5 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Preschool

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This post brought to you by Creme De La Creme. All opinions are 100% mine. Allowing your child to get a head start in preschool has many benefits. Preschool doesn't  just prepare your child for kindergarten 1. Nearly 80 percent of brain development occurs before age five. Choosing a high-quality preschool program will give you the head ...

Sponsored Video: Baby’s First Christmas

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Christmas is one of my favorite times of year. I can't even explain it. The magic of it all almost overwhelms me. Seeing it through the eyes of children just makes my heart sing. And part of that magic for me is how much kindness and goodwill there is in everyday life. If only it ...

Rice Krispies wants to know what’s hard for your kids to digest #HardtoDigest

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What's hard for your kids to digest?  Around here, the things that are hard for my kids to digest, in no particular order: This is a sponsored post, opinions are my own. 1. Film cameras.  Blank stares when we showed them. 2. The concept that no, mommy was not around the week God created the earth. 3. Wearing underpants EVERY ...

Join us for the #FPOverjoyed Twitter Party! #Win Prizes including a CRIB

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I will be compensated for hosting the #FPOverjoyed Twitter party. Opinions are my own. Join us on Sunday, October 20th from 8-9pm EST for the #FPOverjoyed Twitter party! We'll be talking about the obstacles that new moms face when baby finally comes home and how to get through that important first year. We'll also be giving away ...

Girls Unstoppable Event 10/5: Don’t miss it!

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When I was a little girl, I had so much confidence.  Somewhere along the line, I lost it.  For far too long.  Really, it's sad I lost it at all.  So many girls do.  I look at my kids- all three of them, so FULL of confidence in their ability to learn, master and succeed ...

How to install stair gates

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This is a guest post from Ryan, dad of 2 and owner of Safe Nest Babyproofing Atlanta.  He's written this article about how to install stair gates for my readers. One of the most common questions I get as a professional babyproofer is about how to install stair gates. Once the excitement of a child starting ...

Bonding through Babywearing and How it Saved Me #FreedomTogether

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Before I had kids, I'm not sure I really understood what babywearing was, or what it meant.  I absolutely did not understand the benefits of babywearing. With my oldest, she was so mobile so early, she rarely wanted to be carried after about 5 months.  As my second baby came along, I learned very quickly ...

Six Quick Weekend Getaways (Sans Kids)

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I have to preface this post by admitting that my husband and I have been married almost 10 years (next week) and we've never been away just the 2 of us.  We've never actually been away from our kids for a night.  No weekend getaways for us (yet)It's kind of sad, really. Not that we ...

12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning

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12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning  Um, I need more than 12. I need like...eleventy billion tricks. I do. We got into this nice routine, the kids and I, this summer.  As they woke up, one by one they'd climb into our bed and snuggle up to watch some tv with mommy.  They loved it, ...

And with the blink of an eye, summer is gone #CherishedChildhood

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It's over.  Summer, that is.  We did something new this summer, the kids and I, and had a blast.  We laughed, we played, we swam (a ton) and learned a lot.  We made new friends, visited with old, and have so many new memories. Memories that I will cherish - and hopefully, my kids will ...