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10 Ways to Encourage Sibling Bonding in the First Year

10 Ways to Encourage Sibling Bonding in the First Year

Preparing for the arrival of your second child is very emotional for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons is your concern for how to help your first born adjust to, and hopefully embrace, this addition to the family. My son was four years old when I was pregnant with my daughter. For four years [...]

My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

My Experience With Placenta Encapsulation

I think it’s fair to say that when most people hear about a woman consuming her placenta their gag reflex kicks in. At the very least, most people find it incredibly strange and wonder why anyone would consider doing something so downright “icky”. But I also think it’s fair to say women who’ve had a [...]

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

Toddlers can often seem like an alien species to us. The motivation and logic behind their behaviors are certainly a mystery most of the time. But, being pregnant has given me a whole new understanding of my toddler’s behavior. I never before realized how much pregnant women and toddlers have in common. Here are just [...]

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

Endometriosis and Pregnancy

I’ve suffered from endometriosis (endo) most of my life. Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus in the woman’s abdomen and on other organs. This is a tissue that thickens for preparation of a pregnancy and if no pregnancy has occurred it bleeds out each month during [...]

Caramel Pecan Pie

Caramel Pecan Pie

If you like pecan pie you’ll really love this spin on the traditional recipe. The use of caramel in the base gives it an incredible taste and texture unlike any other pecan pie you’ve tried before. Ingredients: 36 caramel squares 1/4 cup half and half 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp [...]

DIY Family Toy Story Costumes

DIY Family Toy Story Costumes

We love dressing up for Halloween as a family. We let my son choose his costume then my husband and I base ours on the theme of his. This year he wanted to be Woody from Toy Story. His costume was on sale for cheaper than I could buy the parts to make it so [...]

DIY Halloween Alien Crash Yard Decor

DIY Halloween Alien Crash Yard Decor

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love creating costumes and festive decor. This year I wanted to do something different for our Halloween yard. Our neighborhood is full of mostly very young children so I didn’t want anything too scary but still keep the spooky Halloween vibe. I decided it’d be fun to turn my [...]

A Babywearing Daddy

A Babywearing Daddy

My husband and I hadn’t really planned on babywearing. I’d read the benefits and seen the cute, snugly pictures so I was open to trying it out, but I hadn’t planned on it being a daily part of our lives. I still made sure to register for the best strollers, swings, bouncy seats, etc to [...]

When the “Should” Hits The Fan

When the “Should” Hits The Fan

When my husband and I began the discussion about having kids and then started off on our journey towards conception, I thought I had a good idea what I’d be in for. After all, I had a degree in education, had taught preschool through to 12th grade, and had worked as a nanny for many [...]

Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

As a stay-at-home-mom, I’m always looking for something easy to break up the monotony of our day/week. Bringing in a little fun learning at the same time is always a big bonus. I love this mailbox activity because it’s fun for kids, easy for parents, and can be educational in any way you choose. It [...]

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