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A nice refresher for that newborn stage... week-by-week guide to breastfeeding... Though we waited til 9 months to introduce solids & #1 didn't really care about table food til she was a year old. :)
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The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby - Such useful information!
The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby. Proud to be a breast feeding mommy :)
The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby. Really helpful to breastfeeding moms! Great read for the benefits of nursing as well.
Breastfed baby timeline. <3 totally helpful!
The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby. Good advice and review. Latest study says that almost all first time moms have anxiety and trouble with breastfeeding. Don't get discouraged!
The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby - great to pass on to new moms!
The Alpha Parent: Timeline of a Breastfed Baby
We Ask for Protection | “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
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and my students, too.... parents prayER QUOTES | via heather loschiavo
Protection prayer for my lil guy
We Ask for Protection | MomLife Today
Homemade ice packs -1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it.
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Homemade ice pack: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water. #DIY #health
Homemade ice packs -1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water, gets really cold, but never hardens so you can manipulate it. Cool idea! I will try this for headaches.
100s of home health remedies. Home made ice pack using alcohol and water. Bright ideas.
Homemade ice pack: 1 part rubbing alcohol to 3 parts water. need to remember this for when I get my wisom teeth out
Homemade ice pack & 100s of home remedies
From the First Contraction to the Final Push: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Labor ( pretty accurate information!)
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From the First Contraction to the Final Push: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Labor ( pretty accurate information) read later
Debbie this is SO accurate :) haha step by step guide to labor
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Labor
Loads of food ideas for your baby or toddler! Plus meal plans!
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Your Kid's Table: Mega List of Table Foods for Your Baby or Toddler. Extensive list of finger food ideas
Best finger food list yet!
mega list of first finger foods for baby/toddler. Great. Baby food guide
Mega List of Toddler Food Ideas
Mega List of Table Foods for Your Baby or Toddler
Give your child boldness, security, and self confidence by speaking positive words of approval, encouragement, and love. 101 Words of Affirmation Every Child Wants to Hear - by Matthew L. Jacobson
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To Be Encouraging Parents!
Help your child grow strong inside. Build him/her up with strength, character, and confidence through 101 Words of Affirmation Every Child Wants to Hear!
When it comes to parenting, affirmation isn’t the only thing . . . and it isn’t everything, but it is vital to the healthy emotional development of our children. To maintain a spirit of positive affirmation in our home, I have to focus on this need because it doesn’t always come naturally. Do you recognize the need to build up your children every day, too? 101 Words of Affirmation Every Child Wants to Hear
101 words of affirmation. Speak power, courage, and character into your child's life!
parenting Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Matthew L. Jacobson
Some good ideas
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Put hotglue on shoes too prevent slipping
Use a glue gun to prevent kids shoes from slipping- plus tons of other great #parenting #hacks #gluegun #kids #shoes #prevent #slipping
Life Hacks - love the fleece teething rail guard - super easy to make and just tie on; use hot glue in bath toys to plug up holes and avoid mold; cut sticker in half and put in child's shoes to help them get them on the right feet; tons more.
Prevent Slips & Falls Hot Glue Buttons to The Bottom of Kids Shoes
Prevent slips and falls by hot gluing bottoms of kids dress up shoes....good idea!
33 Genius Hacks Guaranteed To Make A Parent's Job Easier
I've never even thought of this. This list is legit.
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Top Ten Breastfeeding Tips and Duties for Dad! Help your partner succeed at breastfeeding - a must read for all new Daddies and Dads-to-be! I really like this article. Breast feeding education/promotion. Woot! @Jessica Annand
Dad's play a very important role in breastfeeding! Top Ten Breastfeeding Tips and Duties for Dad! Help your partner succeed at breastfeeding - a must read for all new Daddies and Dads-to-be! #breastfeeding #dads #tips
Top Ten Breastfeeding Tips and Duties for Dad! Help your partner succeed at breastfeeding - a must read for all new Daddies and Dads-to-be! #breastfeeding #dads #tips Breastfeeding can be a lonely challenge in the beginning. You will probably spend a lot of hours in a quiet room away from other people, alone with your nursing infant. Many late nights will be spent with just your baby in your rocking chair, or even worse: just you with the rhythmic whirl of the breast pump. It seems a little unfair that such an important part of parenting the new baby can’t always be split perfectly 50/50. But it’s simply reality that the majority of feeding duty will fall on the milk maid’s shoulders when only one parent has those magic milk producers. Some husbands feel a bit of relief in that freedom and some feel a helplessness that frustrates them, but almost all men are clueless about how they can possibly help their partners through something like this. Until this point in their lives, most men thought of breasts as being merely decorative. It’s not really fair of us to expect them to do their fair share if we haven’t bothered explaining what we expect of them. Let’s give our men a better understanding of what their new relationship with breasts will be about: choosing to breastfeed doesn’t mean your partner is totally off the hook. There are many ways they can help the nursing process that don’t require milk ducts. Here is a clear list of breastfeeding duties for dad that you can print out and hand to your partner before the baby comes. 1. Learn about breastfeeding. The first step to helping in any situation is understanding what you’re dealing with. Read a breastfeeding book or better yet, go with your wife to a breastfeeding class. Not only will this help you understand the basic terms that are now the center of your wife’s universe (like colostrum, latch, foremilk, and let-down) but it will show your wife how much you care about her efforts and how eager you are to be a solid parenting partner. 2. Keep water bottles full and within arm’s reach at all nursing stations. Breastfeeding makes a new mom very thirsty as her body needs extra fluids to produce milk. When let-down would happen for me, it felt like someone suddenly stuffed my mouth full of cotton. She can’t exactly pull off that newborn she just spent 30 minutes trying to get latched on just to grab a glass of water. This is a simple, yet incredibly helpful service you can provide. Along these same lines, breastfeeding also burns so many extra calories that it can leave a mama ravenous in the middle of the night. Set her up with some snacks she can easily eat with one hand, like granola bars. 3. Know where each of her breastfeeding tools are and be ready to bring them to her at a moment’s notice. This includes items such as nursing pillows, nipple cream, gel packs from the freezer, burp cloths, etc. You should just plan on making it so she doesn’t need to get up out of her seat for any reason. Extra credit if you bring them before she asks. If you hear her say she’s going to feed the baby then go get her nursing pillow right away. If you know she likes to put on a little nipple cream after each feeding, unscrew the cap and have it ready if you see her burping the baby— she will appreciate it more than you know. 4. Prepare the breast pump. Pumping milk is probably the least desirable aspect of breastfeeding. It plain sucks, no pun intended. Share this burdensome chore by cleaning and assembling her pump parts so it’s one less thing for her to deal with. I know at first, it looks complicated and scary, but if a man can put together a carburetor he can assemble a breast pump. Read the manual and practice. 5. Provide some entertainment to keep her sane. No, we don’t expect you to put on a puppet show. Just make sure she has access to something to keep her mind occupied during the endless hours she will be sitting with the baby. Give her the remote control, her phone, a book, an iPad, etc. Keep all electronics fully charged for her when you can. That’s the kind of thing that will easily slip her sleep-deprived mind and drive her insane as her iPad cuts out on her at the eighth middle-of-the-night-feeding. 6. Step up in doing household chores. It will be hard for her to relax and focus on feeding the baby if the laundry is piling up and sink is overflowing with dirty dishes. You might not be able to step in and take over a feeding for her, but you can most definitely clean the house. Just keep thinking of anything you can take off her plate right now and do it. 7. As often as you can without being disingenuous, say things like “thank you for doing this for our baby,” “you’re doing a great job,” or “I’m proud of you.” And maybe even throw in an occasional compliment about how pretty she looks with wet circles on the front of her shirt and spit up dribbling down her shoulder. She will be emotional and exhausted right now and she is working very hard. She needs to hear these things from her partner. It doesn’t take much for you to say these things but it will mean a whole lot in how much it helps her. 8. Freely and frequently give back and foot rubs without expecting the favor to be returned. Sometimes it’s hard finding the right position in the beginning, sometimes she will be stiff and achy from sitting in the one position the baby will nurse in. Rub her tired muscles for her. The more relaxed she is the better the milk will flow, so doing this will definitely help get your baby fed. The affectionate touch will also make her feel supported at a time when she really needs it. 9. Keep any other children or pets happily occupied while mom focuses on the job at hand. It’s not a good feeling when a baby who is latched onto her nipple suddenly yanks their head away because a toddler banged a toy next to him. A wonderful way you can help a nursing mother is to create a calm environment for her. This means making sure she is left alone from everyone, even the cat. Breastfeeding moms can often experience a sense of being “touched out” and might not want to deal with needy pets. You are her body guard, or more specifically her “boobie guard.” 10. Ask her what she needs. This sounds simple yet can be easy to forget. Ask her often what you can do to help her. Sometimes just you asking is all she really needs. Think of yourself as her boxing coach. You can’t go in the ring to take the hits with her, but you can be in her corner waiting with a cool drink of water, a towel to wipe her brow and some motivational cheering to keep her spirits in fighting form. (Just in case the link is dead when our 'Someday Kiddo...' shows up!)
Breastfeeding Duties for Dads - Mama Say What?!
DOs and DONTs of bringing home baby. Love this one!
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Future reference... Worried about how you'll swing baby #2? The Dos and Don’ts of Bringing Home Baby 2.0+ — Pregnant Chicken
For future reference (I am not preggers now)...Dos and Don’ts of Bringing Home Baby 2.0+ this may be the best blog about bringing home baby number 2 I've ever read!
Good idea for how to introduce baby 2.0 to baby 1.0
I first met Ang on my Ask the Chicks forum. She always answered everyone’s questions with such humour and insight that I asked her if she wanted to write a guest post here. Thankfully she agreed and wrote this amazing piece on how to prepare for your second (third, fourth, 17th) child. She has also started her own blog called WTFellers which is also funny and insightful – you see a trend here I hope – so be sure to check ‘er out and show her some Burd love! –Amy 10 or so years ago, I challenged my mom to go skydiving. (I promise there’s a point to this.) We road tripped, windows down, music blaring, to some place whose name I’d seen on bumper stickers, … Three safety classes and 1 signature authorizing filmed documentation of our bad decisions later, we tethered ourselves to our instructors. (Mine was a 6’3” Aussie with flowing locks of spun gold the abs of a… yeah...) Thirty minutes later, I was soaring at 75 miles per hour through a glorious Midwestern summer sky, followed by 5 minutes of serene silence. It was exhilarating! Amazing! Life affirming! Or that’s what I told everyone. Had I been totally honest with myself and those who asked, I’d have admitted the soaring was more of an ass-over-elbows kind of chaos and I spent ½ of the free-fall FREAKING OUT because I was sure I was going to drown. For the love of Sophie the Giraffe, I forgot to pull the rip cord! It was ONLY because of assistance from my own personal God of Thunder that I landed safely. The funny thing was that once I was on the ground, I forgot the terror. I survived! I was exhilarated! I was ready to go again! So I did. A few months later, Crocodile Thor once again by my side. (And somehow even MORE gorgeous, sigh...) Only this time it felt, well, different. SO MUCH ANXIETY. My whole mind focused on that feeling of drowning… and my incompetence… and the rip cord… and what if I didn't love it this time? 15 minutes is a long time when you think you’re going to die... Even worse? It didn't feel as special. Other people certainly weren't as excited about my plans as they’d been the first time I took the leap. When the time came jump, I was TERRIFIED. (Spoiler alert: I forgot the rip cord this time too. I survived.) That, my friends, is pretty much EXACTLY my experience with becoming a first, and then second time mom. Not knowing what you don’t know is possibly the only real break first time parents get. However, once you know what’s coming? Really know? It would be crazy to NOT be terrified. Like jumping out of a plane, there’s no going back once the process of 2.0 is in motion. So here are a few tips to help you survive the terror and enjoy the ride. DO Let Go of the Guilt: We’ll just go ahead and get right into the heavy stuff. OK? You’re not quite as excited as with your first pregnancy, right? Not feeling as bonded or connected this time? Are you afraid you are going to damage your relationship with 1.0? And the big one: you’re sure there’s no way you could possibly love another child like you love your current little one. Hey! Look at you! You’re COMPLETELY NORMAL. All moms worry. It’s what we do! Sometimes it’s warranted. But for all of the above? It’s not. It’s ok to have some sadness about giving up something special with 1.0. 1.0 is here and the new baby isn't yet. It makes sense that your feelings for your 1.0 are stronger right now. You might be thinking that you couldn’t possibly ever love another child as much as you love your first. But you can. And you will. I don’t have any way of proving that, so you’re just going to have to take my word for it. But the big message I have for you is this: It’s ok to feel this way. It doesn’t mean you’re a bad mom (a bad mom wouldn’t worry, right?) So cut yourself a break. Feel and dwell away, just don’t feel bad about it. DON’T Give 1.0 a Chance to Form Resentment or Regression Nostalgia The best advice I received from mom friends who explored this second baby business before me was to keep things as normal as possible for 1.0. Kids, especially those under 5, thrive on routine. (Don’t believe me? Try giving your toddler the blue spoon instead of the red one at dinner tomorrow. Let me know how that works for you.) Don’t forget that when you provide for your child’s needs, you are showing them love. It’s their love language. So when your first sees you doing things for the baby, they’re going to want in on that action. It’s not unusual for your big kid to suddenly start feeling nostalgic. (Isn’t that a much nicer term than regression?) She might want to climb back into the swing, ask for diapers, return to the crib, demand a bottle or to nurse, and say things like “I’m the baby!” Avoid a lot of this drama by not upheaving their world any more than is necessary. The last 90 days of pregnancy and first 90 days of new baby is not the time for potty training, weaning, moving to a big-kid bed, giving up their room, or changing spots at the dinner table. Life happens, I know. So if you do find yourself in a spot where you have to implement some changes, make sure you never say it’s “for the baby.” Say “For my big kid!” instead. DON’T Expect 2.0 to be a Clone of 1.0 So your first slept through the night at 6 weeks? Your second might go to college still soliciting a 2am bottle. 1.0 walked at 14 months? 2.0 will be posting parkour videos to YouTube by his 9th month. My first loved her swaddle, didn’t take a paci, preferred bottle to breast and cried every night from 6-8 unless we were driving and playing LMFAO songs at volume level insanity. My second preferred pajamas, laughed pretty much from birth, had no use for a bottle, hated the car and much prefers the Beatles to modern hip-hop. My third only cares about my boobs. He’ll go with the flow as long as he’s attached to my chest. They are who they are. And who are they? Strange, fickle little creatures is who. So take everything you expect and throw it out the window. This one is different. But don’t panic! You’re different too! Which brings us to: DO Trust Yourself, Your Skills and Own Expertise Now that you’ve made it through baby boot camp with a kiddo and sanity intact, you totally have a handle on this baby thing. You execute car seat-to-crib transitions without waking the baby while carrying groceries and folding a stroller. You change diapers one handed and blind-folded while reciting Moo Baa La La La from memory. Ferber’s got nothing on your bedtime routine. What to Expect is writing a new chapter on your puree-making mastery. And Dr. Murther Firkin’ Sears texts you photos captioned, “Need your help. What’s this rash?” If the gift to first time parenting is that you don’t know what you don’t know, then the grand prize for the second time around is that not only do you know, you have that shit DOWN. Gone is the worry that you’re going to break the baby. What you lost in guilt during pregnancy, is returned in spades when the baby comes and you can actually enjoy yourself without being terrified. YOU are a no ordinary mommy. YOU are a baby-care ninja. DO Set Yourself Up for Success I used to think that old people bitching about new math were talking about long division. But now that I am an old person who bitches about new math, I know better. I raise my fist to them and cheer the cry of my people. The survivors. Those of us who have made it through the first year of being a parent of two. Masters of arithmetic who know there are no lucky economy of scale breaks here. Because when you calculate the mental and physical effort required to keep children alive, 1 + 1 ≠ 2. Two is more than twice the work. Two, when one is under 5 and the other is an infant, is more like baby + cracked out herd of goats. Remember how I said that you were now a ninja? Well, that comes in handy because minus the sleep torture a newborn brings, you probably aren’t going to notice much that there’s a baby in the house. Because: 1.0. Thankfully, with experience comes wisdom. All those things you wish you would have done with 1.0 go back on your to-do list. All the things you’re glad you did go on that list too. Make some freezer meals. Get the laundry done. Buy tucks pads, sitz bottles, ice packs, breast pads, ice cream and a Netflix subscription. Whatever it is you do, do it now. Call in the reserves. Do everything you can to schedule help for the first 2-3 years months weeks. You are going to need time to heal and settle. You can’t do that with a rabid spider monkey toddler/preschooler asking to watch UmiZoomi at 5 am or trying to turn the baby into a princess using Elmer’s Glue and pink glitter. (It happened. I’m not quite ready to laugh about it yet.) Grandparents are perfect 1.0 distractors and baby-occupiers. But they aren’t the only people to call for help. Neighbors, friends, church ladies, play-group moms, the nice mustached man with puppies who drives the windowless white van… dig deep and wide for that help. Let someone clean your house even if it’s your mother in law. Let them put the dishes away in the wrong place. Let them take the baby so you can spend 30 quality minutes with your shower 1.0. Let them make vegan Paleo gluten-free garlic fritters for all you care. Just LET THEM HELP. Bonus tips: 1) If people show up and act like guests instead of like normal, helpful humans, put them to work. You can ask pretty much anyone to do pretty much anything if you add, “For the baby” to the end of your request. 2) It’s totally acceptable to give a solid throat-punch to anyone who tells you sleep when the baby sleeps, and then remove them from the tribe. DO Let Your Older Child Take Ownership of Their New Baby When WTFather and I found out The Professor was on his way, we were excited to let Birdy in on it. We didn’t tell her WE were having a baby. We told her SHE was getting a baby. She was totally into it right from the start. Our plan had some faults, however. The biggest one being that we totally underestimated how long 6 months feels to a preschooler. But don’t fret! She let us know. And know. And know... Six months in preschool time equals approximately 4 million is he here yets + 20 pounds of crafts made for the baby + 3 months of being pregnant herself (with a big sister, of course,) +183 announcements to strangers that mommy “has a penis inside her, it’s not daddy’s penis, it’s The Professors penis,” + 45 days of mimicking morning sickness by spiting in the toilet, holding up her hand and announcing “I ok!” In layman’s terms: a really effing long time. I don’t regret getting her excited about her baby. I regret telling her 6 months in advance. If I go for a 4.0, I won’t tell the kids until about 3 months out. Introducing 1.0 to 2.0 can be tricky. Based on my own experience and an unscientific polling of 4 or 5 women with whom I shared the line for this morning’s coffee, the easiest way to do this is on neutral turf. We chose the hospital. I had the nurses remove The Professor before Birdy arrived. She was excited to meet her new brother, of course, but her REAL concern was for mommy. So I held her on my lap. She pushed buttons. We read books. It was great. She relaxed once she trusted I was ok. Once she settled, the nurses brought in The Professor. She touched him and kissed him and held him (with assistance, of course.) We celebrated his birthday by sharing a cupcake and exchanging small gifts. (A baby doll for her, a 6 pack of Pacifico for him. Don’t judge. I didn’t share with the baby.) Then I called the nurses to remove him from the room. We said our goodbyes and she skipped off to grandma’s house. My daughter never for a moment felt like she’d been replaced. We avoided the hurt feelings that surely would have occurred had we been forced to explain why she had to leave but The Professor got to stay. We did the same when Whammy arrived. I wouldn’t change a thing about the process if we jumped again. 1.0 is going to be obsessed with his new toy baby. He’s going to want to love him and kiss him and show him all of his stuff. That’s ok. Let him. Because: puppies. Ever see puppies playing? They get a little rough. One yelps. Everything stops. They go back at it. Siblings are essentially puppies. Let 1.0 touch and play with the baby without interfering. You want them to develop positive feelings about interacting with their new sibling. They become fearful and resentful fast if all they hear is "Be careful! Don't hurt the baby!" It took all my willpower sometimes to not jump in when I thought Birdy was surely going to break The Professor, (even more so when it became 2 against 1.) But babies are durable. If The Professor was unhappy, he’d cry. And I could say, "He's crying because he doesn't like you standing on his head like that." Which makes way more sense to a kid than OMG YOU’RE GOING TO CAUSE A CRANIAL HEMORAGE!! (I still have to use that line and each of them takes at least one kick to the head a day. Maybe I was a little too encouraging of their relationship?) So try to relax. Gentle redirection is sufficient interference 99.9% of the time. (Meaning, you still have to, you know, supervise, and jump in if your eldest emerges from the hall closet wearing a gold Lamé unitard and carrying a folding chair.) Your first won’t hurt the baby on purpose. And the baby won’t break. DON’T Be Surprised if You Have All of the Same Relationship Spats All Over Again You might be new, better people, but you probably have the same habits. If your partner didn’t close cabinet doors before 2.0, it isn’t going to magically start happening now. The same applies to you leaving empty Starbucks cups in the car, both of you forgetting trash day, trying to see who can outlast the other at pretending to sleep through the baby crying, etc. Remember how right around 6 months after you had 1.0 some sort of bomb went off in your relationship? (If you skipped this with number 1.0, congratulations! You’re the exception.) You reached the horrible intersection of exhaustion, hormones, the realization that you are new people, feelings of being taken for granted, jealousy, sex life being thppppt, etc. Yeaaahhhh, that happens again. You will FIGHT. And I mean FIGHT. You will say things you never thought you were even capable of thinking, let alone saying out loud. Things get really honest. Again. Really fast. Again. You might even throw out the D word and start thinking about how you might do it alone. But you'll make it through! Again! When you emerge, it’s a new reality. A higher level of partnership and intimacy if you will. (Secret handshakes and matching tracksuits, yo!) Remember that it's normal! Cliché, even. Hold tight to your partnership. You made it through once. You will again. (And again after that if you’re crazy like me.) Good luck. Godspeed. You got this! And may the God of Thunder be ever in your favor. -Angela aka WTMother WTFellers.com Angela, aka WTMother, is catastrophically unhip and inappropriately friendly. (You WILL let her be nice to you!) When she's not overseeing the proper care and feeding of her 3 littles, husband, and family business, you can find her at www.wtfellers.com dishing unsolicited advice, embarrassing herself and her family, and mocking modern parenting. She hopes you find her at least half as funny and twice as wise as she finds herself.
So bummed I gave mine away. I wish I would have seen this before. Now I'm going to look for one at garage sales. My son will love this!! _ This is such a creative way to reuse the playpen when they get a little older. Such a cute tent idea.
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This is such a creative way to reuse the playpen when they get a little older. Such a cute tent idea. reading nook.
So bummed I gave mine away. I wish I would have seen this before. Now I'm going to look for one at garage sales. My son will love this!! _ This is such a creative way to reuse the playpen when they get a little older. Such a cute tent idea. Im thinking epic dog bed
DIY toddler bed or a play tent! Such a cute idea!!
Cute idea to reuse PAC n play. Good book nook or stuffed animal house.
Making a DIY toddler bed!
What to feed my toddler..well, he hates eggs, and rice. But he likes chicken, hummus, & pizza.
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KID Meal Ideas
Toddler meal ideas
No "kid food"
Toddler food ideas
More Gabey baby food ideas.
What to feed my soon to be toddler..
Cool blog. She post pictures of her daughters lunch that she has packed every day. Great ideas
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School lunch ideas.
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lots of lunch ideas - technically the blog is for kids' lunches, but who says an adult can't use them!
What The Girls Are Having
Need some ideas for healthy toddler snacks that even you will love? Check out this list of 55+ ideas!
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55+ Healthy Snacks for Toddlers
Need some ideas for healthy toddler snacks that even YOU will love? Check out this list of 55+ ideas! ~Amanda B.
You Are My Greatest Adventure - Quote Print - Quote Art - Nursery Art - Baby Boy - Baby Girl - Nursery Decor -Baby Gift
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You Are My Greatest Adventure Quote Print Quote by PosterSavvy
You Are My Greatest Adventure - Quote Print - Quote Art - Nursery Art - Baby Boy - Baby Girl - Nursery Decor
inlovenessphotogr... » Phoenix Birth Photographer; Birth story quote
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It was and is! Natural births for both my boys!
The Phoenix Birth Photographer: Modern Birth Stories
I want to show this to everyone who said I was spoiling Amelia by holding her all the time as a baby.
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So true. Baby wearing #babywearing
You can't spoil new babies, they need you, you're their whole world.
Attachment Parenting. Why I believe Bentley is such a good and happy baby!
Babies need love and attention. There is no such thing as a spoiled baby. The more you hold them the better they feel!
Baby wearing -- an essential part of Attachment Parenting
18 Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners. I'm gonna need this, since Emma will never be the same size on top and bottom......
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I recently bought a used sewing machine and I'm super excited about trying it out. I was originally researching some easy sewing projects for myself but when I
How to make a boutique style pillow case dress (or shirt)
good summer top!
No Sew Superhero Capes (FREE Template)
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No Sew Superhero Capes (FREE Template) - easy to make. When a student has behaved in a super way or achieved goals. They get to wear a super hero cape.
No sew super hero cape. Great make & take idea for a superhero party!
No Sew Superhero Capes - great idea for a superhero birthday party. H
No Sew Superhero Capes (FREE Template) - Jolly Mom
Simple color sorting activity for toddlers - my two year old loved this!
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Simple Color Sorting Activity for Toddlers - The Measured Mom
Silky Soft Play Dough will keep your kids busy for hours!
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Silky Soft Play Dough - 2 ingredients- Hair conditioner and cornstarch! Can add powdered Kool aid for color and scent or glitter for sparkles. Use different smelling conditioners for alternate scents.
Silky Soft Play Dough - This is a perfect activity to keep the kiddos busy this summer when they get bored. Only 2 ingredients! The kids can even help make it! Silk Soft Play Dough 1 C hair conditioner – the cheaper, the better! 2 1/2 C corn starch 1. In a large bowl, combine both ingredients until a dough forms then turn out the dough onto the counter dusted with corn starch. Knead the dough, adding any additional corn starch as needed. Store in an airtight bag or container
SILKY PLAY DOUGH - 1 cup hair conditioner, 2 1/2 cups corn starch. To try. #playdough
Silky Soft Play Dough - Made From Pinterest
how to prepare your toddler to be a big sibling (before baby is born). This is from the same blog, but talks about what she did to prepare BEFORE baby was born. I love these tips!
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how to prepare your toddler to be a big sibling (before baby is born). This is from the same blog, but talks about what she did to prepare BEFORE baby was born. I love these tips! Letting them help with the baby and giving the older sibling alone time and attention helps also
how to prepare your toddler to be a big sibling. For future reference
Ways to prepare toddler for a new baby
For the distant future
A mother talks about what she did to prepare BEFORE baby was born. I love these tips!
Want this as a maternity picture
5 tips to strengthen the bond between siblings.
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5 Activities to Help Strengthen Sibling Relationships
Encouraging sibling bonding
5 tips to strengthen the bond between siblings. Awesome ideas!
5 tips to strengthen the bond between siblings, NICU Helping Hands
5 Activities to Help Strengthen Sibling Relationships
Washable Spray Chalk- what a fun way for kids to make art this Summer! Making the chalk takes seconds, and it easily washes off of the sidewalk and other outdoor surfaces
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Spray Chalk | Growing A Jeweled Rose
Washable Spray Chalk - cornstarch and baking soda and food coloring ..... what a fun way for kids to make art this Summer! Making the chalk takes seconds, and it easily washes off of the sidewalk and other outdoor surfaces
Washable Spray Chalk- what a fun way for kids to make art this Summer! Making the chalk takes seconds, and it easily washes off of the sidewalk and other outdoor surfaces. Summer fun idea.
Toddler pool idea I came up with when we couldn't find a baby pool at the beach... Clear shower curtain liner $3.00 Dig a shallow hole..my husband and his friend submerged the shower curtain in the ocean water then brought it back to the hole. you can also use sand buckets to fill..my husband also dug a trench on the outside of the hole so we could tuck in the corners and border of the left over shower curtain..then packed the top with sand..it kept the kids from pushing the border into the pool