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Candy Free Easter Basket for a Toddler Girl

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Each year I put together Easter baskets without candy for each of my kids. Don’t get me wrong, we love candy just as much as the next person, I just feel my kids get enough of it during the Easter Egg hunt. This basket is for my one year old. She is just a little lady. She

Samwise Gamgee Costume for a Toddler

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My son’s best friend, Asher dressed up as Samwise Gamgee to complete the cute little Hobbit trio (my son as Frodo here and my daughter as a baby girl hobbit here). Asher was so calm and happy and loved being in the mountains. He is quite the rock climber! To make a Samwise Gamgee costume…

Frodo Halloween Costume for a Toddler

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I love The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. So, I am having my son (who looks kind of like Frodo) dress up like him for Halloween. My daughter was a Baby Girl Hobbit (photos here) and their friend Asher was Samwise Gamgee (post coming in the next day or two). Overall the costume

19 Darling Homemade Baby/Toddler Halloween Costumes

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I love dressing my kids up for Halloween. It is so much fun for me. I admit that I begin thinking about ideas of what they should be months before Halloween. I also love Trick-or-Treating and seeing the creativity of other parents and kids. This next week or two on my blog I’m having a

How to Deal with Toddler Screaming and Crying

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I love being a mother. But it can get downright tough. I always looked at toddlers that were having huge major meltdowns and thought to myself, ‘man I hope that my kid isn’t like that’. Well now I have one who is exactly like that. Of course I love him to pieces but man can

How to Keep Your Baby Cool in Their Rear-Facing Car Seat

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UPDATE- I have received both criticism and praise for this project on social media. I just have to say that the vent is made of a tin foil type substance that is very thin and light weight. I truly believe it poses no threat to my baby—even if we were to get in an accident

How to Increase Efficiency and Decrease Stress While Mothering

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As mothers we have a lot going on. Taking care of our homes, families, cooking, taking care of finances, shopping, and the list seems to go on and on. With my first child, I was able to find extra time to do things, and efficiency didn’t really matter. When I had my second, I did not have that

Toddler Education and Activity Inspired Easter Basket

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This year’s Easter Basket cost a little more than I usually spend, but since they are all items I was needing/wanting to purchase anyway, I decided to get them for Easter—and as the old saying goes, “kill a few birds with one stone”. Basket Contents I bought this blue basket at a thrift store for

9 Ways to More Easily Afford NEW Baby and Toddler Clothes

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I have written about many different ways to save on used baby and toddler clothes. My detailed posts on how to snag used clothing items at thrift stores, consignment shops, garage sales, hand-me-downs, purchasing ‘clothing lots’ on your local classifieds, etc. have been well read. But what about ways to save on NEW toddler and

How to ‘Kid-Proof’ an App (like Netflix) on an iPhone or iPad

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As a parent, there are just times when you need your child to sit quietly. We recently experienced one.  I was leaving to go to a funeral and our babysitter cancelled due to the flu. Her cancelling meant that my wild toddler and newborn and I were going to a funeral together—gulp. As expected, we

How to Help a Child Learn through Play

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  I really want my children to learn and gain a well-rounded education. I’ve always been really passionate about teaching my son. But what I’ve come to find out is that at this age (20 months) is it is really tough to try to keep him still! It is near impossible to get my son to

How to Make a Crib or Toddler Blanket

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For both my son’s and daughter’s nurseries I’ve wanted to make custom crib blankets to match the color scheme, theme, and decor. I’ve been very happy with the crib/toddler blanket I made for my son so I wanted to make a very similar one for my daughter. It doesn’t take very much skill to make

How to Save Money on a Baby’s Nursery

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The average nursery costs between $2,000-$5,000 (this info is pulled from multiple resources on the web). I was able to set our nurseries up without use of hand-me-downs for under $500.00! Now that I’m pregnant again we are going to be turning our office into nursery #2. Update… nursery #2 was a challenge but I enjoyed it

19 Must-Make Memories for Parents of Toddlers

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Before I had my son I had all kinds of concerns. I would wonder: What if he was a this way or that way? What if he had a disability? What if I wasn’t a good mom? What if… Then I read a conversation between two women online. One woman (pregnant with her first) commented

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