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DockAtot: Is it Worth it?

June 7, 2018

Lack of sleep has got to be one of the hardest parts of having a newborn. Sleep deprivation can be brutal and lead to maternal (and paternal) stress and anxiety. Luckily both of our children were decent sleepers, although for some reason none of our babies liked sleeping in their bassinet and they really don't like sleeping on their backs. We resorted to some not-so-safe sleeping habits with our first baby. We'd let him sleep in the carseat, prop him…

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SWADDLE SMARTER: A REVIEW OF THE OLLIE WORLD SWADDLE

June 5, 2018

When I started thinking about What I Needed for a Second Baby I forgot to consider that our second baby might have different needs and preferences than our first. For example, our son Teddy hated to be swaddled, he would wriggle his arms out before you could even finish wrapping him up. our daughter Scottie loves to be swaddled really tightly, but I have such a hard time keeping the swaddles tight. We didn’t get many new things for our second baby but…

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WHAT I NEEDED FOR A SECOND BABY

June 4, 2018

One of the things I learned after having my first baby is that you don't really need a lot of stuff. Our house was cluttered with toys and unnecessary baby items from our first baby so the last thing we wanted was to add even more baby stuff to the clutter. For our new baby we made a concerted effort to be more thoughtful and intentional when it came to buying baby things. As a more "experienced" mom, I learned…

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Beach Ball Valentines for Toddlers

February 8, 2018

This post contains affiliated links for your convenience. I only write about products I love and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. For more information see Legal. Last year our Rubber Ducky Valentines were such a hit at daycare that I wanted to  do something else special for Teddy's daycare friends this year. These beach ball Valentines are a great alternative to candy treats and like all of my favorite things they are inexpensive and can get to your…

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5 THINGS YOUR TODDLER NEEDS TO BE DAYCARE-READY

November 7, 2017

This post may contain Amazon affiliate links. I received the Gabby Box backpack for free in exchange for my honest review. Read full disclosure here.  Sending our son to daycare twice a week was one of the best decisions we've made for our family. He loves playing with other children and he learns so much. It also gives me a much needed break so I can get stuff done around the house and have some uninterrupted work time(I work from…

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