5 Effective Secrets To Get A Toddler To Listen

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Toddlers can be the most adamant creatures when they want to. Yes, I absolutely agree with you. Most of the time, they will throw temper tantrums, which can be a terrible experience that will leave us helpless. Sometimes, we would want to have tantrum ourselves! Our toddlers love to make a show in front of a crowd. It’s their favorite part in every gathering. We use all the tactics we know to get a toddler to listen to us but[Read more]

Guest Post: Why Mom and Toddler Yoga Is A Great Way To Bond

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The job of a mom is never easy. You are extremely busy, and your time is limited. You’ve been putting your needs on the back burner and putting all of your focus on your tiny tot. So, when do you get time to fit in fitness? If you are like most new moms, finding time for fitness isn’t as easy as what it was pre-baby-bod days. Some moms are fortunate enough to belong to a health club that includes childcare.[Read more]

Mama Review: Munchkin 360 Miracle Sippy Cup

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It is recommended by Parents.com, BabyCenter, and most importantly, the American Academy of Pediatrics, that bottle use be discontinued by 12 months, and definitely by 24 months. (I find it important to say that this is not a paid review. I am not receiving ANY compensation from Munchkin to write this. I am writing it because I think the sippy cup is GENIUS and stand behind it. However, I will post links to amazon, which I may earn from at[Read more]

How To Choose the BEST Baby Carrier

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Baby carriers are super popular these days. They can be used for all sorts of tasks. You can also use carriers for a small newborn, or a toddler and above! They can be a miracle that can free up your hands, and distribute the weight of your child off your arms to your body. It makes it so much easier! However, there are so many different choices! How do you choose? What brands do you choose? Why should you choose[Read more]

Audiobooks for Children: The Perfect Screen Time Workaround

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There is no doubt that screen time abounds almost anywhere you live. We are absolutely in the digital age. This can be a huge pro; for example, new moms can google almost anything and have answers within milliseconds! In fact, Google has over 63,000 searches per SECOND in a single day. This doesn’t even touch the fact there are numerous other search engines. *as an Amazon affiliate I may earn off qualifying purchases, at no extra cost to you.* However,[Read more]

How Dads Can Prepare for Labor

During the 9 months of pregnancy, everyone is busy asking the mother-to-be how she is feeling. They excitedly rub her tummy and ask all about baby names. Of course, they offer congratulations to the dad, but while the mommy-to-be is changing and growing and glowing, sometimes the dad might feel like he is on the sidelines. However, he has an incredibly important role during labor. How Dads Have an Important Role: If you were like me, you are probably nervous[Read more]

8 big ways that your marriage might change after a baby

5 big ways marriage changes after a baby

Most moms dream of the day when they walk in the nursery and catch the sight of your husband changing your little baby, making the baby do a belly laugh, and your husband chuckling along, making silly faces. Is this always the reality? No. Most expect that your marriage will be rock solid and stronger than ever with this baby connecting you two. However, for many different reasons, you may feel a disconnect with your husband? How is this possible?[Read more]

5 life changing audiobooks to listen to while you’re breastfeeding

5 audiobooks to listen to

In the first month of Sophia’s life, the middle of the night feedings was a killer. It was all I could do just to stay awake while holding her. I didn’t know what to do with myself. I’m sure any mom can sympathize with that! I always loved to read, but I was too exhausted to do it. I ended up reading the same two sentences over and over and over and over and never really got anywhere. I also[Read more]

Breast Pumping 101: An ultimate how-to guide

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I already talked on here about how to establish breastfeeding with your child. (If you missed it, check it out here.) But another big topic around feeding your child is breast pumping. Pumping can be convenient for you as the Mom, giving you a break to be able to do things and making yourself able to pass off your baby. It also is helpful if you can’t get your baby to properly latch, or if you have a strong letdown.[Read more]

Breastfeeding 101: How to breastfeed.

Everything you need to know about breastfeeding.

How do you begin breastfeeding? Does your baby just know to latch onto the breast and it just…happens? How does breastfeeding feel? For first time moms, breastfeeding may feel shrouded in mystery. Sure, your friends tell you about how amazing the bond is and how awesome breastfeeding is but is it always that easy? (This post contains affiliate links) First of all, how do you decide whether to formula feed or breastfeed? That is a very personal question, with a[Read more]

5 BIG barriers to productivity (and how to fix them!)

5 barriers to productivity and how to fix them

*This post contains affiliate links* It’s the first thing in the morning- you get up and hop in the shower, and you think of alllllllll the things you need to do that day. You have a mental checklist that seems to run 4 feet long. Suddenly, it’s 9 PM, you sit down with a glass of wine, exhausted, and you pan the room and you realize, you still have a million things you didn’t get done. Sound familiar? It is[Read more]

5 guaranteed benefits of raising a bilingual child

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Check out what the Office of the Commissioner of Languages has to say!As parents, we beam with pride when our child learns to grow and master new things, from their first time rolling over, to walking, to talking and on and on. We want them to have the best upbringing possible. Are there multiple languages where you live? Or, do you enjoy traveling with your family? If so, is it possible to raise a child to be bilingual? *post may[Read more]