Category: Guest Posts

Unhealthy Toxins in your Home Air and 5 Easy Fixes

Unhealthy Toxins in your Home Air and 5 Easy Fixes

I am excited to share this sponsored contributed post since air quality is such an important factor in our lives. As you may know, I do environmental compliance at work, which includes air quality permit support. While my job is to assist our clients in compliance with permits and emission limits for outdoor equipment, indoor air quality is just as important. Keep reading for some great tips on improving the air quality in your home and learn more about this new smart device.     If you suffer from mild seasonal allergies like me, the beginning of summer brings a […]

Posted July 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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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, / 1 Comment
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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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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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Baby-Led Weaning, what is it and should you try it?

Baby-Led Weaning, what is it and should you try it?

  Pros + Cons of Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) Are you looking for an easy alternative for pureed baby foods?  Stumbled across baby-led weaning but think it’s too radical? Honestly, we do a lot of things differently.  One of our favorite sayings is “who wants to be normal, anyway?”. From cloth diapers to early potty training, BLW to positive and free-range parenting, we’ve taken “normal” out of our vocabulary.  Would you be able to tell from looking at us?  I don’t know – what does your average family with eco-friendly and child-centric values look like? BLW, specifically, is a great way to […]

Posted June 25, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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3 Benefits of Knowing Your Seasonal Colors

3 Benefits of Knowing Your Seasonal Colors

The concept of Seasonal Color Analysis began with a woman named Suzanne Caygill. Suzanne figured out that every human being is created with an individualized design, color and form that is related to Nature and the Seasons. The pigments of hair, skin, and eyes unlock the unique relationship to one of Nature’s color harmonies. As a busy working mom, you may be asking, “Why do I need to know my Seasonal Colors?” Let us share with you just a few of the many benefits that come from this wonderful service.   Knowing your Seasonal Colors saves you money. When you […]

Posted June 18, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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Top 10 Things to Do With Kids on the Weekend

Top 10 Things to Do With Kids on the Weekend

  Spending some time off with your kids could be the best prescription for this coming weekend. Well, what are some activities you can engage in with your kids during the weekend? Listed below are some of the top things you should try out. These ideas involve both outdoor and indoor activities. Hide and Seek This could be a great way for your kids to explore the outdoor world in your company. Depending on the size of your home backyard, teach your kids some hide and seek tricks. It even becomes more challenging if you combine the game with the indoors […]

Posted June 11, 2018 by Julie in Entertainment, Guest Posts, Parenting, / 2 Comments
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How to Help a Child with Anger Issues

How to Help a Child with Anger Issues

Children are just as able to get as angry as adults. However, children differ as more often than not, their emotions are raw, untamed and are not subdued by either logical thinking or concerns about the possible costs of their behavior. As the parent, your role in the midst of anger is to understand where your child is having difficulties, which in turn will help you know exactly how to deal with it, both when it’s happening and proactively, so that your child is better equipped to deal with their thoughts and emotions in future. In the long run, these […]

Posted June 4, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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What to Look for When Choosing an In-Home Daycare

What to Look for When Choosing an In-Home Daycare

  What to look for when choosing a daycare A few years ago, I took the leap into starting my own “daycare”.  I never call it that.  To me, I always “just babysit” a few kids to make some extra cash while being a housewife. As our family grows, the number of kids I take on has decreased.  I now only work for one other family.  She’s off on maternity leave right now (we had our second kids at the same time), which means so am I. Since I’ve had my own kids, I think a lot about what I […]

Posted May 29, 2018 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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