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Will You Pledge to Save Smiles and Create Brighter Futures?

As parents, we can be fixated on our children’s bodily health and the germs they come into contact with, causing us to stress the importance of hand washing, but brushing their teeth is also just as important. With kids back in school and yearly pictures coming up, it is the …

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Is Your Toddler Getting DHA In Their Diet?

If you have a picky eater, what can you do to provide the nutrients missing in your child’s diet and provide the recommended DHA for toddlers? I received product and compensation from Mead Johnson Nutrition to create this post written by me. All experiences and opinions expressed in this post …

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You’re a Multi-Tasking Mama and Your Stroller Should Be Too

Do you know that feeling when your kid is acting up in front of a group of other moms? You know, when you are desperately trying to sound patient and in control as you chase them around and around. Your voice becomes strained, and you start threatening to take away …

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How to Balance Motherhood with an Adventure Loving Soul

How I realized that motherhood didn’t mean abandoning myself. I can be an adventure loving mom, embracing the best parts of me, and also sharing them with my family.  Sponsored by Zappos What compromises did you make when you became a mother? Were you prepared for how much life would …

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First Time Breastfeeding Secrets to Success

When it comes to first time breastfeeding, some women are blessed with a natural ability to produce white gold on command. For the rest of us, we have to work at it, or just know a few of these secrets to success. Motherhood is a journey that never stops teaching …

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BabyFamily

An Active DIY Sight Word Game to Play Outdoors

This active outdoor DIY Sight Word Game is a super way to help engage children that are on the cusp of early reading but may find themselves more interested in other activities. If your child or little ones you care for happen to be really into vehicles, wagons, bikes – …

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9 Adorable Ideas For Your Baby Gender Reveal Party

Discovering the gender of your baby is one of the most exciting moments in parenthood, and to be able to share the moment in a celebration is such an amazing feeling. Carrying a child is such a magical and strange experience. There is this little tiny human inside you, and …

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Encouraging Young Children to Learn Through Play Every Day

Back to School is on just about every parent’s mind right, but what about the younger children who aren’t quite ready for school yet? While it is easy to get caught up in preparing your school age child for the new year, it is never too early to start encouraging …

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The Nightmares of Surrogacy and the Psychological Thriller: Inconceivable

What was it like the first time you had to leave your child in the care of others? Were you terrified by the thought of someone else tending to your child’s needs? Did you have a trusted family member that you knew would do a great job? As mothers, most …

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Unique Baby Shower Gifts and Clever Gift Wrapping Ideas

Before I had kids, I was pretty clueless when it came to shopping for a baby shower. I just bought whatever was on the registry and stuffed it in a bag. Now, I have a better idea of what new moms need, and I like to share some of my …

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Hospital Bag Essentials I Regret Not Packing the First Time I Had a Baby

During my first pregnancy, a friend told me that they were packing a brand new nightgown and pearls in their hospital bag along with their makeup, hair dryer, and curling iron. In my ever not-so-subtle way, I rolled my eyes and asked, “What the hell is wrong with you?” She …

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BabyCamping

The Most Useful Camping Essentials for Your Mini-Adventurer

It can be isolating to have a baby…especially your first. It is tricky to go anywhere. I was terrified of my son catching germs and getting sick any time we stepped foot outside the house. Plus, I was always a mess trying to get out the door with the two …

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Let Go Of Mommy Guilt and Choose What is Best For Your Baby

When you were a new mom, how much advice did you receive? Probably a lot and most of it unsolicited. Did you find yourself struggling to decide whether or not to breastfeed or bottle feed? For many that choice is easy, but for the rest of us, it doesn’t go …

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Natural Skincare to Help Prevent Stretchmarks During Pregnancy

Somehow, I have found myself on the cusp of 30 and expecting my second child. It feels like just yesterday I was graduating from college without a care in the world…Except, when I look in the mirror, I am beginning to see all of those years on my face. My skin …

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Your Child’s Baby Teeth Could Be A Potential Cure

In the whirlwind of my pregnancy, I never got around to researching how to store my son’s umbilical cord for the potential use of its stem cells. I was certain that I had lost my chance. From time to time I felt a pang of guilt as I considered the …

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An Honest Look at Motherhood the Second Time Around

It’s hard to describe all of the ways in which motherhood is different the second (or third, or fourth) time around. Sure, the semantics may be the same but for most women, the experiences are vastly different. The first child comes in like a tornado, completely altering life forever. I …

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