The Best New Year's Books for Kids
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8 of the Best New Year’s Books for Kids on Amazon Prime

December 15, 2018

The New Year is a wonderful time for children. Think about it from their perspective: everyone around them is filled with happiness and joy and the air seems a bit lighter even. For an evening and a day there are late nights and fireworks and special drinks all around. It’s truly magical when you see […]

Design a Nursery to Help Baby Sleep Better
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How to Design a Nursery to Help Baby Sleep Better

December 14, 2018

I’m a huge advocate for decorating on a budget, and I’m always looking for ways to save money on revamping a space in my home. There’s one area where I’m totally fine investing a little bit of money, though: the baby nursery. My husband’s philosophy is that you should design a nursery in a way […]

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How to Potty Train a Toddler: Signs of Readiness

December 13, 2018

Despite the multitude of articles and blog posts talking about how you can be that parent who miraculously potty trains their toddler in just one weekend, potty training is largely out of your control. I know, I know, that’s literally the last thing you wanted to read, but hear me out. Potty training is less […]

Gadgets for Mom
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Gadgets Santa is Buying Mommy for Christmas This Year

December 12, 2018

Santa is a pretty wise dude if I do say so myself. Since I was little, he’s always known just the type of gift that I love. While many men have come in and out of my life bringing jewelry or flowers, the big guy himself knows just the kind of gifts that really get […]

Be a Better Husband - Easy Ways to Be a Better Husband
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3 P’s to Being a Better Husband

December 10, 2018

Dear Husband Who Isn’t Mine, As I sit here writing this post, I’m stewing over my husband’s lack of communication, defensiveness, and inability to accept any kind of help or input that might put his own contributions in jeopardy. In a marriage like ours, one with a husband struggling with deeply rooted psychological issues and […]

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7 Ways to Save BIG on the New Baby

December 8, 2018

It’s no secret that baby #3 was a surprise for us… for a couple reasons really. One, I didn’t realize after baby #2 that I’d want any more children. Two, once we were both on board with having another one, neither of us thought it would happen as quickly as it did. The problem was […]

Self-care and Motherhood
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3 TED Talks About Self-Care and Motherhood

October 5, 2018

I talk a lot about self-care and motherhood, but it’s pretty clear that many, many moms would practice more self-care than they do if they only had more time. But that argument is a symptom of the problem, and the problem is that self-care doesn’t always mean taking time away from your day to have […]

Lazy Reasons to Breastfeed Baby
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3 Lazy Reasons to Breastfeed Baby for Practical Moms

October 1, 2018

There are a lot of reasons I chose to breastfeed baby number three. I felt like I’d missed out on the experience with my oldest and been robbed of it with my second. More than that, I really wanted the convenience of not having to go and prep a bottle every few hours. I’ll admit. […]