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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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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The Tool Your Home Must Have to Help Save a Life in a Choking Emergency

The Tool Your Home Must Have to Help Save a Life in a Choking Emergency

We experienced a scary choking situation during our son’s second birthday party. We had a party at the park and had pizza delivered. A simple, fun, easy birthday party for an active little boy who only wanted to run around the playground anyway. It was perfect. Except when it wasn’t. Somewhere toward the end of the party when most people had gone their separate ways but a few of us close friends were still hanging out and chatting, our kids playing, my kid decided he wanted some more of the pizza. So there he was sitting on a park bench […]

Posted June 20, 2018 by Julie in Health, Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 7 Comments
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Books and Songs to Cultivate Kindness in Toddlers

Books and Songs to Cultivate Kindness in Toddlers

My toddler is a bit of a tornado and has been having a lot of trouble keeping his hands to himself. We’ve had issues with complaints from school, and not to mention all the biting and hitting he’s been doing to dear old mama (aka me).  So I’ve been working with him on that behavior with transferring the need to touch other people onto another activity and learning to control the outbursts. Teaching kindness is so important in this because a child who wishes to be kind will not want to harm his friends or his mommy. Right? So I […]

Posted June 19, 2018 by Julie in Parenting, / 8 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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Head Injuries in Children: What to do if your Toddler Falls and Hits his Head

Head Injuries in Children: What to do if your Toddler Falls and Hits his Head

The other day we had a scary situation with our son.  We were actually out celebrating our anniversary, and all went to sushi after work/daycare pickup. After that, we decided to walk next door and get some ice cream. Because there’s always time for ice cream. Well, this time my son was so hyper and kept bouncing in his chair. He just couldn’t sit still. One of those bounces resulted in him sliding out of his chair and landing on the ground. He didn’t fall far, and it looked like his butt hit first, but he was lying there with […]

Posted June 17, 2018 by Julie in Health, Parenting, TopPosts, / 8 Comments
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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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