Debunking Bedwetting Myths

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Debunking Bedwetting Myths This post is sponsored by GoodNites® Brand. All opinions are my own. Bedwetting – or nighttime wetting –is a very stressful issue for many children and parents during the preschool years and often beyond. When I was little, I can remember middle of the night tears, pajama changes, sheet changes, added laundry, and the ...

The strength of a mom- Thank you, Mom : Strong Video

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Mom. A word that means so much to so many. But it’s got one of the shorter definitions in the dictionary: female parent. As if that can sufficiently describe what a mom is. But a mom is so much more. For most of us, mom is strong.  Strength.  How else could we have arrived to this ...

Important Things to Know about Being a Parent

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This post has been sponsored by Baby Orajel™, however all opinions are my own I don't want to brag or anything, but- I was, quite frankly, the best mom EVER.  For a really long time.  Almost 31 years, in fact, give or take the few I was too young to understand what having a kid meant. ...

Laundry Pac Safety Tips and Reminders

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Laundry Pod Safety Tips and Reminders Laundry pacs are one of my favorite innovations. I loved them from the moment I knew of them, bought some, and made some big time safety mistakes almost immediately. I put my kids at risk without thinking nor realizing what I was doing. Lucky for me and my kids, I ...

The Importance of Play for Kids

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The Importance of Play for Kids  Kids play.  That's how they learn. Even the biggest supporters of early schooling are realizing that kids learn through play. It's their job.  It's how they figure out the world, and all of the things in it.  Kids NEED play.  It's so important for their development! This post is brought ...

Parent confessions of the yucky kind. Sick just got real.

Parental confessions- sick just got real - This Mama Loves

As a mom of 3 kids close together in age, I've seen some really gross stuff. Let's face it, babies who spit up, drool, and use diapers that may or may not leak at the most inopportune times, can be gross.  That's just before they get mobile.  Then they start putting things in their mouths ...

Letting tweens express themselves

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This is a sponsored post about letting tweens express themselves written by me on behalf of DOLE Fruitocracy. Having a tween is a lot of fun. It can also be stressful.  It's also the time when kids really want to start expressing themselves in a lot of new ways, and maybe as parents we aren't ...

Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our family

Why we chose a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine for our Family- This Mama Loves

When we were expecting our first child, choosing a pediatrician was super simple. I was managing a psychology practice one floor above a really amazing pediatrics practice in the town we lived. It was ridiculously easy. One item on the "parents-to-be checklist" was knocked off quickly.  This post about why we chose a Doctor of ...

Easy Valentine Lunch Ideas {with a sweet surprise}

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Compensation for this easy Valentine lunch ideas post was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  Doing fun things for holidays doesn't have to be a big thing. It doesn't have to be expensive.  It doesn't really have ...

The best games for Family Game Night

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Friday nights in our house are Family Game Night (sometimes, Family Movie Night too- depends on how late dinner goes and how much fun we're having with games). Today's family schedules are hectic.  People work later than ever before, kids activities go later and later, and honestly, it's really easy to let together time fall ...