Category: Parenting

Couch Kid? 5 Ways to Motivate an Inactive Child

Couch Kid? 5 Ways to Motivate an Inactive Child

        Kids who exercise on a regular basis will carry these habits with them into adulthood and live healthier lives. Staying active can also help children strengthen their muscles, control their weight, reduce their risk of developing serious health conditions, and sleep better at night. Active kids also tend to perform better in school and have higher self-esteem than inactive kids. Unfortunately, many children prefer sitting on the couch and watching TV or playing video games more than getting the physical exercise they need to stay healthy. If your child is a couch potato, here are five […]

Posted August 14, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Back to School Driving Safety Tips

Back to School Driving Safety Tips

Fall is coming. You know what time it is. Back to school season means more traffic for us commuters, and more opportunities for not-so-safe situations on the road. It seems everyone gets lazy during the summer months and fall brings around many traffic incidents and accidents. Parents are in a hurry to drop kids off on their way to work. Children run around and may jump into the road. More people, in general, are back on the road after being off for a few months. Let’s take a moment to think about back to school safety and specifically driving safety. […]

Posted August 11, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, School, / 2 Comments
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Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

Side-Hustle Series: Interview with Baby Sleep Consultant Nicole

I am enjoying interviewing professionals about their line of work or their side hustles. Today I am sharing an interview with Nicole from The Baby Sleep Site. Tell us a little about yourself and your business. Why did you select it and how did you get started? Many, many moons ago, I obtained my MBA and kept my career focused in computer programming, which was my life for a long time.  Once my husband and I had our first child, though, things got very interesting. By interesting, I mean foggy and blurry and not knowing if I was coming or […]

Posted August 9, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, Work, / 0 Comments
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Join the #Parenting Twitter Party

Join the #Parenting Twitter Party

Parenting kids is awesome. They can make you laugh with their hilariousness. They can make you melt with their cuteness. They can inspire you with their kindness. But parenting is also really hard. Between temper tantrums, the constant noise and mess, teaching them all the life skills they’ll need as adults and continually wonder whether we’re screwing it all up, well, it can actually be one of the hardest things we’ve ever done. If you’re ready to put more joy back into your parenting, join us for the #Parenting Twitter Party sponsored by the 2017 Parenting Super Bundle. You may […]

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The Truth About Health Benefits of Asparagus for Babies

The Truth About Health Benefits of Asparagus for Babies

Asparagus is a beneficial food for our health, undeniably. But when it comes to babies, many people are doubtful about the actual effects of asparagus. If you use it in the right way, then asparagus will boost your baby’s health greatly. In this article, health benefits of asparagus for babies will be analyzed.   What is Asparagus? Asparagus is a member of the lily family. It gains high appreciation over time for amazing therapeutic qualities, which are responsible for many health benefits. It is claimed that asparagus came from the Mediterranean region. Its cultivation started around 200 BC and expanded […]

Posted August 8, 2017 by Julie in Food, Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Why breastfeeding moms need a lactation consultant

Breastfeeding did not come easy for me with my son. It was a constant struggle and gave me an immense amount of guilt before I accepted my low supply and decided to continue doing my best despite the problems. I could not get my baby to latch – he simply would refuse to even try. He was more than happy to take a bottle, but the moment I brought him to my chest, the screaming would commence. If it wasn’t for the help I received from a lactation consultant, I’m sure I would have given up. What is a lactation […]

Posted August 7, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, , / 2 Comments
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A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

A salute to World Breastfeeding Week

I have my third child sitting in my lap nursing as I type this like a muppet would on a typewriter as baby nurses. He is three months old, was born in April, and I’m in love again with baby chunky legs and arms. He was born at 8 lbs 8 oz, my largest baby and he is now over 16 lbs. No solids yet in sight, all this baby was made from all this milk this mama is churning out. I have never had supply issues, and my fenugreek bottles sit on the shelf collecting dust, people from my […]

Posted August 2, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 0 Comments
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Tips to take your Toddler to his First Movie Theater

Tips to take your Toddler to his First Movie Theater

Toddlers can’t sit still; I think wiggling is pretty much part of their whole existence. But how do you make a toddler sit still and enjoy a movie in a movie theater? The struggle is completely different than say going to a drive-in movie and sitting in the privacy of your car. Here you actually have to keep the child from disturbing other moviegoers and keep him from running off. My husband likes to text me ideas during the day while we’re at work. You know the texts, the ones that don’t have enough details and are not at a time […]

Posted July 26, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 3 Comments
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Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Struggling with Breastfeeding, A New Mother’s Journey

Hi, ladies. I’m so happy that Julie is allowing me to talk to you today! I wanted to share with you some of the struggles and successes I’ve had in breastfeeding with my now 12-week old baby. In my challenges I’ve found a lot of misleading information, however, I’ve also found that the best information often comes from the mothers that have most recently gone through it because their memories are still fresh. I hope this post helps you muddle your way through all the noise out there! Of all the things I thought I had to prepare for when […]

Posted July 24, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Parenting, / 12 Comments
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Help Your Baby or Toddler Learn to Sleep with Tips from The Baby Sleep Site

Help Your Baby or Toddler Learn to Sleep with Tips from The Baby Sleep Site

Thanks to The Baby Sleep Site for sponsoring this conversation and providing helpful tips!   When you have a brand new baby, you expect sleep to become non-existent. Newborns are not born knowing how to sleep; they eat often and sleep for short periods. But as your baby gets older, you start being able to get longer stretches between wakings. Older babies can learn to fall asleep on their own, but they do go through periods of sleep regression and may continue to have sleep problems. I have been a subscriber to The Baby Sleep Site since becoming a Mom and […]

Posted July 19, 2017 by Julie in Parenting, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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