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10 Parenting Tips to Be Your Best Self

With my youngest child's birthday on the horizon, I couldn't help but question where the time has gone. I've been doing some reflecting and compiled a list of tips to help me be the best mom for my children. Hopefully you'll find this helpful too! LISTEN - My little ones are constantly chatting away.  There is almost never a quite moment in the house, so it's easy to tune out.  But one day the house will really become silent when they move out.  So I'm trying my best to be more present and enjoy the chatter and occasionally engage to provoke ideas and conversation. QUALITY TIME - Between household chores, work, errands, etc, etc, it's easy to allow the days to pass, checking off the...

10 Tricks of Happy Moms

Have you ever wondered how those upbeat moms we see around town keep up their positive and happy attitude? In honor of a New Year, we took a poll and here's what we found! Get Your ZZZ's - Don't under estimate the importance of getting sleep.  You'll never find your "joy" when you're walking around like a zombie because you're sleep deprived. Ask For Help - There's truth in the expression "It Takes a Village."  Don't be ashamed for asking for a hand when you've got a lot on your plate.  You'll be surprised how much you can get done when you have a moment to focus on the tasks at hand while your little one is enjoying herself with a babysitter or willing relative....

What’s In Your Baby’s Soap?

If you're like me, you trust the big brand names that have been around for years and believe their products are reliable and safe for the little people in our lives that we love so much! Would you be surprised to hear that 80-90% of the ingredients used in cosmetic and skincare items are NOT tested to see if they have any negative impact on human health? I certainly was! Which is why I've made it a mission to learn more and help educate! As I started to do a little research, I learned... Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (FRPs) are used in many personal care products [1], particularly in shampoos and liquid baby soaps. These chemicals, which help prevent bacteria from growing in water-based products, can...

5 Soothing Teething Remedies

Ever wonder if all that fussing and drooling is linked to your little one getting her first tooth?  While every child is different, here's a timeline of when you can expect to see that first pearly white and how you can help ease the pain! 6 months: lower central incisors 8 months: upper central incisors 10 months: lower and upper lateral incisors 14 months: first molars 18 months: canines 24 months: second molars Here are Some Remedies to Help Soothe the Teething Pain! Wet washcloth and put it in the fridge to get chilly, but not too cold.  Frozen toys or washcloths tend to be way to harsh on those sensitive gums. Massage your little one's gums with a clean finger. Toys that make noise, not...

10 Easter Basket Items for Your Toddler to Learn

Easter baskets are a fun way to celebrate the holiday, but don't get sucked in to creating another toy filled gift!  We put together a list of our 10 favorite items to encourage learning, exploring and imagination for your toddler! Play-doh - Get your hands dirty with your wee-one and show him how to manipulate the doh to create shapes, which is awesome for developing fine motor skills.  Here's a recipe to make play-doh.  If you're afraid of it getting eaten, make these quick wacky sacks! Sidewalk Chalk - Draw shapes and images in various colors and encourage your little one to give it a try too! Finger Paint - She's going to love exploring the texture and the paint on her hands! Worried about...

Are Ya Sure Your Travel Bag is Ready?

As if family travel isn't chaotic enough, doing it during the holiday adds on another layer of chaos!  It sometimes feels like the entire house needs to get packed in the travel bag! The checklist is endless...  snacks, toys/books for entertainment, nursing cover, diapers, wipes, portable changing pad, diaper rash ointment, change of clothes if there's an accident, somewhere to store the clothes if there is an accident, hand santizer... the list goes on forever! So why not avoid breaking your back, lighten your load and streamline your travel bag?!? The Sweet Cheeks Diaper Clutch is going to help you feel put together, well equipped and ready to quickly aid to any mess thrown your way!  The baby wipes are attached and always accessible, and it unfolds with...

A Simple Transition from Bottle to Food

Somewhere close to six months, you can start considering solids. Once you start solids, you won’t nurse or bottle feed as often, as the solids will become a meal. It’s best to start with baby cereal. We prefer the non-bleached and organic versions, but there are various options available.You’ll know she is ready for solids when: She can sit up (with support), has strong neck support to hold her head up well Her birth weight should be doubled (or close to double) She has interest in what you’re eating and may even try to grab food from your plate or fork When you start feeding solids, she should be able to keep food in her mouth rather than pushing all of it out Has a…

Diaper Rash Cures

Seeing a diaper rash on your little one’s bum can be heart braking.  Diaper rashes cause so much discomfort and pain and can get so irritated!  It pains me whenever they happen, so I’ve made a habit to always keep something on my little one’s bottom when I change her diaper.  I usually use vaseline, and will also use healing balm and diaper rash ointment.  Below are tips and products to try to cure a diaper rash.                     Try these 5 steps to cure baby’s bottom. After you clean off your baby’s bottom with baby wipes, wash the bottom with a baby wash and pat dry.  The key is to make sure all of the bacteria…

5 Foods to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Regardless if you’re just starting to nurse and you’re trying to bring in your supply or need to increase supply to keep up with the demands of your growing baby, we created a list to help you increase your supply. This may seem obvious, but calories are essential for breast milk.  Don’t skip a meal and have a healthy snack if you’re hungry (apple with almond butter, hummus and veggies, raw nuts, etc).  Below are 5 items to incorporate into your daily diet.                   1.  WATER!!  This is so important.  The average person (not nursing) should consume a minimum of 64 oz of water.  While nursing you should drink more than 64 ounces.  Drink when ever you feel thirsty…

Strong Sibling Bonds

            Ever wonder how some siblings have gotten along since day one and others couldn’t stop from the hair pulling fights? It’s something that has always baffled me! How is it that some siblings have always had that strong, loving bond, while others can hardly be in the same room?!!  Is it really personality and interest driven or is it the way we were brought up? While I’m not a psychologist and won’t pretend to be, there are some good practices to help encourage our children to have respectful relationships in hopes they can enjoy each other and maintain a lifelong bond. These are some tips that were taught to my brother and I, we are 6 years apart and…

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