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September 2017

Some of the best family memories are made while traveling. Some of the biggest family headaches occur during traveling too! If you’re planning on traveling by plane be prepared to buy an extra seat. Your child needs their own space even for a 2 or...

This blog requires you as a mom to read it through reality lenses. No airbrushing, no spandex, no actress with a high metabolism, no magic juices this is just REALITY! Reality is unless you have some amazing genetics your body is not going to snap...

The terrible twos aren’t really the time you want to push, try, implement, or force potty training. This is one of those times that your child is going through a growth spurt mentally and physically, possibly welcoming a new sibling, and having playdates with other...

Keeping up with the maintenance on anything from your vehicle, home, or even yourself through a visit to your doctor is mandatory! A lack of maintenance will lead to a lack in performance eventually leading to malfunction. Consider me time to be parenting maintenance. How can...

As I like to preach, start off the way you want to end up. There are very few parents who can master sleeping comfortable in their bed with the toddler in the middle. I don’t recommend this at all but some people will have it...

Disciplining your toddler is necessary. I laugh as I write this because at the age of two I can’t imagine someone needing to enforce “the Big D”, discipline. If you think that magic time out chair in the corner is going to work, that’s even...

Grandparents handling your daughter vs handling your daughter-in-law after the new arrival can be very difficult if things are not handled very gently. Don’t get me wrong some mother in law’s and daughter in laws have relationships as if they were mother and daughter. Then...

Have you ever looked across the room and your heart skipped a beat? Think about how you and your mate met, nobody else probably thinks the way you met is romantic but the two of you think it should go in a book or movie....

Is everyone in the house sleep deprived because of a child that wakes up crying in the middle of the night? I have a few suggestions because I know the last thing you want to do is place them in your bed. The key here...

The best way to avoid insect bites is to avoid woody areas or standing water. Don’t keep your child inside and sheltered to avoid getting bit, bugs travel inside your home too. You can enjoy a backyard barbecue, just plan ahead by treating your yard...