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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Potty Training Struggles and Tips + Free Printable

Potty Training a child is a huge milestone but it is also a huge hurdle.  Potty training my first child has always terrified me. I put it off because I had a feeling it would be really tricky with my stubborn boy. We went through a lot of struggles through our potty training process but I managed to pick up some good tips and tricks. I even made several homemade potty charts to try to motivate my boy. In this post I'll cover topics like: Determining potty training readiness Potty training boys versus girls Beginning to potty train The poop struggle Potty…

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Nursing/BF Essentials

If you plan on breastfeeding your milk supply will be with you at all times, however, you'll need a few extra things to make things a little more comfortable for you and baby.For starters you'll need accessible clothing, like nursing bras and tops or dresses that make your breasts easily accessible. Secondly, you will need a breast pump, bottles, and a milk storage system. Thirdly you will need more particular things for your breasts, to protect from leakage or for healing and therapy. And lastly, you may need a nursing pillow and some swaddles/burping cloths. Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links…

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Wholesale Budget Hack for Buying Frozen Meats

For the longest time I was shopping for two (me and my husband) and had no need, nor space, for shopping wholesale. Now that we're feeding a family of 4 and still using diapers for 2 I'm finding there's a handful of things from wholesale stores that I've discovered to be of major savings. One of the biggest ones being buying frozen meats in bulk. Several Portions of Chicken Thighs, Tenderloins, and Ground Beef for Much Less $$ Disclosure: I have included some affiliate links throughout this post. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if…

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What You Really Need for Baby Shopping

Congrats, you're expecting a baby! So you're bringing a child into this world and everyone is telling you what you need for the baby. If you're a first time parent you're finding lists from magazines, stores, and online and guess what? A lot of it is just marketing!Companies benefit from advising toward specific items or category of things that most people may not even need. They take advantage of first time parents who are overwhelmed and don't know what to expect. Here's a typical list from Babylist.com I'm a mommy of two, of both sexes no less, and I can tell you…

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