August 20, 2016
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3 Awesome Ways to Get in the Back-to-School Groove

It’s that time of year when parents are both crying about the first day of school for their Kindergartener and in relief that the summer is finally over. Either way, back-to-school is hectic getting back on a schedule filled with making lunches on the fly, making sure everyone has what they need, and corraling them to school on time. This stress can take its toll on moms and they need a way to stay sane during the madness. These are three ways that I have found to help me during stressful times in my life, like back-to-school traffic. Three Ways to […]
July 19, 2016
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A Nursery Rhyme App Your Toddler Will Love

When I was approached by Kidloland (iOS Download, Google Play) to review their nursery rhyme educational app, I was glad to be given the opportunity. Ethan loves singing Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Old MacDonald, so I was excited to see that he could interact with those nursery rhymes in another fashion.  I was slightly worried that the app would just play a bunch of songs and videos causing him to simply tune out everything else and not learn anything. Boy, was I wrong. As you can see from the above screenshots, the songs are quite interactive. You can […]
June 22, 2016
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A Healthy Snack For Toddlers From Gerber

Every mom has been there. It’s too early for dinner, but your toddler is getting hungrier by the minute. You don’t want to give him something that will ruin his chances of eating dinner, but you have to find a snack that will keep him from climbing a tall building and swatting down airplanes. Gerber has created a new snack called Lil’ Beanies(TM) that provides a healthy snack for toddlers  and definitely fits the bill. We were at a friend’s house for a play date when they stopped chasing each other long enough to eat some lunch. Before the meal was actually ready, […]
June 17, 2016
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Growing Into Toddlerhood With Gerber

  Now that Ethan is a toddler, he has become more independent. Which also means he wants to exert control over every decision, including eating. Like most kids, he prefers the empty calories of sweets and bread, but I have found a way to fill in the gaps in his nutrition with Stage 3 Gerber Good Start Grow Toddler Drink.    
May 7, 2016

Learning to Enjoy Mother’s Day Again and Finding It’s All Worth It

Once upon a time, I had a mom. A wonderful mom who took care of my brother and I at all costs. We never had to worry about going hungry or to school naked. Then one day we found out she had a brain tumor and turned our world upside down. After 22 months of chemo, radiation, losing function of her right side, speaking but not making sense, and overall heartache, she left us for good. That was 7 years ago and every time Mother’s Day rolls around again, I find myself getting depressed. How am I supposed to celebrate […]
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