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car seat safety mistakes

From that first nail-biting ride home from the hospital, it's easy to see why keeping your little one safe in the car should be a priority. Auto accidents are a leading cause of death in children and as a parent it's easy to say you'll do anything in your power to protect them. But there are so many details to consider that it can seem overwhelming.

This week marks Child Passenger Safety Week, so we're looking at some of the mistakes parents make regarding car seat usage, so we can ...

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5 easy meals for new moms

The first few weeks after your baby is born are a blur of midnight feedings, continuous rocking, and monotonous diaper changing, all while wearing the same pair of yoga pants and quite possibly with at least one breast hanging out of your nursing top (because you forgot to put it back -- yes, that's a real thing.)

In taking care of a brand new life, a new mom will often neglect to take care of the person who brought that life into the world: herself. I remember going hours without ...

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For a long time, I have struggled with trying to decide if my "mommy blog" is harmful or helpful in my role as a mother. 

On one hand, my blog has been an incredible gift; it has led me to make connections that have allowed me to work from home, it has helped me find inspiring women that I aspire to be like when I "grow up," and it has helped me have some amazing opportunities for my family. (Free diapers, anyone?)

But on the other hand, there are a lot of unanswered questions ...

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Crawling is one of those milestones in a baby's life that opens up a completely new world for them. First time parents may hope their baby starts moving - like it's a sign of super smarts in their child - but I felt a little differently.

Parents who have older children know that once that baby starts moving on his own, it also opens a whole new world of troubles. Your baby is all about exploring and gets into everything! You have to watch what is on the floor, any hazards that may be ...

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One of the most important things I’ve learned in my decade or so of mothering is that the best advice comes from the mom next door. She’s the one who’s been there, who gets it, and who isn’t afraid to tell you how it is. I asked ten veteran moms to share their best, hard-earned advice. You’re going to love what they have to say and I bet you so weren’t expecting #8! ...

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 We've all heard of the middle-child syndrome, right? You know, the one where the kid who was unfortunate enough to be born right in the middle of the sibling lineup has the most difficult life out of anyone in the family?

Well, "Second-Baby Syndrome" is somewhat similar to that, and it's disconcerting enough for one mom that she decided to put her ideas down and express her worry about how the babies that are second in line get the short end of the stick (and sometimes not even a ...

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You could say I have a (healthy) obsession with baby names, because even though the chances of us having another child are super slim, I still love thinking about the perfect names.

If you're planning to expand your family, are in the process of it, or are like me and just love names, there are a lot of considerations to be made when choosing the perfect name. For me, I don't care much for names that can be shortened--nicknames aren't my thing. Not everyone is me, though, and some of ...

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organize grocery list

Grocery shopping is a necessary chore that every family needs to do. But if you take the time to get yourself organized before you head out to the store, you'll save yourself time on this weekly errand and you'll save money too because you will only buy exactly what you need! In this post I am going to share with you my favorite tips on how to organize grocery shopping- as well as a free printable grocery list that you can download!

Tip #1: Use An Organized Shopping List

I print ...

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royally inspired names

Get royally excited -- there's another little prince or princess on the way!

Early last week, Prince William and Princess Catherine announced they are expecting their second baby. The new royal baby, who will join 18-month old Prince George, will be fourth in line for the throne (knocking poor Prince Harry to fifth!)

Princess Kate is believed to be about three months along. The announcement came as a necessity of sorts; Princess Kate is experiencing the same acute morning ...

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My daughter wants nothing to do with sleepovers. She likes her routine. She likes her bed. And she likes the overflowing pile of stuffed animals that line the foot of her bed. Truth be told, she likes predictability. In her own room, with her own stuff, with her brother in the next room, and with parents down the hall, she feels safe. She's just not ready to venture out of that comfort zone just yet, and I support her 100%.

A lot of her friends, however, are into sleepovers. ...

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