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Taking Back Your Home After Baby

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Before you had kids you never realized how much stuff one little baby can have. Next thing you know you need to proceed with caution as not to trip on baby gear in every room. There’s the diaper changing needs, toys, blankets and burp cloths, binkies strewn about, swing, booster seat and more. Sometimes in the throes of parenthood your home screams “Baby on Board.” Life is a balancing act and your home should be no different. With a few clever decorating hacks, you can take back your home so it appears like adults live there, too. And we’ve got just the tips you need to make the transition back. Read More »

Car Safety Essentials that Keep Baby (and Mom) Protected

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As a mom, your number one priority is to keep your children safe and healthy. When you’re at home this is no big deal. Sure, you have to make sure your toddle daughter doesn’t put that clay figurine in her mouth again or that your four-year-old doesn’t try to go down the basement stairs, but relatively speaking, you’re safe and sound in your own little haven. Traveling on the road is a different story. You’re interacting with tens of hundreds of people that may or may not be paying attention to the road, and sometimes you may even find yourself distracted. That’s why keeping child your child safe while in the car is an absolute must, and a simple car seat is not always enough. Here are few devices that will make your car rides safer and easier, whether you’re traveling in the summer heat or the winter cold. Read More »

6 Presents that will Please Kids–and Parents!

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Children can be tough critics. When it comes to choosing the perfect gifts for kids, you have to consider their current likes, dislikes, and distinct personalities which, let’s face it, change all the time. The key to finding the right gift is choosing something that the child can grow with. Sure, trendy toys are fun for a week or two, but after the newness has worn off, parents are left to deal with a forgotten piece of plastic. With the assortment of practical and fun gift options below to inspire your shopping list, don’t be surprised if 2015’s presents are still being used this time next year. Read More »

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WE HOPE FOR PEACE AROUND THE WORLD…AND AT YOUR FAMILY DINNER TABLE

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Family gatherings are a meaningful way to celebrate the season but they don’t always go as planned due to various family dynamics. Whether someone brings up politics and an argument ensues or the dueling culinary aunts are at it again, get-togethers can be hard. Fortunately, we have some tips for bringing family and friends together for a festive, drama free holiday celebration. Read More »

Your Family and Diabetes: What You Need to Know

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With the end of October came an end to a month-long national effort to raise awareness for breast cancer. While nearly every month is a time to raise awareness for an illness or a disease, November’s is a particularly important one. According to the American Diabetes Association, 29.1 million people had diabetes in 2012. In the same year, 86 million people aged 20 and over had pre-diabetes. Read More »

GOT DOWNTIME WAITING FOR YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR?

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As a parent of school aged children—we’ve all been there. You’re either in the car line waiting for the school bell to ring or at your child’s soccer practice. You’re stuck in the car with nothing planned to pass the time and a cell phone running out of battery. Listen up fellow parents, this is prime time to take care of some neglected business or make the most of your downtime. Here are some top tips to pass the time while waiting for your kids. With a little pre-planning, the kids’ practice times can become your best friend! Read More »

5 Mom Hacks that Will Change Your Life

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You’ve heard the saying “Moms know everything.” And the truth is, you probably do know a lot. Between cooking, cleaning, working, and taking care of the kids, you’ve picked up a trick or two that makes getting the job done easier and faster. Learning something new never hurt anyone though, and you probably haven’t heard about these under-the-radar life hacks. From beauty tips to health tricks, these five pieces of advice are ones you’re going to want to write down, save on your computer, and share with your fellow moms. Read More »