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Daycare Dilemma :: A First-Timers Guide to What to Look for & What to Ask

Evaluating a place to care for your children is one of the more stressful decisions you will make as a parent. I’ve made it twice. I’ve started at one facility and uprooted my children to go to another facility. I’ve evaluated over 9 places through the years…and this is what I have learned. With my son […]

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The Creativity of Covering Up: Breastfeeding & Holiday Gatherings

Tis the season. Gatherings. Work parties. Cookie exchanges. New Years Eve parties. Preschool parties. Middle School parties.  The list goes on. Add to that list the number of breastfeeding mamas attempting to attend these glorious events, feed their milk-crazed babies, forgot the bottles, and still need to stay sane. Oh. And also add to that […]

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Holiday Baby Series: Part 2 – Conquering the Holi-Birthday {Practical Tips Toward Sanity}

It’s me again. The advocate for all holiday-baby-mamas everywhere! Keep in mind friends, whether your baby is competing with Santa Claus, trick-or-treaters, Black Friday deals, reservations at restaurants on Valentine’s day, or fireworks; there are a few simple ways to make their birthday a special one. Join me for three practical suggestions from this mama, […]

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My Cold & Flu Season Survival Kit {from a wanna-be natural mama}

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored partnership with Hyland’s 4 Kids, however we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers. Opinions expressed by our writer are 100% authentic and she is only one of several moms on our team who regularly use and enthusiastically endorse […]

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Embracing Your Enoughness

I grew up thinking I was never good enough. I was never smart enough, skinny enough, I didn’t work hard enough. Instilled in me was a sense of worthlessness that was hard to overcome, and that still affects my life and relationships. While I have finally realized that I am a creature who is worthy […]

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Why Do I Bother…to Cook?

I write this after a rather anticlimactic meal. Not the actual food…but my family’s response. It all began when I sat dinner on the table. I prepared a meal of grilled chicken thighs marinated in a Chipotle mescal sauce (a bit spicy for the littles, so for them plain chicken poached in butter) over a bed […]

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8 Tips to Increase Your Child’s Communication Skills During Play

I’ve heard it a thousand times, “All they do is play, they’re not learning anything!”…but that ‘play’, well, it is a child’s work!  Did you know you can arrange the environment that your child plays in to increase their communication skills?! There are ways you can systematically increase your child’s communication?! As a former special […]

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