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  • The One Thing that Can Derail Your Child’s Potty Training You Didn’t Expect

    Weeks without an accident. Willing to use public toilets without issue. We were on a roll with this potty training. And then it happened. The one thing I never saw coming that derailed my son’s potty training. THE AUTO FLUSH TOILET. Here we were sitting on the toilet doing our thing (me holding my son) […]

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  • He Just Plays with Trucks: Encouraging Variety in Your Toddler’s Play

    My two year old son plays with trucks every day.  He loves it. They go bye bye to eat dinner or have a snack together. They line up. They go ‘down the road’ (pillow or side of arm chair).  He’s getting creative with them. I’d ask if he wanted to play piano, music, blocks, read. […]

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  • Staying Sane at Home with a Toddler

    I tried to do a variety of activities with my son: blocks, cars, coloring, reading, red light, green light, etc. Still seven hours seemed so long when each activity lasted ten minutes or so.  I scoured the internet for ideas.  I wondered what stay at home moms did. The most common suggestion was to get […]

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  • 4 Ways My Son Helped me Grow as a Mom

    Time My son helped me appreciate it. He helped me manage it better and forced me to get even more organized. I realized things had to change when my thoughts kept zeroing in on all the things I hadn’t finished or needed to get done.  I was eagerly awaiting nap time and finding the hours […]

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  • Best Pregnancy Workout Sites

    fitness pregnant websites

    I wanted to stay active while pregnant but I wanted some help and inspiration along the way.  Here are my favorites websites I visited while pregnant. Being Informed about Exercise During Pregnancy Not sure what you can and can’t do? Want to know the benefits of exercise while being pregnant? Be Fit Mom has great […]

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  • Making the Holidays More Meaningful

    I was fine, content with what I had, but then I created my wish list for my family and felt a nagging feeling of greed grip me. Now suddenly I was thinking that would be nice…and oh that would be great. Ideas of things to add to my life tumbled into my mind. Wait. I […]

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  • What to do when kids are bored…

    what to do when kids are bored

    Summer’s almost over and your kids might be going a bit stir crazy. I hate being bored and as an only child I often had to find my own source of entertainment which was usually computer games or reading in the winter and biking or walking in the woods in the summer.  So I can […]

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  • Best websites specifically for baby play

    activities for babies

    Now my favorite blogs for kids play also happen to be for baby play.  These sites put together a plethora of activities by category with pictures and descriptions.  So now you have links to activities specifically for babies. Lemon Lime Adventures Kids Activities Blog The Imagination Tree Fun at Home with the Kids These are […]

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  • Best blogs for kids activities part 2

    best kids blogs

    Why stop at the ultimate blog when there are other wonderful blogs out there too for kids activities? These blogs have multiple posts I enjoyed.  I like one stop internet shopping for information because otherwise I’m a bookmark hog: one website for this activity and another for that one fills up my favorites folder quite […]