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Tips for Driving Overnight With a Baby or Toddler

Driving overnight with a baby may sound daunting, (or traveling with a baby at all) but our firstborn was 6 months old when we made our first 12-hour road trip. Since he typically slept about 12-hours at night and slept really well in his infant car seat, it made sense for us to drive overnight. …

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A Great Summer Schedule for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Summertime, and the livin’s easy…. unless you’re a mom. Then it’s more like summertime and the livin’s the same except now all your kids are home and you have to put sunscreen on squirming children. Having a solid summer schedule for your toddlers and other younger kids is crucial. This doesn’t mean that you have …

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How to Safely Take Toddler Twins Out in Public Alone

It’s a lot of work to take small children out in public and toddler twins are no exception. You have to pack up your diaper bag, get the children dressed, shoes and coats on, and then hustle them out to the car and buckle them into their car seats. Taking toddler twins out in public …

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How to Schedule Your Day When Kids Are Home From School

Social distancing. Schools are shut down. Restaurants are shut down. We’re stuck at home with our kids, alllll day long. I LOVE my kids and love the opportunity to spend time with them. However, not being able to leave the house… to grab a coffee or go to Target or meet a friend for lunch… …

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How to Handle the Crib to Bed Transition Without Losing Your Mind

how to handle the crib to bed transition and keep your toddler in bed Ohhhh, transitions. Right when you think you’re nailing parenting, BAM! It’s time for potty training or the crib to bed transition, and you question everything you ever knew about parenting You then decide that your children can wear diapers and sleep …

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How to Be a Big Picture Parent in a Little Picture World

“Pick your battles.” “Take it easy.” “Don’t be so hard on yourself.” “Give yourself some grace.” These are sayings that are thrown around at parents. While, I do think that YES, we need to give ourselves grace and pick our battles, these sayings can be dangerous if we take them too seriously. *This post originally …

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How to Tell if Your Child is Watching Too Much T.V.

how to tell if your child is watching too much T.V. Four years ago, when I was a first time mom, I didn’t want to allow my children to watch television until they were at least two-years-old, and even then, I wanted it to be a limited amount of time. Then, I became pregnant with …

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