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10 Tips for Helping Your Child Prepare and Adjust to a new Baby

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We welcomed baby #2 into our lives 9 months ago and all in all it has gone pretty smoothly for our oldest. There was some initial acting out and potty regression when her sister was born but it only lasted about a month. I thought I would share some tips that to seemed to help our 2 1/2 year old prepare and adjust to

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How I Rediscovered Happiness in Motherhood

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I have been absent from this blog for a long time. The truth is there is a lot that I have been absent from in my life. See, I had my second baby 9 months ago and it has really thrown me for a loop and has caused me to question everything I thought I knew about myself and motherhood. I have

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Spring Bucket List With Free Printable

Spring bucket list for families

We love making bucket lists as a way of organizing the most important things that we would like to as a family in a given season. We have done one for summer, fall, and Christmas. Here is our Spring bucket list! Here

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30+ Must Read Easter Books

Since this is the first Easter that my daughter is actually understanding the concept, I thought it would be a great idea to ask my fellow bloggers for their Easter Book recommendations. For Thanksgiving, I asked my fellow kids bloggers for some great Thanksgiving book recommendations and I got fantastic suggestions, so I knew I would not be disappointed this time with Easter books.

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How to Praise Your Child so They Grow up Happy, Confident and Capable.

 

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Praising your child is important and doing it the right way is equally important. There have been studies done about the harmful effects of praising children in a general sense instead of praising them for their effort or actions. Here are some easy tips for praising your

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5 Tips on Fighting Gender Stereotypes and Raising Empowered Children.

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This post was written as a contribution to the Boys vs. Girls Blog Carnival. The participating bloggers are sharing their experiences, ideas, and opinions on why gender roles should be avoided in parenting and teaching practices.

Boys play with cars, trains, and tools. Girls play with dolls, dress-up, and princesses. For many parents this rings true but what happens when your boy wants to play with

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Arts and Craft Supplies for Kids Guide

Arts and Crafts Supplies for kids

I have had requests for an arts and craft supplies beginners guide. If you are new to crafting with children, or you just want a quick reference guide of supplies that are essential for crafting with children, you have come to the right spot. I am going to share with you all the must-have supplies and household re-purposing items

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Opposite Day {Celebrate the Fun}

Opposite Day

The first Holiday we are celebrating as part of our {Celebrate the Fun} series is Opposite Day! The nice thing about this holiday, and the other holidays that I will be sharing as a part of this series, is it doesn’t matter if you celebrate on the “official” day. You can celebrate Opposite Day

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{Raising Tots} 7 Potty Training Tips

Potty Training Tips

This week we welcome Adele from Playful Learners this week on {Raising Tots}! She is sharing her potty training tips!

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Normally the mile stone most parents dread, timing potty training correctly can help lift the stress of this important stage in every child’s life. Time and time again I have seen children being

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{Celebrate the Fun} Silly Holiday Series

I am SUPER excited to announce a new series on my blog: Celebrate the Fun. Each month I will be featuring on my blog an obscure, bizarre, silly, and fun Holiday and what my family did to celebrate.

Fun Family Traditions

I thought this would be a fun way to bring some excitement and whimsy into our lives. It is a way to take

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