• 4 Fun Ways to Get Outside with Your Family

    May 27, 2019

    If you feel like your kids are spending too much time indoors glued to a screen, you are not alone. Many parents worry that their children are wasting too much time on their cell phones and tablets or playing video games. One of the best ways to help break the addiction is to limit screen…

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    Baby Refusing Bottle: What You Need to Know About Bottle-Feeding Aversion

    May 23, 2019

    Help! Baby refusing bottle… So much stress all in one little phrase. And I’ve been there. The place where you’re worried sick because your baby just. won’t. drink. You’ve tried different bottles, different positions, different times, different EVERYTHING. And nothing, NOTHING is working to get your baby to drink. No matter what you try, every…

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  • crying teething baby

    What to Do When Baby is Teething

    May 10, 2019

    What to do When Baby is Teething. Ugh. Teething. I swear it’s the devil. Seriously. Dealing with a teething baby is one of the worst parts of parenting. Right up there next to potty training, seriously. Actually it’s worse than potty training. Because at least with potty training you go through it ONCE and then…

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  • Cloth Diaper Stash | Alva Baby Diaper Cover Review

    May 6, 2019

    We have used both Alva baby diapers (AI2’s) and Alva baby diaper covers. In this post I’m going to share my thoughts on both and whether or not I recommend them to you. We started our journey with cloth diapers (I don’t like using that phrase, but it’s the best I can come up with at…

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  • toddler sitting on the potty

    5 of the Best Ways to Mentally Prepare for Potty Training

    May 2, 2019

    Believe it or not but the real person that needs to prepare for potty training is you. Deep breath…..and repeat. Maybe one more time for good measure? If you’re anything like me, the thought of potty training your kid sends all sorts of horrifying thoughts through your head. Not having control of the situation can…

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  • Mom and baby smiling

    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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    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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  • Child on playground equipment

    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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  • 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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