How To Survive Social Distancing With Kids

It's already been two months and things are just starting to reopen. We are one step closer to normal. But it will be a long time until things will truly go back to our regular way of life. With a new normal headed our way my family will continue social distancing as much as possible this summer. So how will we, as parents, stay sane while we continue social distancing with kids this season? Some of the major things we've all taken from these crazy times is to take things more slowly, value the essentials, and spend time with our…

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Outstanding Free Resources For Kids While Social Distancing

Right now we are all struggling to maintain new lifestyles of social distancing. With kids, it's a whole new ball game. We're all looking for resources and ideas for keeping the kids entertained while continuing their education from home. For us stay at home moms, it's not much different than our usual routines, but now we can't take the kids anywhere. We can't take them to the store for a free cookie while we grab our groceries, we can't take them to the park to meet their friends, and we definitely can't take them out to eat at a restaurant.…

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How To Teach The Fundamentals Of Time With Simple Calendar Download

Teaching the concept of time to a child is not an easy task. However, with a daily routine, this interactive kid's calendar is the right tool for any parent. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource Library. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free Resource Library Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Concept of Time I created this tool for my child when he started asking about his birthday. Every day he would ask "is it my birthday?" At first, it was funny,…

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70+ Fun Kids Activities You Need At Home Right Now

Parents are always running out of ideas for keeping their kids busy and entertained. Compiled below is a list of the best toys, games, and fun kids activities on Amazon for toddlers and preschoolers at home. For us stay-at-home moms, these are our everyday tools while staying sane. It's not easy to find time to do things like showering, cooking, or cleaning. But I've managed independent playtime with the best tools and now we're cycling through all of them as well as enjoying some outdoor fun, family activities, and some play-based learning. I hope this list helps you find a…

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How To Find Perspective Parenting A Strong-Willed Child

Sometimes dealing with the power struggles of a strong-willed child leaves us with that feeling that our child needs to be "fixed." But what we really need is to change our parenting perspective and find appropriate solutions to communicate with our strong-willed child. * This post includes Affiliate Links. What Is A Strong-Willed Child? A strong-willed child is often described as "difficult" or "stubborn." Some of the common characteristics include: Determined Passionate Persistent Spirited Constant desire to "be right" Desperately need to be "in charge" Questions everything Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in…

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Mom Stuff That Will Make Your Life With Two Under Two Easier

Women are pros at multitasking so, of course, we can handle two kids, but sometimes we need a little help. Being a mom of multiples, particularly two under two, is exhausting. That's why I've put together this awesome list of 'mom stuff' to make motherhood a little easier. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource Library. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free Resource Library Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. * This post includes Affiliate Links. For Mom Parenting two under two is no walk in the park.…

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9 Astoundingly Ignorant and Revisited Things Said to SAHMs

Moms get a lot of judgmental comments and unwanted advice and sometimes it gets really irritating. A stay at home mom is constantly being mom shamed for "getting to be home" or not working a job. And just as equally, working moms also get mom shamed for "leaving" or "not caring" about their kids. A lot of times the shaming comes from ignorance of others, of not actually knowing what it takes to have a family or manage their career as a woman in this modern-day world. Other times it comes from another parent with a very different perspective and…

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Why ‘Push Presents’ Are Insulting To First Time Moms

These days, people have made an excuse to celebrate any tiny occasion. With pregnancies, there are multiple different announcements, parties, and showers. Now the father is expected to get 'push presents' for the mother? A 'push present' or 'push gift' is a gift given to a new mother to make them feel special or rewarded for a 'job well done' giving birth. To some, a 'push present' is a fun excuse to give a gift. But to others, it's insulting to reward a mother for doing something as normal as, well, giving life. It can also be disrespectful to mothers…

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How To Encourage Communication Development In Your Young Child

Raising a little human is a tough task for any parent. We are responsible for teaching our children how to walk, talk, and be overall good human beings. A young child, as young as infancy, already begins to understand forms of communication, both verbal and non-verbal. There are several ways parents can encourage communication development in a young child. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource Library. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free Resource Library Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Two…

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Personalized Gift for Children with Hooray Heroes

I just did something for the kids and I'm so excited to share it with you. I ordered a personalized book on HoorayHeroes.com. It's a book with their names and personalized characters to look just like them full of beautifully written and illustrated stories. This is a gift we're going to treasure forever! This is a sponsored post by Hooray Heroes. All reviews and opinions expressed in this post are based on my personal view. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Making a Personalized Gift with Hooray Heroes Hooray Heroes offer personalized books for one child or two. Ranging between…

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17+ Powerful Guaranteed Roles Acquired as a SAHM

Parenting is likely the most difficult job out there. Parents, moms and dads alike, take on many powerful, and sometimes unexpected, roles in raising their children. A stay at home mom takes on so many roles and responsibilities between raising her children and being a homemaker.A lot of people think that stay at home moms and dads get to “stay home all day” and “have a lot of free time.” But they don’t realize that raising a child, on its own, is more than a full-time job and that stay at home parents usually take on the majority of the…

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How To Help Your Child Overcome Sudden Fear Of Water

A child's behavior is usually described as irrational, hence the random meltdowns, when battling internal struggles and developing fears. It is very common for young children, such as infants and toddlers, to develop a sudden and irrational fear of water. This article will help you determine the cause of this sudden fear of water and help your child overcome it. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. * This post includes Affiliate Links. A Child's Fear of Water When…

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How To Make A Baby Keepsake Your Child Will Treasure

We nurture our children inside the womb for nine months before getting to actually meet them. I remember the thrill and excitement of getting to see our baby for the first time via ultrasound. My husband and I came up with an idea for a baby keepsake that would go in our baby nursery and be a reminder of where our child came from. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. * This post includes Affiliate Links. A Picture…

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Finding The Best Gifts For Four Year Olds

This summer, my oldest baby turned four- cue the tears! Inspired by my kids and their favorite things, this is a list of best gifts for four year olds. As parents, we love to spoil our kids on their birthdays. Some of us like celebrating for a full week or month and some of us like giving them an awesome gift or experience we know they'll love.  I'm the type that does both or as much as possible. This year, we had three birthday celebrations between friends and family amongst the course of a week, each with a buttload of gifts-…

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15 Surprising Things Moms Actually Hate Hearing

Motherhood is an exciting experience. Nearby friends and strangers love to approach mothers and their children but moms hate hearing the same things. We all know that motherhood is both exhausting and amazing, which entices everyone around us to say something about it and make us uncomfortable. People love to give their opinions and unnecessary feedback at all times without realizing how often moms hate hearing it. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free Resource Library Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. * This post…

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The Truth About Tinkergarten, Our Favorite Mommy and Me Activity

We recently discovered Tinkergarten and have fallen in love. Tinkergarten is a program for educating children in the natural environment through outdoor play-based activities. Initially, I signed up for a free trial class with the kids and it was so much fun. It was wonderful being part of a tight-knit community, getting dirty and exploring nature with the well-designed activities.  So we signed up for Tinkergarten's summer session. At our first class, I started to realize how much we are benefiting as a family from this program. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource…

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Mom Sense- Heightened Senses Throughout Motherhood

I bet you've never heard of mom sense, in fact, it probably sounds like nonsense to you. A woman goes through a lot of changes when becoming a mom, heightened senses is part of that process.  You hear of heightened senses during pregnancy but you don't always hear about them during motherhood. It is definitely true to say that motherhood changes you in every possible way. You just probably didn't think it would involve your senses too. During pregnancy, the heightened sense of smell is the most common. In fact, it is a major cause of nausea during the first trimester.…

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Best Potty Training Tips: A Guide For Parents of Toddlers

Potty training is a huge milestone for both parent and child. But how do you know if your child is ready and what are the best ways to go about it? Each child and situation is different so its important to be informed. Next, you'll need time and patience. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Less diapering, but is your child ready? Determining readiness can be a little tricky. Some children may notify you when they need a diaper change. Some may show interest in using a potty or a toilet. And often, there are cases when potty training takes…

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How to Teach Valuable Manners to Your Toddlers

Manners take a lifetime of learning because there are always more ways to apply them. That's why it's important to teach manners to children while they're young, as toddlers, so that they can develop them with time. When To Teach Manners to Toddlers The best time to start teaching manners is within the toddler stage. At this stage, children can follow simple directions and are more eager to please adults. It is also the time when they develop habits and patterns, and you'll want them to pick up on good ones.The toddler stage is when children begin to understand the…

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DIY Days of the Week Wooden Peg People

I don't know about you but I absolutely love these little DIY wooden peg people. I started making them for my 22-month-old a few months ago and I just can't stop making them :)Wooden toys can get a little expensive so why not making them yourself? If your child is old enough, you can even make them together and it'll be an amazing rainy day activity.They are super easy to do and you don't need a lot of supplies. I am certain that you might already have some of these at home. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Hey everyone,…

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How to Have a Cheap Staycation

Many families invest a great deal of time and money planning their vacation, only to come home with memories dominated by dirty hotels and lost luggage. On the other hand, your hometown has restaurants, museums, and activities you never have time to explore on the weekends when life gets in the way. With the same amount of planning and half the budget, your family can enjoy a staycation at home. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Hey everyone, I've got a treat for you! This wonderful article was written by my friend Tamikia from BehindTheMomBun.com especially for you. Leave us…

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50 Easy and Creative Pool Noodle Activities for Toddlers You Need to Try

Living in the 21st century, pool noodles are no longer as exciting for their intended use. People have gotten more creative with this amazing invention, particularly when coming up with pool noodle activities for toddlers. There are tons of creative ideas for pool noodles nowadays. They're so affordable and easy to find in the summer, only $1 at the dollar store or in bulk online. When cut into smaller strips, the opportunities for their use become endless. With one main tool, the pool noodle, we can have loads of fun with exciting and educational toddler activities. In this post, I've included…

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21 Cleaning Tips And Tricks For Moms + Free Checklist Printable

Some people really enjoy cleaning but most of us dread it because of the amount of work it takes to manage our households. Even though sometimes it feels like we never have enough space, sometimes I'm overwhelmed by the amount of bathrooms and square footage in my home just because I have to maintain it all. Every mom needs a set of tricks up their sleeves, these are my best cleaning tips for moms.  Motherhood overwhelm As a stay at home mom, I'm overwhelmed with all my duties. Sure, I'm home but I'm not lounging on the couch watching TV all…

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Momxiety- Mom Anxiety As a Mom of Multiples

I'm a mom of multiples, well only two kids, and it definitely takes a toll on me because of my mom anxiety.A couple of years ago, when our daughter was born, I became a mom of two under two and everything changed. My desire to plan everything in advance, step-by-step, drove me insane because I had to figure out how to balance my new life with two small children.When I became a mom, I became anxious and paranoid and tried to have control over every possible situation. Having only two hands really stressed me out. This struggle is what I like…

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Struggling To Begin The Preschool Research Process

With my son turning four this year he becomes eligible for a free program called VPK, or Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten. I’ve been resisting the idea for months. Recently, I've come to the realization that I need to accept that my kid needs to go to school and I cannot delay it any longer. It's time for me to start the preschool research process. * This post includes Affiliate Links. Deciding Whether To Send Our Kid to Preschool My husband and I have always been in agreement that we didn’t want to put our kids in daycare or preschool. We wanted our kids…

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Practical Toddler “Chores” That Encourage Independence

As a stay-at-home-mom, I'm responsible for maintaining our home while taking care of our children. People don't realize that just these two tasks are full-time jobs. But I've learned that sometimes there's a way to implement doing house chores with your toddler or preschooler.  * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get direct access to download freebies all at once in the Free Resource Library. Email First Name Free Resource Library Free Resource Library Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. Children Mimic Everything - Even Cleaning I often feel guilty when my kid asks me to…

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19 Fantastic Must Have Items For Your Baby Registry

Shopping for baby and toddler stuff can get really tricky and expensive. With new products out in the market, there's a lot of trial and error for determining which ones are half decent or really worth having. Take my word for it, I've been through my fair share of shitty products, but these are all worth having on your baby registry to ease your life as a parent. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my freebies all at once. EmailFirst NameFree Resource Library Free Resource Library   Your information will be kept safe and spam-free. This post includes Affiliate Links. Where…

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Being A Mom Is Remarkably Like Getting My Degree

People go to college to gain knowledge on different fields of study in attempt to get them into a career path. Unfortunately there ares no degrees for parenthood or being a mom.But that’s not to say that a college education doesn’t prepare you for life lessons. Architecture School definitely played a major hand in preparing me for motherhood. It even gave me some really cool skills I couldn’t possibly have had without my degree.Disclosure: All of what you are reading here is mostly completely and totally true. 😝 * This post includes Affiliate Links. Free Resource Library Get access to download all my…

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How to Plan a Fantastic Baby Shower

Throwing a Baby Shower can be really fun. It's a great way to celebrate the new mom or new parents as they go through a new journey and welcome a new baby into their lives.Traditionally, the mother has no involvement in planning a baby shower, it is usually a best friend or close relative who plans it for her as a surprise. But these days, most moms-to-be want to be involved in the planning in some aspect. And these days a lot of baby showers are co-ed as well.Rather than having someone throw me a shower, I was in charge…

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Where’d The PACI Go?

Sometimes when it's quiet and I feel a bit of boredom I grab my phone and browse through my most recent pictures. I do this for many reasons, mainly to absorb these moments but also to remind me of my blessings- my beautiful family. The other day I stumbled upon a picture I posted on Instagram a few months back, of my daughter playing peekaboo with her pacifier on her face. I decided to repost it and got carried away writing a caption that turned into the story behind her bond with that pacifier.This isn't your average pacifier addiction story,…

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Valentine’s Day with Kids + Printables

Our Valentine's Week so far So far we've had plenty of Valentine's Day fun.Last week we attended a cute little Tot Time in our area where there was an open play full of toys and costumes as well as a little crafting area. My kids loved the simple craft of using stamps and putting foam stickers on paper. We had a lovely and calm morning.Over the weekend we spent quality time as a family. My husband captured some great moments on our camera of me baking with the kids. We made some yummy heart cookies. I had my son help me…

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Easy Way To DIY A Quality Chalkboard Your Kids Will Love

Kids love playing with chalk outside, but did you know you can diy your very own chalkboard wall? They're perfect for any playroom, bedroom, or nursery design.Chalkboards are so versatile that they make awesome room decor as well, it's up to you how you paint the wall or draw on the chalkboard. But chalkboards aren't just for walls, there are a lot of ways to do a DIY chalkboard project and it can be fairly easy.  * This post includes Affiliate Links. Chalk Surface There are many cool ways to have a chalk surface for both kids and adults to enjoy.…

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8 Things I Swore I Wouldn’t Do As a Parent

Within three months of dating, my husband and I would have talks about having kids. We had goals of having our children before hitting our thirties so that we could still feel youthful by the time they would graduate from high school. It's a goal that most people set but later find more complicated due to schooling, career paths, having the right partner, and especially "being ready". My husband and I were lucky enough to have found each other at a young age and having kids just after college so we've achieved this goal twice so far, maybe even a third by…

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Toddler Development & Gift Guide for a 2 Year Old

Turning 2 is such a big deal, for both parents and children. From 18 months to 24 months our kids develop so much and for the next year there will be so much more change as they become independent little two-nagers and three-nagers. If you've met one you'll know why they're coined teenagers. This gift guide will help you find appropriate gift ideas for any 2 year old based on their developmental growth. * This post includes Affiliate Links. The 2 Year Old Gift Guide Categories My little girl just turned 2 and I'm seeing her grow so much in…

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Kid-Approved Hidden Veggie Meatloaf or Meatballs Recipe

One of the biggest issues for feeding children is usually getting them to eat their vegetables. When kids refuse to eat their veggies, parents have to pull out their superpowers and come up with a good hidden veggie recipe. With two toddlers in need of well-balanced meals, I came up with the idea for a hidden veggie meatloaf recipe.Since having kids I want to make sure I'm feeding them right but I don't always have the time or energy to cook. This recipe is simple enough to prepare, cook in the oven, and freeze for another day. * This post includes…

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Potty Training Struggles and Tips + Free Printable

Potty Training a child is a huge milestone but it is also a huge hurdle. This article covers all things Potty Training, including common struggles, our long journey with my son, and some of my best tips and lessons learned.You're welcome to scroll down to the bottom for the recap and additional tips. Make sure you subscribe to get the Potty Charts in the Downloads section. The Potty Training Hurdle Potty Training a child is a huge milestone but it is also a huge hurdle. Here you'll learn about common potty training struggles, tips on determining readiness, methods of potty…

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