Raising Kids

Hey there mama! I know I usually write posts that are packed full of information but for this post I wanted to do something a little different. On January 16th my husband and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary and to celebrate we went on a cruise to the Bahamas! I want to...
adjusting to life with a newborn, adjusting to life after having a baby, adjusting to being a new mom,
The day my baby was born was surreal! There is nothing like holding your baby for the first time. When my daughter was placed in my arms for the first time I couldn't believe that she was mine and that she was finally in my arms. While it is amazing to have your first child motherhood also comes with a...
diaper bag essentials, diaper bag essentials for toddlers, how to pack a diaper bag for toddlers
There isn't much I have taken out of our diaper bag as my daughter has gone from baby to toddler. If anything I may have added more! I didn't think my toddler would need as much as she does but everything we do have in our diaper bag is the essentials (simply because I don't want to carry around...
baby care tips for new moms
Bring your tiny newborn baby home from the hospital for the first can be scary. This is such an exciting time! I remember putting our tiny little girl in her car seat and thinking "I can't believe they are letting us take this little person home!" That night it hits you that you're a mom! and you may wonder if you...
People often relate creativity with drawing, painting, or art. But, it's not limited to that. Creativity is much more than art. Creativity is how you think, how you solve or the approach you take to address a particular problem. Creativity is doing something instead of just thinking. Creativity helps children to cope with pain better. It develops their social skills,...
back to school supplies for kindergarten
Can you believe that it is that time of year again? Back to school preparation can be so stressful and overwhelming. It is a new grade, new learning, and new experience for you and your children. Now that family vacations have died down it is time to plan a whole new busy schedule. Doesn't it seem like no matter what...
One year... already?! man does time go by so fast! We recently celebrated our daughter's first birthday. Her birthday was a bumblebee themed party and it turned out so CUTE! I made everything by hand and to be honest it was exhausting! It took about two weeks to get everything done. And I think it took me so long because...
Remove term: kids with food allergies kids with food allergies
discovering that your child has food allergies creates fear, thoughts of "what now?", and the feelings of being overwhelmed. At least it did for me when we found out our daughter was allergic to peanuts at 7 months old. I was in complete terror when she had her first sever reaction as any parent would be. She just happened to reach...
outside activities for kids
TV, computers, and video games can be a very easy entertainment for children. And to be honest it is sometimes easier to let your children watch TV or play a video game so that you can get some items checked off your to-do list. A study was done by The Nature Conservancy that showed that only 10% of children spent time...
4th of july crafts for kids
want some super cute fourth of July crafts for your kids? Doing fun crafts with my child is probably one of my favorite things to do. It is a great bonding moment for us and it build our creativity. Plus I love saving my child's art! Sometimes having a craft on such a fun holiday is a great way to help...

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