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Potty Training Tips and Tricks from Moms Who’ve Been There

How To Potty Train

Potty training is a magical time of Pull-Ups, “big kid undies,” and the sweetest, miniature potties. It’s a time when stories about pooping or peeing transform a toddler’s mind so they fully understand why they must always use their potty. It’s a time of creative sticker charts and positive reinforcement that do the trick every single time. It’s a time of smiles and giggles and big hugs when they wake up with a dry diaper.

Not.

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Part II: The Summertime Manual for Mama – Sunscreen Secrets

Putting SPF on Kids

Every baby is different. This is a truth that is said over and over again to the point where it starts ringing in a new mother’s ears. Though it is cliché, the truth is a good one to remember – especially when it comes to summertime skin.

Even if you are someone with naturally sun-kissed skin, you never know how your little one’s skin will turn out. If you’re someone with freckled, sensitive skin, your baby may not have the same struggles as you. Either way, it is always good to be as prepared as possible for sun safety.

But, of course, it isn’t all that easy.

Some sunscreens work well for certain babies while some can cause rashes or negative reactions. While some little ones do well with the application of sunscreen, others may fuss and scream and wiggle until their mama gives up.

Therefore, it is good to have many options available when it comes to maintaining your sunscreen sanity.  

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Play Dough Ice Cream Parlor

Creative Play for Kids

So, for a while now I have wanted to set up some sort of a café or restaurant for my kids to play with. The older two were getting bored with the play kitchen and plastic food, but they love imaginative play. When my oldest daughter broke her arm and finally got her cast off the doctor said a good way to regain strength in that arm was to play with play dough, so it all started to come together. What would be simple to make out of play dough that all the kids would enjoy? Ice cream! You can never go wrong with ice cream.

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Bathtime Bonanza: A Step-by-Step Guide to Surviving Bathtime

Bath time for Kids

Parents either dread bathtime or look forward to it. It can be a bonding time when you truly get to involve yourself in your little one’s life or it can be the messiest, tearful tragedy of the day. However the outcome, it makes for memorable moments – many which are entertaining to catch and cherish on camera.

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5 Ways to Stay Sane During The Back-to-Back Holiday Season

Halloween

The starting line begins with Halloween and the finish line ends with New Year’s Day. The “Holiday Race” has officially begun.

This time of the year can be just as exciting as it is stressful for many parents. While many moms may love putting together creative costumes and buying every decoration they see, anxiety may also be very present. Between the planning and purchasing that goes into the holidays, parents may find this time of the year quite stressful when it should be enjoyed with loved ones. 

So, how do you make it to the finish line?

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A DIY Face Mask That Will Exfoliate and Caffeinate

Face Mask Made of Coffee

I’ll admit - I was blessed with pretty good skin growing up. However, when I got pregnant with my girls, it didn’t take long before I noticed little bumps breaking out along my hairline. From there, they’d appear randomly on my chin or cheeks or nose. Being a self-titled “Picker,” I couldn’t stop attacking them whenever I found them.

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How to Create Iron-On Storage Bins for Your Baby Nursery

DIY Iron On Storage Bins

I recently went to a baby shower where we made custom baby onesies for the mom-to-be, and I loved it! And not the kind of onesies where you draw some awful picture with puffy paint. We did iron-ons with fabric and I was surprised at the creativity and unique ideas everyone had, especially the ladies who claimed they weren't creative. So it gave me an idea to personalize the baby nursery a bit...custom storage bins!

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