Grove Collaborative Review – Products For Your Green & Natural Home

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you if you purchase after clicking my link. All opinions are my own. I have a weakness for home products. I will admit that I’m always on a quest to find the best products for my family–products that are easy on the wallet, easy on the earth, and …

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How To Deal With Toddler Tantrums – Strategies That Actually Work

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. If you’re here, chances are you want to learn new ways for how to deal with toddler tantrums because what you have been doing so far hasn’t been working. I have dealt with my fair share …

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Stay At Home Mom Vs Working Mom – How To Decide What’s Best For Your Family

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.” – Jessica Lange I love that quote because it is so true, and unfortunately when it comes to the stay at home mom vs working mom debate, the word “selfish” gets thrown around WAY. TOO. MUCH. Sometimes the accusation of selfishness comes from others, but sometimes it’s our own feelings and “mom guilt” that bog us down. I have …

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Are Cloth Diapers Really Better For The Environment? A Rebuttal To The Naysayers

Vox issued an article yesterday titled, “Are Cloth Diapers Any Better for the Environment, Your Wallet, or Your Baby?” It’s a lengthy article, but the premise is that cloth diapers aren’t all that much better for anyone or anything and it’s all about how parents want to portray themselves. *facepalm* Oh, give me a break. Feeling Pressure The author went into a long story about …

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KiwiCo Tadpole Crate Review – Age Appropriate Projects to Boost Creativity

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. All opinions are my own and this product was purchased with my own money. When I took the plunge to go part-time at work to be with my kids more, I was honestly a little nervous …

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Gardening Activities For Toddlers & Preschoolers

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. All opinions are my own. Spring is here, and it’s almost time to get your garden ready! Actually, some of you might have already started, but here in Minnesota, we don’t typically get the chance to …

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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 …