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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 Toddler Refuses to Take a Bath

Tips for When Your Toddler Refuses to Take a Bath

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 bath time had been like at her ...

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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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Tips for Transitioning from the Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

Tips for Transitioning from the Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

I was surprised to learn recently that I was not alone in my excitement to return to the office post-baby. If you had asked me a year ago as I was preparing to go back ...

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10 Baby Games & Activities for Playtime

10 Baby Games & Activities for Playtime

Like most kids, my son Cab is quite active with a very short attention span. From the time he was a squirmy newborn to now as a full-fledged toddler (with his own opinion!), my husband ...

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Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Baby’s First Birthday Party: The Biggest Lesson I Learned

Please tell me children’s birthday parties get easier over time. I don’t think my wedding took up as much of my time as planning, hosting, and cleaning did for my son’s first birthday party. Okay, maybe ...

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A Letter to My Parents on Grandparents Day

A Letter to My Parents on Grandparents Day

As excited as I was to become a parent, I knew my parents were as equally excited to become grandparents. I consider myself fortunate to have my parents live close by and my (still very ...

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