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    The Babywise Method: How Not to Be Chained to the Schedule

    April 26, 2019

    Using the Babywise method to sleep train my kids has been one of the best parenting decisions that I have ever made. However, there is the question of flexibility. This is especially relevant as soon as you have more than one child. This post talks more about how to balance a schedule when you have…

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  • 7 Crazy Misconceptions About Babywise You Should Know About

    April 22, 2019

    It is kind of crazy that there is actually a Babywise controversy. There are so many misconceptions about Babywise. It makes me nervous to say that we have used it to some extent with all three of our children. I’m bracing myself for the barrage of negative comments that could potentially arrive in my inbox.…

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  • The Cleaning Checklist that Saved My Sanity!

    April 15, 2019

    Are you overwhelmed by the state of your house? This cleaning checklist for busy moms is exactly what you need! Chores, cleaning, jobs, tasks…if you have young children, like me, then the list can seem never-ending. Actually, I’m just going to say that it is never-ending. To be fair, when your kids are older, it’s…

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    Pregnancy Week by Week: Everything You Need to Know and More!

    April 12, 2019

    Welcome! You’ve stumbled across a wonderful resource that will take you through pregnancy week by week. This is a written and video record of my pregnancy with my third baby. You can find out how we announced that pregnancy in THIS POST. If you are a first time mom who is looking for a real…

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    5 Reasons You’ll Love Moms on Call if You Love Babywise

    April 5, 2019

    I first wrote this post about the Moms on Call book and how it can benefit Babywise over on Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. The Moms on Call book wasn’t something that I knew anything about until I was a littler further into the parenting game. I only happened upon the Moms on Call method…

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    The Best Handmade Gifts for Mother’s Day this Year

    April 1, 2019

    Are you hunting down the best handmade gifts for mother’s day? This post will have you covered with 21 thoughtful DIY gifts for moms. I know as a mom myself that it is often the simplest of things that have the most meaning. Just knowing that one of my children put in the time and…

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    How to Easily Create Your Own Family Rules and Values

    March 29, 2019

    I’ve had this post idea jotted down to write for some time. At the beginning of this year, I decided that I really wanted to focus on teaching our children our family rules and values. I don’t actually love the word “rules” because that’s not what I’m really trying to set. Don’t get me wrong,…

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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 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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