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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 »

Helpful Tips To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

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Cavities are the most common chronic childhood illness in the U.S., according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While tooth decay is largely preventable, many parents agree that getting a young child to practice good oral hygiene can be a big chore. The good news is that establishing healthy dental habits early is possible — and even fun — with a little extra time and effort. Read More »

Fun Baby Bath Toys

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Learning through play is the primary way young children learn and practice new skills. Bath toys can provide hours of entertainment and education for kids. When selecting bath toys make sure there are not any cords that could cause choking and small pieces that could be swallowed or pushed up their nose, and ensure the toys are non-toxic. Read More »

Snacking 101

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Let’s start at the beginning. Anything with a “101” in it refers to the fact that the information being presented is essential in order to graduate to the next level. Most people do not know the importance of snacking and this 101-crash course is here to help you become as knowledgeable as possible. Read More »

5 Zones for a Perfectly Functional Nursery

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When thinking about designing a nursery, some parents get lost in cute blankets and wall art. Over the next year, you will be spending more time in the nursery than possibly any other room in your house (ok, probably the laundry room!) You need to make the nursery as functional as it is adorable. Here are a few nursery design tips to separate your space into five purposeful zones. Read More »

Tips for Having Two Under Two

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Granted, it was a very short time that my oldest child was still one, however, he barely spoke, was still in diapers and was attached at my hip. So adding a new baby was not the easiest transition. While I still can’t promise they’ll be best friends for life, here are some tricks that worked as we eased our second baby into our daily lives. If you find yourself in the same situation, I hope they’ll work for you. Read More »