner on the Table When You Have Small Children

    How to Get Dinner on the Table When You Have Small Children

    March 4, 2019

    Are you wondering how to get dinner on the table when you have small children? Is there some kind of magic trick? Let me tell you, mama, I know the stress of it all. I have 3 children all under the age of 5 and getting dinner on the table is no easy feat. It…

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  • How to Teach Your Toddler to Tidy Up

    How to Teach Your Toddler to Tidy Up

    March 1, 2019

    Do you wish you knew how to teach your toddler to tidy up? You’re sick of constantly chasing after them all through the day, picking up all the mess that seems to trail behind them. I know, mama. I’ve been there. I know everyone says to just let them play and enjoy the moment because…

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  • Moms to Be: How to Survive Bed Rest

    Moms to Be: How to Survive Bed Rest

    February 25, 2019

    When pregnant women are at risk for experiencing complications, they are often put on bed rest by their healthcare providers. In some situations, this may just mean taking it easy and decreasing your overall activity level. In others, however, it may mean that the expectant mother must stay in bed at all times without even…

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    Prenatal Depression: What You Need to Know About It

    February 22, 2019

    Can I be honest for a second? I kind of thought that prenatal depression was just another name for crazy pregnancy hormones. That was before I had much experience with mental health issues, and long before I had my own children. Life has a way of teaching and humbling you at the same time. Personally,…

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  • Charlotte's Infant Summary: 4 Months

    Charlotte’s Infant Summary: 4 Months

    February 18, 2019

    I haven’t wrapped my head around the fact that Charlotte is already 4 months old. Phew! What a month! There were so many changes and transitions. To be honest, I had preempted all of that but it was still a bit of a rollercoaster. There were wonder weeks and growth spurts which made things interesting.…

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  • 5 Things to Do When You Have Kids in a Wedding

    5 Things to Do When You Have Kids In A Wedding

    February 15, 2019

    This post originally appeared on The Journey of Parenthood I know what is is like to have kids in a wedding. In June 2018 my brother got married. Both of my children were part of the wedding party. They played the parts of page boy and flower girl. Then, in January 2019 Annie was a…

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  • The 5 Things that Will Make Your Second Trimester Easier

    The 5 Things that Will Make Your Second Trimester Easier

    February 11, 2019

    You might hear that the second trimester is the best of the three. The morning sickness fades and you’re not yet uncomfortably big. So, yes, it can be easier, but that doesn’t mean that you’re not going to feel pregnant at all. Your body is still going to be working hard to grow another human.…

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  • The 5 Things that Will Give You the Best Postpartum Experience

    The 5 Things that Will Give You the Best Postpartum Experience

    February 8, 2019

    A successful postpartum experience will be defined differently for every woman. Read –> 5 Tested Things Every Mama Needs to Have Postpartum I’ve had three babies and will each one the postpartum experience improved, mostly because I was better able to prepare and know what I would need. We’re all different, and so are our…

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  • Annie's Toddler Summary: 2.25 Years

    Annie’s Toddler Summary: 2.25 Years

    February 4, 2019

    The first quarter of Annie being two was packed full of living! We celebrated Christmas, birthdays, and a wedding. It was wonderful and busy…so busy. Our little girl grew up so much over that time. I forget how little she still is now that Charlotte is here to compare her to. Keep reading to see…

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  • 9 Practical Tips for Easing Pain During Pregnancy

    9 Practical Tips for Easing Pain During Pregnancy

    February 1, 2019

    I experienced a significant amount of pain during all 3 of my pregnancies. Read –> How to Cope When You Have Painful Pregnancies There are so many reasons for pain that it can be difficult to offer solutions because it differs for everyone. Personally, I felt pain as a result of SPD (symphysis pubis dysfunction),…

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