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Top Tips to Keep Baby Cool and Safe This Summer

Saturday, July 4th, 2015 by from Tales from the Crib

This week, we are welcoming summer with 90-degree temperatures in the D.C. metro area. With hot temperatures, I begin to worry if my little ones are cool enough, have enough sunscreen on, and are staying hydrated. Since a baby's temperature-regulating systems are not fully developed, they sweat less than adults. When the summer temperatures ...

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6 Household Chores Your Toddler Can Help With

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by from ABC, 123

When you think about the word 'toddler', it probably conjures up images of a messy house with toys all over the floor, loud screaming cries, and having to go through all the hoops to make a correct dinner.

There's no doubt having a child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old can be a real challenge, but it's also a time where a ...

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Dinosaur Family Movie Night

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by from The Family Channel

Did someone say dinosaurs? Perhaps your child has been seeing Jurassic World posters everywhere, and has been asking about seeing a dinosaur movie. Or perhaps your child is just a dino-fanatic. Either way, we've got you covered with some great ideas about how to create a great dinosaur movie viewing experience at home with crafts, treats, and ...

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People Who Must Be Stopped: Summer Edition

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by from My Mom is Awesome

Earlier this year, I started a new series on my personal blog called People Who Must Be Stopped. You can read the air travel edition and the mom edition on my blog if you want.

But, to give you a little background, I came up with it while being fondled by some stranger's naked toes on the airplane. That horrendous experience inspired me, ...

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4 Things I Wish I Had Known About Being Pregnant In the Summer

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Ah, summer.

That mystical time of late nights, ice cream runs, and endless swimming.

And if you're pregnant, it can be more like that miserable time of late nights because insomnia, ice cream runs because cravings, and endless swimming because that's the only way you can feel remotely comfortable.

Trust me, I feel you. I've ...

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An Empty Car Seat Where My Daughter Should Have Been Sitting – And What It Taught Me

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by from Mom, Myself, & I

I heard a thud before the crying began. Adrenaline immediately starting pumping through my veins. I looked in my rear-view mirror desperately trying to figure out what was going on. I nearly drove my car into a ditch when I saw it - an empty car seat where my daughter should have been sitting! It took me a few seconds to figure out what had ...

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I’m Proud of My “Mom Bod”

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

A few days ago, while I was hanging out with my 20-year-old sister (who, for the record, looks like an extremely fit version of a Victoria's Secret model and also has never had children), I noticed she was reading an article that has been making the rounds lately. 

You've probably seen it by now, the mom-of-four who "bravely" showed off ...

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4 Ways to Survive a Road Trip with Your Toddler

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by from ABC, 123

Vacations are so much fun during the summer and if you're planning a road trip, they can be the most fun. Packing up the car and going for a long drive - taking in the scenes as you go, is a popular vacation, but when you have a toddler in tow, it's not quite the same.

If you've got a road trip planned this summer and you're taking your ...

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Let’s Get Physical! Understanding Roughhousing

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

"Get me with that big pillow, Mommy!" Out of context, this frequent request from my preschooler might paint the picture of the permissive mommy. You know the kind -- the one who doesn't set limits and lets her children play in an aggressive manner. That wouldn't be an accurate description of the situation, though. You see, pillow fights are ...

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When Your Little One Says “I Quit,” What Do You Do?

Monday, June 29th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

I once worked with a little boy who could talk himself out of almost anything. It wasn’t so much that he was full of negative energy, but at age six he was sure that every failed effort at every little thing was indicative of his ability to do that thing, so he didn’t want to try more than once.

He was a quitter.

As it turned ...

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