This is most definitely how to bathe a baby.

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Oh, how I miss the newborn days.  Except for baths.  Well, I loved bathing my kids. I just hated hearing them scream.  Until each of them was about 3-4 months, they screamed nonstop through every bath. Jenni just shared the link to this video on YouTube with me, and I'm understanding that I was doing ...

Pampers Bundles of Joy at Walmart #PampersJoy

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Attention parents of diaper-aged kids and expectant parents (and maybe anyone who may be buying diapers as a gift?) Pampers Bundle of Joy is offering a great deal on Walmart.com for three days only-February 2-5.  Beginning today, February 2nd, shoppers receive one free Gillette® Venus® ProSkinTM razor and one free Gillette Fusion® razor with any ...

Little Passports Encourage Curiosity and Travel (Giveaway)

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One of my 7 year old 's favorite gifts this Christmas was the subscription she received to Little Passports USA Edition. I knew she'd like it, but I honestly believe it has been her favorite gift. She's been talking about it nonstop. All of the components of the introductory kit, called the Discovery Kit, plus ...

How to make a Faith Kit

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A few weeks ago during the children's message at church, the kids each received a Faith Kit.  I'd actually never seen these before but I think they are a cute idea- and my kids seem to have really made some connections and have an understanding of the different components, so I thought I'd share with ...

Happy Birthday Clifford the Big Red Dog! (Prize Pack Giveaway 5 winners)

Clifford the Big Red Dog Happy Birthday Prize Pack

Scholastic is still celebrating the 50th Birthday of Clifford the Big Red Dog and they are throwing him the BIGGEST birthday EVER!  Join the celebration and enter for your chance to win a CLIFFORD 50th anniversary prize pack that includes a plush toy, DVD, books, games, coupons and a free download card for the new Clifford ...

Planning for what lies ahead- Long Term Care

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There are topics that are anything but pleasant to discuss with your loved ones.  It's not easy, nor comfortable, nor fun to discuss the "down the road" possibilities.  I'm grateful to my parents for having these conversations about long term care, and communicating their wishes to me and explaining to us WHY these  things are ...

5 (ok 6) Non Violent and/or Educational Video Games for Kids

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I am not a fan of violent video games.  My husband does play some, but he does so when our children are in bed for the night and he just wants to chill for a while.  Me, I'll take a cute  game any time, or a word game.  But never violence. I'm especially not a ...

Stay up to date with Recalls Plus

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I am willing to wager a bet that most of you, like me, have bought presents- toys, specifically,  to give to children this holiday season. But what a lot of us don't stop to think about is safety- or possible recall. I know that I truly didn't even think about recalls when purchasing gifts until ...

Want to Stop Smoking? Check out BluePrint to Quit!

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For those who don't know, we lost my mom to COPD and Emphysema on July 25, 2009. She died 13 days before my youngest was born, my little one, who was named for her grama, and won't ever know.  She just wasn't ever able to quit smoking. There aren't enough words to express the grief ...