Category: Family

Teach Kids about Dental Health and Risks of Sneaking Treats with Cami Kangaroo

Teach Kids about Dental Health and Risks of Sneaking Treats with Cami Kangaroo

  *We received this lovely book complimentary for our review and activity time.  Cami Kangaroo loves sweets. She can’t stop thinking about them. Even after Mommy catches her locked in the playroom eating out of a bucket of ice cream, she still finds ways to sneak them. What could possibly go wrong? Based on true-life stories of the author’s own daughter, Cami, this book will have you and your children laughing as well as learning a valuable lesson. This is the first book in the series “Cami Kangaroo and Wyatt Too.” Read more about the lovely author at her website: www.stacycbauer.com. […]

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A Working Mom’s Guide to Calmer Mornings

A Working Mom’s Guide to Calmer Mornings

What are mornings like at your house? It always feels like we’re running late and the kiddo is cranky. The more I nag, the slower he moves. The more he fights to leave the house. Do you sometimes feel like you’ve put in a full day’s work before you even sit down at your desk? I often do! Make mornings easier by following this simple checklist. Imagine how different your life would be if you could stay on schedule and start the day in a happier mood. I am always working on mindfulness, and it really is a daily practice. […]

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5 Tips to Prepare your Relationship for a Newborn in Pregnancy

5 Tips to Prepare your Relationship for a Newborn in Pregnancy

Prepare your Relationship for a Newborn with these 5 Tips Preparing for life with a new baby is no easy task. Likely those nesting instincts have kicked into high gear. You know to check off the boxes of creating a registry, planning your shower, attending your prenatal appointments and setting up the nursery. But what is one monumental thing you don’t want to skip preparing? Your relationship of course! There is no shift quite like the shift from couple to couple with a new baby. The thing is, with a little footwork, some meaningful conversations and a shared understanding of […]

Posted July 16, 2018 by Julie in Family, Guest Posts, Love, Parenting, Pregnancy, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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Motor Development Milestones for the First Year

Motor Development Milestones for the First Year

    What is Motor Development and Why Should You Care   Wondering why your pediatrician asks about your infant’s motor development at every check up?  Motor development is a broad term used to describe your baby’s movement patterns and how they are progressing with them.  The milestones refer to the big ones that all humans progress through and should be met in sequential order. The importance of motor skills extends beyond being able to move well. Internal and external movement enhances the sensory (nervous) system too.  With the huge rise in kids with sensory delays these days, it may […]

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7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Maternity Leave

Preparing for your baby’s arrival is a super exciting time. If you prepare well, you’ll make the most of your maternity leave and postpartum period. You’ll heal better, bond with your baby better and even enjoy yourself more. Here are our best tips for making the most of your postpartum recovery. How to Make the Most of Your Postpartum Recovery and Maternity Leave Set realistic expectations Healing after birth and recovering postpartum isn’t a cakewalk. There’s so much planning to do while pregnant. Planning for baby, planning for birth. So many moms forget to plan for their postpartum too! With […]

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Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Prepare

Breastfeeding: 5 Things You Need to Know to Prepare

As a mom-to-be, I knew I wanted to breastfeed, and I did everything I could think of to prepare. It did not turn out how I expected and was definitely a struggle for me. I want to share my lessons learned with my fellow ladies and all the currently pregnant mothers so you can prepare for breastfeeding. And if you like to plan ahead, you might like these lovely mom smart planners to help you from bump smart to nurse smart.   The ONLY 5 things you need to know for breastfeeding 1. Breastfeeding is Natural, but it does not […]

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Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

Mess-Free Toddler Crafts for Summer

I love to do really easy crafts with my 3-year-old. I have shared quite a few already, and you can see they are stress-free and easy to do when you have a few minutes to grab the supplies and let the kiddo at it. These types of activities are perfect for us to do when we come home from work and daycare. Thanks to The Pencil Grip for sponsoring this fun summer craft time. Since my kiddo loves to paint, and I don’t love to clean up a mess, I was thrilled to come across Kwik Stix at the store. […]

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Marriage Advice for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

Marriage Advice for Raising Happy, Healthy Children

  Contented parents, Cheerful children- Your Marriage plays a vital role in raising your kids Your children watch you closer than you may think. From infancy, the way you and your spouse behave around your child has a direct impact on who your little one will grow up to become. One of the best pieces of parenting advice is that children imitate parental behavior, so make sure you’re setting a good example. If you have a positive outlook on life, your child is more likely to grow up with an optimistic attitude. On the other hand, if you and your […]

Posted July 2, 2018 by Julie in Family, Guest Posts, Parenting, / 3 Comments
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How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

How to pick the best Preschool for Your Child

As a working mom, childcare is a vital part of our day, and an important topic to consider. How does one family pick the right daycare or preschool for their children? My son has had three different types of childcare, and the first two played an influential role in selecting his current preschool. Here I am sharing the factors I found to be important when deciding on the preschool for our son. This post is sponsored by KinderCare. All opinions are my own.   Childcare that makes a Working Mom’s Life Easier Being a working parent means our schedules are […]

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How to make a Power Foods Lactation Smoothie

How to make a Power Foods Lactation Smoothie

Inside: Are you a breastfeeding mom? Make this easy power foods lactation smoothie. This smoothie is full of ingredients that are healthy and will give you a boost! Every new mom thinks about breastfeeding and not everyone has the magic supply that we wish we had. Many of us, myself included, struggle with maintaining supply, and with breastfeeding challenges in general. We do our best and sometimes we turn to nature for a little bit of help. Here is a great recipe for a power food lactation smoothie that can help give us that boobie boost. Why a lactation smoothie? Milk stimulating foods are […]

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