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Category Archives: Parenting

Why Artificial Colors Could Be Making Your and Your Kid’s Lives Miserable

My family and I just got home from the local ice cream shop for a family activity on a Saturday night. My boys and I chose flavors like strawberry cheesecake, rainbow sherbet, superman, and birthday cake. Not my daughter. Her choices were extremely limited. She ended up with caramel. Not because caramel is her favorite

Mom Stress: 15 Extremely Effective Ways to Deal

Recent studies show that chronic stress can lead to serious physical conditions such as stroke, hypertension and heart failure. That’s why it’s more important than ever to learn how to manage stress levels to live a healthier and longer life. However, when it comes to household and family-related stress, it can seem like there is

Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not)

I had the book Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) by Beth Kobliner show up on my doorstep the other day. I sat down in my living room and began to read through it. As an author of a financial book myself, I was excited to read another money guide for parents

An Honest Review of the Owlet Baby Monitor

A I have been fascinated by the Owlet smart sock for a very long time. It is designed to notify you if your baby’s oxygen levels or heart rate fall out of  a preset range. I’ve heard mainly positive things and a few negative things about it. I asked my friend to use it for months and give

A Must-Have Item for Parents of Babies. Our Story & Review of the Owlet Baby Monitor

My cousin, Kerby, and his wife, Aubree, have been so kind to share with you their personal experience using the innovative Owlet Baby Monitor. Welcome, Aubree… Hi! Thanks for having me. First, I’ll describe what the Owlet Baby Monitor is/does, and then I’ll share our story which can be found in the ‘Our Story’ section

Free Financial Boot Camp for New Parents

Babies are the sweetest things, but they are expensive! The average baby costs over $15,000.00 in their first year. Diapers, clothing, formula (if you formula feed), gear, food, supplies, etc., all add up. When I was at about 6 months pregnant with my first, I had to go from full-time to part-time work due to health issues.

My Back-to-School ‘Must-Have’ Item

As a stay-at-home mom who also works from home, I need to have reliable internet with fast speeds. My children also appreciate good internet for their TV/streaming time.  As a result, it really is a good possibility that all of us will often be connected to the internet at once. Thus, we really need a

Back-to-School Lunches, Gifts, and Transitioning Tips

Going back to school is such a fun time of year for most children. I remember that while growing up I looked forward to going back to school with great excitement. A few of the events I enjoyed were: getting to know new teachers, having more opportunities available to me, buying new clothes, and switching to a more

Types of Books That One to Two Year-Olds Love

  I’ve noticed that certain types of books are preferred more than others at different age ranges. Below you will find the types of books both of my children absolutely love to read or have loved to read between the ages of 12-24 months. Pop up books. Books that have images pop up off of the page

Day at the Park Packing List

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes. The opinions and text are all mine. Hidden Valley Park is our favorite park to go to relax, play, and enjoy a great afternoon. My kids and I love it. We try to visit once if not twice a week.

Packing Tips for Kids

When I go out of town without my kids I like to pack their bags efficiently. This is so that those watching them know exactly what is what and where things are without having to dig. I’ve found packing in the following way really helps those who are watching my kids to have a stress-free experience. Further,

Garage Sale Haul 3

My daughter just hit a growth spurt and grew out of her 18 month clothes. I was looking online for garage sales that were selling girl clothes and came across this one. When I arrived, I found that they were selling high-quality girl clothes for .25-.50 cents each!!! This is one of the BEST deals

5 Fun Playdates for Moms of Little Kids

I have a lot of friends with children who are around the same ages (18 months and 3). We love to get together for playdates and chat (or at least try to chat) while letting the children have fun. The following are a some of my favorite places to meet for playdates: 1- Go to the Park. Kids

How to Create a Streamlined Nighttime Routine

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EveryoneSleeps #CollectiveBias Our nighttime routine is pretty simple and streamlined. I understand the evening is not always when my kids and I have a ton of energy, so I try to make going to bed a positive and fun experience. Here’s

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