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    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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    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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  • 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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  • 5 Thought Provoking Reasons To Boycott Preschool

    5 Thought Provoking Reasons To Boycott Preschool

    July 27, 2018

    Are you considering delaying or skipping preschool for your child altogether? You might feel as though you’re alone in your thoughts, but in fact, you are not. There are many parents who have had the same thoughts and for very valid reasons. 5 of those reasons I’m talking about today, but before I do, I…

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  • How to Prepare Your Children For a New Baby

    June 15, 2018

    Adding a baby to the family is a very exciting time. During your pregnancy, you spend a fair amount of time thinking through how life will change when baby comes and how you can best adjust to that. You make plans and preparations as best you can. Our children, on the other hand, are unable…

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  • How To Successfully Have Siblings Share A Room

    June 8, 2018

    A couple of months ago we went ahead and moved my two children into the same bedroom. Up until that point, they had always had their own rooms. For reference, they were 18-months and 3-years old when we made the move. The main reason we did so was that we’re expecting baby #3 in a…

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  • How To Transition Your Kid Into A Big Bed SUPER Early!

    January 17, 2018

    I’ve seen this asked time and time again in online mama groups. “When should I move my toddler into a big kid bed?” Or, “I’m having a baby in “x”, should I get another crib or transition the older sibling now?“ The vast majority of responses are to go ahead and buy a second crib…

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    5 Truths You Need To Know About Having A Second Baby

    January 3, 2018

    I’m not sure there’s a mother on this earth who hasn’t harboured fears about the arrival of a second child. That first child changes your world and flips everything on its head. Something in you wants another baby but at the same time, you feel like you’re already at capacity and can’t imagine being capable…

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  • 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Let Your Toddler’s Behaviour Dictate Your Emotions

    March 29, 2017

    Before you get too far into reading this post, I want to wholeheartedly admit that I’m very guilty of letting difficult toddler behavior change my attitude and actions. However, for your benefit, as well as my own, I’m going to share 3 reasons why you shouldn’t let your toddler’s behaviour dictate your emotions. Parenting a…

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