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Toddler Quiet Time: How to Keep Toddlers Busy So You Finally Get a Break

Toddler Quiet TimeIf your toddlers are anything like mine, they require a lot of “mommy time”.

Some days seem to be worse than others.

But they all have one thing in common. Toddlers never get tired of spending time with mom! Continue reading

Honest Company vs. Dollar Diaper Club: A Brutally Honest Review [we used them both]

Diaper ReviewAre you wondering if subscription diapers are the right move?

Are they worth it? What about the quality?

Then you’ve come to the right place.

I am super excited to offer you my point of view on both companies – the Honest Company and the Dollar Diaper Club (also as DDC for better readability). Continue reading

5 Outstanding Workout Apps That Will Help You Get in Shape Fast

Workout AppsLet’s face it.

Getting in shape in general, let alone after having a baby can be challenging.

No matter what your body type is, after giving birth, you’ll find many loose spots that weren’t there before. And in most cases, you’ll want to get rid of them or at least tighten them up.

And it’s not only about baby weight. Continue reading

11 Simple Changes to Improve Your Family’s Health This Year

Healthy HabitsWe all want our families to grow healthy and happy.

Many of us aim to protect our children from illness and teach them good eating and lifestyle habits they can benefit from for the rest of their lives.

Therefore, I came up with a list of practical ideas to help you achieve this. Continue reading

5 Different Ways to Potty Train Your Toddler

Toddler Potty TrainingAre you preparing to potty train your toddler?

We are!

For this reason, I’ve been doing some research and reading a lot about different ways to get it done as painlessly as possible.

Here are the best methods I’ve found.

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15 Money Saving Tips for Families with Young Children

Money saving tips“I can’t afford to have kids!” or “Kids are expensive!” 

Have you heard any of these before?

I sure did. And honestly, my thought process used to be exactly the same way before I became a mom.

Now I am not going to sugar coat anything.

Yes, of course, having children adds extra costs to our lifestyle. But as many parents will certainly agree, it is not as bad as many of us had originally thought. Continue reading

5 Unusual Gifts All New Parents Are Totally Going to Love

Is your planner filled with many baby showers to attend this year?

Or maybe your good friend or sister is expecting a baby?

Then you probably want to give them a meaningful and most of all helpful gift.

For inspiration, I put together a few out-of-the-box ideas for the perfect new parent gifts. Continue reading

Caring for Your Newborn: 9 Extensive Resources All New Parents Need

Newborn CareBringing your newborn baby home is a very special moment.

You finally get to leave the hospital and bring your precious little bundle to your family nest. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for the past nine months.

But as joyous experience it is, there might be some worries lingering in the back of your head. Continue reading

5 Key Truths About Raising Toddlers To Remember Every Day

Toddler behavior and disciplineToddlerhood can be very exciting, but also extremely challenging time for many moms, myself included.

One day things can go very smoothly while we hit a bumpy road the next.

We’ve all been there.

Getting ready to get out of the house, rushing to put on shoes and coats when all of a sudden our toddler has a meltdown because we didn’t zip up his coat all the way. Such a  “trivial” thing, right?   Continue reading

11 Ways We Find Free or Inexpensive Books for Our Kids

Free books for kidsIf you are anything like me, you look for the best deals when it comes to children’s books. And even though I would love to support the authors more by buying them brand new, there’s a catch.

I mean, have you ever seen a baby or a toddler with a book?

Let’s be honest. Those books get destroyed. Even board books go through a makeover in our house! Continue reading

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