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Enrolling Your Child In Dance Class

Enrolling Your Child In Dance Class

I grew up dancing. It has always been my favorite thing to do and although there were a few times I had thought about quitting early on, my mom encouraged me to stick through it, and I’m glad I did. I started out around second grade with tap dancing and gymnastics. Throughout the years, I [...]

Finding a Reliable Sitter

Finding a Reliable Sitter

As a single mama, ‘me’ time is difficult to come by, but very important. Over the last year I have thankfully found a group of very reliable sitters who I trust my son with completely. I ran trials with multiple sitters, and finally narrowed my group of trusted sitters down to four. The following are [...]

Maggie D’s Favorite Children’s Books - Age 17 Months

Maggie D’s Favorite Children’s Books – Age 17 Months

Maggie has loved looking at and playing with books since she could hold them. As an active toddler, it’s rare that she brings me a book and wants to actually sit in my lap or stand nearby while I read it to her, but there are a few books that she frequently wants us to [...]

National Safety Month: Car Seat Safety

National Safety Month: Car Seat Safety

I remember vividly the day I watched my nephew for the first time, and I had to take him to a doctor’s appointment. The car seat was already installed in my car, I sat him in the seat and buckled him in. I didn’t tighten the straps, and I didn’t make sure that the seat [...]

Making Mama Feel Special (Tips For Dads & Partners)

Making Mama Feel Special (Tips For Dads & Partners)

Okay dads and partners, this one’s for you! There’s so much pressure on mamas in their day-to-day lives. Maybe the pressure isn’t put directly on them by you, but they feel that there’s more they need to do because of being a mama. Sometimes, they just need a break, a thank you, or a special [...]

National Safety Month: Bicycle Safety

National Safety Month: Bicycle Safety

We love riding our bicycles in my family. I talk about our love for it in my review of my son’s Boot Scoot Balance Bike. Since June is National Safety Month, I have listed some tips on bicycle safety. These are tips that are important to teach your children and also to practice yourself. Buy [...]

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

Top 10 Tips for a Pumping Mama

There are several reasons you may need to pump breast milk for your baby. The reasons that generally come to mind are: You’re going back to work. You want or need to have a time period of greater than three hours away from your baby. Your baby is having difficulty latching and you need an [...]

Tips For Being A Good Daycare Parent

Tips For Being A Good Daycare Parent

I’ve seen many, many articles and blogs about how to find a good daycare provider and what questions to ask when looking for one. We’ve even provided a list of questions here. However, I haven’t seen anything on how to KEEP a good provider once you find them. Having worked in the childcare field for [...]

National Safety Month: Bath Time Safety

National Safety Month: Bath Time Safety

Keeping our babies and toddlers safe during bath time kind of seems like a no-brainer, but there are a lot of little things that many of us mamas don’t necessarily think of (I know I didn’t as a first time mama!). Here are some great tips to help keep your kids safe during bath time.  [...]

National Safety Month —You Can Never be too Careful (and Giveaway!)

National Safety Month —You Can Never be too Careful (and Giveaway!)

“You can never be too careful!” Parents hear this a thousand times before their children grow up, and it’s true. There was a time not so long ago when there were no child safety lids for medicine bottles and seat belts were for the back seat only. Now there are kid-proof lids, warning labels, car [...]