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6 Helpful Tips for a Comfortable Pregnancy

6 Helpful Tips for a Comfortable Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is a beautiful time filled with excitement!  Preparing for a little one to come can be overwhelming at time, but such a joy! One thing that is not as joyful is the physical tolls pregnancy can cause on your body.  Thankfully, there are few ways to relieve some of those pains while waiting for your bundle of joy to arrive.  Our friend Veronica Mitchell from MyParentingJourney.com  has been gracious enough to give us her top 6 helpful tips for a comfortable pregnancy.       6 Helpful Tips for a Comfortable Pregnancy     Every woman wants to feel that…
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What Items Should You Purchase for Baby’s Nursery?

What Items Should You Purchase for Baby’s Nursery?

When you become a new parent, there is so much to learn!  Bringing baby home is just the first step!  I know when I brought my oldest home for the first time I was so lost!  Then, when little man came home (4th kid, many years after the girls) I had to try to remember everything I did and didn't need! Thankfully, our friend Ivy from Mommasbaby.com has given us a complete list of essentials needed for baby's nursery!  Thanks Ivy! What Items Should You Purchase for Baby’s Nursery? Having a baby is a huge undertaking. Not only are you…
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How to Wash Baby Clothes – Parenting 101

How to Wash Baby Clothes – Parenting 101

  Laundry never seems to end in our home.  I thought it was bad enough with having three girls in the home.  With dress-up clothes and changing their minds, there always seems to be a little too much laundry in that basket.  Then, little man came along and really threw our laundry for whirlwind! It had been seven years since we had a baby in the home. I realized quickly that I had forgotten how to wash baby clothes!   Thanks to a little bit of google and prior experience, I figured it back out. That didn’t change the amount of…
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End the Morning Struggles! Make Mornings Great Again!

End the Morning Struggles! Make Mornings Great Again!

A morning routine can be a struggle for any household. Having four children, two with autism, morning can be rather hectic around here. Most morning, something will happen. Beds aren't made, someone didn't brush their teeth, or someone was late to school. It never seems to fail! There had to be a solution to the morning routine struggle! Over the years, we have developed routines that help a lot. We have a magnetic chore chart for each child to move their morning routines to the done side. We lay out clothes the night before and set book bags by the…
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15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature

15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature

I had to laugh the other day when my husband told me that my school vacation was about to end.  Summer break is upon us!  Our kid's school got out mid May due to the lack of snow days.  This means three whole months of summer.  I am excited to be able to spend a ton of time with them doing summer activities! Summer means tons of outdoor adventures, pools, water fights, giggles, and (gasp!) BOREDOM! Though my kids love playing outside, they still have a tendency to want to sit and veg out in front of electronics.  Since sitting down…
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How to Get Kids to Do Chores Without Whining

How to Get Kids to Do Chores Without Whining

      With four children, my house can quickly become a disaster! Between all the therapies, doctors visits, sport, work, and every thing else, I just cannot clean it all up on my own!  I have four little helpers to get the job done. That being said, boy do they whine about it!  Thankfully, our friend Sury  (founder of The Only Canister Vacuum) has offered up some awesome solutions to that problem!  So I will let her take it from here!   Every mom dreams of having help with the household chores. But many times, it’s easier to do…
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Pregnancy Survival Tips – The top 3 tips for surviving pregnancy

Pregnancy Survival Tips – The top 3 tips for surviving pregnancy

    It seems to be that time again when so many of my friends are becoming parents.  Many of these gals for the first time. As I have had several rounds being pregnant, I am often asked for advice.  Parenting advice is always in that list, but by the end of the first trimester, I am asked more about pregnancy survival!   When it comes to pregnancy survival tips, there is one main thing I remind moms-to-be.  Take care of you first!  You cannot provide for a child (in or out of you) if you are not taking care…
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