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The Absolute Coolest Christmas Gifts for Teens in 2018

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Awesome Christmas Gifts for Teens (that they actually want!) Teens can be one of the hardest age groups to buy a gift for. Personally, I’m horrible at buying gifts for all ages. I’m just not very creative and always overthink everything involved with buying the present, so I usually don’t end up getting the person anything. It’s not a fun problem to have so I am doing my research early this year! I have some teenagers to buy gifts for and wanted to find out what’s popular at the moment. After gathering some info, I put together a list of …

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How To Throw a Stress-Free Kid’s Birthday Party

HOW TO THROW A STRESS FREE KID’S BIRTHDAY PARTY My oldest daughter turns four in two months, which means that we’ve been through three children’s birthday parties so far – and by parties, I mean events. My in-laws have hosted all of them and don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely grateful for this. However, they do parties BIG. My husband has a large family and the parties are just different than the parties I had growing up. We didn’t have a ton of games or bouncers, the guest list was always just a few close friends and family (20-30 people …

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How to Get Through Those Bad Mom Days

How to Get Through Those “Bad Mom” Days We’ve all had them. The days where we feel like all we do is yell at our kids, where we don’t spend any time playing with them, where we snap and take out our own frustrations on them and truthfully, days where we just don’t appreciate them as much as we normally do. The days where we feel like a bad mom. I’m definitely not saying that we are bad moms, but I think we can all agree that some days are better than others. I’m slowly learning this is just a …

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How to Get Baby to Sleep (and Stay Asleep)

How to Get Baby to Sleep – Our Baby’s Bedtime Routine Putting a little one down can be challenging, am I right? Some babies just seem to naturally know how and when to sleep, and the others – well, they need a little more help. My first daughter had no trouble going to sleep on her own and at three months, she was already sleeping through the night. If you’ve been following my blog, you already know that everything just seemed a little easier with my oldest. My second daughter is a bit more challenging. It took us a long …

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Teething Remedies That Actually Help My Baby

Let’s talk teething. **Any Amazon links are affiliate links** I used to hear parents talk about how hard it is when your baby is teething, but I had no clue. My first daughter never seemed to have teething symptoms. At most, she was fussy here and there, but nothing compared to my second daughter. Now – I know. I know what those other parents were talking about. Teething causes your baby some serious pain and discomfort at times and the worst part is, you never know when they will feel okay and when they will feel the pain. It seems …

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What It’s Like to Be a Millennial Mom

Are You a Millennial Mom? Our generation is raising kids differently. A big part of that is because we are faced with many situations that our parents weren’t.  I can’t remember the first time I heard the term “millennial mom” or “millennial.” To be honest, I didn’t actually think the term applied to me. I thought it was the generation after me. What I do remember is that I didn’t care for it. Something about it rubbed me the wrong way and I wasn’t sure why. (I’ll explain more on this later). What I do know is that other mom’s similar to …

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Are C-Sections Painful?

ARE C-SECTIONS PAINFUL? ARE C-SECTIONS SAFE? Your Top Questions About C-Sections Answered from a Mom Who’s Had Two “I can’t wait to get cut open while I’m awake!” said no one ever. I’m one of those people that’s scared of blood and anything to do with the inside of our bodies. I’m not like some people that love to watch their blood get taken or are curious about how our bodies work. I prefer not to know. Blood and how intricate our bodies are scare the crap out of me, so I’d rather not think about all that. That’s why …

Back to School, Anxiety About Sending Child to School, First Day of Preschool
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Letting Your Child Go

Letting Your Child Go – To the Mom Who is Struggling with Sending Their First Kid to School I knew this day would come at some point. The day where you hold your child’s hand, walk them to class and then walk away. I just never imagined it would come so fast. As I get ready to send my oldest daughter to preschool for the first time, I am consumed with emotions. I always pictured that it would be her crying, not wanting me to leave or begging me to stay at school with her but nope! Not my daughter. …

Absolute Best Halloween Costumes for Kids
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Absolute Best Halloween Costumes for Kids

I can’t believe Halloween is just around the corner! I feel like it was just yesterday that we were taking our little “Anna” trick-or-treating. The baby was only three weeks old so I decided not to dress her up yet. *This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on them and make a purchase, I may earn a small commission. This in no way affected the products I am recommending. These are all costumes I would buy my own kids and I put a lot of research into this post to find the best costumes for kids on …