Top Six Sleep and Naptime Tricks For Toddlers and Babies

 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #HorizonLunch #CollectiveBias I envy people who can sleep soundly. Nay, I envy people who can sleep in general.  Better yet – no, I really dislike them them.   I feel this way because Tall Dad and I haven’t had a normal night of sleep in nearly three years.   Yup.  Three long years. Why, you ask?   BECAUSE WE HAVE KIDS. That’s why.   Between…

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Best Hikes with Infants and Strollers {guest post}

Fall is one of my four favorite seasons to go hiking. Seriously! I love hiking all year round with my children in tow. It’s an easy, usually free, way for my family to have fun while enhancing our health and well-being.  It wasn’t always easy though. After I became a mother, finding the time and motivation to hit the trails was difficult. Plus, I never hiked with little ones. But I did recognize how much better my children behave, ate,…

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10 Adorable Infant Costumes: Baby’s First Halloween Ideas

Halloween is a fun time for the whole family. Unfortunately it can be difficult to come up with ideas for infant costumes. We want everyone in the family to be included in the fun,  but need to keep our babies bundled up to stay warm for parades and trick or treating.  This collection of 10+ adorable infant costumes is bursting with cute ideas for Halloween!  Dressing up as a whole family? There are plenty of cute ideas in here for…

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How To Safely Lose Weight While Breastfeeding : Walk Off The Pounds

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #ByeByeBlisters #CollectiveBias I love being a mom, but man, oh man, am I having a hard time juggling my new weight and new body. I know it took me nine months (let’s be real, 10 months this last time) to brew a baby girl, and I shouldn’t expect to be back in tip top shape by four months out, but I would be…

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How to Soothe A Baby With Colic – 10 Steps to Helping A Colicky Baby

This blog post about soothing a crying baby with colic has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and advice are mine alone. #MyLittleRemedies #CollectiveBias I have two adorable lovely children. They are my sun and moon. (Thank you Daenerys Targaryen) There is nothing better in this world than knowing that they are happy and healthy. But as great as they can be, there is nothing worse than hearing them cry, and knowing that there is…

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Celebrating Baby Days

If you have children or babies, you know that getting a moment by yourself without any interruption is a rare and beautiful thing! Thankfully, Acorn recently sent me a gift card so I could accomplish some necessary shopping during Sam’s Club Baby Days!  While there, I was able to bask in the air conditioning, and shop to my heart’s content while Tall Dad watched the kiddos. This Labor Day weekend was perfect. We were able to see friends who lived…

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Kids Clothing is the Cutest

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s.  I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. As a teacher, I always loved the back to school season, especially because of the deals! Notebooks, pens, pencils and even storage containers are lower than they will ever be for the rest of the school year. I was never able to fully appreciate the sales on children’s clothing…that is..until two years ago when…

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It Only Gets Better As They Get Older

While shopping for Adirondack chairs the other day, I was randomly stopped by an older woman. She looked like she was my mom’s age, somewhere in her mid sixties, with brightly shining silver hair, and wise eyes. She smiled a huge smile at me that made her eyes crinkle into tiny lines. She pointed at me, referring to the fact that I was wearing a newborn baby, and said “it only gets better as they get older. Just wait!” “I…

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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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