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Great post about how to raise a low-media child without going insane. Superb tips on setting up your child's play environment to encourage independent, creative, exploratory play. And awesome quote: "Active toys make passive kids. Passive toys make active kids." Love this. pin now; read later

thought of you, traci... good idea for witten's 1st ornament... im gonna try to do cam and lil man's, but they may be too

DIY Footprint Ornament. A keepsake from baby's 1st Christmas

Birthday Morning Balloon Avalanche Once They Open The Door On The Other Side!! How Stinkin' Fun!!!!

Wish I had done this earlier - Turn a 2x4 into a large ruler for the wall, and record the height of your kids as they grow. You never have to worry about moving to a new house

flannel "sock" filled with rice. Nuke for 1 minute. Baby is convinced that the warm sock is a warm momma and sleep ensues for all. - They use these in the NICU. Great idea

1 month of baby food, 1 hour, 20 bucks. recipes, grocery list, and order of operations... the complete package and easy to do.

Pinning this for the future! These recommended pregnancy exercises will help you prevent excess weight gain, will increase your energy level, will keep your arms and legs from getting "bigger" and will help you feel good about yourself during your pregnancy.

Hospital you really need all of this?

  • Shari Bacurin

    Not so much, unless a lot has changed since Sam was born. One thing that isn't on there that I would recommend is a pair of thick socks. Sometimes it's cold in your room. Oh, and pony tail holders.....

  • Kacy Tillman

    Nope. Here is what you need: snacks (defy the nurses), a going home outfit for you and kid, and shampoo/deodorant / stuff that helps you feel human. The end.

Tons of homemade baby food recipes categorized by stages.