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How to Raise your Kids to be Bilingual

How to Raise your Kids to be Bilingual

Did you know that raising a child to be bilingual has amazing benefits for them? Learning a second language develops a child’s creative thinking and concept skills. It can help a child read at an earlier age since being able to think about concepts in two languages teaches them how to use language in complicated ways.  If the second language is due to the child’s heritage, then learning two languages helps the child bond with grandparents and other extended relatives. I was raised bilingual since I was born outside the U.S. My family speaks Russian and so I grew up […]

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How to Declutter Like a Boss

How to Declutter Like a Boss

How does one small family accumulate so much stuff? I bet you’ve been asking yourself that question, ‘cause I know I have! We moved into this house about two years ago, and it felt like we got rid of a lot of stuff before we moved. But here we are, with a bigger house full of things and stuff we don’t even use on a regular basis. Of course, when we had the baby the house became full of his stuff, and oh man do babies cause a house to look cluttered. At least, the baby uses his stuff all […]

Posted March 15, 2016 by Julie in Home, Reviews, TopPosts, / 14 Comments
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Babywearing for Beginners

Babywearing for Beginners

Do you struggle with finding ways to do anything with a baby around? My little guy always wanted to be held so getting anything done around the house or on the computer was nearly impossible. Babywearing is a great option, and I’m certainly a fan. It frees up your hands and keeps the baby close to you, so win-win. I’ve tried multiple types of carriers over my first year with Baby H, so I thought I would share my experience with you. Learn the Best Baby Carrier Options for You   Baby Carriers for Newborns/Infants The first baby carrier I tried when […]

Posted February 29, 2016 by Julie in Parenting, TopPosts, / 57 Comments
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Earning Income as a Part-Time Blogger

Earning Income as a Part-Time Blogger

I mentioned in my lessons learned during the past year of blogging post that I’ve been working on monetizing this blog and that I wanted to share my experience with my readers. So here I am sharing the different ways I monetize, and I will share my commentary on how successful (or not) I’ve been. I consider myself a hobby blogger, but people seem to hate that term nowadays so let’s go with “part-time” blogger instead. Since I have a full-time career job, this blog (and the book blog) are just my side projects. They started out as a hobby […]

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Help Me Decide on a Holiday Card

Help Me Decide on a Holiday Card

I had my special little baby last November, and suddenly navigating the waters of being a new Mom got a bit overwhelming. I skipped doing any kind of Christmas cards, and I also didn’t do any birth announcements. I’ve received some lovely birth announcements in the past, and have always wondered how the new parents had the time/energy/focus to get those done. I certainly didn’t have any of that when Baby H joined our family. So now I’m coming up on his first birthday, and another Holiday season is soon to be upon us too. I plan to do custom […]

Posted October 8, 2015 by Julie in Gift Guides, Reviews, , / 11 Comments
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How to create a Pinnable image using Fotor

How to create a Pinnable image using Fotor

Have you heard of Fotor’s graphic design tool. This tool requires flash player. I’ll try to keep this simple, ’cause we know a tutorial on how to make a pinnable image can get very detailed and involved very quickly. Click on “Get Started” on the main graphic design page, and you’ll be able to pick what type of image to create. We know that longer, larger images look best on Pinterest, so we want to pick the “Poster” option. Then you can pick an awesome template from the scrolling options on the left. I picked the one that says Antique […]

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Stop losing your child’s stuff with StickerKid

Stop losing your child’s stuff with StickerKid

My child care currently consists of a nanny, who watches one other child in addition to mine. It hasn’t quite come up yet, but as they both acquire more “stuff”, it might get difficult to tell which toy belongs to which child. This becomes even more of a concern when going on play dates and visiting family. I certainly don’t want an avoidable meltdown simply because I left behind a beloved toy, or accidentally brought home a toy that belongs to another child. That’s why I’m so excited to find a label service like StickerKid. They make adorable “this belongs […]

Posted May 18, 2015 by Julie in Giveaways, Parenting, Reviews, / 26 Comments
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How to Order a Breast Pump through Insurance

How to Order a Breast Pump through Insurance

One of the items on my “Pregnancy To-Do” list was to order a breast pump. I had no idea where to even begin, but I knew my insurance covered some brands. I called my insurance at one point to ask about a bunch of general pregnancy-related coverage questions, and they mentioned some of the brands covered but did not tell me how to go about ordering one and getting insurance to pay for it directly. I certainly didn’t want to be stuck with the bill! So for any new or soon to be new moms, here is what I learned. I […]

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