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M’s Favorite Books – Age 2.5

M’s Favorite Books – Age 2.5

M loves to read. She “studies” every night with Daddy after her bath, and it is their bonding ritual that we are thankful for. At a little over two-and-a-half years old, she knows almost all of the colors in her color books, can count to 25 (with some missing numbers, some of them are hard [...]

TJ’s Favorite Books – Age 6

TJ’s Favorite Books – Age 6

TJ is six and a half and in the same classroom with the first, second, third, and fourth graders at his Montessori school and he is LOVING it (yes, even summer school). He is reading anything and everything he can get his hands on and it’s been amazing to see how the world has become [...]

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 [...]

When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

My oldest child, Mae, was the quintessential “easy” baby/child. She slept great, and pretty much through anything, and went everywhere with a smile on her face. I really cannot remember a time where she had a difficult day until she hit three years old. She was/is a constant ball of joy. I’ve also always called [...]

Flying Alone With Your Kids: My Ten Survival Tips

Flying Alone With Your Kids: My Ten Survival Tips

My husband and I are seasoned travelers with our oldest son, who will be six later this year. We keep track of his trips with over 110,000 miles so far! He can identify at least half a dozen airlines by their livery and he knows that being chatty and friendly with the pilots and flight [...]

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Toddlers

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Toddlers

This is the second post in my series on the benefits of singing to your children. Part 1 is about singing and playing music for infants.  Here is a little recap for those of you who haven’t read Part 1 of the series. I come from a family big on music and song. My mama [...]

Three Easy Ways To Keep My Toddler Busy

Three Easy Ways To Keep My Toddler Busy

Do you have trouble keeping your toddler from constantly climbing your legs while you are trying to work around the house? Lemme tell ya, I do! Here are my quick and easy ways to keep (or at least to lessen) little M from constantly calling “Mommy, Mommy!”, or climbing my leg to be “up” while [...]

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

This is the first post in my series on the benefits of singing to your children. Part 1 is singing and playing music to babies. I hope you enjoy. I come from a family big on music and song. My mama was in the church choir when she was young, my sister and I were [...]

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

10 Ways to Relieve Breast Engorgement

Many mamas suffer from engorgement early on when they’re breastfeeding. The good thing is that your supply usually evens out after a few days… but those few days can seriously make you question whether breastfeeding is even worth it. When I had my first baby via c-section, my milk came in on day five. Beside [...]

Home Management Tips

Home Management Tips

Since becoming a mama, my days have become much busier and more complex. Although I am blessed to be a SAHM, I still play the part of manager, accountant, chef, teacher, social media expert (hey, someone needs to send baby pics to the grandparents!), and cuddler-in-chief. Over the past (almost) two years, I’ve refined how [...]

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