Category Archives: Parenting

Spring Activites for Little Ones

Spring is definitely here. Time to head outdoors and have a little fun! Here are a few ideas on how to get your little ones away from the TV and develop an appreciation for the outdoors: Take a walk and … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: $500+ Cloth Diaper Giveaway Starts Saturday!

Would you like to win a LIFETIME SUPPLY of cloth diapers?! The Go Green ♥ Give Charity Cloth Diaper Giveaway Event sponsored by Booty Buns Cloth Diapers starts this Saturday, March 24th! Over 175 blogs are coming together to present … Continue reading

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100 Ways to Raise Kind, Intelligent Children

DeeAnn over at A Charmed Life shares 100 ways to raise a kind and intelligent child. I just love this list (and need to do more of these items myself)! 1. Teach them to respect others, by showing others respect ourselves … Continue reading

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Why I Breastfeed

    One decision every new mother has to make is how she is going to feed her child. She has two options, she can feed her child with formula or she can breastfeed. That is it, two little options. … Continue reading

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Having a Baby Without Breaking the Bank

Let’s face it, having children can be expensive. Diapers, clothes, formula, toys…the list goes on and on. But I’m here to tell you that it is possible to have a baby without breaking the bank. We have a three year … Continue reading

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Homemade Ranch Dip

My husband came across a recipe in a magazine at our pediatrician’s office last week and decided to try it out. It was for a homemade ranch dip. He made a few minor alterations and I have to say it … Continue reading

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Abrahm Ellis – A Birth Story

Although I had been telling my family that I thought our son would arrive early, I couldn’t help but be surprised when I was awakened from a deep sleep by contractions that were already ten minutes apart. But that is how our story … Continue reading

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Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Making a pine cone bird feeder is an easy and frugal activity to keep little hands busy on a winter afternoon. You probably remember making these yourself as a child! What you need: Pine Cones Peanut Butter Bird Seed Yarn or Twine … Continue reading

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The Bare Bottom Weekend – An Adventure in Potty Training

At the recommendation of our pediatrician we decided to try “The Bare Bottom Weekend” with our three year old daughter. The Bare Bottom Weekend is a potty training technique that requires the child to wear nothing from the waist down … Continue reading

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Homemade Baby Food

With my first child I wanted to make my own baby food. But I didn’t. I was working long hours at the time and in the end I opted for the convenience of store bought baby food. We chose all organic … Continue reading

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