Category: Parenting

The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

The Ultimate List of Free Baby Stuff for New Moms

Congratulations! You’re expecting or just had a new baby. You’re exhausted, but so happy, right? There’s so much to do, a lot of planning involved, and tons of supplies you need to collect. New Moms certainly have a lot on our plates. It certainly helps to have access to freebies and great information. Check out this list of freebies for new moms and see if anything interests you. Free Baby Stuff for Expecting and New Moms I have compiled a list of free items, some free trials, some that may require paying shipping and handling (S&H), some that require participation […]

Posted January 30, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 2 Comments
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How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

How to Prevent Crying When Baby is Put Down

For an already tired mother, dealing with a crying baby can be exhausting. If your baby cries when put down consistently, you’re probably ready to try nearly anything to break the habit. Luckily, there are plenty of tried and true options for dealing with this situation, helping your child, and regaining your sanity in the process. Strategies for Babies Crying When Put Down Know You’re Not Alone It’s incredibly common for infants and toddlers to have a strong attachment to parents, especially mothers. Infants will need some time to feel comfortable with detaching from their mother. Because they are helpless without […]

Posted January 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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Please Remember this when talking to your child

Please Remember this when talking to your child

The Power of Words when Talking to your Child Our children want more than just presents; they need our presence in their lives. Do you know the importance of talking to your child? Well, I will be the first to tell you that the benefits are many. As parents, I want you to know that you should never underestimate the power of talking to your child and never forget that the things we say to our children can either make them or break them. I write to you as a teacher, a mother and a role model for many children […]

Posted January 12, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 7 Comments
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Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Let’s Hear it for Survival Mode Moms

Some moms are Pinterest moms. This post is not for them. This post is for moms who I like to call survival mode moms. Moms who barely get by day to day with a high-intensity child and a busy schedule. Moms who work all day then take care of a child all night, because let’s face it, those kids don’t leave us alone at night. Especially those of us solo-parenting, or parenting a dragon child (on in my case – both). This is for those of us who are struggling each day. We’re in survival mode, and we need to support […]

Posted January 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 54 Comments
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Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

Goals for 2016 – A Reflection as 2016 comes to a close

How is it possible that 2016 is coming to an end already? I’m kind of ready to be done with it. Life has gone in a direction I was not expecting this year, and I honestly don’t know what’s in store for 2017.  I suppose it is time to check in with my 2016 goals and see if I was successful in at least some of them this year. My Goals for 2016 Life Maintain Balance and live in the moment. Here is what I wanted to get done: I will play with my child and find ways to include him in my […]

Posted December 19, 2016 by Julie in Family, Health, Parenting, / 20 Comments
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How to Help your Child with School Anxiety

How to Help your Child with School Anxiety

Every stage of parenthood presents obstacles to overcome, and with time, it seems that these challenges take more work to figure out.  A school-age child often struggles with adapting to the pressures of the school environment, or more specifically the expectations to perform academically.  This anxiety is being seen in children as young as kindergarteners today and can last throughout the educational lifetime if not longer. There are several reasons a child may feel anxious when it comes to school.  There may be separation anxiety involved with being away from a parent, and it may come out of the blue.  […]

Posted December 12, 2016 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, School, / 7 Comments
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The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

The Best Educational Toys for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Older toddlers and preschoolers are in a very special part of their lives – everything is a toy, it is always playtime, and everywhere is an opportunity to learn.  Here are some wonderful educational toys to help enrich their minds while giving their little bodies something fun to do.   Toys for Building Building toys, such as blocks, are wonderful for little minds and tiny hands. Not only do they help build motor skills, but these activities develop critical thinking as well.         Toys that are Active Toys that promote movement and an active play time are […]

Posted December 5, 2016 by Julie in Gift Guides, Parenting, TopPosts, , / 6 Comments
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To My Son, Now That You’re Two

To My Son, Now That You’re Two

My darling little boy. You are two years old now; no longer a baby, but still my baby. You have grown so much and continue to learn new things each day. I have watched you change from a tiny baby, watched you crawl all over until you decided to stand up and walk. Now you run around, always in a hurry to explore everything around you and absorb all that you can. You notice everything now, and you constantly surprise me at the connections you make between items. You remember where things were and if they were moved, and you […]

Posted December 3, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Smurfberry, / 23 Comments
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How to Care for Children’s Teeth

How to Care for Children’s Teeth

Thanks to TUNG Brush for sponsoring this conversation. My little one is working on some molars, as the perfect teeth marks on my shoulder are hinting at. Tiny humans grow a mouth full of teeth fast, but it will still be years before they learn all the necessary skills and can care for their teeth properly. This is where we as parents need to teach good practices early and help our little ones in their oral hygiene. Start Young, Start Early Toddlers are ever so curious over what we adults are doing and that includes brushing teeth. I have an extra […]

Posted November 15, 2016 by Julie in Health, Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 13 Comments
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My Family’s Formula for Happiness

My Family’s Formula for Happiness

I remember being so deliriously happy. So overwhelmed and exhausted. And so amazed at the little addition to our lives. Life as a new mom is an emotional roller coaster. It takes some time to get into a groove, to figure out your changed family’s rhythm. Of course, as the baby grows, that routine and rhythm will evolve as well, but the framework remains. How to Create your Formula for a Happy Family Patience and Grace It certainly takes a bit of trial and error to find out what works well, especially with a brand new baby. Everything changes. Everything! […]

Posted October 27, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, / 18 Comments
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