Family Blogs

The Life Cycle of a Lovie Is Short

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by from The Family Channel

These are my daughter's Pinkies. She goes to bed with all of them every single night, and we have to have all of them. They're sisters, so they can’t be separated. It started as a stuffed puppy collection, actually, and I think Spot was the first one she accumulated.

From Spot, we added Brownie (a generic, brown dog), and then Oliver ...

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4 Ways To Tackle Your Clutter In A New Way

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 by from Mom, Myself, & I

Create a life you love! June Saruwatari, author of Behind The Clutter: Truth.Love.Meaning.Purpose., believes these four simple words will help you let go of clutter permanently and transform the way you see your life, spaces, home, and stuff.

Truth. The truth goes deep. What is the truth of that one item? Truthfully, when was the last ...

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10 Positive Phrases You Should Say to Your Child

Monday, July 6th, 2015 by from Baby Steps

Parents say a lot of things to their kids. We chit chat, we ask questions, we make jokes, and we try to sneak in a few life lessons here and there ... but we never do know what will stick until it comes back to us at a later date.

A few months ago my daughter and I took a walk through the park, as we like to do when we can steal some ...

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OTC Birth Control: Are We Putting Women at Risk for Convenience?

Monday, July 6th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Birth control is a hotly contested issue in America. 

For some, it's a no-brainer right that all women should have access to. Period. For others, it's a gray area that some feel they should not have to be a part of, as it goes against religious beliefs. And for even others, it's a medicine that comes with risks and side effects and ...

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How to Prepare Your Child For a New Sibling

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by from Blog from the Belly

Preparing for a new baby when you already have a child is a very different experience from being a first time mom. In the midst taking care of your other child(ren), attending OB appointments, and preparing the nursery, it's easy to overlook how your child(ren) may be feeling about the arrival of a sibling. With that in mind, I put together ...

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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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