Posts by Kristin

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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…

Big Beds

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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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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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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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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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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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…

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Organization: Toys!

On any given day, I would cut off my right arm to have a toy room. Unfortunately, we are maxed out in our little 3 bedroom house with 5 people and…

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First, First Day of School

Last year at this time, my Facebook feed was full of moms talking about the tears they had dropping off their child at school for the first time. I chuckled…

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Prepping for Your Third Delivery

Preparing to give birth to your third child is so much different than preparing for the first two. You spend more time worrying about the two children you have at…

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Friendship Changes

You

When you’re pregnant, you expect things to change in your life after the baby is born. I knew my social life would change, but I had no idea what truly…

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The Unreliable Friend

I hate how motherhood has made me such an unreliable friend, and there’s nothing I can do about it. Having 3 young kids, a dog, and a husband with a…

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Surviving the First Few Weeks of Motherhood

Whether you have a cesarean or vaginal birth, recovery is tough. If the baby isn’t keeping you up constantly in the hospital, your nurses will help ensure you don’t catch…

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Baby Registry Items: Toys & Activities

This is the really fun section of the registry. These are the items you will use when you start teaching your child how to play. They learn a lot from these items…

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Pregnancy Must-Haves

I’ll never forget when I saw my first positive pregnancy test. I took it about an hour before I had to leave for a week long business trip. We talked…

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Building the Perfect Registry

The newness of your pregnancy has probably just started to wear off and reality is sinking in. You’re going to have a baby! Holy crap… there are so many items…

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Baby Registry Items: Books, Clothes and Keepsakes

This is the smallest section of your registry and some people don’t even register anything in this category. If you do want to put a few things on your registry,…