Don’t be Fooled by these Common Fertility Misconceptions

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Struggling with infertility, or know someone who is. Make sure you don’t let these common fertility misconceptions fool you. In all my talk about babies, kids, and toddlers I’m sure there are some of you out there wondering, perhaps a little hurt, what about those struggling with infertility? While I’ve never really struggled with infertility–well,… [read more]

Do You Use Xylitol Yet? Great Benefits of Xylitol for Teeth

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Disclosure: Samples were provided. All opinions are honest and are my own. I first learned about the awesome health benefits of xylitol several years ago from my mother-in-law. She’s always on the cutting edge of the latest products for health. Our oldest son, who was then 2 years old was having terrible problems with seasonal… [read more]

A $49 Extended Rear Facing Car Seat?! Cosco Scenera NEXT Review

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Disclosure: Cosco sent me the Cosco Scenera NEXT convertible car seat to review and a gift card to thank me for my time in writing this post. Any opinions expressed are mine alone. Parents, especially first-time parents, are often stressed out by the flood of information they receive regarding how to keep their new bundle… [read more]

Give the Gift of Warmth! Merino Kids Sleep Sack for Toddlers #HolidayGiftGuide

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Baby it’s cold outside! And it’s just going to keep getting colder…for a few months anyway. Last year I reviewed my all time favorite sleep sack (I’ve tried a LOT of sleep sacks so that’s saying something).  Look at that little guy. I know I’m biased, but he’s pretty darn cute!  In the picture above, Little… [read more]

#ShareAwesome for Digital Safety and the Chance to Win a $2,500 Scholarship!

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“Mom, that girl is not appropriate.” I turn from the cashier to find my 4 year old pointing to a magazine cover featuring a bare bellied celebrity.  The customers behind me in line chuckled and commented about my young son’s grasp of modesty. It is times like this that I feel a sense of pride that my… [read more]

How to build a DIY Kids Climbing Wall – Easy to Follow Instructions!

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Want to have something physically challenging for your kids to do on days when going outside isn’t practical? Want to foster motor skills, coordination, balance, bouldering and climbing skills? Check out this easy to follow indoor DIY kids climbing wall tutorial! Our middle son enjoying his DIY Kids Climbing Wall! Today’s awesome Indoor Climbing Wall… [read more]

Tips to Keep Kids Learning Through Summer + Giveaway!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD below for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own. The summer slide.  Not to be confused with the playground slide. All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students… [read more]

Motherhood, Sometimes you just need to know, You’re Doing Okay, Mom

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Disclosure: Thank you to Johnson’s for sponsoring this conversation. All thoughts and opinions are honest and are my own. When I was pregnant with my first child I was so looking forward to motherhood. I thought, you got this. I had plenty of experience with babies and children. I’d already changed hundreds of diapers over… [read more]

Chores for Toddlers? Why it is Good to Start Young – Plus, Chore Ideas for Kids and Toddlers

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Remember those times as a kid listening to your grandpa talk about having to shovel snow from the sidewalks when he was a kid after that crazy blizzard that dumped 4 feet of snow in one night?  Or how about the one he used to tell you about how he woke up at 4 every… [read more]

Teach Important Words and Concepts with these Toddler Sorting Games

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My youngest, who just turned two, has been a little slower to reach most developmental stages.  She didn’t walk until 18 months.  She just turned 2 and is finally starting to say about 5-10 words–average for a 2 year old is 50 words.  She is no where near there yet.  The words she does use… [read more]

Baby Led Weaning First Foods

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“Now that your baby is 6 months old you can start introducing baby food.” Ugh! Even before I got pregnant with Baby Z I was so not looking forward to the baby food stage.  Spending an arm and a leg on store bought baby food is not how I wanted to spend our hard-earned income…. [read more]

Baby Led Weaning Essentials

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Baby Led Weaning has gone better for us than I could have imagined.  Even The Husband agrees that, “I was skeptical at first, but I am so glad we did this with him.”  –For the record I just want to say that I am ever so grateful that my sometimes skeptical husband will just smile,… [read more]

What’s the deal with Baby Led Weaning?

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It’s the new phrase among attachment parenters! Baby Led Weaning. So, Just what is Baby-Led Weaning? So, what?  You just let your kid decide on his own when to stop nursing, is that it? That’s actually what I thought Baby Led Weaning was the first time I heard the phrase!  Boy was I wrong! In… [read more]

October is SIDS Awareness Month + HALO SleepSack® from Pottery Barn Review and Giveaway

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Disclosure: I received the following product for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own. If you don’t already, make sure you Follow my blog with Bloglovin Did you know that 80-90% of SIDS-related deaths are due to unsafe sleep practices?   During the month of October, HALO will donate $1 to SIDS Awareness for every new Facebook “Like”.  Help… [read more]