baby sitting up

When Do Babies Sit by Themselves?

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A parent needs to know what milestones they should expect in the life of their infant and when they should expect each one. The first few months of a baby’s life are full of many learning opportunities and much growth. As a little one ages, they will grow stronger and start to roll over and […]

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baby on belly

When Do Babies Roll Over?

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Baby will do many exciting things for the first time in the weeks and months ahead. Parents anticipate these firsts; the first smile, first word, and first step are among the moments that stick closely to our hearts to cherish forever. Baby rolling over is another milestone parents look forward to. Rolling over helps your […]

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sleeping baby

When Do Babies Sleep Through the Night?

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Sleepless nights are a harsh reality for new parents. Between those 2 a.m. feedings and 5 a.m. diaper changes, you probably feel as though you are experiencing sleep deprivation. You might also be wondering if your baby is actually getting enough sleep. You will absolutely wonder when do babies sleep through the night? Ask a […]

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5 Things to Know for Your First Month with a Newborn

5 Things to Know For Baby’s First Month of Life

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As I enter the 3rd trimester with our 4th child, I thought it would be fun to share some tips that I have learned from our previous babies. Baby’s first month of life is exhilarating, exhausting and magical all at the same time! Here are 5 things to know for baby’s first month of life […]

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Transitioning from the swaddle

Tips For Transitioning Out of the Swaddle

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I love, love, LOVE babies. Especially when they are mine. But there’s something else that I really love: Sleep. Unfortunately I don’t always get to love both at the same time. In the past, transitioning from the swaddle has always been a tiring process. But with baby #3, a friend of  mine gave me a […]

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Questions to ask during play

4 Questions to ask during Playtime

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Is anyone else wondering where summer has disappeared to? I feel like this year it has blown by especially fast! If you are running out of some fun ideas for summer activities, I have Good News! New PLAY-DOH toys have hit the stores just in time for a PLAY-DOH Birthday celebration! Can anyone guess how […]

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Baby Vision Problems

How to Know if Your Baby Has Vision Problems

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I have 2 sons, age 2 and age 1. We have regular pediatric check-ups every 3 months for the first 18 months and then every 6 months thereafter. Our pediatrician (who I adore by the way) has recommended our now 2-year-old see a dentist. Yet another appointment to try to schedule in our busy lives.  […]

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Toddler to Big Kid Bed

5 Tips on Transitioning Your Toddler to a Big Kid Bed

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Maybe your toddler just discovered that they can climb out of their crib (is anyone else not ready for their kiddo to have that kind of freedom??), maybe you need to make room in the crib for a new baby, or perhaps you’d just like to transition them into a real bed.  Whatever your reason, […]

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Here are some tips that helps with picky eaters....

How to Get a Picky Toddler To Eat Vegetables (And Beg For More)

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  I always considered myself pretty lucky.  My baby would eat anything and everything.  Getting enough vegetables into her diet wasn’t an issue.  Then one day (seemingly overnight) all that changed.  My daughter was now an independent toddler and she had her own ideas about what she wanted to eat and even more ideas about […]

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Free Toddler Sticker Chart that You can Customize + Some great thoughts on Positive Parenting

Toddler Sticker Charts and Positive Parenting

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  So, I have a friend. Her name is Wit’s End. She tends to spend a lot of time at my house and to be perfectly honest, she is starting to really annoy me. Without going into the gory details, my three-year-old son is the joy of my life, but he’s also why I’m at […]

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great tips for potty training either twins, or siblings several months apart

Tips For Potty Training More Than One Kid

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You guys. I’m about to embark on a daring journey. I think I am going to try to potty train my 18-month old and almost 3-year old at the same time. It may work, it may not. I’m open to the possibility that it may be a complete flop, but I’m really hoping it works. […]

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I am actually excited to potty train my kid now believe it or not!

Make Potty Training Fun with the Big Kid Academy

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For those of you that didn’t know, I just got back from a Potty Training Seminar last night, and it was held at the headquarters for Pull-Ups (Thanks to Pull-Ups® for sponsoring today’s discussion) It was so fun and I came back a little more excited about potty training (especially after getting to explore the […]

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After trying all sorts of creams, essential oils, etc, we FINALLY found something that took away my son's eczema!

Goodbye Eczema!

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My first daughter was blessed with amazing skin. I NEVER put lotion on her as a baby and her skin was always beautiful and soft. My second baby seemed to get hit with everything: bad baby acne, cradle cap, and some eczema on her legs. I was excited when I got the opportunity to try […]

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Good reminders. Disciplining a toddler can be tricky

Toddler Discipline Tips

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Sometimes my 2-year old acts in such a way that I feel like a complete failure as a parent. That, or I just realize that I really don’t know what I’m doing. Her latest things lately are to shake her pointer finger at me and say, “Mom! BE NICE!” anytime she doesn’t like what I’m […]

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Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers

101 Finger Foods for Babies and Toddlers

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Something weird is happening at our house. Our baby is eating solids and she actually likes all kinds of foods! I’m so thrilled and I’ve been trying to think outside the box and come up with more finger foods for baby and toddler. This is our ticket. Our time. We must introduce her to finger […]

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Plageocephaly is much more common now that babies are recommended to sleep on their backs. Follow these tips to help your baby avoid getting a flat head

Plagiocephaly + Tips for Avoiding the Baby Helmet

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This post is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. When Little #2 was two months old, she was diagnosed with Plageocephaly (flat head) and infant torticollis (favors turning head to one side). We were told that unless it was corrected she would need to get fitted for infant helmet therapy […]

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Please Knock, Baby is Sleeping

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I remember the good ‘ol days when I was out doing a fundraiser as a kid and I would come upon a door that said, “please knock, baby is sleeping.”  I also remember wondering why mothers were so paranoid about their babies waking up.  I don’t wonder anymore.

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teaching kids about money

Teaching Kids About Money and Hard Work

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I had a discussion with another parent recently regarding teaching kids about money and something she said has been on my mind.  We were talking about what is the “going rate” to pay babysitters these days and she said, “My problem is just finding a babysitter.  Too many teenagers these days could care less because […]

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Get the basics on feeding a newborn breastmilk or formula.

Feeding from Newborn to Three Years

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New parents are consumed with concerns for their children: which are the best diapers, what kind of schooling will be necessary, what is the best choices for feeding baby?

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Activities five to six year olds

Fun For 5 to 6 Year Olds

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Fun Stuff:  Activities for First Graders Between the ages of five and six, children will start to lose a little bit of their self-centeredness and be more interested in group activities.  Kids will want to be with others, in sports, school activities or just sharing toys.  Because kids are now surrounded with other kids their […]

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Activities for four to five year olds

Fun Things to Do for Kindergartners

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Reaching kindergarten: The best activities For most kids, this is their first year at a big school.  Big school means kindergarten.  As they start this exciting year in their lives, they will be split between spending time at school and at home.  New friends will be made and daddy and mommy’s little son or daughter […]

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Activities for three to four year olds

Having Fun with Your Preschooler

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Before Kindergarten: Keeping Your Preschooler Stimulated This is the age when kids really start to develop and enhance their motor skills.  Colors become identifiable, as well as letters and numbers. It is evident what a child’s personality is like as he or she begins to develop a true identity.  This year is so important, because […]

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activities two to three year olds

Fun For 2 to 3 year olds

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Entertaining 2-3 year olds The start of the toddler years… Every year, kids get smarter and start to pick up on things on a daily basis.  By developing their motor skills and exerting tons of energy, kids this age can benefit from so many activities.  It is noticeable that kids at this age love to […]

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Activities one to two year olds

Having Fun With Your 1 to 2 year old

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Things to do with a 1-2 year old Planning activities for a child who isn’t a baby anymore, yet isn’t quite a toddler, may seem difficult.  Although the young one is still wobbling a little and trying to master the art of speaking, there are plenty of things to do with your young child.  Think […]

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