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Dealing with Toy Overwhelm: 5 Ways to Downsize

Dealing with Toy Overwhelm: 5 Ways to Downsize

Toy overwhelm: the feeling we get when our children have too many toys. One toy becomes two, two becomes ten, and after that is history! If you’re tired of stepping on legos and want to see your floor again, you’re in the right place; as a mother of two toddlers, I dealt with this for the first two years of their lives. Here’s what you need to know to deal with toy overwhelm and rock a stress-free home again. There’s …

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Toddler Room Hacks: Small Things that Saved Our Sanity

Toddler Room Hacks: Small Things that Saved Our Sanity

When the time comes for your toddler to make the switch from crib to bed, it isn’t just about finding the right furniture. Little hands that like to explore and a new, free roam of the room mean a few sleepless nights! Find out how to make changes to your child’s room to save you and your family’s sanity.   There are milestones in your child’s life that can throw your entire household off balance. What seems like it should …

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How to Be Successful at Pumping and Make It Worth Your Time

How to Be Successful at Pumping and Make It Worth Your Time

Pumping breast milk- whether you’ve chosen this feeding method, nursing didn’t work out, or returning to work and need a supply of milk, it’s easy to find yourself confused and overwhelmed by the process. I want to share everything you need to know to be successful at pumping and have it worth your time.   I remember trying to nurse my newborn daughter for the first time; it was like learning to ride a bike or write in cursive. I …

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Dear Tired Mama, Here's What You Should Know

Dear Tired Mama, Here’s What You Should Know

Dear tired mama, Here’s what you should know. I see you in the early morning, waking up to the sound of the children crying. Asking God for just a few more minutes of sleep, you pretend not to hear them and doze off again. You awaken later to children whose cries are now screaming and you feel a twinge of resentment and guilt. Rushing to throw some clothes on, you’re lucky if you walk out of the bedroom wearing anything …

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Are We There Yet? The Best Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Are we there yet? I need to go potty! I’m hungry!    *sigh*   If you’re a parent and have ever tried traveling with a toddler, you know that it ends in either one of two ways: happy child and stressed mom or stressed mom and stressed child. Between the seemingly endless potty breaks to making the supply of snacks last that never seem to fill little tummies, traveling with a toddler is no walk in the park. Whether it’s …

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How to Survive a Sick Child When You're Sick Too

How to Survive a Sick Child When You’re Sick Too

Autumn (aka the flu and sick child season). A time when school is back in session, the leaves turn color, and the temperature drops in preparation for the upcoming holidays. It’s also a time when the dreaded cold and flu season hits; if an illness isn’t brought back home from younger tots in preschool or their older siblings, it’s almost inevitable that you will still wind up on the couch surrounded by used tissues (and with a sick child). And …

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Keeping Your Marriage Strong: The Day I Forgot My Wedding Ring

Keeping Your Marriage Strong: The Day I Forgot My Wedding Ring

If you ask me who I am, I’ll usually reply: “I’m a mother.” It comes to my  head as naturally as oxygen to my lungs. In the moment, it is right and true. But after it passes, a quiet voice stirs inside and begs me to listen. “Aren’t you a wife, too?”   It’s easy to brush away that voice, nothing more than a whisper. It’s easy to revel in your motherhood and take pride in your children. It’s easy. …

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