Motherhood · Style

Cute and comfortable shoes for babies and toddlers

My general shopping philosophy is to save where I can, but splurge when the quality of an item is better at a higher price point.  When it comes to kids clothes, there are plenty of stylish and affordable options to choose from.  With shoes though, I find that you typically get what you pay for.  Since the cost-per-wear ratio… Continue reading Cute and comfortable shoes for babies and toddlers

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9 things I wish I had known before having a second baby

Don’t you just love how as soon as you have your first baby, people start asking you when you’re having a second one?  I have two boys and strangers are constantly telling me that I should have a girl.  I always smile politely and tell them that I’m pretty sure that if we tried, we… Continue reading 9 things I wish I had known before having a second baby

Career · Motherhood

5 best child care options: pros and cons

Finding quality and reliable child care is one of the most stressful and daunting tasks for working moms.  You are essentially trying to find someone to not only keep you child safe and well cared for, but also to provide a high level of attentiveness, enrichment, and affection.  Essentially you are looking for the best possible substitute for you being… Continue reading 5 best child care options: pros and cons

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Effective discipline for toddlers and preschoolers

I have received a few requests from friends to do a post on effective discipline for toddlers and preschoolers because my friends think that my two boys are well behaved.  My two boys (almost 2 and 4) generally put on a good show when we are out (which I’m eternally grateful for) but at home, it’s a different story.  Like… Continue reading Effective discipline for toddlers and preschoolers

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Diaper tips: how to save money and avoid leaks and rashes

Diapers and wipes are recurring necessities that can really add up so it’s wise to try to save where you can.  That being said, it’s not worth it to get cheaper diapers that end up leaking because you’ll be spending a lot of time doing laundry.  I have two boys, almost two and four, and have… Continue reading Diaper tips: how to save money and avoid leaks and rashes

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Motherhood question: Is it really this hard?

I didn’t expect parenting to be easy, but it was far harder, yet far more rewarding, than I could have ever imagined.  When I was at the hospital, I had lots of support from helpful nurses and lactation consultants who came to check in on me and the baby constantly.  They showed me how to properly swaddle the… Continue reading Motherhood question: Is it really this hard?

Life · Motherhood

Fun and free activities to do with toddlers and little kids

Do you ever get stuck in a rut and run out of ideas for things to do with your little ones?  I did a little research this weekend and found a few free and fun things to do with toddlers and little kids.  Let me know if there are any other things I should add… Continue reading Fun and free activities to do with toddlers and little kids