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Schedule and Chores for a 3-Year Old

I suppose all parents experience moments where we wish we'd done things a little differently. Or a lot differently. Or implemented something a little sooner. As with a lot of parenting skills, I'm of the mind that you should start things as soon as possible. For us, this goes for disciplining (we started time outs at 11 months),… Continue reading Schedule and Chores for a 3-Year Old

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Sleep Training a Toddler

After the hurdle of sleep training an infant, I just kind of assumed we were done. Forever. We started sleep training Blake at 4 months old and ever since then he's slept through the night with no regression.  Celebrating this success, I think Michael and I both thought that was it. We were done and the… Continue reading Sleep Training a Toddler

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Active Summer Activities

It's been so fun watching Blake's personality develop the older he gets. Michael and I often find ourselves laughing until we cry over the things he comes up with. "Guess what daddy? Prince Tuesday's coming to see me!" (Daniel Tiger fans will get that one) "Momma! There's food stuck in my butt!" "I want to… Continue reading Active Summer Activities

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Daycare Woes

Blake attends daycare every day, Monday to Friday. He's been attending the same one since he was around 5 months old.  We've never had an issue, and have always been quite happy with everything that has gone on there.  We've had some concerns recently, and after today we are seriously considering moving him.  But, are… Continue reading Daycare Woes

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End of the Year Craft for Kids

Recently I've really been into doing crafts with Blake. Kind of a big deal for me. Aaaanyway, I wanted to do something to close out the year that would showcase him for 2015. Things that defined the little person he is! I thought about drawing a picture of a truck and having him paint it,… Continue reading End of the Year Craft for Kids

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Product Review-Dinner Winner

Scrolling through my Facebook feed last week I noticed a picture a friend had posted of an interesting looking dinner plate for her child. I had to check it out and investigate it! And, oh, the awesomeness! Seriously genius for my very picky eater.  I flew over to Amazon, read the raving reviews, and ordered one… Continue reading Product Review-Dinner Winner

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The Pressure Is On

"Self pressure is a mental expectation you have for yourself in the moment." Saw this quote in another blog recently (I've forgotten which) and it has stuck with me. I put a lot of pressure on myself in life. Which brings me stress, which breeds anxiety. Making me, at times, neurotic and crazy. Oh, my… Continue reading The Pressure Is On