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Mommy Mondays: Teaching Toddlers the Alphabet

Mommy Mondays: Teaching Toddlers the Alphabet

C is 27 months and my newest obsession has been making sure she knows her alphabet.  The daycare has done a beautiful job teaching her colors, shapes and numbers.  C knows a lot of her letters, but I’ve noticed that she doesn’t REALLY know her letters the same way she knows her colors, shapes and…

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Mommy Mondays: Pool Safety Equipment for Toddlers

Mommy Mondays: Pool Safety Equipment for Toddlers

Oh LORD, I have bought WAYYY too many flotation devices for c these past two years b/c I’m so terrified of her drowning.  Mike always shook his head because why would we ever leave C alone in the water or NOT be next to her?  Like when would she drown?  BUT YOU NEVER KNOW!!!  YOU…

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Mommy Mondays: Decluttering over Summer Break

Mommy Mondays: Decluttering over Summer Break

Summer is here and for our home, the chaos of the school year is behind us.  Over memorial day weekend I thought a lot about our home and how disorganized it had become since our last clean out (probably spring break).  I vow’ed to donate about 30% of our things that were going unused.  BECAUSE…

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Mommy Mondays: Tips for Getting your Newborn/Toddler a Passport

Mommy Mondays: Tips for Getting your Newborn/Toddler a Passport

OH EM GEEE.  Getting a passport for your little one could not be more complicated.  There are SO MANY forms and official copies of things that you need.  Mike was invited to go to Korea for a work-trip and although they gave us 3 weeks to plan, it was NOT enough time to get a…

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Mommy Mondays: Korea Trip + Traveling Internationally with Toddlers

Mommy Mondays: Korea Trip + Traveling Internationally with Toddlers

you guuuyyyyssss~~ mike and i are going to korea!!!  i am BEYOND excited.  i haven’t been to korea since i was 18, so that is a VERY long time ago.  traveling with little ones is SO FREAKING STRESSFUL.  i seriously need to mentally and physically prepare myself for weeks for trips with c.  since the…

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Everything You Need For an Infant 0-6 Months

Everything You Need For an Infant 0-6 Months

Ergobaby  /  Glider  /  Medela Pump  /  Pampers Sensitive Wipes  /  4moms Rockaroo  /  Motherlove Nipple Cream  /  Hands-free Pumping Bra  /  Pampers Sensitive Diapers  /  Natursutton Pacifier  /  Blanket  /  Aden and Anais Swaddles  /  Bottle Warmer  /  Playtex Ventaire Bottles  /  Drying Lawn  /  Washclothes  /  Zip Onesies  /  Floral Boppy Pillow  /…

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Mommy Mondays: The Two Year Journey

Mommy Mondays: The Two Year Journey

WOW.  TWO YEARS AGO i had a little baby named charlotte and i became a mama.  i still can’t believe it.  i still cry seeing these pictures and the emotional and physical journey i went on.  here are some tidbits of the past two years… it’s strange that you can love something new SOOOOO much….

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Mommy Monday: Convertible Car Seat Review for Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 and Pria 7-

Mommy Monday: Convertible Car Seat Review for Maxi-Cosi Pria 85 and Pria 7-

when you’re a new parent and there are hundreds of products out on the market, it’s really hard to decide what is best for your family and your little one.  i chose the pria models for c because the seat itself was HUGE, the material is soft and cushion-y, and the entire seat/head rest area…

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Mommy Mondays: Uppa Baby Vista Review

Mommy Mondays: Uppa Baby Vista Review

Need a stroller for your newborn/toddler but aren’t sure which one to get??  This is THE ONE.  Keep reading to find out why~~~ When you enter the stroller/carseat world, it is SO overwhelming.  I mean SOOO overwhelming.  You walk into buy buy baby and this section is wall to wall with different brands, types, styles…

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3 Great Family and Dog Friendly Parks

3 Great Family and Dog Friendly Parks

With a very active toddler and a dog that needs much love, it’s hard to plan the weekends out so that both get the exercise they need.  One super easy (FREE) way for our babies to get their wiggles out is by going to a park for a few hours and enjoying the sunshine.  Here…

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Mommy Mondays: Disciplining Toddlers-Spanking, Time-Outs, Lectures

Mommy Mondays: Disciplining Toddlers-Spanking, Time-Outs, Lectures

charlotte is 22 months and going through the most delight terrible-twos phase.  she is strong-willed, independent, well developed in her motor skills, able to communicate with us, and all at the same time VERY capable of saying “no” and doing whoever she damn well pleases.  sigh. anyway, this post is more about the journey we…

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Mommy Mondays: Date Night Ideas for Parents

Mommy Mondays: Date Night Ideas for Parents

mike and i started to go on more date nights since c has gotten older and well…we are finding that it’s been a while.  a LONG while since we had a romantic night alone or spontaneously did something.  that being said, we’re starting to get back into the groove of things and here are some…

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Mommy Mondays: Uppa Baby Mesa Car Seat Review

Mommy Mondays: Uppa Baby Mesa Car Seat Review

looking for a carseat for your baby?  well look no further because i HIGHLY recommend the Uppa Baby Mesa car seat. we read all the reviews, looked at our price point, consulted friends and finally landed on the Uppa Baby Mesa car seat.  it was small, easy to use, easy to clean and very easy…

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Mommy Mondays: How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Mommy Mondays: How to Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables

Oh my is this a tricky one.  With every new stage charlotte grows into comes new challenges with food, sleep and behavior.  These days, getting her to eat veggies in it’s pure form is obsolete.  SO what is a mama to do??  Hide it in food she loves of course. =) Here are some fun…

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Mommy Mondays: Best Toothpaste and Toothbrushes for Babies and Toddlers

Mommy Mondays: Best Toothpaste and Toothbrushes for Babies and Toddlers

when c started getting her first teeth in, mike and i had to do a LOT of googling to figure out what the best method was to keeping her teeth clean.  i personally have a lot of cavities so i wanted to make sure i didn’t pass those bad habits down to c.  you have…

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Mommy Mondays: Best Ways to Disinfect Toys and Bottles

one of the things i was obsessed with when i had charlotte was disinfecting the world around her.  (not kidding)  so now that cold and flu season is here (AND we had quite the bug go through our home)~~ I’m sharing a few tips on how to disinfect our toys, bottles, everything! Disinfect Bottles, Teethers,…

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Mommy Mondays: Do Toddlers Need Toddler Formula?

Mommy Mondays: Do Toddlers Need Toddler Formula?

this whole milk vs formula vs toddler formula was SUCH a confusing disaster.  toddler formula is something new and people have SUCH different opinions about it.  this post is from my experience with C and our journey figuring out which is right for us. what i know: -babies drink formula or breastmilk for the first year….

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Mommy Mondays: Best Milk for Babies and Toddlers

Mommy Mondays:  Best Milk for Babies and Toddlers

finding the right milk for your baby can be so confusing when you go to the grocery store.  AND you’ll find that many households use different milk and have different philosophies on milk: soy, cashew, organic, whole, almond, etc. for our family, we did some research online and found multiple articles that helped us know…

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Mommy Mondays: DIY Breastfeeding/Pumping Kit

Mommy Mondays: DIY Breastfeeding/Pumping Kit

when i had c, everything was SO new and so confusing that i was never prepared.  only after i started pumping or breastfeeding did i realize, “shoot i’m thirsty” or “crap i need X”~ but there’s nothing you can do for the next 30-40 minutes…so…you’re screwed.  and one other big thing i’m already worried about…

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Mommy Mondays: Traveling with a Toddler (Post-Vacation)

Mommy Mondays: Traveling with a Toddler (Post-Vacation)

  i did it you guys.  i traveled ALONE to hawaii and back with a 19 month old for 10 days.  i had my family in hawaii to help during the trip but they are no michael blair.  for most of the time i felt like a single parent since c was clingy and adjusting…

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