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Teamwork makes the dream work: household chores
 

A few years ago, my family started talking to an employee at our grocery store. We became fast friends. Every week my children would look forward to seeing him on our regular Monday visits. He got to know our children often telling us stories about his children when they were young and now stories about his grandchildren. One day, he told us about how his son would work in the yard with him every weekend doing this and that. My children had wide eyes that screamed, “Wow! That’s a lot...





Getting Dad Involved
 

Over the last 50 years, the time fathers spend with their children has doubled, according to a book published by the American Sociological Association.  Whether it’s coaching sports, helping with homework, or being involved in the home, fathers are contributing in more ways than ever.  But sometimes with big changes within the home, like a new baby, or toddlers going through a hard stage, dads can take a back seat.  They may feel helpless, lack confidence, or may even feel like YOU (mama) can handle it all just fine!  Here...





A child napping
 

It's not easy staying on a schedule, and with a growing baby who feeds at different times of the day, it's easy to get lost without a routine. Here's a suggestion for planning your day around your baby's changing needs so you can both get some much-needed shut eye! 





Baby swaddled in a blanket
 

Is swaddling the secret to getting a sleeping baby? We think it's worth exploring! Read about qualities to look for when choosing a swaddling blanket and see our swaddling technique in action. With a little practice, you'll be a swaddling pro.




How to Potty Train: Two Different Techniques
 

Potty training doesn't have to be a chore with these two great techniques from our blog moms. They'll teach you to look for signs of readiness and willingness from your little one and will prepare you to offer them a solution that feels comfortable for everyone!




toddler on stairs
 

The scary "terrible twos" are something we're all warned about as soon as we have children, especially by friends who are going through the rough patch. However, there are ways to smile through the tantrums. Here are our suggestions on how to keep your cool and enjoy this wonderful stage!




Differnt colored blocks with a child sitting behind them
 

Out with the old, in with the new, but do it with recycling in mind! Kids collect so many toys from every single place they go. This is how we suggest keeping your little one's toys from piling up.





Image with various items. text at the top saying Diaper bag essentials. Items starting from the left  Diaper bag, a onsie, beanie, reusable food pouches, underneath a set of diapers, baby cream, baby wipes, sippy cups, a giraffe doll and a sheep doll
 

Here's our favorite diaper bag essentials for your on-the-go lifestyle. Whether you're expecting your first wee one and aren't sure what to pack, or always have a ton of stuff in your bag but don't seem to have what you need, this list is for you! Check it out, then let us know what's on your diaper bag must-have list.

 





Woman doing a yoga pose self care
 

You can never have too many ideas on self care when it comes to being a mom. Stressful days come and go, but are you taking time for yourself to make sure you're feeling the very best for your family? We've got some great suggestions in this article.




Child sitting on Santa's lap
 

With Christmas just days away, if you’re not done shopping, it’s time to get busy! Here's some holiday toy must-haves for the last minute shoppers.




Ideas for dad gifts has a hulu logo, scrabble, banana, pencil holder, head phones, baby bag, a watch, a picture frame, Bears onsie, a car seat, a coffee mug and an electric shaver
 

To celebrate the new dad in your life, here's a list of 10 great gift ideas that would be sure to bring a smile to his face.




a vehicle with with beach equipment tied to the top
 

If you prepare thoughtfully and intentionally, road trips with little ones can actually be fun!  Buckle up, and read on for a few tips and tricks to make the car ride more manageable.




Sensory bins side by side one has numbers in it
 

Making learning fun isn't always easy to do, but sensory bins have really taken off in this department. Here we discuss how to hide numbers and what to do with them after your child has found them!




a Bowl of spinach
 

Veggies vs. Toddlers - the everlasting battle that every parent is hoping to win! It's hard to get your children to eat vegetables traditionally, so we've got some tricks to help your kiddos get the nutrition they need without hesitation!




Hands with a furry caterpillar on it
 

Encouraging play with nature can help your child to understand their surroundings; bug hunts can help them experience the word of bugs up close (with supervision) and to discover the differences all around them.




Story Time With Your Kids
 

Reading a bedtime to your kids is what all of us parents aspire to do. We have been told how important reading to your kids can be and that it can benefit them but let’s face it, after you spent all day cleaning, cooking, and trying to keep up with the kids, it can be pretty tempting to put them to bed and call it a day. Some days that may happen but trying to squeak in some time spent reading to your kids at some point in the day...





Artist cartoonist depiction of the earth
 

Take your parenting responsibilities just a little further by showing your children why it's important to recycle, reuse, and reduce waste every chance they get, and explain the wide impact of such small actions.




Being A Green Parent
 

Having a new baby in the house is exciting but can be a little scary, too! As a new parent you want to do what is best for your baby. The great news is there is a lot you can do that also is eco-friendly. The first thing that you can do is choose to go with breastfeeding if possible. This is really the best option and has benefits for both baby and mommy. This can help mother and baby bond, as well as provide all the health benefits of...





Woman in white dress that is holding her hands in the shape of a heart over her stomach
 

They always said "you are what you eat", but have you considered that to be true? Offering your baby plenty of nutritious options versus sugar and sodium loaded products can be one positive aspect to monitoring your diet during pregnancy.




Mother with her baby on her chest
 

Keeping new baby and parents less stressed is a high priority after birth, and Kangaroo care has proven to do just that. Encouraging skin-to-skin contact helps baby to even regulate their own temperature and heartbeat!




Perks of Choosing Cloth Diapers
 

It might seem a little intimidating to choose to use reusable cloth diapers but there are many benefits! It isn’t as scary as it might seem. One misconception about cloth diapers is that they are less convenient than disposable. This is not exactly the case. Let’s talk about some of the benefits you can experience when you decide to try them out. Cost One of the most celebrated benefits that you will see is that the cost you spend on diapers over the years that your children are in diapers...





small ramekins with a green paste inside
 

It's been a debate for quite some time - store bought or homemade? Baby food can be delicious and nutritious both ways, you've just got to take the time to read ingredient labels or make the committed decision to blending at home.