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Loveys: Dos and Don’ts

Loveys: Dos and Don’ts

Loveys! It can be a blanket, stuffed animal, pacifier or any other object that comforts your child. In my daughter’s case, it’s a blanket. As an infant, it was any blanket be it flannel, fleece or muslin. Then at around eight months, it HAD to be a specific one: her CoCaLo Snickerdoodle Blanket. This blanket [...]

The 25 Books of Christmas

The 25 Books of Christmas

Sometimes I wonder if anyone ever has an original idea anymore… because most of my cool ideas have come from Pinterest. I’ve seen an idea like this pinned dozens of times, so I won’t give credit to just one person. Christmas was always a special time for me growing up. One of my fondest memories [...]

Caring for and Washing Cloth Diapers

Caring for and Washing Cloth Diapers

One of the most intimidating things about cloth diapers can be washing them properly. Caring for and Washing Cloth Diapers For some, the thought of washing a poopy diaper in the same machine you wash your clothes can be daunting. However, it really is simple and quite difficult to mess up, actually. Storing dirty diapers In [...]

Music to Sing and Shake To for Toddlers

Music to Sing and Shake To for Toddlers

My son TJ has become quite a music fan within his third year. Very often we have music playing at home (especially when I’m cooking dinner) and we happily sing and dance along, so it’s not a complete surprise when my son asks me if we can watch “trombone videos” or “the violin guy“ on YouTube. Sometimes we [...]

Real Life: Couponing 101

Real Life: Couponing 101

I consider myself a money-saving, penny-pinching mama. There are so many ways to save money, but one of the ways I save the most is by using coupons. I know what you’re thinking, “Coupons? That’s something my mother did!” Well mine did too, and though couponing might have gone by the wayside years ago, it’s [...]

When Pinterest is Your Enemy

When Pinterest is Your Enemy

I love using Pinterest. It’s nice to relax for a few moments and plan for the future. In that future, I imagine that I will actually have time to make, bake, create, organize, decorate and get in shape. I have seen people set up boards titled “motivation” and pin sayings, slogans, before/after inspirations and daily [...]

At-Home Swimming Lessons

At-Home Swimming Lessons

Bath time can be a lot of fun with all of the cool bath toys, splashing, giggling and silly shampoo hair-dos. But we all know you cannot turn your back for a second, not even to grab their towel. Our eyes should be focused on that baby in the bath tub at all times. The [...]

The Importance of Swimming Lessons

The Importance of Swimming Lessons

The Facts: Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children ages one to four. A majority of toddler drownings occur in bathtubs, buckets and toilets. 88% of drowning victims were under some form of supervision at the time of the incident. 75% of drowning victims were missing for less than five minutes. Formal [...]

Toddler Chic for Less Than $25

Toddler Chic for Less Than $25

Using the words “boy” and “chic” together is kind of odd, but I have no sons and couldn’t think of a better word, haha. Cool boy outfits seem to be pretty few and far between. There are a ton of girl options out there, but boys definitely get the shaft. So this time, I’m not [...]

Music to Sing and Shake to for Mama and Baby

Music to Sing and Shake to for Mama and Baby

Even the littlest babies enjoy listening to music and watching mama dance and sing along. But it can be difficult to find music that you and your baby both enjoy, not to mention music with lyrics you feel comfortable playing in front of your child. While browsing stations on Pandora.com, I found a genre station [...]