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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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  • 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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  • How We Handle Screaming Fits

    How We Handle Screaming Fits With Our 3 Year Old

    September 14, 2018

    Our daughter is insanely well behaved. She is very mature. She is also very passionate, and very strong-willed. And she’s three and a half. Put that all together and we get the occasional screaming fit. These screaming fits are what I can only describe as passion rages of hers. She seems to need to get…

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  • How To Help Toddlers That Get Car Sick

    June 29, 2018

    Car sickness is not something that is new to me. I had it as a kid and even now I have to be aware of my position in the car or there is the potential for me to get sick. My younger sisters struggled with it pretty badly too and we never went on long…

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  • How To Survive A Toddler With A Tummy Bug

    June 27, 2018

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I would rather have the flu (and yes, I mean full-blown influenza) than a tummy bug. Tummy bugs are just awful and there’s not much in this world that I dread more than the sensation of nausea. So, when Jack came down with a really awful…

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  • 5 Cheap and Easy Outdoor Activities For Toddlers

    May 25, 2018

    We don’t have have a ton of money to take the kids to special programs. Cheap outdoor activities for toddlers are totally a favourite of our family! In fact, it is even better if they’re easy outdoor activities. I read about these mamas who take their kids to the park and many other places throughout…

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  • 4 Tips for Successful Potty Training

    4 Tips For Successful Potty Training

    May 11, 2018

    Potty training can be SUPER unenjoyable for everyone involved.  It is one of my least favorite parenting tasks, but it’s just something you gotta do. I’ve done it a few times so I’m sharing what I’ve learned along the way! It is really important that you be mentally ready to take on potty training as…

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  • This Is The Book For Creative Girls

    May 4, 2018

    Annie is almost 19-months old. Over the past month or two, she has started to really gain an interest in reading. I’ll often catch her in her bedroom throughout the day babbling to herself with a book in her lap. Some time ago I did a review of some amazing children’s books. You can find…

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  • 4 Things You Need To Know About Disciplining Toddlers

    April 18, 2018

    Disciplining. Ugh. It is the part of parenting that I like the least. However, it is so vitally important. So many behaviours are learnt, and therefore it is imperative that parents teach their children what is, and what is not acceptable. This is a service both to the child and to the rest of society.…

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  • Chores that Your 2-Year Old Can Do

    Chores That Your 2-Year Old Can Do

    April 6, 2018

    We have a recently turned 3-year old in our home now. Our son Jack, has become quite the little helper around the house. Which is really a good thing considering all the destruction he has also managed to cause during his short lifetime to date. As a parent, I am constantly reminded of just how…

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  • How To Stop Your Toddler Running Off

    March 12, 2018

    There’s nothing that stops your heart like the moment you see your child dart away from you when you’re in town. There are so many dangers that possibly await them. I know what that’s like. When my second child was born, my eldest was 18-months old. I did have a double stroller, but it wasn’t…

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  • How To Have Balance With Toddler Discipline

    February 12, 2018

    How to have balance with toddler discipline is something that many parents struggle with. Some believe children have the right to express themselves, while others believe in firm and immovable boundaries. I believe there’s a balance between the two. For instance, when Jack has a meltdown (not a tantrum) I let him cry his heart…

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  • Teethbrushing Tips For Toddlers

    February 9, 2018

    Toddlers are known for making the biggest fuss over the simplest tasks. Take brushing their teeth for example! They can cry and scream and purse their lips and clench their teeth and spit out toothpaste if they’re really not feeling it. By the time their fit is over they could have brushed their teeth twenty…

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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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  • 3 Powerful Ways To Conquer Your Toddler’s Irrational Fears

    November 9, 2017

    Does your toddler have what seems like irrational fears? Mine does. For several weeks he refused to go in the bath or shower without being held because he was convinced he would be sucked down the plughole. I know how frustrating it can be. It can make life difficult, to say the least. Here’s the…

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