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Flying with Toddlers and Preschoolers

If your family is anything like mine, you and your kids will be flying plenty to visit family all over the country. Babies are fairly intuitive with their…

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Organization: Baby’s Records

This morning, my friend (and fellow writer) Michelle and I hosted a baby shower for one of our good friends. I got her my staple gift (minky blanket) I give all…

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Big Kid Bed

There are basically three reasons why kids are transitioned into a big kid bed.

1- They have a sibling coming to take over their crib.

2- They are jumping out…

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Seven Things I wish I had known about childbirth!

Baby / You

Childbirth.  That magical day you have planned for over nine months.  All the books talk about going into labor.  Your OB/GYN will talk to you about various aspects of labor.  You’ll…

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When Getting Pregnant is Hard: Talking about Infertility

“Just relax, it will happen when it’s time!”

“Have you tried _____??”

“Oh, it took us 3 whole months to get pregnant, I know…

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Introducing the bottle….and when it gets refused!

I hear there are babies that seamlessly transition from boob to bottle and back without the bat of an eye. I know nothing of these alleged babies. I dealt with…

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Dealing with All that Crying

Imagine yourself happily sleeping in a comfy chair on the beach while you calmly listen to the sound of the ocean. You are all alone and no one can bother…

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The Good, The Bad, and The Messy: Starting Solids

Your baby is now somewhere between 4 and 6 months old. You’ve got the breastfeeding or bottle feeding thing down. Your little one may even be showing some interest in…

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Packing the Family

The big job of packing for the entire family seems to be a task that always falls on the mother. If I am not uber organized, packing can really stress…

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Exercise During Pregnancy

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands!” -Elle Woods

For me, there is not much better than…

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Planning Mommy’s List of Must-Have Toddler Toys

Before you know it, your baby will no longer be a baby. Toddlers are are full of energy and love exploring their surroundings. What’s the best way to encourage your toddler’s…

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Planning Mommy’s List of Must-Have Baby Toys

Shopping for your baby can be a bit overwhelming. Sure, you registered for some fun toys, but once your baby is here, you want to help them learn and…

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Potty Training: The 3 Day Method

Disclaimer: I am NOT a potty training expert and I in no way claim to be one! I am just a mom who successfully potty trained my son using this…

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The dark side of becoming a mom: Postpartum Depression

I’m a very type A person.  I’m a planner. I’m a learner. I’m organized. I’m always prepared. When I was pregnant with my first child I read ALL the books….

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POOP!

I feel like I had changed a fair amount of diapers before I had kids of my own. I am 11 years older than my sisters and did some babysitting…

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Prepping for Potty Training

I hate potty training! For me, it ranks up right up there with one of the most frustrating things you will do as a parent. The lesson I learned training my…

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Organization: The Family!

I don’t care if you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, organization is KEY to your sanity. The organization begins the second you become a mom. You need to…

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Cloth Diapering 101

Unless you are already well versed on cloth diapering, I already know what you’re thinking… “Groooooossss!!”,  “I could NEVER do THAT!”, “Disposable diapers are SO MUCH EASIER!!”.

Believe me, that…

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Returning to Work: Pumping

Pumping mom: Level Expert

There really should be some sort of merit badge for pumping breast milk.  If you’re an exclusively pumping mama then you deserve a trophy!…

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Organization: Dress Up Clothes!

Every preschooler I know LOVES to dress up as someone or something else. From superheroes to princesses, they just can’t get enough! Unfortunately, the costumes can easily take over your…