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Quiet bags – for church, appointments, car rides, etc.

Back in my early parenting days, I used to pack a massive church bag. I had an extra outfit for the baby, at least a dozen baby toys, books, snacks, diapers, formula, the works. Even when my daughter got a bit older, I still packed a way-too-big church bag. Toys, coloring books, multiple snacks, etc. …

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Keeping Toddlers Busy (Not Destroying Your House)

My youngest is 2.5 yrs, and BUSY. She is too young for much solo imaginative play, and lets be honest, “playing” with her older sister doesn’t always work out well either. I keep thinking that one day they will start paying Barbies together for hours at a time, like my sister and I did. But …

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How to Fix your Kid’s Bad Attitude without Punishment

When our child is not listening, disobedient, acting out, we want to punish and demand that they change their behavior, but there is an easier way to fix your kid’s attitude. I didn’t really give much thought to my parenting philosophy until my oldest daughter was about 3.  She was stubborn, and hated to be …

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Potty Training – How to Get it Done Quicker with Less Mess

No need to overcomplicate things with the “experts”! Here’s how to do potty training faster and easier than you thought. When my oldest daughter, Leah, was younger, I was definitely the milestone obsessed mother.  I had a stupid timeline in my head on when she was “supposed to” do certain things. Give up bottles at …

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How to get a great deal at Carter’s

Getting a great deal at Carter’s is easier than you think! Carter’s is my favorite place to get clothes for my baby/toddler/preschooler/little kid. Their stuff is well made, and the styles are sweet and age appropriate, just the right amount of trendy. I’m totally addicted to buying kids clothes! I have two little girls, and …

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