• Annie’s April 2018 Summary (18 Months)

    May 9, 2018

    We didn’t have any big deal things on in April. It was a pretty status quo kind of month. As has been the case for the last several months, Annie changed and grew significantly. She is quite the little girl now. *this post contains affiliate links Toddler Routine No change. 7 DWT 7:30/8 Breakfast 9-10:15 Independent…

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  • Jack’s April 2018 Summary (3 Years, 1 Month)

    May 2, 2018

    If you’ve kept up with any of my social media then you should have seen that we are expecting baby #3. Because of this, April was not an easy month for us as a family. I was sick. So sick. We were all challenged by the change in routine and my limited abilities. However, Jack…

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  • How To Make Sure Your Kids Nap At The Same Time

    April 30, 2018

    Having a toddler and newborn is such a precious thing. However, it is also challenging and exhausting. We hear all the time that mamas need to practice self-care. One way to do that is to schedule regular breaks for yourself during the day (See my SAHM routine –> HERE). This can be quite easily achievable…

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  • Why Rest Time Needs To Be A Part of Your Child’s Routine

    April 16, 2018

    There comes a time in a toddler, and even a baby’s life when they refuse to nap. They play or whine or something in between, but they ‘re not sleeping. So, what do you do? Do you get them up? My answer is, no. Why? Because rest is a vital part of the day. So…

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  • Annie’s March 2018 Summary (17 Months)

    April 11, 2018

    March was a busy month for us. We were back and forth for different events. Once upon a time Annie really struggled with overstimulation and overtiredness when we were out too often. But, with age has come flexibility. As long as something interesting is happening, she’s a happy camper. Toddler Routine 7 DWT 7:30/8 Breakfast…

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  • Jack’s March 2018 Summary (3 Years Old)

    April 4, 2018

    March is a busy month for us. It holds our wedding anniversary, my mother’s birthday, and Jack’s birthday. We’re not into throwing big birthday parties except for milestone birthdays (i.e. 1, 13, 18, 21, etc). So, for Jack’s 3rd birthday we just had a quiet day. I also thought that for this month it would…

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  • Annie’s February 2018 Summary (16 Months)

    March 21, 2018

    Nothing big happened in February, but it was a good month. Annie is noticeably growing into a toddler as she gets better at walking and talking. Toddler Routine 7 DWT 7:30/8 Breakfast 9-10:15 Independent Playtime 10:30 Snack 11:30 Lunch 12-3 Nap 3 Snack 5/5:30 Dinner 6:30/7 Bed Sleep Sleep was fairly uneventful for the month of…

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  • Jack’s February 2018 Summary (2 Years, 11 Months)

    March 14, 2018

    February was a fairly uneventful month for us. We attended our annual church family camp at the beginning and then Shane had a few days off following. It was a month of recovering from holidays and simply enjoying the last few weeks of summer. Routine Exactly the same as last month. 7 DWT (Desired wake…

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  • How To Have A Balanced + Productive Routine As A SAHM

    February 19, 2018

    Anyone who has been a stay-at-home parent knows that it doesn’t involve a lot of downtime. And as mothers, we’re often told that it is vitally important to make sure we’re taking care of ourselves. But, HOW? How do you fit it all in? How do you parent, love your spouse, and make time for…

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  • What You Need To Know About Babywise

    February 16, 2018

    I refer to Babywise often. It is a method that we’ve used with both of our children. I highly recommend it, but I’ve never actually given an overview of what the method actually involves. So, that’s what I’m doing today. However, if you’ve only ever heard the negative things about Babywise, then I strongly recommend…

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  • Annie’s January 2018 Summary (15 Months)

    February 14, 2018

    I feel like January was big for Annie because she noticeably moved from ‘baby’ to ‘toddler’. In many ways, this meant things became a lot easier. We also made a big schedule change, which went much more smoothly than I had anticipated (thank goodness!). *this post contains affiliate links Routine Before switch: 7 DWT (Desired wake…

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  • Jack’s January 2018 Summary (2 Years,10 Months)

    February 7, 2018

    Today I’m beginning a new series on the blog. I’ll be doing monthly summaries of each child. This is partly for my benefit and also for yours. I’ve found it helpful to compare stages with other children similar ages to mine. It has given me schedule ideas and inspiration to try different things, as well…

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  • 3 Things We Love About This 12-Month Old Baby Schedule

    November 18, 2017

    Hey, friends! Annie turned one a little while ago (the 13th of October to be exact) and I’ve been totally behind the ball game with getting her update posted. But, here it is in video form. I also wanted to share with you the three things that we’re currently loving about her schedule, and I’ll…

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  • How To Leave The House On Time When You Have Kids

    August 30, 2017

    I hate being late. I would rather be 30 minutes early than 5 minutes late. Having kids has humbled me in that area. When you have a baby, there are a million things (or it seems so) you need to pack and then at the last minute, they may demand to be fed or changed.…

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  • How To Make Your Day Easier With A Baby

    August 23, 2017

    Anyone with small children will tell you that predictability tends to go out the window. In those first few days and weeks of motherhood, the chaos of having a newborn is utterly overwhelming. But as someone who has done it twice and lived through it, I can assure you that it gets better and it…

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