PURE LOVE

This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.  I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Those of you who are avid Tall Mom readers know how tough my son was on Tall Dad and I. Between the colic, early morning/ late night/ all day screaming sessions, and the subsequent postpartum depression I suffered from, Rhys gave us a good run for our money.  The only thing that would calm him down, and…

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SELLING AND STAGING YOUR HOME WITH A BABY OR TODDLER

Today’s post, which is all about selling and staging your home with a baby or toddler,  has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are, as always,  mine alone. #FreeToBe #CollectiveBias I’ve officially decided that selling your home whilst taking care of children, may in fact be the worst thing on this planet. The mess is the mess. That happens. I mean, you can put toys away and figure out where all the junk goes eventually…

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HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY

Happy Fourth of July! How are you spending the day?  Tall Dad is working this morning, and took our little lad into work to munch on some red, white and blue sprinkled donuts!  My little lass napped this morning while I tackled some much overdue work, and I got to tune into some of the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration!  (ps — it was established in 1785, and is the oldest continuous celebration in the United States, and takes place…

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My First “Dad Moment”

I’ve been a dad now for just over three years.  It’s been terrible, fun as hell, tiring, and my heart has expanded in ways I never thought possible.  Of course, the main love of my life has been, and always will be, my wife.  But, I’ve come to realize that even though I always put my wife first, there is something different and special about one’s relationship with their own child.  That relationship is full of firsts, crying sessions (both…

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Q & A: CollegeBoundbaby Program

The saying “It’s the longest shortest time,” could not feel any more true a statement when you are a parent of a three-nager. Full of energy, wonder, emotions, and imagination, my once itty bitty baby boy turned three-years-old in April. It seems like just yesterday we were celebrating his first birthday. And, on the topic of birthdays, my little lass is turning one in a mere handful of days. My days have been long, but man, these past three years…

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BABY GEAR: BABY’S JOURNEY SMART SYNC MONITOR REVIEW

This post was sponsored by Baby’s Journey as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.  I received complimentary merchandise to facilitate my review. Right now, my husband and I are severely sleep deprived. My darling little lass, who is just shy of 11 months, has been teething for what feels like months on end. The latest tooth has been taking it’s sweet time, and my baby girl has been drooling, miserable, and not sleeping well for about 2 weeks…

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HOW TO GET MOM IN THE PICTURE

Tips on how to get Mom in the Picture has been written by myself, and all opinions are my own.  My blog has been compensated for this post by Collective Bias, Inc. and it’s advertiser.  #MyMederma #CollectiveBias One of the biggest tips I always suggest to fellow parents is to take pictures of their tiny babies – as frequently as they can.  If you have ever checked out my Instagram feed, you’ll see that I practice this habit quite frequently.…

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A MOTHER’S PROMISE TO MY CHILDREN

(function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.5”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); I believe one of the greatest gifts I could ever give my children is a sibling. I am so fortunate to have two siblings myself, and I am thrilled that my little lad and lass will have each other in this crazy journey called life. Having siblings can sometimes be difficult, as many of…

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HOW TO COMBAT DIAPER RASH CAUSED BY ANTIBIOTICS

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Weleda. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We’ve had a rough week in the Larsen household. For some reason, my little lad, who is two weeks shy of three years old, has decided to bite his baby sister – twice. I don’t think he did it to be mean or malicious, and to be fair, my…

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POTTY TRAINING – WITHOUT THE STRESS

Todays post about my new approach to potty training has been sponsored by CVS Training Pants.  Patience and humor. And coffee. Lots and lots and lots of coffee. That’s how I’ve been getting through potty training my toddler boy. Potty training my son has been a long process, and to be honest, I don’t think we are anywhere close to our destination. I’ve tried several different methods, have potties set up around my home,  set up sticker charts, and even…

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