Little Tikes Cape Cottage Playhouse Review : Toddler Toys

One of the coolest things about having a two year old toddler is the imaginative play that starts to take place. Some days he pretends he is a dragon, other days he and his friends make up their own world. But recently, one of his favorite toys to play in has been his new Cape Cottage Playhouse by Little Tikes. My two year old loves this outdoor toy so much that I couldn’t wait to review it and spread the love!  Our…

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Top 5 Nurturing Tips for New Dads {guest post}

Mothers nurture their babies for nine months in their womb, care for them when they are born and are understandably more attached to the newborn than fathers are. When we brought home our first child, I remember my husband shying away from the nursery. So one evening, after he came home from work, I put our boy in his arms and snuck away to the kitchen to prepare dinner. When I came back to check on my boys, I found…

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Toddler Dragon Adventures in Surprize by Stride Rite

This post brought to you by Stride Rite. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Tall Mom tiny baby . Some great advice I once heard was to buy comfortable shoes and a fantastic bed mattress – because you spend all of your day in either one or the other. I’ve totally taken this to heart, not just for myself, but also for my family.  My son currently thinks he is a dragon….90% of the day.  He likes to pretend…

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ParentCast – Episode 29: Calming Your Fussy Baby: The Five S’s

ParentCast is a podcast created by Tall Mom and Tall Dad.  It is essentially a companion piece to Tall Mom tiny baby and is dedicated to new parents & new babies.  Please subscribe to ParentCast on iTunes here if you like what you hear from us. Hosts Mary and Blake discuss the five S’s from Dr. Harvey Karp’s Happiest Baby On The Block. In this episode, you’ll learn all about:  Does it work? What are they? Do I do all…

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Teething Truths, Tips, and Tricks

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #TeethingTruths #CollectiveBias Time sure does pass quickly when you have a baby. One minute they are a newborn, and the next they are a two year old toddler, running around a playground and laughing with friends. What seems like a long long time ago, in a galaxy far away, we dealt with a terrible foe.  My baby was teething. When a baby is…

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How I Erase Stress

This blog has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #EraseStress #CollectiveBias Being a human is hard.  Being an adult is even harder.  Being a parent, on top of being an adult and a human is kind of the hardest thing ever.  Not only are you responsible for yourself, but now you have spawn that is totally dependent on you too.  Wait a sec, I can barely clean my own room – who…

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“Sympathy Weight” Is Real And It Sucks – But There Is Hope

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PowerInProtein #CollectiveBias Here’s the truth – that whole idea of “sympathy weight” – you know, when a guy gains a ton of weight during his wife’s pregnancy because of hormonal issues etc. – is 100% TRUE.  Why do I know this? It happened to me.  No, it didn’t happen with the first kid we had, but it hit like an unstoppable force with…

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Tackling My To-Do List With A Newborn

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HealthySavings #CollectiveBias Is anyone else in the same situation as me? My to-do list is a mile long. I have a notebook version of a to-do list, a list on my fridge and even one in my reminders section on my iPhone.   The rate at which I accomplish my tasks and errands has really slowed down over the past few months. I…

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One Month Old Baby Item Recommendations: most needed baby items

This is my second time having a baby, and I figured that I would let you know what I think are the most needed baby items!  You see, there are millions of infant supplies and other awesome baby stuff available, but how do you know what’s worth your dough? How do you know which will stand the test of time? And which ones might even be something you can REUSE if you or a friend have another baby in the future?…

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My Health Goals: Summer 2015

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #RewardHealthyChoices #CollectiveBias I was walking by our local butcher shop, and I was in terrible pain. Each step was agony, and I felt like my journey, which was only a half mile at that point, was never going to end. I made a terrible mistake.  I had gone for a walk in my sneakers, without socks on…. Earlier this morning I was reading…

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