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A Bedtime Routine with Baby you can take on the Road

A Bedtime Routine with Baby you can take on the Road

I have been compensated by JOHNSON’S® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.   Becoming a parent is a wonderful and chaotic journey, where everything changes day-to-day but you do your best to keep your life as normal as it was before. This means continuing your regular family trips and visits, even though you have an extra passenger (with quite a bit of extra luggage). Developing a good bedtime routine with your baby is key, and important to establish at home while schedules are normal. Then this established routine can be […]

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Easy Overnight Breakfasts for Busy Working Moms

Easy Overnight Breakfasts for Busy Working Moms

Working moms tend to have rushed mornings. I know, mine can get very crazy. Having a good, healthy breakfast ready to go when you have enough other things to do in the morning helps make the morning run smoother. Here are some great ideas for easy overnight breakfasts that “cook” in the refrigerator overnight. Overnight Oats for Breakfast Overnight Oatmeal for Lactation (from me) – doesn’t have to be just for lactation as you can change up the ingredients (like leaving out brewer’s yeast).   Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oats from Living Sweet Moments Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats from Mama Likes to […]

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10+ Tips to Survive Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

10+ Tips to Survive Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers

How to deal with Separation Anxiety in Babies and Toddlers   I know you might feel trapped when your baby wails every time you try to step away. Yes, it is rough. Yes, it makes you want to cry when your toddler is screaming for you to stay when you need to do daycare drop off and make it to work on time. But know that separation anxiety is a natural and temporary stage in child development.  Try some of these suggestions to help you and your family survive this separation anxiety period more comfortably. Understand Separation Anxiety What is […]

Posted April 25, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, Working Mom, / 2 Comments
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Time Calculator: How Much Free Time Do You Really Have?

Time Calculator: How Much Free Time Do You Really Have?

Do you Know How Much Free Time You Really Have?   If you’re like most people (myself included – I get it), you’ve probably convinced yourself that you don’t have enough time. Whether it’s time to start a new business, set new fitness goals, *cough* clean the house… we often give up before we even start because we believe it’s just not possible to fit into our busy lives. I get it. Mom life is Busy with a capital B. But, if you sit down and really look at your schedule, you’d be surprised at just how much time you really do […]

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Easy Overnight Breakfast and Brunch Recipes you can Wake Up to this Mother’s Day

Easy Overnight Breakfast and Brunch Recipes you can Wake Up to this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day does not usually mean a day off for mom, but it should! At least we should be allowed to sleep in and wake up to a delicious breakfast that we didn’t have to prepare, am I right? If you’re asking yourself “how can mom wake up to brunch already cooked?” then this roundup is for YOU! Here are some great recipes for overnight breakfasts that you can prep the night before and enjoy the next morning, well-rested. Don’t forget to text these to your husband 😉 You know you’ll love these easy overnight breakfast and brunch recipes you […]

Posted April 16, 2018 by Julie in Family, Food, TopPosts, , , / 5 Comments
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Earth Day Toddler and Preschooler Crafts

Earth Day Toddler and Preschooler Crafts

We are so excited that spring is here! The flowers are blooming and the Earth is looking lovely. So we wanted to share some fun kid crafts we can all try to celebrate Earth Day and spring! Earth Day Paper Plate Toddler Craft I love doing paper plate crafts with my toddler! They are always easy ’cause that’s how I roll and he enjoys them. Supplies: Paper Plates Blue and green or tissue paper Scissors () Glue Newspaper or packing paper for a mess-free workspace Steps: We did this one as a two-part project. First, we cut up green and […]

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The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Older toddlers and preschoolers are in a very special part of their lives – everything is a toy, it is always playtime, and everywhere is an opportunity to learn.  Being this age is so much fun, and learning through play is the best way to build young minds. Giving toddlers and preschoolers educational toys also keeps them occupied longer as these are active toys that engage their imaginations and they don’t get bored as quickly as with passive toys. So not only is the little one learning and benefiting, mom gets a break, too. Win-win! Here are some wonderful educational […]

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Easter Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Easter Crafts and Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Springtime is so great for exploring and learning about the world around us. It is finally warming up. It is finally bright and beautiful. So we want to play with bright and fun colors in our toddler and preschooler activities. And of course, everything Easter is bright and fun. Here are some fun and easy Easter activities to do with your kids, and at the end, I’ve included a roundup of more ideas from my friends around the interwebz.   Chromatography Coffee Filter Easter Eggs Supplies: Scissors Water Small cups or containers How to play: Cut your coffee filters into […]

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Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Fun Spring Activities to Help Your Child Develop Motor Skills

Spring has sprung, and your energetic toddler or preschooler is ready to play in the warming weather!  Both of you have been cooped up inside all winter, staying warm but contained.  With the temperature on the rise, more activities for toddlers and young children present themselves.  Why not take advantage of it to help them develop their fine motor skills? Fine motor skills refer to the more concentrated efforts we make to maneuver through everyday life.  Some of the most important tasks that require fine motor skills include writing and using flatware for eating, so strengthening the muscles that perform […]

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The Best Tips for Working Moms from Working Moms

The Best Tips for Working Moms from Working Moms

Wearer of many hats. Juggler of all the schedules. Taskmaster. Expert on the flamingo pose while holding a squirmy infant.  You are a working mom, and the world is on your shoulders. Mothers are great employees because of our attention of detail, dedication, and family values, but we do have a lot of information and tasks to keep up with, and it isn’t feasible to be at 100% everywhere. I have rounded up the best tips written by other working moms to help working moms in our struggles, our daily lives, to help us master our to-do lists gracefully and in […]

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