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3 baby and toddler products you will love

I didn’t want to be one of those high maintenance moms who get suckered into buying every gimmicky baby product on the market.  Once in a while though, I will discover a product that is worth its weight in gold.  Here are 3 of my favorite baby and toddler products that I love and think… Continue reading 3 baby and toddler products you will love

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When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

There are many tears that are shed along the journey of motherhood, but the phrase “go away mommy, I want daddy” is one that stings profoundly.  My older son, now a four-year-old, has been a bona-fide “daddy’s boy” since he turned two.  I still remember the hurt in my heart when he first screamed “go… Continue reading When your child says “go away mommy, I want daddy!” 

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The 5 unexpected postpartum physical changes you need to know about

Having a baby changes everything.  I expected stretch marks, residual baby weight, and dark circles under the eyes after having a baby, but there were also a few physical changes that I didn’t anticipate. 1. Losing eyelashes I expected to lose some of my hair after giving birth, but nobody told me about postpartum eyelash… Continue reading The 5 unexpected postpartum physical changes you need to know about

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5 children’s birthday party favors that last longer than 5 minutes

Most children’s birthday party favors have a play life of five minutes and will inevitably collect at the bottom of toy bins and later in landfills.  With my son’s 4th birthday party coming up, I was brainstorming for party favors that are more environmentally friendly and/or have a longer play life.  Here are 5 children’s birthday party favors… Continue reading 5 children’s birthday party favors that last longer than 5 minutes

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Why I stopped buying educational toys for my children

In our achievement-driven society, many parents are trying their best to hasten the intellectual development of their children to give them an academic edge.  My sister-in-law told me that preschoolers in her community were already doing book reports.  At my son’s preschool, my husband overheard a parent telling the teacher that her three-year-old daughter can count to 100.  When he… Continue reading Why I stopped buying educational toys for my children

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Good reads: for life’s difficult moments

Sometimes when we are going through difficult situations that we are not ready to share with anyone, reading about other people’s challenging experiences can help to validate our feelings and make us feel a little less alone.  Here are a few good reads for some of life’s most trying times: Miscarriage Moms of special ones Deciding to put… Continue reading Good reads: for life’s difficult moments