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Summer Water Safety Tips for Families

Welcome to summer! As the days get hotter and more of us are looking to cool off by swimming, it’s time for a water safety refresher course. This isn’t a topic that anyone likes to think about, really, because it’s scary, but it’s so very important. Read on for some important water safety tips. Get …

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The Startling Realities of Motherhood

Has anyone ever woken you from a peaceful slumber with an ice-cold bucket of water? You’re sleeping peacefully then BAM, water in the f*ing face. You wake up gasping for breath in full PTSD mode and realize immediately that your mattress is soaking wet and probably ruined. Motherhood is the cold water and the ruined …

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Choosing Toys for an Infant-Toddler Household

I was recently asked for advice on choosing toys for a toddler when there is also an infant in the house. Interestingly, I wasn’t able to find much information on the topic via The Great Google. So either everyone is wondering about this in silence, or lots of parents prove that joke that folks get …

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Tips for Teaching Older Siblings to Share When Baby Arrives

Sharing is caring, but sharing is hard! This is the motto we lived through after my second child joined our family when my oldest was only two years old. If you’ve got another baby on the way and you’re worried how you’ll get your older child(ren) to share/take turns, or if you’re struggling to get …

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3 Steps To Getting Your Child To Sleep on Vacation

I’m going to go out on a limb here, people – vacation with [small] kids is hardly a vacation. Our family rents a beach house each year, which is something my husband grew up doing. It is so. much. work. In essence, you drag nearly everything you own from your house to someone else’s house …

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5 Potty Training Tips That Will Help You On This Journey

This is a sponsored post. Potty training your little one? Most people will agree that potty training is the least fun milestone for a parent and child. While one thing may work for one child, it may be a disaster with another. It’s about knowing your child and what you think (and hope!) will work …

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Six Tips For Managing Two Kids (Or More) At The Playground

It is starting to warm up here in the Northeast, and we are finally (FINALLY) heading into my beloved outdoor season! We have been cooped up for the majority of winter trying to avoid the dreaded stomach bugs and flu. Now it’s time to get outside and play! My kids love the playground, like all …

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Crapping Your Pants, and Other Reasons Toddlerhood is Amazing

We adults tend to look back at certain points of our lives and think, “Man, if only I could go back….” You know, the good ol’ days! We seem to never realize when we are in the midst of the good days until we are reminiscing about them. Well, I’m here to argue that the …

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Products That Help Control the Kid Clutter

I am always trying to refine and minimize the clutter around our home. While we live in a nice, average – sized home, there is never enough storage. And with two kids, the toys seem to multiply quickly! I have actively been on the hunt for some great products that help control the kid clutter. …

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