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 door hanger

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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Temper Tantrums

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Tantrums Now!, No!, Mine! The simple signs that forecast a storm might just be brewing. From an adult perspective the life of an infant or toddler may seem easy.  Your meals are prepared for you and often spoon fed to you.  Your clothes, diapers and other hygiene needs are all met with very little effort […]

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