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The Importance of Co-Sleeping and What it REALLY Means
2016-10-24
The Importance of Co-Sleeping and What it REALLY Means
  The Importance of Co-Sleeping and What it REALLY Means Your little one spends nine months inside of you and then suddenly is introduced to this big, scary world. She listens to your heartbeat and your voice, feeling everything you feel. After arriving earth side, she craves the comfort and warmth of her sweet mommy—you! For this reason, co-sleeping is so very important. First, let’s clearly define what we mean by co-sleeping in this post. We don’t mean sleeping in the same bed, as that is not safe for your baby according to safe sleep guidelines. It may seem tempting to fall asleep with your baby in your arms, but it really isn’t. The risk of suffocation is increased significantly...

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The Rule of Ten
2016-10-20
The Rule of Ten
The Rule of Ten Life can become so overwhelming sometimes in that we have so much to do and don’t even know where to begin. It may be that chores are piling up and you find yourself bringing tasks home from work. When you find yourself stuck, try to think of your time in the short-term instead of becoming overwhelmed by everything you have on your plate. Commit to taking on life in ten-minute increments when you get overwhelmed. Ten minutes may not seem like a lot, but when you really commit to focusing for that period of time, you’ll be surprised what you can accomplish. The wonderful thing is, you can apply “the ten minute rule” to so many...

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Making the Transition to a Toddler Bed
2016-10-17
Making the Transition to a Toddler Bed
Photo: @littlewoodhaus Making the Transition to a Toddler Bed Wondering when and how to transition your little one into a toddler bed? For each family and each child it is different. There’s no right or wrong answer, but we’ve got some “food for thought” that may help you make the decision. First, think about your child’s current sleep patterns and routine: Does your little one go to sleep easily on his own? Is your little one consistently sleeping through the night without waking up? Does your little one try to climb out of his crib? If the answers to these questions are ‘no’ then you should probably wait to begin the transition to a toddler bed. You want to ensure...

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Fun Fall Crafts
2016-10-13
Fun Fall Crafts
Photo: @craftylittlegnomeblog Fun Fall Crafts We’re entering the holiday season, and perhaps one of our favorite traditions is the fun crafts that come along with fall and winter. As the weather cools down, you may be spending more time indoors. Take some time with your kiddos to get creative and make memories together. Apple Stamps – Cut a couple of apples in half. One half is for snacking and the other half is a stamp! Paint the inside of the apple orange and stamp pumpkins onto paper. After they dry, add stems and fun faces. You can also draw tree trunks and use red, orange and yellow paint to stamp leaves. Juice Carton Ghost House – Clean an empty half-gallon...

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A Father’s Important Role
2016-10-10
A Father’s Important Role
A Father’s Important Role Since women carry babies for nine months, give birth and are credited for a large portion of the early parenting role, a mother’s role is in the spotlight much more than a father’s. As moms, it is important for us to recognize how vital dads are in our kids’ lives. So, let’s take a moment to put the spotlight on dads. Fathers provide balance. While both parents can essentially “do” all of the same things, moms and dads naturally balance one another out—and we’re not just talking about traditional gender roles. We are naturally attracted to people who balance us out in life, and this applies to parenthood too. It may be that one parent is more...

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