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How To Limit Screen Time For Kids – Our Story

My oldest son is turning 5 in two days–it feels like yesterday he was just learning to walk and getting into mischief for the first time–I can’t believe how time has flown. As they say, the days are long but the years are short. That’s never felt truer to me. My oldest has asthma, and he really first started getting exposed to the iPad around …

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The 5 S’s For Soothing – Calming Your Inconsolable Newborn

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Back when I was pregnant with my first child, I was reading and researching everything I could about parenthood. I was young (23) and newly married–having a baby so soon was not what I expected. Needless …

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Eco-Friendly Easter Basket Ideas

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Many families enjoy celebrating the Easter holiday and/or beginning of spring with an Easter basket. The timing of Easter with the beginning of the season of new life is beautifully symbolic. Personally, I have always focused …

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Preparing For A Baby Checklist – Be Ready For Your New Addition

Are you getting ready to give birth to your first child? Or maybe you’re adopting or fostering a baby. Either way, you are probably wondering what it is you really need. This Preparing for a Baby Checklist will help you to make sure you have your most important bases covered. There is something so magical about preparing for your baby–something so surreal about the idea …

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Organic Cloth Diapers – Options for Every Budget

This post contains affiliate links which means I may make a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. Are you wondering about the difference between organic cloth diapers and regular ones? There are a lot of reasons to choose organic cloth diapers, but it all boils down to this: Organically grown cotton is significantly …

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The Best Way To Clean Fruits And Vegetables – Staying Healthy With Increasing E. Coli Concerns

We are seeing more and more in the news about rising E.Coli outbreaks, especially among romaine lettuce. Eating leafy greens is important for our health, but many people are becoming wary because sometimes it feels the risk isn’t worth it. Combine the outbreaks with news of the FDA doing limited food inspections during the government shut down (which has thankfully been resolved for now), and …

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The Best Cloth Diapers Series – Top 5 For The Crunchy Family

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase after clicking one of my links. This is post number three in The Best Cloth Diapers series. Check out the other posts in the series: Top 5 for the Budget-Conscious Top 5 for Those That Need Low-Maintenance Top 5 for the Eco-Friendly …

How To Make Your Own Cloth Wipes Solution – Easy, Cheap, & Soothing

Cloth wipes are something that took me a long time to get on board with. When I was pregnant with my first child, I read all about cloth wipes, but I decided that I would just start by using cloth diapers with disposable wipes and see if I had any interest in it later. I was somewhat overwhelmed by it all, and I figured I …