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Getting Ready for Preschool

Getting Ready for Preschool

I love how each day is like a new adventure for my almost three year-old son, Cab. Sure, like most of us he isn’t a fan of getting out of bed in the morning – ...

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Unexpected Words of Kindness

Unexpected Words of Kindness

Nothing attracts a complete stranger to you more than having a child with you. It doesn’t matter if it is an older woman peeking over your stroller canopy at your nine week old, or a ...

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Potty Training: Nope, Not Interested!

Potty Training: Nope, Not Interested!

Now that my son, Cab, is rounding the bend from toddler to preschooler I am finding myself more and more preparing for potty training. To be honest, I have been in prep mode for about ...

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Your Return from Maternity Leave: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Your Return from Maternity Leave: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

No matter how long your maternity leave is, stepping out of your career for any period of time can be nerve-wracking. On top of all the changes happening to your body, home, and relationship on the ...

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5 Lessons Learned from Vacationing with a Toddler

5 Lessons Learned from Vacationing with a Toddler

I just got back from a week away with my soon-to-be two-year-old, Cab, and his three-year-old cousin (what were we thinking?!), and I have a lot to share. Take a look at the top five ...

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Why Child Care Near Home Works for Us

Why Child Care Near Home Works for Us

Editor’s Note: We recently shared Laura’s experience about why she chose child care near work. Today Aili shares why choosing child care near home ended up being the best decision for her family: I had little ...

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Packing Tips for a Vacation With a Toddler

Packing Tips for a Vacation With a Toddler

Vacationing is a completely different experience with a child. I am not saying it’s not enjoyable, in fact even though it might be less “relaxing,” I do find taking trips with my toddler, Cab, more ...

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Tips for When Your Baby Hates Baths

Tips for When Your Baby Hates Baths

One of my mom friends let me in on a little secret the other day… her young toddler refuses to take a bath. After giving me a rundown of what baby bath time had been like at ...

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Fostering a Love of the Outdoors

Fostering a Love of the Outdoors

I am not an outdoorsy person, but ironically, I am raising one. As many moms and dads I’m sure can relate, it takes a lot of persuasion and most times ultimately tears, to get our toddler ...

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Conquer Kid Clutter: 3 Ways to Organize Your Child’s Stuff

Conquer Kid Clutter: 3 Ways to Organize Your Child’s Stuff

Lately my DVR and YouTube feed have been filled with shows talking about minimalism and living tiny. I enjoy watching because even though my family doesn’t live a typical tiny home or anywhere near a ...

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